Monday, May 17, 2010

How Does Your Garden Grow?

We started a small garden in our back yard on Saturday. So fun to take more "ownership" of our home. We should be closing on the house in a few days and are really excited because it is our first house purchase. I know, it seems like we should have already purchased a house after being married over 17 years, but there never seemed like the right time to do. We have lived in this house for a year and a half and love it. I mean, it's not our dream home, but we have made every single place that we have lived our haven. We make it our own. Now we get to pay for it like it's our own. Now when something breaks we get to pay for it instead of calling the landlord. LOL!

PandaPop painted our front door "phantom mist", too. Love it. It's between black and brown and pulls out the dark splotches in the brick. We can't wait to get through with fixing a problem with the master tub and tile area and THEN ON TO THE KITCHEN FACELIFT!!

Lowe's was having a clearance sale and we got several veggies to plant. Since we are just getting in on the very last moments to be able to plant some seeds and get something from the labor we took what we could get for this time of year. Actually, my labor was clicking the shutter button on my camera while PP and PG and our little JOY that we are babysitting did all the gardening. I really wanted to do the planting, but I couldn't miss all the fun photo opps going on in front of my eyes!
PG had a blast and the little JOY was totally entertaining us with her very funny self. I can't post any pics of her since she is in the foster system, but know that she is one of the cutest little chunky-dunks I've ever seen!!

Below is a picture to prove she really was with us and so you'll know that we would REALLY, REALLY appreciate your prayers about these cute little feet and the darling little girl attached to them.

If you know us in real life, then you already know how to pray for her and for us. If you have just followed along on this blog through our adoption valleys for baby number two then you can understand that this is a big deal. After last fall's heart-wrenching experience we lived through with the disrupted adoption and all the rest of the attempts we were completely "done" trying. These little legs walked into our life without our bidding. It's been unorthodox, weird, different than anything I ever dreamed, but the Lord knows what He is doing and we have enjoyed it thus far with this little JOY. I'll keep you updated if anything transpires.

These darling--and I do mean the cutest little chunky toy cars I've ever seen in the brightest most awesome colors kind of darling--toys were at Tar*get and our little JOY didn't care about them so much, but I, PandaMom LOVED them!! I couldn't resist these cuties. At. All.

Once opened from their package and placed on the kitchen floor? Squeals of delight rang through our home. ...
Oh--and little JOY loved them, too!

Again, I am not posting face pics of her cutie-patootie self for safety sake. Trust me on how darn cute she is and how well she goes with PandaGirl. She is not Asian, but they totally need to be sisters. ; )


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time! Praying for His will no matter what that may be. Congrats on the house! hugs!

  2. I'm just struck by how grown up PG looks in that pic. She is growing up into a beautiful young lady. I pray that if it's in God's plans that she will be get to be a great big sister too.

  3. I'm just on pins and needles praying that this this little sweetie is in God's plan for your family. I've been swamped at work today and am glad that I snuck in one of my favorite blogs. Hugs!!!

  4. Praying for you and your sweet JOY! :)

  5. Praying every day for PandaFam and little JOY who is being blessed by getting some of the overflowing love you have to offer!

  6. Blessings for your new home and little JOY! What an exciting time for you.

  7. i can't wait to hear about what the Lord brings about with dear JOY!! you know i love a good chunky-dunk ;). praying, sister!

  8. I hope that all of your dreams come true with your future plans. I was just over at your photography blog. I have been hearing about your wonderful work :)