Friday, August 27, 2010

Celebrating Twice

16 years + 1 year & countingToday we are celebrating 16 years of marriage. I can't even begin to share how much Jeremy means to me. We've had some hard times but I have to say as long as I'm going through them with him, I'm OK. We have always come out OK. This whole process has been one of those difficult things but we have done it together and I'm so thankful. I love going through life with him. I could probably gush about him until everyone is rolling their eyes and gagging so I won't. I am just truly thankful for the man that God has blessed me with.
Today is not only the anniversary of our marriage, it is also the one year anniversary of our papers being approved in Colombia. So we officially have been "waiting" for our children for one year. We are happy about that. Every day that goes by brings us one day closer to holding them in our arms. We can't wait!In the last couple of months we have had our home study amended, edited and sent in. We have traveled to West Virginia to have our fingerprints done bio metrically again. Not sure why they expire... really doesn't make sense to me, but it had to be done so we did it. So home study is done, finger prints are done, anniversary is here and now we just get to wait again... mostly. I received a letter from homeland security today stating that our home study was missing a couple vital bits of information so we'll have to get that corrected and sent in but really shouldn't be any big deal.

So while I am thankful for every minute... every second I have with Jeremy.... I/we are so looking forward to our precious little children coming home. We thank the Father every day for keeping them safe and well cared for until we can see their sweet little faces. As always, we are so thankful for your prayers, love & support!!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Home Study

We have a follow up/updating home study on Monday. It is with the same agency but with a new lady. So hoping that all goes well. Working on a few other bits of paperwork for updating as well but other then that, nothing much going on.

Jeremy is in the busy session on his business and we are very thankful for that. We also leave for vacation toward the end of June so we are really looking forward to that.

Friday, April 9, 2010

More Paperwork

I guess we get to do some more paperwork. It will be a year of waiting in July and some of our papers will expire. My agency told me to go ahead and get started on updating them in May but I decided to get started in April instead. You just never know how long some things will take. We get to have another home study visit, update our medical & financial records, do more finger printing and some other things. It shouldn't be too bad.

Jeremy and I have been really praying over the finances for the adoption and just keep praying for God's favor. In the last few weeks, out of no where, we have had a couple friends send us checks for the adoption. What a blessing and a encouragement from God that He has not and will not forget us. The adoption and all the finances are in His hands. One of the checks was exactly the amount that our home study revisions will cost. God is SO good. I so appreciate how He uses people to bless others and can tell them exactly what is needed.

Some exciting news about Jeremy's business... Enigma Productions. Aaron (Jeremy's business partner) & Jeremy have moved into a building in downtown Radford. It has been recently renovated and is really cute. Just perfect for the guys. They are having a Grand Opening on Saturday, April 17th at 10:30am. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony and little party after. Hope you can join us! It is so great to see where the Lord has taken them. To see them step out in faith & get this building! It's very exciting!

As always, we appreciate your prayers, love & support!

Friday, January 29, 2010


As each day goes by and we continue to wait, I am grateful.
Grateful for the time with my husband.
Grateful for the love that we share.
Grateful for the love that is growing for our children.
Grateful for the time to prepare.
Grateful for the friendships we have.
Grateful for the continued blessings from the Lord.
Grateful for the hope that we have.
Grateful for our God that loves us enough to chose us for this purpose.

Friday, December 18, 2009

So Much....

to catch up on...

Middle of October to Middle of November my parents were here and remodeled our kitchen... incredible amount of work but SO amazing now. Thanks Mom and Dad! What a tremendous blessing this has been for us. We are almost completely done now.

The kitchen before…

During remodel…

Dad working hard...

Mom making things "pretty"...

For Thanksgiving we were able to get away for the week with The Forresters, The Pendergrasses & The Palmers. We had a great time and even got a little snowed in. Jeremy and I ended up losing our keys at the end of the trip and it was a fiasco but God brought us through but not without a little struggle on our part.

Us at the falls in Maryland for Thanksgiving…Aaron & I carving the turkey…

Thanksgiving dinner…

This is about what Sparky has been looking like for the past couple months. He has a hurt knee and has been milking it for everything he is worth. Can’t go up stairs or jump so is getting carried and getting very, very spoiled. This is him in my electric blanket. Poor guy.

Christmas tree shopping took place when we returned from Thanksgiving. Jeremy and I went to the tree farm with friends but ended up going to several lots before finding our tree. We need a pretty small one so we had to shop around. Everything have been decorated for a while now and beautiful.

Our partially decorated tree... Not sure why I didn't get a picture of the finished product...LOTS of Christmas baking & cooking in general has been taking place at the Pegg home. With the new kitchen, I just can't resist! It is so much more fun and so much easier to spread out, make a mess and clean it all up.

So much room to spread out...

Lots & lots of fudge...

We are having a major snow storm as we speak. We haven't had this much snow since we lived here. They are calling for 14" and I think we just might get that. May get snowed in for the weekend... guess I'll have to do some more baking!
On the adoption front... it is still just waiting. We don't have to update any paperwork until May so we just get to sit back and relax until then. We continue to pray that the kids will come very soon. We appreciate your continued prayers.

Merry Christmas Everyone! I pray that you are all enjoying it and remembering all the blessings God has given us, including the precious birth of his dear son, Jesus.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Birthday!

PS: Happy Birthday to my favorite Father In Law - Duane!!! I hope you have a wonderful day today and know how much you are loved from this side of the United States!!!! Love you!!!

The Long Wait

Hmmm.... I'm not sure which is longer.... you waiting for me to post something new on my blog or us waiting for the kids. I'm kidding obviously but at least you don't have the problem of trying to keep up with my blog! : ) Anyway - once again I must apologize for no updates.

On August 27th (our Anniversary), a letter was written in Colombia approving us and our paperwork to become parents of Colombian born children. We actually didn't hear until several weeks later but it is just like God to have something special like that happen on our Anniversary. You gotta love the way he works. So what this means is we are "officially" waiting for our children instead of our paperwork. Yippee!!! There is still much to do but at least we are much closer!

What is still to do? There will be more paperwork to keep updated as we go and paperwork to prepare to take with us to Colombia. There are still a lot of funds to raise but we are trusting God for every penny. There is another bedroom to prepare. There is Spanish to learn. There are books to read and parenting dvds to help us prepare. But most of all... there are prayers to go up for protection and blessings on our children as they wait and that they will be able to come home as soon as humanly possible. They say the wait is about two years. Lord, please speed up that process!

So for now we wait, prepare, get things in order, etc. God is just making us better people in the wait and I'm so thankful for that!

I will have updates soon on all the activities going on at the house! Parents are here, walls ripped out, dust everywhere, a new kitchen coming soon! Thank you Mom and Dad for this HUGE blessing. We truly appreciate this gift!