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.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Family Friday, O Christmas Tree, Target Card Drawing etc.

Today was black Friday for most folks but we did not venture out into the crazy fun of all that.  For us today was Family Friday!  :)  We went and visited Bobby's Sister and Brother in law (Noah's Nana Beth and Poppy) and to see our neice and her baby :)  did a couple of errands and headed home to put the Christmas Tree up :)  Here are some pics and all from our day at at the bottom is the Vidoe where I announce the winner of the Target Gift Card!

This was how Noah began the day.  He was NOT in a good mood.  I was quite worried about how things would end up going!  FYI that little pooh shirt he has on was worn first by his big sister! :) 

Noah huggin Nana Beth!

and huggin Poppy!

Noah givin hugs to cousin Emma Elisabeth :)

Me holding my great, great neice!  One of the percs to marrying an older man!  Isn't Miss Emma Elisabeth the cutest thing :)  She has the family birthmark just like her mama too  :) 

startin to put up the tree

Daddy can I help! :)

I think Millie quite enjoyed learning about this tradition :)

Noah was so into trying to help :)  He saw the girls workin on the branches, so he wanted to as well :)

My family workin on the tree :)

Noah and daddy puttin on the first ornament :)

He is just lookin at it :)  so cute :)

ooooh Wow!  LOTS of stuff in this box to get into! :)

helpin Nanny put on an ornament :)

Sooo fun :)  Noah was so amazing to me!  This 2 and a half year old literally helped put up the whole tree and he would walk over and get ornaments and get someone to help him put them up the entire time!  When we were all done he threw a fit because he wanted to help some more!  So cute!  I was amazed he would be so helpful and involved at such a young age.

Putting the star on with Daddy!

look at my tree! :)

The Sisemore Family Christmas Tree!

Tonight was the drawing for our Target Gift Card!  I want to say thank you to all who donated and entered the drawing.  We are so blessed by the generosity of you all :)  So without further ado here is the drawing and the winner announced! 

Congratulations to you!!!!!!  I can't wait to hear how much fun you have with your gift card!  :) 

Jeremiah sweetie pie, Mommy really felt your absense alot today.  It seems so much harder right now because when we first laid eyes on you I just knew you would be home for Christmas and so now that we are preparing for Christmas and you are not here I am so very sad, but I KNOW that God is in control and you will be home soon!  Catch my kisses in the wind frogie boy!  I LOVE YOU :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009


When I think about this day I am so overwhelmed with all I have to be thankful for!  I am so glad I live in a country that has a day to focus on giving thanks to God for our many blessings! :)  I am thankful to be in America where even with its many problems, we are still so much more free than alot of places.  We spent a wonderful day together watching the parade, the dog show, an old Walton's Thanksgiving Specials as a family with Celeste's young man Cory joining us.  It overwhelms me that we have hit our 2nd Thanksgiving with Noah!  This is our first holiday that we have had him twice for!!! :)  Last year I had a special outfit for Noah for Thanksgiving and his suitcase got left behind by accident.  Well, the outfit fit him and he wore it today! :)  So neat :)  Though he took the bib and slung it when I tried to put it on him.  He is getting to where he does NOT want a bib, though he sure does still NEED one! :) 

Here he my little man in his outfit :)  You can't see it but it says Thankful for Mommy!  I sure hope he considers himself thankful for me! :)  I SURE am for him! :)

He loved the turkey and kept pointing at it :)

Here was our turkey! :)  It was a different brand than we have had before and did not have much drippings like we are use to and I was worried it would be dry but it was not :)  It was really good :)

Celeste took an ariel view of the table!  LOL

My amazing family! :)

Celeste and her Cory! :)  Happy First Thanksgiving with a boyfriend Baby Girl!

My mama and my Panda Boy! :)

My sweet hubby Bobby and Mille (our daughter for the year! )

Noah was hamming it up :)  Another cute shot, though he looks SOOO much bigger than he is in this picture! :) 

Before we prayed for our meal today Bobby wanted us to go around the table and say something we were thankful for.  Each person did and when it was my turn I talked about being thankful for my family that was all with me and for Jeremiah that waits in Taiwan for us and then I lost it when I talked about being thankful that this was the last Thanksgiving we would spend separated from Jeremiah!  It amazes me in some ways how long the fundraising and all it taking this time, even though I knew it would be hard, I kept thinking I had things figured out and am so wrong, BUT I can be thankful that God has it figured out and the money is coming!  I CAN trust in that! :)  on that note PLEASE be in prayer for the Target Gift Card Giveaway. We draw the winner tomorow.  If you want to be in the drawaing PLEASE enter :)  I can't wait to find out who will get to have so much fun shopping at target :)  It only takes $5 to enter and that gets you TWO entries :)  see above this post for more details :)  I pray you all are having an amazing Thankgiving and those of you venturing out for Black Friday be safe, have fun get good deals! :)

Jeremiah my sweet angel boy.  I miss you even more this Thanksgiving Holiday that we spend separated.  I know it seems weird taht I can miss you when I have never physically met you but boy I sure do.  I can't wait to have you here with us and to hold and rock you and watch you as you grow and develp as God has for you too.  You are gonna love your big brother :)  Tomorow we will put our Christmas tree up and I can just imagine your face lighting up if you were here to hear the ornamants jingle, the music playing, and maybe seeing enough to see the lights..  Happy Thankgiving frogie Boy.  Catch my kisses in the wind tonight :)

Noah is LOVING the parade! ELMOS!!!!

Noah is havin a fit over the parade, and this part was even more exciting!  ELMOS!  lol and big beak!  LOL 

For some silly reason that is what big bird comes out sounding like! :) 

Still pics weren't enough because he was sooo cute :)  See the video :)  and listen close, you can hear Noah TALKING!  Granted it is Noahease!  but still :)  Huggels to all :)

More to come later :)  Enjoy your day!  Happy Thanksgiving!  TOM is callin me, gotta scoot!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

4 Funerals and...

Today Bobby, Celeste, Noah and I went to Bobby's Aunt Virginia's Funeral in Campti, Louisiana.  (LORD, send me a van please!, Millie stayed with my mother because of not enough room in the car.)  Anyway, This is the 4th funeral Noah has been to since he came home 14 months ago :(  I am big on liking to take pictures and Noah and Bobby looked so handsome and Celeste so pretty I asked Millie to take our picture before we left town.  You would not think it would be so hard to get a good shot of 4 people, when only 1 of those is a child!  LOL  Anyway, this was the best of the bunch of all of us :) 

The Sisemore's November 25, 2009  So what do you think?

I also got a very good shot of Bobby and Noah

Aren't they so handsome!? :)

It was neat to see family we have not seen since the reunion and also to meet some family Celeste, Noah and I had never met!  :)  Aunt Virginia was some lady and her funeral was a testament to the impact she made on the world.  It made me think about what things would be like at my funeral.  Have I made an impact on the world and those in my life, would folks have anything to say about me? etc  One thing to that was so neat was the comparison to the proverbs 31 woman that was made today of Aunt Virginia.  What an amazing testimony to be able to be compared to that :)  I must way I fall way short of Aunt Virginia and the proverbs 31 woman, though I do strive to be better, and have been working hard on becoming a better wife, mother, friend, homemaker, etc  Lots to think about stirred up in me tonight. 

Here are a few shots of Noah at the funeral.

Doesn't he look handsome :)  He is soooo active!  I feel like I have been in a war after this day!

We had Samuel today :)  Aren't they some handsome babies?!? :)

This is a strange but cute shot :)  heehee He pulled his legs up like that for some reason.

Thought I would share some other photos

This is Millie chowin down on an ice cream cone!  She, Noah and I had a special lunch just us one day :)

This is Noah one day when a miracle took place!  NOAH WOULD NOT EAT!  I just knew he must have been getting sick, but he didn't ever get sick.  He would not eat anything, even his favorite mac and cheese or chinese noodles.  It did not last too long and we never did find out why.

This is Celeste and Cory at the lunch out with Cory Sunday.  They were cutting up and havin fun!  We so enjoyed our lunch with him.

Here is the posed picture :) 

Celeste got very tickled!  heehee

and laughed so hard she fell out of her chair and she ended up ON THE FLOOR!  LOL

I so wish I had a bunch of pics of Jeremiah to show you as well :(  But as he is still waiting in Taiwan I can't just snap shots of him  It is so strange how you don't think what a blessing it is to be able to take whatever pics you want when you can do so whenever, but when you are waiting for another glimpse of your child an ocean away pictures take on such a new meaning.  I take so many pictures of Noah and Celeste now, it is a way to hold a place in time!  I LOVE pictures!!  Anyway, here is an older photo of Jeremiah for you to oh and aw over in place of something new.

This was one of the first pictures I ever saw of Jeremiah! :) 

Hand on frogie boy!  We love you more than you will ever know and this Thanksgiving you are one of the things we are thanking the Lord that we have!  Mamma loves you so much and I am sending extra snuggles along with my kisses in the wind tonight!

Monday, November 23, 2009


Ok, so BLESSINGS ABOUND!!!!!!!  I just got word that a $300 grant is being sent to Heartsent towards our adoption of Jeremiah!  Is that not cool!! :) 

And on top of that we now have THREE Turkey's! LOL

So we will not need to buy any meat for a good while!  I am searching for Turkey Recipes everywhere to give variety because we will be eating turkey every night in a row for a good while!!!!  PLEASE keep up the prayers everybody!  I can't wait to see how God is gonna show off next! :)

 Please remember the Target Card Giveaway will be drawn Friday and pray that the entries will pick up enough to at least pay for the card and prayerfully enough to make a profit for Jeremiah.  Some lucky person will have a $50 target Gift Card to shop with! :) 

Also, as silly as it may sound to some of you PLEASE pray for update pics of Jeremiah!  I sooo want to see new pics.  One because my mama heart just aches to see him and how he is doing!  And I want to see how his hands and everything look to see if I can determine how he is doing and all.  I know in the midst of needing still about $2100 to pay this behind payment that this sounds like such a small silly prayer need but it is  something that would do my heart so good!

Hang on my little frogie boy!  Mommy loves you and is sending 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!