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, April 3, 2010

Please look!

HE IS ALIVE!  PLEASE ENJOY some videos of some songs special to me.  Even if you do not share my faith, please take a few minutes to watch in honor of Easter!  Happy Easter and Happy Ressurection Sunday to you all!

Do you Know?

 Do you know?

Do you know how much I already love you, how I look at your picture and long to hold you, long to kiss your sweet face and run my fingers through your beautiful hair?

Do you know how I think of you in everything I do wondering what you are doing, if you are safe, how you are feeling, if someone is comforting you when you cry?

Do you know that God put you in my heart and I already love you as if you were growing in my tummy, how I hate the idea of you learning and growing without me?

Do you know how I ache for pictures and word about you?  How I can fall more and more in love with each picture, and how I study EVERY detail of them?

Do you know how much I worry about your health, your muscles, your nutrition and long for the day that I can take you to doctors, therapist, and make you the healthiest foods just for you?

Do you know you have a sister and brother that are waiting for you to come play with them, a daddy that is waiting to tickle your toes and kiss your forehead and teach you to play ball?

Do you know how many people are praying for you each day,you are special and loved?

Do you know how hard each holiday is with you across the ocean and how I long for the day to spend them with you HOME?

Do you know how hard we are working to bring you home,that God loves you and will be with you no matter what and that he is bringing us to you?

Do you know?

Friday, April 2, 2010

Cute kids clothes and more :)

You are invited to my fundraiser at
Nanny Jo's Boutique
Appliqued Clothing, Personalized Gifts
& More!

Hosted by:
Tami Sisemore

You will receive a 10% discount as a guest and help raise money for Jeremiah
when you shop Apr 2-Feb 9, 2010.

Each eParty guest will receive a 10% discount for the dates above. Just enter the code below for your discount. All you have to do is click and shop! It couldn't be easier. Everything you purchase will be sent directly to you! A portion of total party sales will be donated to Jeremiah. The earning chart (excluding shipping charges) is as follows:

$1.00-$300.00 total sales=10% Earnings
$300.01-$500.00 total sales=15% Earnings
$500.01 & Up total sales=20% Earnings

Nanny Jo's Boutique has appliqued dresses, jon jons and tees, as well as personalized gifts and cute hairbows!


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pieces of Love

Pieces of Love 4 Jeremiah has its own website! :)  PLEASE go see the site :)  It does not have puzzle pics just yet as I have not started the puzzle :)  I am thining tomorow I will put in what pieces I have sponsored and take pics of it and each time I get a few more pieces sponsored will take more pics :)  If you want to sponsor a piece it is $2 donation per piece.  I was asked if you can donate more,  ummm YES!  LOL  but I am trying to make this so most folks can help if they want to :)  So head on over and tell me what you think of my FIRST ever website!  GO HERE PIECES OF LOVE 4 JEREMIAH!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Jeremiah's Birthday

We had invited a few folks to join us for Jeremiah's birthday last night but several must have forgot.  Aunt Pam (one of my dearest friends) and Uncle Mark did remember.  Here are some pics for yall.  PLEASE keep praying for funds to come in quickly and for exact dates.  I am told the person who schedules pickup and AIT is on vacation for one or two weeks.  not sure when she went on vacation but am sure I really want to know the exact date so we know what we are looking at and can get things scheduled.  I am battling being down because of money and such but I HAVE to remember that GOD IS ABLE!  I will hold on to that and WAIT on HIM TO MOVE the mountains in our path.

Noah and Aunt Pam

Yard Sale Fun.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Jeremiah!

March 29, 2008 at 5:37 PM an adorable little boy was born in Taiwan.  He weighed in at 6 lbs 1 oz. and was 19 inches long and went into fetal distress developig meconium aspiration syndrome, persistent pulmonary hypertension, shock lung, and periventricular leukomalacia all of which led to Severe Cerebral Palsy and Visual Dysfunction.  We did not know about our sweet Jeremiah then, but GOD did! :)  It is a miracle that Jeremiah lived.  When we read his medical records about all his tiny little body went through it tears my heart out and it lets me KNOW that God has a reason that this little boy lived!  I can't wait to raise this amazing child and see what God is gonna do with him!  Today marks Jeremiah's 2nd Birthday but it also marks a year since I saw his picture on our agency website and was forever changed!  We were NOT planning another adoption just yet but as always I am ever looking at waiting children and praying for them.  THIS time I could NOT get this little boy out of my mind!  I kept going back and forth to look at his picture and read the little bit of information that was on the website about him.  Finally on March 30th I told Bobby, we are suppose to adopt this little boy.  HE is our Jeremiah!  He was like not sure what to think!  After some prayer and discussion on March 31st Bobby told me to ask for more information so I got in touch with the agency to be sent the refferal infomation and so it began!  NEVER would I have believed then that on Jeremiah's next birthday that he would still not be home!  I thought then I would have 2 baby boys for Christmas, but fundraising has been much harder and slower with this adoption and it has taken so much longer than anyone thought.  I am so thankful that I can say that my son is spending his LAST birthday in his orphanage in Taiwan.  As I type his brother sleeps beside me and Jeremiah is probably taking his afternoon nap in Taiwan. Tonight we will have a family get together to celeberate the LIFE of Jeremiah!  The MIRACLE that he is even alive! and the MIRACLE that God is blessing our family with our sweet frogie boy!  We are so close to my bringing Jeremiah home!  If he were here we would be having a HUGE party.  My prayer for this day is that Jeremiah would feel love this day where he is and that God would somehow be preparing him for how his little life is going to change and that gift would come in today to help bring him home.  What better birthday gift than coming home to your family!  If you possibly can, please go to our 100 Good Wishes website and donate even $5 to help bring Jeremiah home!  And leave a good wish for him and a picture of your family for the virtual quilt. I will be printing all the wishes and pictures to put in Jeremiah's book :) 

Jeremiah, my sweet frogie boy!  Mommy is sooo sorry that you are spending a 2nd birthday with no family.  You HAVE  family little man, we are just so far away and you do not know we exist.  You have no clue the amount of love that we have been storing up to lavish on you when we are finally together my angel!  God is so teaching mommy so many things in this journey and HE is touching so many people through our journey to you.  God is bridging the ocean once again to bless me with YOU my baby boy!  I can't wait to hold you, to feel you close to me, to smell the scent that is soley yours, to snuggle against you and kiss and hug you and be able to massage your muscles and begin learning all I need to do to help you and to be the best mommy I can be for you.  My heart aches for you Jeremiah.  I never thought it would take this long baby.  Hang on tight my sweet frogie because I am coming as SOON as I can, but till I get there catch my kisses in the wind!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

NEW ITEMS donated...Check them out!

Just thought I would post the auction on here again because we have had quite a few new neat things added that those on this blog might not have seen yet!  If you have a baby of Asian descent you will love the family friendly Chinese package that has been added recently towards the bottom.  There are several things with no bids yet!  Please check it out and see if there is anything you would like to bid on!  

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!! Also the auction on our fundraising blog will be the one I keep updated with the most recent high bid!  Please check it out HERE to make sure you are still the highest bidder after you bid :)

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 $40  ... 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 $50 ... 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.

Current Higbid is $20 ... 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 $15 ... 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 $25  ... 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 $21 ... 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 $22 ... 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 $20 ... 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 $25 ... 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 $25... Bid ... 

Current Higbid  on $50 Certificate #2  is $20  ... 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 $30 ... 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!

Current Higbid is $10 ... Bid

Next we ave a God's Word for Girls Bible BRAND NEW donated by Jei Jei (aka my 21 year old Daughter Celeste :) 
Current Higbid is $15 ... Bid

Next we have
one burner in black or white and a bottle of oil from Sensaria Natural Body Care donated by my friend Kelly!
Ceramic Burner available in matte black or matte white finish. Create the perfect mood for any occasion! Put a few drops of oil in and enjoy! :)  Follow the link above to see Kelly's site :)

Be the first to bid ... Bid

Next we have a few sets of things  donated by a sweet friend :)
All new in package.

First we have A Chinese for Families Package:

 A family-friendly Chinese package that includes a new set of training chopsticks for a child, a pack of 5 new wooden chopsticks for adults, and a Chinese language learning kit for kids.  The kit includes 36 small books and a CD.  Also included with this set is a decorative tissue box cover.

Be the first to bid ... Bid

and next donated by my friend  A Toys for Big Boys Package:
 Two Maisto replica cars, one a Porsche Type 356 Roadster, the other a BMW 645 Cabrio, both on a 1:18 scale.  (Now you can say you own a Porsche or a BMW and really mean it!)

Be the first to bid ... Bid

And Thirdly donated by my friend  a Toys for Younger Boys Package:
Includes an erector set that can be built into 15 different models, a Morphibians land and water remote controlled vehicle, and a set of Wall Walkers bugs that climb walls.

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!