Wednesday, December 29, 2010

when i tell you all to do... {hawaii foster care blog}

when i tell you all to do something you really waste no time doing it huh? yesterday i begged you to pray for a miracle and to pray for the judge. and you did.

you people must have some serious connection to god, because he listened. the judge - SHE was amazing. direct. thorough. tuff. she explained she wasnt happy with either side and there were too many unknowns that the state wasn't answering.

her ruling was to come back to court in late February. she went against CPS and ordered NO unsupervised visits because she's not convinced it would be safe.

to god be the glory. and to you my friends. thank you for keeping us sane. encouraged. and prayed for. prayer changes things.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

we are headed to court... {hawaii foster care blog}



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we are headed to court this morning. pray for us. hard. real hard.

pray for the judge. pray that he will agree with the guardian ad litem, and deny unsupervised visits. even better - pray he deny's reunification.

pray for a freakin miracle.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

the other morning i read... {hawaii blogger}















the other morning i read kaleb the story of baby jesus being born. later in the morning we were walking around the hood looking at christmas decor. not so cool when the sun is up.
he found some reindeer on the someone's lawn and hopped right on.
he said *mommy...it's a donkey and me jesus....YYYYEEEEEHHHHHAAAAWWWWW*

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

after spending over $100,000... {hawaii motherhood blog}


after spending over $100,000 on an education, this is how i spend my days.

just sayin'

Friday, December 17, 2010

FIX IT FRIDAY {hawaii photography blog}


i'm always trying to better my editing skills, and thanks to i heart faces, i can do that weekly with Fix It Friday! stop by their site to see the other great edits!


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MY EDITS

Thursday, December 16, 2010

i had a fun time this... {hawaii childrens photography}

i had a fun time this weekend playing with Amelia and James. Amelia had a million smiles for me, but james was camera shy! Happy Happy Holidays...

jamesamelia

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

the funny thing about god... {hawaii blog}

the funny thing about god is - he hangs around. with all my craziness. madness.
he's still here. with me. in me.
he is still here in my weakness.
he is still here in my doubt.

he is always faithful to me. even when i am faithless.

oh, how he loves me.
oh, how he loves us.

Monday, December 13, 2010

i love taking photos of... {hawaii photography blog}

i love taking photos of children...the trick is trying to get children to like taking photos...

i'm not so good at that.

i did love playing with the Medrano Ohana this weekend. i'm always grateful to them for trusting me with such an important job!

medranokids
what are your secrets to making kids feel comfortable around the camera?

Friday, December 10, 2010

it's been a year since... {hawaii Blogger}

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it's been a year since i wrote my first blog.

74 followers later.

17953 blog hits later.

i can't believe i had that much to say and still do.

so - thank you. thank you countless others that follow along...

thank you for letting me make no sense at all.

thank you for letting me be honest.

thank you for encouraging my passions.

thank you for discouraging my crazy.

i'm grateful.

FIX IT FRIDAY {hawaii photography blog}

Here is my attempt at editing this week. Take the time to check out the other entries at i heart faces!


ORIGINAL

MY EDITS


Thursday, December 9, 2010

my beautiful ballerina... {hawaii parenting blog}


my beautiful ballerina. i think right about here i was threatening to cancel christmas if she didnt smile for me.

happy thursday friends.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

baby j, how did you know... {hawaii foster care blog}


baby j, how did you know i was sad?
i got off the phone and you came and cuddled up
you said *MA!* and gave me a kiss

i got of the phone with your social worker.
she didnt have good news.
they want to give you back to her, in just a few short months.

sure she has a substance abuse problem.
sure she is a sex offender.
sure she has a baby on the way.
sure you've been with me for one year.
sure she has no job.

surely.none.of.that.matters.

Monday, December 6, 2010

the time has come... {hawaii motherhood blog}


the time has come when our 3 toddlers have learned to out smart 2 adults. i didnt think it would come so quickly, but once again we have under estimated them

so yesterday was THE longest day in the world. after we got all the kids in the house, my husband and i were unloading the swagger wagon. as we approached the house i heard him asking our 4 year old to open the door. then begging her to open the door. then begging the 3 year old to open the door. the 1 year old was no help.

the kids locked us out. of the house.

our 4 year old eventually began to panic when she realized she didnt know how to get us back in. luckily our kitchen window was open and my hubby popped out the screen.

it could have been a lot worse. i suspect one day it will be.

have you under estimated your crazies?

Friday, December 3, 2010

FIX IT FRIDAY {hawaii photography blog}

i SO missed fix it fridays at i heart faces! LOVE love love their weekly challenges!


Here are my fixes...

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MY EDITS