Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone; but, still miraculously, my own.
Never forget, for a single minute you didn't grow under my heart, but in it.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Sometimes I just love to watch Noah play and move and dance and spin. He is so entertaining :) He and sam were playing yesterday and I decided to record them. Nothing fancy here just a few minutes of my seet little man and his buddy :) HOpe you enjoy half as much as I do!

I also wanted to tell you about our new Puzzle Fundraiser :) Head over to the fundraising blog to see about it. $2 can change a life!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Kiddos and winner...

This morning my cute assistant helped me draw the winner of our Baby Blessings Gift Package Giveaway! :) To see who won head on over to Jeremiah's Promise Blog to see the announcement and the cute video :)

Speaking of my cute Assistant :) LOOK :)

This is Noah acting shy right before the drawing :) So cute. I love this new acting shy thing :) so adorable :)

not his whole head but a cute shot :)

All the shopping and running getting Millie and Celeste registered and ready for school wore out Panda Boy! :)

As you can see the "sisters" are having lots of fun! :)

Noah reaching for me while Daddy was holding him at Celeste's University when we were there to sign some papers. :) Aren't I blessed to have that sweet face and adorable arms reaching for me! :)

Jeremiah sweetie pie. Mama loves you so much, we all love you baby boy. We can't wait for all this waiting and all to be over and for us to be with you and bring you to your forever home! I know that Jesus holds you safe in His arms and He and your family love on you through the Nanny's who are caring for you until we can. Hang on Frogie boy, mama's coming...till then catch my kisses in the wind.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


The Baby Blessings Package Giveaway will end tomorow Thursday August 6 at midnight and I will draw sometime on Friday the 7th. This is your last chance to enter to win this gift package worth over $250. For every $5 donation I will put your name in the drawing TWICE! Some lucky generous person is going to have this amazing package in thanks for helping bring Jeremiah home! Why not you? :)

The package includes:

Baby Bjorn Bib in Yellow - the BEST bib on the market. You will never need to launder another bib once you have this.

Mustela 2-in-1 Baby Hair and Body Wash - multi-functional French-milled product that is gentle on baby.

BabyLegs Baby Leg Warmers - 1 set of three leg warmers in your choice of shades of blue or pink - keeps your little one warm and makes diaper changes a breeze since they eliminate the need to pull down tights. (the leg warmers are similar in design to the ones pictured but may be a slightly different style.)

24" Big Ol' Gibson Stuffed Dog by Gund - so soft and lovable, no child can resist cuddling with it. The actual dog has a plush head and a flat body, sort of like a soft blanket with a dog head on it. It comes in its original plastic packaging.

Robeez Soft-Soled Shoes in Size 6-12 Months: Your choice of pink Mary Janes or a boy's style TBD - great shoes for pre-walkers. The best part? Kids can't pull them off!

Pottery Barn plaster handprint kit

This is an amazing package of gifts and will be mailed to the winner direct from the person donating it! :) PLEASE HELP BRING JEREMIAH HOME!

Table for Five Please

Well, Noah is in love with our Foreign Exchange Student Millie! He is so cute :) He hugs on her and plays with her and it is adorable and I must say I think the feeling is mutual unless a fit is going on :) heehee I titled this table for Five because with traveling and all this weekend after picking Millie up we said that at every meal! :) Normally we only say that if my mother is with us when we eat out at home. The neat thing is before Millie goes home Jeremiah will be here and then when just the immediate family goes out it will be Table for Six and then if Nanny goes it will be Table for Seven! I can ALREADY tell it is going to be so hard Early June to send Millie back home :( We have spent so much time together over the weekend and then Monday and Tuesday were very busy going and registering for classes and shopping for uniforms and helping her figure her money and on and on :) Today we go to Celeste school to deal with some things to get her ready to begin her Phlebotomy courses for fall. It is so fun having my two big girls :) So far everyone is getting long very well and Noah is loving it. Prayerfully it will stay this way :) Here are ALOT of pics for yall to enjoy :) with commentary of course ;)

Noah looking cute at Target :) Celeste had been telling Millie about Target so she had to go to one in Dallas :) heehee I was worn out at this point so left the girls to peruse the last few isles and came to sit down and play with a tired Noah :)

He looks shy in this one :) Sometimes he is shy, and sometimes not :)

LOOK how long he is getting. Seein him sitting in that buggy he looks all legs! :)

We discovered a new Restraunt in Texas that we have never eaten at and it is Cheddar's! Here are pics from there. In this picture you can see that Celeste is VERY hungry! lol :) Couldnt wait to be fed so she is going after Millie :) We joked we would put the caption Sibling Rivalry on this picture :) heehee

Is that not the sweetest picture?? Almost looks like he is posing :) He did not know I was going to take the picture, the camera was sitting on the table and I just pushed the button :)

Celeste and Millie :) so sweet :) I think in some ways Celeste is loving having a little sister she always asked for.

Millie is introduced to Texas GIANT Cheese Fries :) See Noah's hand too?

my oldest sweet daughter :)

The giggly girls got VERY tickeld :) heehee

Laughter is so fun! :)

Such Silly girls!

Laughing at his sisters :)

more adorableness :)

Traveling home! Noah and Millie CRASHED! :)

Welcome to Louisiana Millie!

Welcome to your American Home :)

Millie meets Nannie :)

The door to Millie's American Room :)

Millie by her closet :)

Acting silly yet again! :) Millie in her American Room! :)

Noah at McDonalds :) He loves ketchup :)

Celeste posing with her nugget :) heehee

Mommy and Millie :) I am so blessed by ALL my children! :) The thought of a temporary child is hard, but I am sure Millie will be a daughter in my heart FOREVER! :) I so want to be a good American Mom for her and I think alot about her own mother and how she must worry if we are taking good care of her daughter. I want to care for her in a way her family would be pleased :)

She is soo cute :) and her bubbly personality is contagious :)

Grandma (ma maw) we miss you! This was a paiting the funeral home had done that was buy the casket. We framed it to give to Bobby's Sister for her birthday. When I was holding it Noah ran up saying mamaw and gave her a kiss! He misses her too :( We did not have the camera out at the time and every time we tried to get him to redo the action he was too quick for the camera.

Millie brought out more gifts last night :) This is a tshrit for Noah :)

Bobby, Celeste , Nanny and I all got shirts like this :)

There were two of these beautiful hangings shaped like a cross :)

a set of chopsticks :)

More haging things all had 2 each :) the long one is a calendar of the chinese symbols I guess you say. Like year of the pig, year of the dog ect. They are in the order that they go :) Very nice things for me to have from my boy's cultures! :)

This is a set of coasters :) in a nice holder :)

This was for Celeste :) it has shoes at the top very cute :)

I am so enjoying talking with Millie and learning about Taiwan and life there and growing up there and the schools. I feel like I need a tape recorder to record it all to someday share with my boys!

Jeremiah my sweet Frogie boy, I ache to have you here with our family. We do not feel complete because you are not here. Every day I work on something to get ready for you and it helps in some small way to make the time go faster. We all love you and we all send you kisses in the wind!
Had to post a picture of Jeremiah too! He is such a part of my heart and our family even though he is an ocean away. I love how my friend changed this picture for me :) This is my computer desktop now :) I wish I knew how to do things like this! I would make one with Jeremiah and Noah together :) My two baby boys! Brothers forever! :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hello from Fort Worth/Burleson!

Hello from Fort Worth/Burleson Texas! :) We are here for the weekend for a wedding of a dear friend of Celeste's and because we were going to be here the day they decided to bring our Foreign Exchange Student/ Daughter for a year :) We had them have her come to DFW instead of our tiny airport back home. :) So fun first weekend for her with us :)

This is the sign we held up for Ching-Yi who has chosen the American name Millie :)

Here is our girl! :) She is the sweetest thing and is already teaching me alot :)

Here are the flowers we gave her when she arrived :) they are not fairing too well in the hotel ice bucket with water. heehee Hope they make it home to a vase! :)

Here is Millie wearing the High School Musical Earrings that was part of our welcome gift to her. She loves High School Musical :)

Here is one of the fans she brought to us :)

and another with Celeste behind it :)

and another :)
Here is Celeste with her outfit for teh wedding! :)

A Gift of Chinese Tea that she brought to us! :)

Noah munching on a pineapple cake that Millie's mother made homemade :)

Noah and avacado ranch dip! heehee

eating chips and dip with mama at Chilli's

more dip shots :) Jei Jei had too much fun with that :)

Noah showing me Daddy and Millie in the arcade at the movie theatre :) Wanting to go with them :)

Daddy showing off his skills to new daughter :)

Noah playing in arcade :) Praise God he does not yet know he is suppose to have quarters to play the games! :)

climbin on table acting cute
our girls watching something on the laptop :) heehee
It is amazing how much Millie has already taught me. She is very polite and helpful. She brushes her teeth for the LONGEST time and looks at a watch on and off. She has been raised VERY well :) and I am very impressed. She talks about eating healthy which is so good that a girl that age is so responsible :) She has been such a blessing already. She is almost to polite and will not make a decision when we say would you like to go swimming, she will say it is up to you. and we say , no it is your choice if you want to go we will go one more time before we checkout if not that is fine too, what do you feel like. Up to you she says :) Very very sweet :) I hope I can raise my asian angels near as well as she has been raised by her family. They have done an amazing job!
Jeremiah honey mama aches to have you home with all of us :) Hang tight baby boy. Soon we will have 4 kiddos in the car for awhile till Millie goes back to Taiwan. I am holding you in my heart and sending you kisses in the wind :)
THE WAIT FOR NOAH IS OVER!!!! November 3, 2007~September 8, 2008 First heard about Noah~Noah in our Arms!
April 1, 2009~ June 7, 2010 First committed to Jeremiah~Jeremiah in our Arms!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!
Noah WesLee 5 months old

The First Picture we ever saw of:

The First Picture  we ever saw of:
Jeremiah Harold Sisemore ~1 year

Kisses in the Wind

I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.
You are here each day with me, at least that's how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long.
But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin...Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God hold you in His hand until I can be with you.
I promise you, my darling, I'm doing all that I can do.

Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.
And let the angels bring the kisses that I sent to you each night.

When Love Takes You In!