We have had a lot on our minds latley. Some news came a few weeks ago to us that has left us with our minds just spinning. Before I share it with you I just what to say a few things. I know that many that read our blog are trying to adopt and I in no way at all want to hurt anyone's feeling with this. I also relise this is our family blog and I want to share what is happening in our lives and I know if this was happining in anyone else's life they would what to share it to.
A few weeks ago we received a call from Bristol Birth mom. She is pregnant again and wants us to have the baby. She is due in July. She felt very strongly that we should have the baby. She will know in a few weeks what it is. Yes 6 kids crazy. We told her we would pray about it and decide.
We have done a lot of praying a lot. And we are still trying to decide. I would take it in a heartbeat if there was no money involved. Adoption is a great thing but i don't know why they have to make it so expensive.
It is something we can do, it is just going to be hard. But in the long run of thing's if you really think about it this is the only money you can spend on earth that has a eternal reward. The baby is ours if we want it. It is a great blessing. Adoption has already brought such a great thing in our lives. Over the next few weeks we will have to make the decision and I know we will make the right one with the lords help.
I'm so thankful for adoption and the great two little girl's it has brought into our lives. The love and the joy that they bring us has no words.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Happy Birthday Baxter. Wow I can't believe you are 14. Time goes so fast. Baxter thanks for being such a great young men. You set such a great example for everyone. Happy birthday we love you.
Posted by Heidi at 5:22 AM
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Retiring the Colors With Dignity
More than 50 American flags were retired at a Moapa Valley home last week in a solemn ceremony conducted by members of local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8336 and Logandale 1st Ward Scout Troop 26. Each flag was burned to ashes and then buried in the desert as proscribed by various veterans’ groups.
Jason Baker, scout leader for Troop 26, said the scouts with help from the local VFW post conduct the ceremony once a year, “or whenever we get a stockpile of flags.”
Flags for last week’s retirement ceremony had been collecting for more than a year, Baker said.
The flags had come from all over southern Nevada including fire stations, and government buildings. Many of them were those that had been put up in Moapa Valley during holidays that had become unserviceable.
A set of rules of civilian flag courtesy popularly known as “The Flag Code” was first formulated by the National Flag Conference meeting in Washington, D.C. in June 1923. It was an attempt to collect all statutes, executive orders and rules of established custom and usage relating to the U.S. flag.
Although different organizations have slightly different ceremonies, they are all basic in extending the utmost in dignity and respect to retiring the flag.
“We generally get the VFW involved to give the scouts a good idea of the importance of the flag and what it means to all Americans,” Baker said.
Members of VFW Post 8336 who participated last Wednesday included Ralph M. Healy, senior vice commander/adjutant who was acting as sergeant-at-arms; David Fox, chaplain; Lon Empey, who acted as ceremony commander; Bryant Robison, honor guard member, and Gene Christensen, honor guard member.
Each flag is inspected with the sergeant-at-arms explaining “these flags have become faded and worn over the graves of our departed Comrades of all our nation’s wars.”
“Comrades, since these flags have become unserviceable in a worthy cause,” the commander responds, “and these flags have become faded and worn in a tribute of service and love, I recommend they be honorably retired from further service and be fittingly destroyed.”
Each flag was then carried to a nearby fire by two scouts who placed it in the flames where it was consumed.
Posted by Heidi at 6:42 AM
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
We had a pretty good Valentine's Day. Jason had to work but I did wake up to these. We were going to go out last night but we both have bad colds and decided it would be more fun when we both felt good.
We frosted them and put the names on them from the kids classes. A tradition we always do.
Tonight we got Chinese take out and the kids have been running to the door every minute trying to catch all the Valentine Knockers. So far the have only caught Brielle's friends. The boys friends are to fast, I never got any pictures of the two older boys they are to cool for valentines. Well of to give this little girl a second bath for the day.
Posted by Heidi at 5:33 PM
Sunday, February 12, 2012
The Boys have been hard at work lately working on there scouting. Tonight they had there court of honor. Bridger received a bunch of merit badges and his first class. He is just about to turn 12 and will be entering Young Men's.
Posted by Heidi at 7:57 PM
Friday, February 10, 2012
It has been so nice lately. Our Temperature has been in the 70's. We have been spending a lot of time out side.
Our little chicks are sure growing. The kids love chasing them around the back yard.
Brielle and Bristol have a love hate relationship. They are either best friends playing or the are tearing each other apart.
I guess it is nap time. Lucky for me, Not so lucky for them.
Posted by Heidi at 1:13 PM
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Last night Brielle got a chance to preform at a High School Basketball game at Half Time. She was all smiles and had such a fun time.
Posted by Heidi at 11:49 AM
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Oh what a few weeks, Anyone else been sick. We have. I honestly hardly got out of bed for 3 weeks. And never even left the house at all for a week. Kind of hard when you have 5 kids.And you are the RS President. finally we are on the mend.and the kids all went back to school today after a week. Hopefully we are good for awhile now.
Last night Brielle had a pretty big night. Our town put on a 2012 Community Dance Invitational. It was a fund raiser for the high school drill team. All the dance teams in town participated. Brielle's cheer group and Ballet group both performed.
Brielle so cute and love cheer loves it. She was so excited to finally get to wear her cheer uniform.
Posted by Heidi at 10:27 AM