Saturday, October 31, 2015

Waiting For The Next Big Adventure

We are finally back home and have emerged from the piles of laundry and stacks of mail. We have recovered from the sickness that plagued our family through almost the entire FBS Family Tour. And now, we eagerly await our next big adventure on Monday, November 16, when we are scheduled for the transfer of our remaining frozen embryo's. I was so blessed yesterday to read these tremendous verses of encouragement in Psalms 34:4-5 -

"I sought the Lord and he answered me, 
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to Him are radiant, 
and their faces shall never be ashamed."

I have begun the medical protocol and am currently taking daily injections in the stomach that serve to stop all ovarian production. I am also taking twice daily pills to increase estrogen. I passed my first ultrasound and lab tests last Wednesday, where they checked to make sure that everything is going properly. Assuming I pass another set of tests this week, I will then also begin the progesterone injections twice daily. We so much appreciate all the prayers and support that have been shown to us!

Though HUNDREDS of pictures were taken, here are a few behind-the-scenes highlights from our 10 day family ministry tour from Chicago to Indianapolis. 

Check out these pizzas from the kids menu at one fine restaurant we visited!!!Their arrival was followed by shouts of, "They really respect kids here."

Only two basic rules we insisted the kids follow at each church. 1.) No instruments and 2.) No baptisteries. They were getting dangerously close to their limits!

A visit to Legoland in Chicago proved to be one of the kids favorite adventures!

Friday, October 9, 2015

So Much Excitement!

*The completion of Forever Be Sure's newest CD, "Even There." This is always a major undertaking, since Rob is the chief audio engineer for this ministry. Like a MAJOR undertaking! Literally, a second full-time job for the past three months. So, when I say, "SO MUCH EXCITEMENT", I truly mean it. Drake and "Drew" LOVED helping daddy. Check out to here audio samples.

You could also be in prayer for our family as we travel with this ministry for a 10 day Family Music Tour throughout Indiana and Illinois. We will be ministering in 9 churches from October 16-23. Our whole crew, my sister and her family, my parents, and my mother-in-law will all be traveling, so it should be exciting!

*Family Pictures 2015 - These are just always exciting! Especially when they are DONE!!!

Seriously, though, she settled down a bit, and we got some good footage.....of the rest of the family. 

Griffen (9 years old)

Rhys (7 years old)

Taerik "Drew" (17 months old)

Drake (17 months old)

Keira (17 months old)

*Also "exciting" is the arrival of my upcoming meds. Wowzers. That's just about a 2-3 week supply, people. And, yes, those bags are all needles. Three different sizes, to be exact. Starting in just a few short days. Yeah, so you could also pray for that. 

These are obviously just a few highlights, since our home is always full of excitement! Keira has mastered the art of moving furniture around to get what she wants now.

Her hair is generally always exciting!

A big brother who LOVES to give lightening fast shoulder rides is both terrifying and exciting.

Bath time --- no words.

Who doesn't get excited about jewelry?

And once in a while, they all tire for a moment and pose for a brief picture, before excitedly declaring "ALL DONE", which is their new favorite phrase.