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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Master Bedroom

I have found a new gray I am dying to try in my bedroom!


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Via Pinterest

I love the way it looks with all the white trim and dark floors.



I also love this room! It has just the creamy white walls. Now I am having trouble deciding. I may have to go white. I think I could have this room forever and never want to change anything.  I will have to do some serious thinking over Thanksgiving. I start painting when I get home. 


Live Paisley in Antique Beige - By the Yard

I am also totally in love with this fabric from Lauren Liess at
I would love to do pillows out of it. I have always had a thing for Paisley. Maybe I can do plain white curtains, all white bedding, one big down pillow in the paisley, and then add a light brown or tan throw. My bedding is already all white. I just need the curtains, pillow and throw.

I really wanted the paisley for curtains in the boy room, but it is a little to expensive for that. I will have to keep it for myself!

Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Adoption

We are halfway through our adoption training classes.  In reality, the process is moving quickly, but in many ways it seems painfully slow.

As we approach this holiday season the largest part of our focus will be family. And there will be plenty of that to focus on! My brother and his wife have four children, while my sister and her husband have three of their own. Quentin and I have our three, his sister has a pair of girls and then all of our brothers and sisters who don’t have kids…it makes for a house full of aunts and uncles, cousins and grandparents, moms and dads and friends and lots of fun.  When we think about the children we are expecting, we so badly want them here. I don’t want them to have another holiday without their forever family! However perfect God’s timing is, it still pains me to imagine those who don’t know what it means to cry and have someone come to feed them and pick them up. There are over 400,000 children living in foster care in the United States and over 100,000 of them cannot return home because of neglect or abuse.   These numbers are overwhelming. While I can’t take them all, I can hardly wait for the one or two that God has for us.  This is the part that makes the waiting seem so long.  

While we wait we are:

*Saving as much money as we can. We don’t know the ages or exact needs the children will have.  Will we need bunk beds, or a bunk bed and a crib? Car seats? Clothes?  So many unkowns….

            *We are praying over and adjusting our schedule to accommodate small children.

*Finishing house projects that have been hanging over our heads. (I will have pictures of our progress soon.)
              
*Talking with friends and family to make sure we have a good support network in place.


              

“God setteth the solitary in families” Psalms 68:6