Friday, October 26, 2012

i'm back!

Dear ones,

i must apologize for not posting lately! Actually, i cannot believe it has been so long since i last posted!
We have had so much going on in our lives, i simply hadn't the time to post. Thankfully, things are looking up, and i am back!

Want to update you about our life. First of all, Lady spent the summer, six weeks of it, in China! She was volunteering at the foster home where Baby lived for 3 years.
Lady had a wonderful time working with the babies there. If you would like to see these precious wee ones, take a look here:
Baby lived at New Day from 13 months until she was nearly five. That is when we came to bring her home. She was well loved and healed of her broken heart there. If you are looking for a place to financially support this Christmas, this is a wonderful place to do it. They are currently in need of Poly-Vi-Sol baby vitamins. Interested in sending some, leave me a message, and i will connect you with someone who is sending a box over there.

Back to Lady... She is getting married next summer! She and her beau have been friends since January, and have become very good friends. They are actively seeking the Lord's will for their lives. Although we have yet to meet her Prince Charming, we are excited (and nervous) for them both! Lady is meeting PC's parents today, will you pray for her?

Bitty is doing well, and is in 5th grade. She is very much a dancer. We discovered a wonderful blessing right down the street from us. We have a new friend who danced as a soloist with the American Ballet Theater! She was actually hired by Mikhail Baryshnikov! Best thing about Miss Shawn? She has a 10 year old daughter too! Bitty is in heaven!
This year at dance, Bitty is taking Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern and Lyrical. She is so excited about dancing, and one can find her dancing everywhere!
Another thing that Bitty excels in, is baking. She is a wonderful chef and loves coming up with new delights.

Baby is in the 1st grade this year. To make things easy on her i made her a "Daily Learning" binder. It has a bunch of pages that i gleaned from different blogs. She usually writes the day of the week, the weather and the ordinal number of the day, each day. If you are interested in what this looks like, leave me a message, and i will do a post on this.

As for me, i am still plugging away at life. Some days are easier than others. This past few months have been extremely stressful and difficult. We are relying on the Lord to get us through! Thankfully, we serve a mighty God who is able to do so much more than we can fathom!!!
Recently, the Lord has lead me to go gluten and dairy free. Well, almost dairy free. i cannot tolerate drinking milk, or eating ice cream or yogurt, but, a bit of butter or cream in my coffee doesn't bother me.
Going gluten free has been tough on this bread lover! i am learning to do without and have found that i feel much better when i don't eat any gluten. That being said, i really notice it if i accidentally eat something with gluten in it!

For the next few days, i will be posting about Walt Disney World. Last week, a friend of mine went to WDW for the first time. She asked me for any tips that i may have for their visit. i sent her four emails full of tips! She said that i should post them for all to read, so, that is what i am going to do. We will start with our personal favorite park, Epcot. i hope you enjoy it!

If you read my posts, will you leave me a quick comment to let me know? i would love to know who is reading this!



  1. Hi, Alycia, I love reading your posts. I bet a lot of people would be helped seeing Baby's Daily Learning binder. I have 3 little ones yet, and I'd sure love more ideas. :-) Hugs, ~Anne

  2. Looking forward to reading more of your blog! I'd love to know more about your Daily Binder. I tried to use one I saw on Confessions of a HSer or maybe MamaJenn? Too much for each day's circle time. Yours sounds a bit more doable. :). Interested in your WDW posts too. We've done Disneyland with the family, but WDW as adults. WDW with the whole herd feels so overwhelming! Maybe your tips will help me. :). Congratulations on your dd's wedding. So amazing having a range of ages, isn't it?