Why We Call Our Blog the Miracle of More

The miracle is a beautiful image of Ephesians 3:20--more than I can ask or imagine. Every day is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. Specifically for our family, the miracle of more is our family growing in ways I would never have imagined when we first committed to adoption 8 years ago. But, the greatest miracle is the change in ME!

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's Beginning

to look a lot like Christmas!!!

Last week when we were home from school, we had a great time decorating the house for Christmas. We decorated the front porch, the front door, the indoor balcony, the dining room table, and the mantle. We have three Christmas trees, one upstairs that shines through the big window, one in the dining room for the family to enjoy, and a small one in the girls room. I love Christmas!!!

I think the girls had the most fun preparing the decorations for the tree in their room. We strung cranberries and popcorn. We were making memories, the best kind!

The girls had fun making snowman pins for their teachers, an easy "craft kit" purchased from Oriental Trading.

Thank you, Jesus, for my family, for the memories of my childhood, for the memories you bless me to make with my children. I pray for children who have no family, that your Spirit would move upon those who have room in their homes and their hearts, and families would be made complete.


Kim K. said...

What a beautiful tree. Your girls are so adorable and I love their snowman pins for their teachers.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I wish JT and Ellie could get together with Molly and Brynn and make crafts and string popcorn and cranberries ~ how fun this looks!!! Beautiful pictures!

Oatsvall Team said...

ok, you know I had to come and give you a big YES on your question you ask ... hee hee ... You can totally do it and I will be praying w/ ya sister ... love the next post also ... THE BLIND SIDE is such an eye opener and a heart test ... love ya and keep me posted !!!!

Goodness and Mercy Mom said...

Oh, what a beautiful family under a beautiful tree!

I'm homesick for Christmas in Georgia (I'm stuck in Guatemala till I can bring my adopted son home), so I'm living vicariously through you.

God bless,

Sarah said...

Okay, I've seen what, 3 Christmas trees in those pictures? Wow. Color me impressed.

Great pictures. Love the girls, love the trees!

Tell me, the vine-y thing on the first picture...real or fake? If real, do you keep it or get new every year? It looks magazine-esque (probably not a real work...sorry)...but also like a pain to take down! lol!

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