Well winter has finally gotten the best of me. I go stir crazy being inside and it ends up with too my pinterest and a lot of moving things around. :) Today I was actually productive and hung up all my pictures and frames that have been in a pile waiting for a house. I must say, it was quite fun and i'm pretty proud of myself. (Can I say that)
My project started on the floor, in a giant mess. What to use and not use
After that I tried placing them on the ground in the arrangement I wanted. The problem I had with that was that my floor was not as big as my wall. I was running into things. So even though I loved it on the floor, it wouldn't fit on the wall. and that simply doesn't work now does it.
Next I decided to trace and cut out the frames I wanted to use and tape them to the wall.
This worked out amazingly
I was able to place them and step back and have a look. Then when it was time to hang them I could hammer my nail right into the paper and tear it down after.
When I first started out all I had on this giant wall was one giant mirror that I had hoped to decorate around. When I took it down i had no intention of using it again on this wall. I actually taped off a space for a large (24x28) picture and frame I would like to have one day.
Once everything was up, I couldn't be happier. It turned out perfect, but I needed to put the mirror back on the wall for safe keeping. I do have a 3 year old running around and this mirror is one heavy beast. Take a look - it actually fit with everything else
What have you been up to during this polar vortex?
Well here we are, January 2014 and we are still waiting for news about who our son will be. It's been a year since we started the paperwork and it will most likely be another 6+ months before we bring home our little guy. During the last few months of waiting I needed something to help me through and so I finally talked my husband into letting us pick a name for our little guy. I wanted to call him by name, to pray for him by name. And so, we have named our sweet little unknown African boy, Maverick.
It is the most precious thing to hear Nolan say his brothers name when he prays for him. I also think it helps our 3 year old grasp having a brother just a little more. He still doesn't quite understand but this helps, and it helps me as well. I now have made 4 different pieces of jewelry with his name on it :) To wear my little family around my neck is such a blessing to me. And so there you have our small update. We don't have anything on time yet, but we have a name for him.
We would greatly appreciate your continuing prayers for our family and for Maverick. That God would bring him home to us soon and that He would keep him safe and let him know he is loved, wherever he may be.
"Yet faith must be tested and tried before it becomes real in your life. Faith always works in a personal way, because the purpose of God is to see that perfect faith is made real in his children. Faith is a tremendously active principle that always puts Jesus Christ first. The life of Faith says, "Lord, you have said it, it appears to be irrational, but i'm going to step out boldly, trusting in Your Word".
God brings us into particular circumstances to educate our faith, because the nature of faith is to make the object of our faith very real to us."
October 30 some parts from My Utmost for His Highest
Without faith it is impossible to please Him....
I think what really hit home with me was the reminder that God brings us into particular circumstances to educate our faith- we go through trials to put ourselves closer to God. I think too often I forget that or wonder why I'm going through it when I just need to cling to Him and trust his love for me. His love is stronger than anything.
What are you going through right now that God could be using to bring you closer to Him?
That is the number of people infront of us wanting to adopt a similar gender/age child in Uganda. Just one family and we will be next to get a referral and see our baby's face. Ahhh! Wouldn't that be the best Christmas gift ever!
This mommas heart is about to explode.
Thank you for your continuing prayers and support.