Thursday, April 16, 2009

Stasia decides to get baptised.

video

Stasia decided to get baptised on 19 Apr 09 (this Sunday). So Mike decided to make a video for her. It explains everything. I hope you enjoy. God has truly blessed us with her adoption (and four others). ; ) I pray that this blesses those that watch it too!

Humbled by the blessing He has given me,

Melissa

(The music is Deeply In Love - words are below - and they are powerful!)

Deeply In Love
by Hillsong United

In my life You`ve heard me sayI love You

How do I show You it`s true

hear my heart, it longs for more of You..

I`ve fallen deeply in love with You..

You have stolen my heart

I`m captivated by You

Never will you and I part

I`ve fallen deeply in love with You

You and I, together forever

Nothing can, stand in the way

My love for You, grows strongereach new day.

I`ve fallen deeply in love with You

You have stolen my heart

I`m captivated by You

Never will you and I part

I`ve fallen deeply in love with You

Jesus, you've stolen my heart

I`m captivated by You

Never will you and I part

I`ve fallen deeply in love with You

Monday, April 6, 2009

Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri

Mike planned a weekend trip to Branson, Missouri so we could take the kids to Silver Dollar City. We had a blast. A cool part of it was that they had a military discount - two day adult passes for the price of one and kids FREE!!! We spent less than $100 for all of us to go for two days. What a deal!

Here are some of the pics from the awesome weekend we had.

This is inside a weird mansion where the room is normal but your body equilibrium tells you its slanted, but your eyes can't tell and so your head feels dizzy after a few moments of being in there. We had to work hard to keep from falling over.



Eli and I are pulling ourselves up on this "do it yourself" swing. When you want to come down, you let go. Very kid (and Mama) friendly!


The kids and I got to see a saloon show. It was fun and my girls loved the dresses.


Here is a picture of me and the kids in this giant rocking chair. It fit all six of us! I liked it because it made me feel small. ; )


OK, the next two pics are absolutely hilarious. Mike wanted someone to go with him on a big roller coaster. Dasha insisted that she go with him, though two others wanted to go too. The problem was that once Dasha got strapped in and the ride started, she changed her mind... a little too late. The first one is her looking at the climb the coaster is about to take. The second one is when it shoots out at 60 MPH! Notice both of their faces.


This is the ship ride where the boat goes back and forth like a gigantic swing. The problem here is that the Dasha and Stasia are behind us in the rear of the ship. And Mike needed another adult on the end to sandwhich the three younger ones. I did NOT want to go, but also knew that if I didn't, neither could the younger ones. So begrudgingly, I got in. Maybe thirty seconds into the ride, I grabbed Mike's hand so hard and gripped it with the three kids in between, Bryan started crying, Alaizha started to get sick and whimpered, I started panicking to fight off the jumps I felt in my heart and stomach, and Mike turned around to see Stasia upset too. Eli, Mike, and Dasha were the only ones who could stomach that ride.


Alaizha and I got to ride the Dumbo ride, another kid (and Mama) friendly ride. She controlled the buttom that let us go up or down.


I got to enjoy a baby roller coaster ride with Bryan. He was too cute holding his hands in the air and hoopin' and hollerin'. Dasha and Eli are in the front and Stasia and Alaizha were at the back (they are not in the pic though).


We got into a water gun war. In the second picture you can see who lost and who won! I think Dasha got the most revenge... she was a quick and accurate shooter and quick to run off too.
I hope you enjoyed the pics. If you ever get a chance to go, it is well worth it!
In Him,
Melissa