Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Tonight, I am feeling so extremely grateful for all that God has blessed me for. An awesome family, a great job, and best of all, grateful to have Jesus as my saviour.

On that note, Below is an updated video of Ayana. She loves to dance and drool! (maybe it's more like spitting)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Me and my girl!

Rick is out of town and Savvy is at church camp, so...me and my girl are getting some quality alone time. Her personality is really coming out now. Every day is a new and exciting experience.

Ayana is a total Daddies girl! She lights up when Rick is in the room. It is so sweet!

I call these shorts, Ayana's booty shorts....lol

Wait, maybe I should call them, Adorable Chunky Thighs shorts!

She loves her "sing in play" toy!

She is so helpful in the kitchen...

Just cute! Gotta love my girl!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Savannah is off, again...

Savannah has only been home a week and she is off again. This morning, I dropped off Savannah, Austin (my newphew from MO) and Syndey (one of Savannah's friends at the Teen Mania EXtreme Camp. They will be there until Friday. I am very excited about this camp. I am praying that it will be a powerful experience for the kids and that God will move in their lives.

Here is the mission statement for the camp as written on their website:

Acquire the Fire's Extreme Camps are designed to help teens genuinely discover God and live an extreme life for Him. Our goal is to provide a unique camp experience unlike any other as a catalyst to see the youth of this generation come together in Jesus name to discover what being a Christian really is all about. We desire that this will be more than just another event but a stepping stone for change in the student's life as well as in their youth group.

Sounds good to me! Please pray with me for God to move in all the young teens lives at the camp.

New picture of Savannah:

Monday, July 6, 2009

Savannah update...

Ok, so a few posts ago I let you know that one of my chick's has left the nest for a few weeks. I talk to her almost everyday. She is having fun but misses home and her own bed. I just received news that I have a business trip for 4 days the day after she comes home. Oh man, that stinks!!!

I am so lucky to have Savannah. She is so amazing. We have a great relationship and we talk a lot about almost everything. I am proud of the Godly decisions she is making in an age of so much peer pressure. We chatted and laughed tonight on the phone and it made the wait for her to come back home a little easier.

She has been spending time with my neice and nephew, Austin and Tori. (my brother Sy's kids) Austin and Savannah were born the same year so they have always been very close. Then we were blessed with Tori too. I was surprised to get photos in my email of them today. Austin and Tori's mom had a photographer take photo's of them together. This is so special, I can't even tell you. Soon Austin will come to stay with us for a few weeks and he and Savannah will go to Teen Mania's Extreme Camp together.

Here is one of the photos. Amee is going to give me the rest when Austin comes to Dallas. :)

Starting from the left: Tori, Savannah, Austin

Ahhh....Could they be any cuter? Love you guys! XOXO

Sunday, July 5, 2009

3 month post placement

Today we met with the social worker to do our mandatory 3 month post placement report for the adoption. She basically checks on Ayana's health and to see how she is adjusting. She said that her progress is AWESOME and she seems to be right on track and has bonded to us. She gave us some suggestions and things to look for as she gets older.

Ayana showed off her skills: Walking, blowing kisses, says momma~dadda~ba ba, waves hello and bye, kisses with an open mouth and blows raspberries and spits every where. This kid has talent I tell you. :)

When she is through with the report, we will send it and updated photos to the agency and then they are required to send it to several parties. I swear, as soon as she left, Ayana was walking and got a little too excited and fell on her face on the tile floor. She let out a scream! She cried and cried. Within minutes, her top lip was swollen, poor thing. She cut the inside a little with her new teeth.

She is also cutting three more teeth. Ughh, she hasn't slept through the night in a week from the pain. I also found out the hard way that she is allergic to infant's Motrin/Ibuprofin.

One of the neighbors did give Ayana a new toy though that helped to distract her. It's a floor bouncer! Thanks Debbie! She doesn;t understand how to use it yet. She will not bend her knees when we show her how to bounce. We try to bounce her and she is like a stiff board. lol

So I go to bed tonight feeling so BLESSED! Ayana has done so well.I am also so proud of Savannah and the adjustments that she has made. She is an amazing sister. It is amazing to watch actually. People say how Ayana's life has changed drastically because of us but I say that she has changed our life and has added joy every waking day. Thank you Lord for our little blessing and for another day of joy tomorrow.

Friday, July 3, 2009

One of my chic's has left the nest....

Savannah has been gone for 6 days now. She is in MO visiting her dad and my side of the family for 2 weeks total. It seems like an eternity. She is having a ball on the lake and visiting friends and family. I call her often and she is doing fine of course, but I miss her bad. Last year when she left I cried when she called one time and I am trying my hardest to not do that this year.

We miss you bubba!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A day in the life...

Savannah is in MO for 2 weeks visiting her dad and my side of the family. I miss her so bad already! Any whoo, life continues in the Boyd house....