Sunday, April 26, 2009

What does one do while they wait for TA???

Well you run a relay leg in the OKC Marathon!!! We had 3 relay teams from the school district that I work with and we left yesterday and headed for OKC. We visited the Expo, got our race packets and went to eat LOTS of pasta!!! Headed to the hotel and went nighty night. Up at 4:30 in the morning as the race started at 6:30. I shuttled out to my leg 5K and waited around 2 1/2 before I took off. It was my very first 5K run and I was very excited!! I really didn't know what to expect which made the run quite interesting. I really don't run, I wog (jogging & walking). I began mid Fall at the encouragement of two ladies that I work with. I am not much on running when it's cold or wet or anything else, yes I am a whimp!!!! So I really didn't push myself until about 3 weeks ago. I kept the pace of run 5 minutes, walk 2 minutes and my leg really was 3.6 miles and I did it in 56 minutes. The longest I had run was last Tuesday I did 3.0 in 50 minutes so I was proud of my time for my very first race. I got a little emotional as I came into the hand off area and when I met up with my other friends!! My next goal is to continue and bump it up to 6 - 2 and keep going until I can run a 5K with minimum walking!!! I was handed a beautiful medal that I am very proud of!!!

This is a team mate and myself last night at the Pasta Dinner, our team name was "Chicks that Run" We originally started out with 5 girls, but one gal had to drop out so we picked up a guy and he was great about it. So we called ourselves "Chicks that Run and Kraig". So we are doing the chicken move!!!

One of the other teams from our school district and the ladies that I hung with!!

The lady 2nd from the left ran in the Boston Marathon last week. She also ran the same leg that I did and she finished way ahead of me and came back when she saw me and help encourage me and ran with me across my finish line!! THANKS "M"!!!

This is the other team that ran from our school district. This picture was taken the night before at the Pasta Dinner!!!
Fun was had by all and no one was hurt. It was a great race!!!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Please Pray

I follow this blog and I am asking for prayer warriors to join her and her family as they pray their daughter through this difficult situation.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday DARCI!!!

Today in a home on the other side of the world a little girl named Nian Xuan Feng is celebrating her first birthday.

Darci, mommy and daddy wish that you were here so that we could share your first birthday with you. A celebration fit for a princess, the princess you are!!! That is not going to be able to happen because we are not together yet. We are celebrating your birth by remembering who you are and the day that you came into this world. We also stop and remember your birth family. We do not know who they are or where they are, but we remember the fact that you were brought into this world on this very special day!!!
Happy First Birthday Darci, we love you!!!
Mommy & Daddy

Friday, April 10, 2009

She is the luckiest baby in the world!!!

The ladies that I work with threw a surprise birthday party for Darci today. I came into work and was all busy passing out my Easter treats and walked into the conference room to hand out treats to the co-worker that was in there and lo and behold there it was, I just turned around real quick and said "I'm sorry". I was surprised but I walked into my own surprise without anyone else to say "Surprise"!! I started this job back in July and these ladies are the best ladies to work with!! I love my job and I love working with these ladies. Darci will turn 1 tomorrow in a home in Jiangxi province of Fengcheng China. She has a foster mother but I have no idea if they will celebrate her birthday. Half way around the world some very precious women helped this mommy celebrate her youngest daughter's first birthday. Thanks ladies!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

And here she is.......

I Samuel 1:27
I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Here is what God has blessed us with

Nian Xuan Feng - Darci Nian Roberts
April 11, 2008

Brian and I are besides ourself with love for this child that God has given us!!! Stay tuned, there are other things that need to fall into place before travel takes place. At this point, I am thinking the end of May to the middle of June before we travel. Check back every now and then, I will post when we will travel and post pictures of her when we get her and keep you updated on all our travels in China.

Friday, April 3, 2009

It's a GIRL!!!

Date of Birth: April 11, 2008
Nian Xuan Feng
Feng Cheng SWI
She in foster care. God is good!!!
She is from Jiangxi province
This is all we know at this point. We will have to wait unitl Monday or Tuesday for the English translation!!!


I called our agency this morning and we will not have a packet today!!! :( :( :( It will be here on Monday, I will get the call. I think we will still have to wait a few more days for the english translation so it will probably be Wednesday before we see a picture. I cannot stand this, I have waited so long and here I go having to wait some more!!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

So excited!!!!

I am so happy that the rumor are pointing to the 7th and 8th being included which means some bloggy friends will all be together in China!!! YEEEEE HAAAAWWWW!!! T, L and PM will be there. Hoping that we can meet up in Guanghouz and take a Red Couch picture of the bloggy moms and their daughters!!!