Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Family Time

We had such a fun Thanksgiving week together. Alex loved playing with his sisters! I loved having my family in one place.

Here are a few pictures from our week...

Colonial Zone

This little boy is non-stop! I can never get a picture of him being still and smiling at the same time.

Tie-Dye Day

Juan Dolio Beach

Catch of the day.


A boat named after Olivia's best buddy~!

Fun with Daddy

Our little guy.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Thomas - Party of 5

JT, Bailey and Olivia arrived in the Dominican Republic yesterday!! I was so incredibly happy to have my family reunited. July was the last time we were all together...and that is way too long for this Momma.

We are going to spend our week being "Thankful" for all God has done for us. Especially - for our new son and brother.

Please say a prayer for our little guy. These transitions are getting harder and harder for him.

I was so happy to hug on my girls. They look so big to me!

Happy to hug on my guy too.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Almost there...

2 days until our 30 appeal process is OVER! Please pray that the remainder of the process will move lightning quick! My prayer is that my family will be home together by the end of November. I believe God can make it happen!

Good news is that JT and girls are coming for a visit over Thanksgiving break. I am beyond excited. We have not been together as a family of 5 since July! Bailey and Olivia are so excited to see Alex. I just can't wait and will be sure to post pictures of our reunion.



Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Jt and I traveled back and forth from the DR to CLT this past month. I was needing some serious time with my girls as it had been 45 days since I was last home.

I enjoyed every single minute of my 2 weeks back in Charlotte. Bailey and Olivia both had lots of activities going on. Bailey was an Oompa Loompa in her Middle School production of Willy Wonka Jr., Olivia had a solo violin concert and her last tennis match! I loved being back in my element! :-)

Opening night!

The undefeated Weddington Swim and Racquet "Super Stars"

Good news... We have finally started our 30 day appeal process which will end on November 17th. Woo hoo! That took F.O.R.E.V.E.R.

Other good news... The Tucker family has completed their adoption! They left for Denver, CO today. Many tears were shed and I will miss my friend. However, I rejoice with them that their process is done and they are reunited as a family!

One last big hug from Tia Mercy

I am again reminded that God has been in every single detail of this journey. He has blessed our two families beyond what we could even ask for.

This is truly the home stretch right now. I continue to dig deep and rely on God for my every day provision. I know it will be harder without Mercy here to do the day to day life with me. I will miss her. However, I know God had this planned. He knew. He knows. I am holding on to the promise that He does not change. My circumstances may change, my life may look different... but He is the same. Right here with me.