Stuff Going On...

Things have been super busy since we've gotten back from our trip. 
Here's what's been going on:

My friend, Courtney, had a birthday! We love a good reason to go out and celebrate...and EAT!
Before dinner we all met at Sephora. It was so fun to look at make-up and beauty products with friends. It's a good way to learn about new products and what your NOT doing right! I'm the oldest of this group, so I need all the beauty products I can get!

Something that was less fun, is that Katie woke up with a fever last weekend. 
We took her to the doctor right away to make sure it wasn't the flu. She has had a shot, but I know people are still getting it. Thankfully it was something else. She was sick for about 3 days.

 I wanted her to look sicker in this picture to make it more convincing, but she kept smiling!

One day after the sicky was better, we had a fancy lunch date. 
We were running errands and I just needed a coke, but Marcus said he couldn't stop somewhere and not eat. It was 11:00 and that is close enough to lunch time for him.

And I am pregnant, so food sounds good just about anytime to me.

Marcus taught Katie how to blow her straw wrapper. 
She's a pro now!

 Katie and I got to have another date at Krispy Kreme with my dad!

 Then we did more birthday celebrating!
My mother-in-law's birthday was on Friday.
Of course niece made the cute and delicious cake.

The birthday girl with the grand kids!

Then on Saturday we got to celebrate Charis and Drew's birthday.
They turned 4 right before Christmas, but Courtney thought it would be less crazy to celebrate in January. 
They had a pool party and it was so much fun!
Katie and Charis. BFFs

I was SO thankful Marcus didn't have to work. I was not about to put on a bathing suit.

I'm glad they were born!


Two other big things going on that I wanted to share:

My friend Catherine and her husband are in the process of adopting their foster baby. They have had her for the past 10 months, since she was 2 weeks old.

Here's part of an email I got from Catherine about a fundraiser they are doing: 

To help with some of our court and attorney fees we are selling some notecard sets.  All of the money from the card sales will go to pay for the adoption and we are only selling enough to cover the cost... so order soon!  I designed them with Zoe in mind- the purple color was named the "color of the year" for 2014 and this will be a big year for us.  There is also a tiny heart hidden in the design- just a reminder of how much we love her!  They are $20 for a set of 10- priced a little bit higher than my typical notecard sets to help with the fundraising.  Each set will be printed on beautiful, thick paper and envelopes are included.  We appreciate your purchase so much.  Shipping is included or I can bring them to church or you can pick them up if you are local.
Please purchase from my etsy shop so I can keep orders straight https://www.etsy.com/listing/177202207/set-of-10-thank-you-folded-notecards?

Our prayer request right now is that that CPS, the courts and our attorney can work quickly to finalize the adoption and we can get this finished as soon as possible.  Thank you so much for your continued prayers.  We are so blessed with our friends and family!

You can check out her other fabulous things on her Etsy page too. Catherine is my friend that makes all the cute invitations and stuff for Katie's birthdays. 

And also please pray for The Coleman's. Their 1 1/2 year old little boy, Bennett, is battling a rare cancer. They found the tumor just days before Christmas. Ben and Megan (the parents) used to go to our church. Now they serve a church in Lafayette, LA. And Megan and Bennet are at St. Jude's in Memphis, TN. So she is apart from her 2 other kids. You can read about their story here .

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 I know they would appreciate any prayers. I can't imagine what they are going through. 

Thank you!


Kacie said...

Thanks for linking to information on Bennett! I know his great-grandma from church. In fact, we pick her up to take her to church on Sundays! She's so worried about him so it's great to keep up with how he's doing!

Shannon Poe said...

Where is this pool at? Looks really nice and fun

Catherine said...

Thanks so much dina! I'm so blessed that you would post the info on Zoe. Love you!

Dina said...

Shannon, the pool is in North Richland Hills. It was a great place for a party!

Catherine, it is my pleasure to spread the word about that sweet girl and your fabulous note cards!

And Kacie, it's a small world that you know the Colemans too! I know lots of people are praying for that little boy!

3jays said...

I live in Memphis, is there anything I can do for this family? Brownies, a meal or just to chat? Let me know!

3jays said...

I could come to pray, I guess I should have mentioned that before chocolate!!

3jays said...

I could come to pray, I guess I should have mentioned that before chocolate!!