Monday, June 20, 2011


Another Munchkin will be joining our family... but not in 9 months!

More like 12 to 48 months. 

We are Adopting!

(more details to come...)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Levi!

Dear Levi,

One year has turned into two since you came into our lives.  Having you with us brings us so much joy and laughter!  You are such a fun little boy.  

This year you have mastered climbing things, jumping off the couch, pretending to be bat man and lots of other new skills.  You make us laugh when you say "Whoooaaa" while you are swinging or jumping off something!  It makes us smile when you say "Peas" (please) and "Ank You" (thank you).  You melt our hearts when you say "Abu" (love you)!  

You have become such a big boy these past several months.  Getting your hair cut was a big day!  You had such precious curls.  

Daddy loves holding you whenever he can... especially during church when you cry in the nursery.  He's teaching you to have fun in the water this summer, and to swim!  I love watching you play with 'Siah and holding you when you first wake up, even if you are grumpy.   Today you made me smile when you put Abby's rubber bands on top of her head when I stepped away... I knew you were trying to help.  

You are precious to us and we can't imagine not having you in our family!  We belong together, just like the song says in your Birthday video.

Love you buddy!
Daddy and Mommy, Abby and Josiah

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011


Our family has entered a season of calm that we have longed for.  

Months of discomfort and struggle for our girl have finally quieted and she is-- happy.  I can't begin to describe the longing we have had for her to experience peace in her body.  The nights of tearful prayer pleading with our heavenly Father for an answer.

Now we find ourselves in this strange and wonderful place!  Our little girl is comfortable... and peaceful.   She is sleeping and playing again.  She is tolerating her feedings again.

Psalm 145:17-19

"The LORD is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.  The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.  He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them."

This has been our prayer for Abby.

He is faithful and has answered this request for her.  Praise Him!

I have treasured some music that has ministered to my heart during seasons of struggle.  From a heavy heart I heard the Lord speak to me of His promises and His love for Abby.


I am waiting for the rescue 

that I know is sure to come, 
cuz You are faithful. 
Yes You are faithful. 
I've dropped anchor in Your promises, 
and I am holding on, 
cuz You are faithful. 
God You are faithful. 

I will proclaim it to the world. 
I will declare it to my heart 
And sing it when the sun is shining. 
I will scream it in the dark. 

You are faithful! 

Though I cannot have the answer 

that I'm wanting to demand, 
I'll remember You are God 
and everything is in Your hand. 
In Your hands you hold the sun, the moon, 
the stars up in the sky, 
for the sake of Love, You hung Your own Son 
on the die... 

You are faithful...
Yes, You are faithful...
When you give and when You take away,
even then, great is Your faithfulness!
Great is Your faithfulness! 

(top photo courtesy of-

Monday, June 6, 2011

44 of Every Kind of Cupcake

Josiah Hull                                          Serves:  4 or 5
Age:  5 years

Icing                                                  Cupcakes
100 gallons sugar                              40 gallons honey
1 yummy, yummy ostrich                  8 gallons holly crust tree
                                                          40 m&m s

Wash your hands.  Turn the lights on so you can see what
you are doing.  First make the icing.  Put the sugar in a
bowl, then go outside and shoot a yummy, yummy ostrich
that has candy inside of it.  Bring it inside the house.  Mix
the candy that was inside the ostrich with the sugar for
two hours.

Cupcakes:  Put the honey and the holly crust tree in a
bowl and mix them together for 40 minutes.  Set the timer
for 40 minutes.  Then put the cupcakes in the stove and
set the clock for 40 minutes.  After 40 minutes, ring the bell
because you need to know when they are done.  After
you cook the cupcakes, put the m&m’s inside them, and
then put the icing on. 

Put the cupcakes in four boxes and deliver them to
everyone in the neighborhood.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Relay for Life

Patty and Levi looking at Steve's Luminarie

Friday night our family participated in the relay for life, in honor of Papa (Sam Hull), Lynn Estrada (friend), Sally (friend) and Steve (cousin). We all had matching team shirts!