Friday, October 31, 2008

Texas Photos

Just a few that we took. its was a nice trip:)

Count Down

We have 16 days before we leave. And the fun has just started I'm sure. Sasha, Dylan, Les & Myself had the flu this week...oh what fun. have done NOTHING to even start packing. Got my airline tickets in the mail...done.
Got gift for orphanage...done. Have a sitter for 2 of the children.... now for Max & Sasha... the really busy ones: Still on the look out for someone. I know someone will slow down so I can corner them and ask them lol lol. I'm not ready for this trip at all. Anyone have a lap top they want to give me...hint hint. So I may watch movies and check my email 50 times a day!!!
I don't sound excited to be going but I truly am. I just hate the LONG DAYS.... Alina and I will venture out and enjoy the sights. When I went for Max he would cry when I looked at his coat. He was not leaving me or his room.
Hugs, Melonie

For All

To my sisters in the Lord... There comes a time in every woman's life when she has to take a close look at herself. Not at her circumstance, not at what she did, not how unfair life is, or at who made you do it. She has to just look at herself in all her glory and imperfection. Have you ever admired a woman who has been through changes in her life? Or have you made up in your mind that she is just messed up. Before you make this mistake, take a closer look. A woman who has endured the most unusual life is someone of wisdom, someone who has been chosen by God to go through things that have made her stronger. Think of all the great women in the Bible: Mary Magdalene, Ruth and Naomi, the woman with an issue of blood, and Esther, to name a few. Mary was a prostitute, a very uneasy woman. But by the time Jesus was done with her, she was His closest follower. Esther was unfortunate in marrying an abusive man, but by the time God was done with her, she had married one of the wealthiest men i n the land. Women are so quick to beat the next one down instead of trying to hold her up. Before you wonder, ' What's up with her?' ask yourself, 'What's up with me?' That woman could be my mother, sister, aunt, in-law, stepmother, niece, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor, friend, or co-worker, etc. That woman could be ME. Women are the carriers of life, not the channels of death. Let's build and encourage each other, as did Ruth and Naomi. Pass this to all the women in your life. Encourage and love, forgive and forget, and trust that the woman that receives this will be touched in some way. May the peace and love of Christ be upon you!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My Best Friend

Only since 5th grade:) She came ALLLLL the way from Michigan for Justins funeral. I didnt even know she was at the church till the end. She has 2 boys who are in the military. They will leave her home state soon. Please pray for her. She is an amazing Mother, a good friend and a person who loves deep.

For all of the families who have a life in the military I think you have strength like no others. And I just dont know how you do it.

Since I know she reads my Blog.... Dana, I love you. Thank you for just being:>)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Back from Texas

Texas is a big state!!!!!!! I never realized it. Houston is so big. I moved from Kansas City Kansas to Arkansas so I thought I new what a big city was NOT.... We are back and packing for our trip to go get Alina.
We will fly out on the 16 of November. I will not be home for Thanksgiving but Les will. We will have someone come and stay with 2 of the boys at the house and then farm out the others to church members or friends.
I'm feeling lost this week. Justin is on my heart so heavy, I ask for you to pray for us as a family.

Hugs, Melonie

Friday, October 17, 2008

Got Milk!!!! No, but got Court

We have court. November the 19th. Each month at this time we have exciting things going on in our life. When I would much rather berry my head in the sand box, I cant! For I have important things to do.
August the 18 is when we lost Justin. That first month was WOW. I have not planned for each of these wonderful things to occure every month at this time but the Lord has a devine plan. And it is falling into play. Lots of things are taking change, big plans are in the making and it is all going to be okay.
To let go is hard for us, to live again is even harder, but to love is so easy:>) We all can wish for good things to come. But when they do It reminds me of Gods Grace.
For the families who still wait. I hope you get your call soon. She will never replace what we lost. But shes going to be a WONDERFUL distraction.
Hugs to you and yours,

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Have been in the Hospital with Nhikko. Hes been sick. Home now and feeling better. We leave for Texas on Saturday! Just me and the husband of mine. We will be back on Wednesday around dinner.
Talk to you all then!!!
Hugs, Mel
Love you, Mom & Les

Monday, October 13, 2008

From Sarah...Thanks Girl!!!

None of that Sissy Crap
Are you tired of those sissy 'friendship' poems that always sound good, but never actually come close to reality!
Well, here is a series of promises that actually speak of true friendship.
You will see no cutesy little smiley faces on this card- Just the stone cold truth of our great friendship.
1. When you are sad --I will jump on the person who made you sad like a spider monkey jacked up on Mountain Dew!!!!!!
2. When you are blue -- I will try to dislodge whateveris choking you.
3. When you smile -- I will know youare plotting something that I must be involved in.
4. When you're scared -- we will high tail it out of here.
5. When you are worried -- I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be until you quit whining, ya big baby!!!!
6. When you are confused -- I will use little words.
7. When you are sick --Stay away from me untilyou are well again. I don't want whatever youhave.
8. When you fall -- I'll pick you up and dust you off-After I laugh my butt off!!
9. This is my oath...I pledge it to the end. 'Why?' you may ask -- because you are my FRIEND! Friendship is like peeing your pants,everyone can see it, but only you can feel the true warmth. Send this to 10 of your closest friends, Then get depressed because you can only think of 4.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mr. Max

Max is such a busy bee. And he is a DADDYS boy for real. He thinks that if his Daddy is home he should hang on his leg, arm, neck....
you get the picture. He had such fun playing on the back deck with HIS Daddy. He even thought he was a big boy and wear big boy boots. Right Mom..... Right. He is sooo funny. If you are looking for the new weight loss program I recommend a Max. He will keep you moving.
I hope you all are doing well, Fall is my favorite season, I enjoy being outside as much as I can.
We are leaving for Texas on 10/18 it will be nice to see Scott & Family. Its been so long, we could do for a break and some time just the 3 of us lol lol lol. I, yes I am not able to leave Nhikko. We even have a Nurse coming to stay with the children & I still cant leave him. He is just that little guy you have to write a book about first, and Ive not got through chapter 1 yet :(:( So he will be going with. And he got his new car seat. Wait till you see the monster. IT AWESOME...
I have not kept my Blog up and feel bad about it but I have needed time to breath. We are doing fine, still excited on the much delayed Alina adoption ... Narva is on Narva time.... slow!!!!! She has sent me some emails and she is ready to come home. And we a feeling the same way.
We want to sell our home but the economy is the pits, so we will wait for spring. Dylan will Graduate 2009 and then we can get busy and decide what our next move in life will be.
We might just sell some acres and keep the house and move to flat land, who knows!!
Hugs to you and yours, Melonie