Monday, April 30, 2012


Britt Nicole - "Set the WORLD on Fire!"

This is for you LINA from your big sister SASHA!

We are coming to get you sweet baby girl!  See you soon!

May the Song bless you and move you to go!  You may be small but our GOD IS BIG!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Birthdays - KID STYLE!

Happy Birthday Ellianna Ya-Ting!!!

Birthdays are great when celebrated with friends!

Cousins too!
Birthdays are most fun when they are KID STYLE...check this out and see what I mean....
"It's my party and I'll play how I want how I want how I want to....

             Sorry you missed my birthday little sister LINA!!!!   You would have had fun!!
                                                      I can't wait for you to come home!

We are all missing you Angelina LINA Mariyana!  Our hearts ache for you!
Psalm 9: 1 - 2 NIV
I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.  
I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


PRAISE THE LORD ON HIGH...who can do infinitely more than we can think or imagine

Psalm 116:1
“I love the Lord because he hears my prayers and answers them. Because He bends down and listens, I will pray as long as I breathe!” TLB 


HER ADOPTION is final and she is our DAUGHTER!  COURT is complete and she is our daughter!


oh little one how your world just you realize that when we accept Christ that is how our lives can change too...we go from sinner destined for eternal death to SAVED and a child of the KING..

OH how filled with JOY we are right now...little one you are loved - you are no longer alone - you are no longer an orphan - you have been given NEW LIFE because of JESUS CHRIST!

Thank you to our dear sweet attorney and everyone that has touched LINA's life and adoption!

MEET Angelina "LINA" Mariyana Carpenter - April 19, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Waiting on LINA...Christ is Risen...

We are waiting for you Lina bug...waiting...praying...praising...I MISS YOU SO MUCH LITTLE LINA BUG!!!  I can not even think about the day I had to leave you - put you back in that crib and walk away - my heart breaks into pieces to even remember the moment...

Your sisters and cousins are waiting...praying...praising...watching what is happening at your orphanage - Christ is Risen...the LORD is moving...the walls of JERICHO are crumbling down...

YOU are coming home!!!!

Hey all...check out my blog at and see my new notecards!!!

Let no one caught in sin remain
Inside the lie of inward shame
We fix our eyes upon the cross
And run to Him who showed great love
And bled for us, freely You’ve bled for us

Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake
Come and rise up from the grave
Christ is risen from the dead
We are one with Him again
Come awake, come awake
Come and rise up from the grave

Beneath the weight of all our sin
You bowed to none but Heaven’s will
No scheme of hell, no scoffer’s crown
No burden great can hold You down
In strength You reign
Forever let Your church proclaim

Oh death, where is your sting
Oh hell, where is your victory
Oh church, come stand in the light
The glory of God has defeated the night
Sing it, oh death, where is your sting
Oh hell, where is your victory
Oh church, come stand in the light
Our God is not dead, He’s alive, He’s alive

Words & Music : Matt Maher, Mia Fields

WE are waiting for you baby!  Waiting,,,praying...praising the LORD!

****A special thank you to katie bird - We love you Katie bird!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone that blessed LINA and our family!  I don't have words to adequately say thank you for the gifts and the prayers!  We are so blessed!  Thank you!

The Mulligan Stew and the Spaghetti dinner are now completed...keep checking back to see what is NEXT! 

We will post the news of what is next SOON!

UNTIL then...thank you thank you thank you for everything! 

Proverbs 31: 8 -9 "Speak up for those that cannot speak for themselves."
Isaiah 26:8 "...Our heart's desire is to glorify Your name."