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, March 20, 2010

BEDS! Big Boy...MAYBE :)

 Noah has basically been co sleeping with us since we brought him home from Taiwan. he as never done well with  being away from me at night.  BUT lately especially nobody is getting any sleep and I am not really sure why but it as me worried about him and I am EXAUSTED!  At nap time he has been sleeping in daddy's recliner or on te loveseat with me in room but not on top of me, so I thought maybe I would try to move him to a bed in our room. his crib has always been in our bedroom though rarely used.  So as I was thinking about this I thought maybe if we made a BIG deal about a big boy bed he would get into the idea.  Sooo, I took the side off the crib.  that has always been the plan when he was big enough and this way if he wakes up he can get out and come to me in my bed if need be.  Soo, we did that on thursday.  As you can see Noah was quite excited about it :)

Everyone in the house had to be drug by Noah to come see his big boy bed!  :)  It was absolutely adorable :)  

So Thursday Night after he fell asleep on me in living room in my recliner I laid him in his bed!

I ad my computer Chair next to it so he would not roll out.  The rail that we have that goes on a regular bed was too big to work.  So Noah slept in his bed for maybe 30 minutes before we hear the screaming.  So I am laying in bed and Bobby and I are telling him, Noah its ok sweetie we are right here.  Well, screaming got worse so we told him to come here and I loved on him and he climbed up and slept with us.  Same exact thing last night.  I am hoping it will get better.  I dont get why he will sleep in living room for 3 hours at nap and I ave to wake im but not at night.  My goal is not necessarily for him to sleep in own bed as much as everyone to actually get sleep.  It may not matter, it may just be Noah.

Be sure and keep and eye on our Auction 4 Jeremiah TWO!  It is going well, and new stuff is being added as folks donate!  I just put up a God's Word for Girls Bible!  It as no bids so far!  If you ave someting you would like to donate please let me know :)  to see the highest bids please click te button on te sidebar tat will take you to te main auction site!

I am tryin to get aold of my friend Amanda to make me a grab tis button for Auction 4 Jeremia TWO! :)

I am going nuts waiting on travel dates so we know te exact date we need to be tere!  Also we ave not ad pics or updates since January 26t pictures!  I sooo ace to see and ear someting new! :)  

Speaking of NEW.  Jeremia will ave a BRAND NEW CRIB to come ome too :)  My friend Brooke was giving me er old Baby crib and it was in te recent recall.  Sooo, se sent back wat you were suppose to and got a voucer to get a new crib and used tat to buy a new crib tat se is still giving to us for Jeremia!  Wat do you tink????

I can't wait till it is ere and put togeter wit all our frogie bedding on it :)  It wont arrive to my friend for about 7 days and se is in Baton Rouge so we ave to wait till se is traveling up ere to get it from er.  But it is gonna be great :)  Looks lik eit will be very sturdy for Jeremia to use for a long time :)

Do you Mary Kay?  Know someone who does?  My friend Kimberly started a fundraiser for Jeremia!  From now till April 1st se will give 30 percent of ALL sales to Jeremia!  So PLEASE if you are anyone you know ever buys Mary Kay buy from er and please tell everybody you know! :)  ere is er site :)

Jeremiah my sweet sweet Frogie Boy!  Mama, Daddy, GeGe (Noah,0. and Jei Jei (Celeste) all love you sooo much and can't wait for te judge to say come get your boy! :)  hang on tight little man, time is drawing near.  Until ten catch my kisses in te wind!

Thursday, March 18, 2010



A check for:

$1000!!!!!  An Anonymous Blog reader donated $1000 towards our hotels in Taiwan!!!!  Can you believe it!    
how amazing that God allowed this person to bless us like this!  Bobby took it straight away to the bank so that it can start the clearing process!  I can't imagine how long it would take for a check that size!!!!! :)  Thank You to God and the Anonymous blog reader! :)

I am beside myself still!  :)  Depending on how long  the stay in Taiwan ends up needing to be, this donation just might cover all the hotel costs, or close to it anyway!  

Now, back to fundraising and grant searching and all that.  Trying despretly to  have the flight money when we get dates! :)

Jeremiah,hang on froggie boy!  We are getting close! :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Auction 4 Jeremiah TWO!

The Auction ended Monday Night April 19th and I have contacted all but 2 winners. 2 emails have flown the coop! IF YOU BID $25 on the Mixing set or $20 on the ceramic burner PLEASE contact me by email if you have your emails saved or whartever. I can't figure out why I can't find the emaisl so I know who won!

Here we go again! :)  We are getting soooo close to traveling to get Jeremiah!   We are beginning Auction 4 Jeremiah TWO!  This Auction has a good bit of Pampered Chef items in it and some other things as well that have been donated with more to come! On the PC items,   I am including a picture of the actual items new in package and also a stock photo from the Pampered Chef site as well so you can see what it will be like :)

TO BID please email me or leave a comment to what you want to bid and the amount you are offering with an email where I can contact you!  If you bid I will respond and let you know I got the bid and will update highest bids as often as I can :)  Please remember Winners will pay Shipping costs determined at the end of auction based on winner preference and zip code!  Thanks to everyone for lookin and spreading the word!  We have not set an end date just yet, once we get travel dates we will set the date for sure, probably about 2 or 3 weeks, so PLEASE help Spread the Word! :)  If you have items you would like to donate PLEASE let me know!!

Trifle Bowl — Retail Value $39.50 
Great for salads, desserts and centerpieces! Straight glass walls show off your recipes elegantly. A unique, removable stem helps you easily and conveniently transport, refrigerate and store the bowl. Unlike most trifle bowls, ours has a flat bottom that keeps layers from sinking in the center. The generous 15-cup capacity provides extra room to leave decorative borders and toppings untouched when you use the plastic lid. Dishwasher-safe.
Current High bid is $25  ... Bid

Stoneware Set #1~ Retail Value $33.00

Large Round Stone with Handles 

Bake large frozen pizzas, appetizers for a get-together, and gooey chocolate chip cookies. Contoured handles are molded directly onto the baking stone, making it easy to move recipes into and out of the oven and carry them to the table. 15".
About Stoneware:
·   Evenly distributes heat and draws moisture away from 
the surface
·   Retains heat, so your just-out-of-the-oven foods stay hot longer
·   No presoaking needed before use
·   Virtually nonporous, so it doesn't retain oils, odors or flavors
·   Microwave-, freezer-, and conventional and convection


The Pampered Chef® Season's Best™ Recipe Collection (Fall/Winter 2009) 
Twenty-four appetizer, main dish and dessert recipes, ready in
30 minutes or less. Main dishes for around $2 per serving! 

Current Higbid is $40 ... Bid at

Bamboo Appetizer Set retails Value $22.00
Bamboo Cracker Tray — $15.00 

Serve crackers, cheese, appetizers and snacks of all kinds. A well carved into the tray's base creates the perfect little nook for fresh, crusty bread and our Bamboo Snack Bowls. 15" x 5" x 3/4". 
Bamboo Tongs — $7.00 

Perfect for a buffet table! Hold your plate in one hand and use these tongs with the other to serve sliced deli meats, shredded lettuce, cheese and tasty appetizers. Fold flat for convenient storage. 7".
Bamboo is a grass and is actually the fastest growing plant on the planet. This sustainable and renewable resource naturally replenishes itself by constantly sending up new shoots from its root system, so there's no need for replanting. Plus, bamboo:
·   Resists staining, cracking and warping.
·  Won't scratch stainless and nonstick cookware or serving bowls.
·   Doesn't conduct heat.
·   Doesn't absorb moisture.
·  Is harder and more durable than traditional hardwood.

Be the FIRST to bid ... Bid

Baking Set~Retail Value $19.00

Medium Sheet Pan — $14.50 

Bake, roast and broil meats, vegetables and more! Thin sheet pans pop and flex in a hot oven. Ours combine the durability and strength of steel with the superior heat conduction of aluminum — just like the pans professional bakers choose! Rolled edges and wire rims add extra strength and prevent warping. Higher sides help make removal from the oven easy, and prevent juices
and batters from overflowing. 13" x 9" x 1". Broiler- and

Mini-Serving Spatula — $4.50 
A comfy handle helps you get homemade cookies and rich brownies more easily. 3 1/2" beveled-edge stainless steel blade. Dishwasher-safe.

Current Higbid is $10 ... Bid

Mixing Set~ Retail Value $21.50

Classic Batter Bowl — $15.00 
Mix, store, reheat and even bake in this heavy-duty tempered glass bowl. It features standard and metric measures, a convenient spout and handle. 2 qts. Bowl is dishwasher-, freezer-, microwave- and oven-safe to 350°F; lid is dishwasher-safe.


Pizza Crust & Roll Mix — $6.50 

Homemade pizza and dinner rolls! Just add mix, yeast, water and oil. Includes two premeasured, 1-lb. mix pouches and yeast packets. Contains: wheat.

Current High bid is $10  ... Bid

Measuring Set~ Retail Value $ 14.00

Mini Measure-All® Cup — $6.00 

Measure liquids and solids up to 1 cup. A unique adjustable plunger design cleanly ejects solid ingredients. Includes standard and metric measures


Adjustable Measuring Spoons — $8.00 
Their streamlined modern design is perfectly sized for spice containers. Adjustable sliders create a seal for dry and liquid ingredients, and are removable for easy cleaning. Grooved thumbprints help you move the sliders back and forth for accurate measuring. Set of two: 1/8 tsp.-1 tsp., 1 tsp.-1 tbsp. 

Current Higbid is $20 ... Bid

Sweet Treat Set~ Retail Value $21.25

Ice Cream Dipper — $14.75 
One scoop or two? Our heavy-duty dipper uses the heat of your hand to warm the nontoxic defrosting liquid sealed inside the handle to easily scoop hard ice cream.


Sweet Caramel Sprinkle — $6.50 
The sincere, smooth flavors of caramel and sugar make this a rich, creamy and delightful accent for any treat. Sprinkle it on grilled fruit or mix it with cream cheese for your morning bagel. 5 oz.Contains: milk, soy, tree nuts, wheat.

Current High bid is $15  ... Bid

Thirst Quencher Set~ Retail Value $20.00

Quick-Stir® Pitcher — $16.50 
Newly designed for hot and cold beverages! Make iced or hot tea or coffee, or mix juice, powdered drinks and baby formula with a few tugs of the plunger. An ergonomic handle gives you added leverage and comfort. The fresh dots pattern coordinates with our Ice Bucket & Shaker Set. 2-qt. capacity. Dishwasher-safe. 


12 Quarts of Juice Mix, Winner’s choice of Tang or Chrystal Light!

Current Higbid is $15 ... Bid

Chopping Set~ Retail Value $ 31.00

Food Chopper
Our most popular kitchen tool ... and with good reason! Durable, stainless rotating blades uniformly chop veggies, nuts and cooked meats in seconds. Chop onions without a single tear! A flexible cap doubles as a chopping board. Handier than a food processor and much easier to clean. Dishwasher-safe. 


The Pampered Chef® Season's Best™ Recipe Collection (Fall/Winter 2009)
Twenty-four appetizer, main dish and dessert recipes, ready in
30 minutes or less. Main dishes for around $2 per serving! 

Current High bid is $20 ... Bid

Stoneware Set #2 ~ Retail Value $35.00

Large Bar Pan — $34.00 
Sheet cakes, bar cookies and jelly rolls bake up beautifully. Roast fresh vegetables, too! 15 1/2" x 10".
About Stoneware:
·   Evenly distributes heat and draws moisture away from 
the surface
·   Retains heat, so your just-out-of-the-oven foods stay hot longer
·   No presoaking needed before use
·   Virtually nonporous, so it doesn't retain oils, odors or flavors
·   Microwave-, freezer-, and conventional and convection
The Pampered Chef® Season's Best™ Recipe Collection (Fall/Winter 2009)
Twenty-four appetizer, main dish and dessert recipes, ready in
30 minutes or less. Main dishes for around $2 per serving! 

Current Higbid is $28 ... Bid

Premier Design Watch new in box!

Current Higbid is $15 ... Bid

Next we have TWO $50.00 Gift Certificates from

Knowledge Box Central!  These are each separate items and are to be bid on separate!   Go HERE to see what all they have at Knowledge Box Central!  This was donated by my dear friend CYNDI to her website :)  She lives here in town!  Will be sent to the winner direct from Knowledge Box Central!

 Current Higbid on $50 Certificate #1  is $5... Bid ... 

Current Higbid  on $50 Certificate #2  is $15  ... Bid

next we have this beautiful package donated by

my friend Tricia! A Thirty-One small bow purse, two 4x6 picture frames, a handmade journal, and a set of 10 envelopes and stationary pages all handmade with real leaves and plants in the paper.
Current Higbid is $12 ... Bid

Please keep checking back as we are praying for more donations!  Thank you for your time and prayers!

Next  Offered is a set of 2 Brand-New, never-used, Pampered Chef Valtrompia Bread Tubes. These were donated by my friend Barbara!!  One is a star shape, the other a flower shape.  Both tubes are still in sealed plastic inside the original boxes.  These items were retired by Pampered Chef.  As a side note, both of these items are made in Taiwan, where sweet Jeremiah is from!!!  Think of him each time you make some yummy fun-shaped bread!

Be the FIRST to bid  ... Bid

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!