"Adopting a Child won't change the world; but for that Child the world will change."

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Christmas in pics

Here's a few pics from our Christmas celebrations! (I've been fiddling with them in my new photoshop programme! Hence the different exposures etc)

Custard is a good breakfast, Christmas morning?!

Swimming at Auntie Donna's after lunch (sorry these pics are not really in order of when they happened!)

(H-Man got MORE Lego... but he loves it, so we keep buying it!)
Tiny got a new kitchen, coz she just loves to cook!

New Trampoline for Christmas! Its HUGE!

Every kitchen needs a revolver?!

Because I think she is so beautiful... there's yet another pic of Tiny?!!

Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas, made even more blessed because God sent His only son... just for you, and me!

Friday, 23 December 2011

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Brave Face for Santa!

Its all smiles for Santa this year!!! Refreshing change! The first year, it was just blood curdling screams. The second year she embedded her nails in my flesh as she clung for dear life (I had to sit next to Santa for the photo)... this year, she was apprehensive, and would sit next to the jolly guy - only if she could hold my hand. I managed to pry her fingers off my fingers, so the girls could snap a photo - only after promising she could blow bubbles if she'd smile!!!
Tiny did find out from Santa, that he prefers Choc-chip cookies. So that's what we'll be leaving out for him.
A friend made some "Reindeer food" for her to leave out for Rudolph and the others (Sultana Bran with glitter in it!!)... no boring carrots here!! Hopefully the bran doesn't kick in straight away and they leave poop all over the lawn?!!
So here she is... in all her Christmas 2011 Glory... Miss Tiny and Father Christmas

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Wow! Can't believe how fast the months, weeks, days are flickin' by!!! Here's some pics!
Decorating the tree... and Tiny!

All Done!

Day at the River

Been a great few weeks... the weather is getting warmer which is always better! H-Man & Tiny had a funny rash for a couple of days, went to Dr she thought it was Chicken Pox, but after a swab, diagnosis is its just a viral rash. They weren't sick at all, just had the spots! Weird?!!

Sunday Snapshot

Thursday, 1 December 2011

What happened to Christmas?!!

OK... this is probably going to end badly but I'm going to say it anyway, coz I just don't get?!!
Quick question... how come American TV shows (talk shows like ellen or the view) don't say Christmas?!! What's the go with that? It IS Christmas... not the holidays? The holidays is something you do when you hook up a caravan, and go away, or catch a flight to anywhere with the express purpose of not working!!
My Dad tells me, its because of the diverse cultures, that tv shows are trying not to offend anyone?!!! What the?!!
I don't think I'm racist - I'm all for freedom to believe in whatever you want to believe in - don't expect me to agree with you, or want to do what you do - but hey - you are welcome to do whatever you want to do, if you feel thats good for you. I'm a Christian. I believe 100% in God, His Son and the Holy Spirit. I talk openly about my belief - and am happy for people to talk to me about their belief - I think knowledge is good, and helps give understanding.
When I visit a muslim country (which I have), I respect there views & rules etc - I don't enter Mosques or enter into prayer sessions - because its not my belief. When I visit a Buddhist country (which I have) - I don't enter Mosques & won't have my child "blessed" by a monk etc - but respect their beliefs and ceremonies. When I visit a Hindu Country (which I have)- I don't enter into the Ceremonies etc - but respect their beliefs & rituals (I don't walk on their little offerings etc)... surely I'm not alone in my thoughts? Surely I'm not the only one, that is happy for folks to worship however they please, but in my Christian Country - don't mess with Christmas and Easter?
If not for Christ... there'd be no Christmas... or as some like to say Happy Holidays.