I should have put this up sooner, but I have been a little busy and tired! Bill, Josh Britt and Sue Ann McCoy are in Guatemala right now on a scouting trip for an upcoming mission trip this summer. You can check out some of their pictures at http://72students.blogspot.com/ . Please keep them in your prayers while they are there and on their way home and pray that they are sensitive to God's leading for what ministries they will work with this summer.
I am trying to get caught up on posting. Here's my first shot at creating collage in Picasa. Here are a few shots of our decor this year. The past couple of years have been hard for me to get in the mood to really decorate and Bill has done most of the work. It was really fun decorating this year and watching how excited Fern and Rosa got when they saw all the fun Christmas decorations. I don't have a picture of the outside lights, but every time we went out at night, Fern would see the lights and say "Thank you Papi!" It was so sweet.
She was adopted from Guatemala. At three years old, she was diagnosed with a high-risk, aggressive form of Leukemia. Certain genetic complications have put her chance of surviving the treatment at about 20%.
I am praying for her and her family. Would you pray for them too?
You can find more about Abby here, on her family blog: http://www.riggsfamilyblog.com/2009/01/about-abby.html
I am so behind in posting. We had a wonderful Christmas with the girls and our families. They (especially Fern) had so much fun the entire month of Dec. Unfortunately we had computer problems and half of our Christmas pictures had already been downloaded on it. We should get it back with in the next week and then I can try to catch up. We didn't get to all of our advent activities, unfortunately, but I hope we can catch up.
Fern had trigger thumb release surgery on New Years Eve and she has done great with the surgery, wearing the cast and everything. She gets it off on Friday, I think I will be as happy as she will be. It has been a bit of a pain trying to bathe her with it on.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years, ours was all we had hoped it would be.
Oh yeah, one more thing, my mom got engaged on New Years Day! Guess we will be busy planning wedding for the next couple of months...
On August 21st, 2008, we brought our two beautiful daughters home from Guatemala through the miracle of adoption. In January 2009, we found out that we would be adding 2 more feet to our family through the miracle of birth. Please follow our journey as we prepare to become a family of five!