Friday, December 25, 2009

True Meaning & Elizabeth's 4th Birthday today!

OK so earlier in the week.....I got this Christmas present!!! Isn't he cute? He is a flat-coat retriever, and is of course a rescued puppy- about 3 months old. He is a FUZZY ball of silliness. Fits pretty well into our family :) His fur is seriously like a Persian cat fur. Absolutely love petting him- a lot!!! He will be a big dog- you should see his paws- they are HUGE! He will be our spoiled outdoor dog- the dog that gets to be petted by all the campers (fed hotdogs - secretly of course), and will be a companion to us when we spend countless hours outdoors for our job :) Love him!!! Thank you Jason!!!! (and Abigail who helped pick him out)
Look at the cheese on this face!!!
Almost a year ago- this little man screamed at the sight of us! Did not want to know us, especially me......and now he is pure cheekiness!
Happy Birthday to our little baby girl- who is now 4!!!! We met her when she was just a day old, but she came to live with us when she was 5 1/2 months old (through foster care).
Elizabeth is full on ALL the time! She is super energetic!!!! She loves to sing & talk. She has the most excellent voice!!!!! Really we are thinking - hello praise team for church!!!!!!
Daddy helping the princess put on her clothes (see Halloween has a benefit- 1/2 off makes great presents later on :)
Our princess complete with purse, beads, crown, ear rings, ring, sceptor, wings, dress, and shoes that you can't see. (I made sure to get a bigger dress so it fits for a while :)
Look at this little man- loves his horse with a little man on it......
Teddy Bear - our indoor doggy who wants to be in on the action...
Sweet Abigail enjoying the day with her new braces (with pink bands of course!!!) that she got put on - this past Tuesday! She is doing great with them!
Jonathan- again.....such a serious child- he he he he- loving the cowboy hat & pink blanket.
So all was well in princess land.....she was sitting next to the prince, with guards all around, and ladies in waiting....
look how handsome this guard is......yep, he is walking just like the guards at Buckingham- results of our recent trip to England :)
Yep, this is one serious guard, he has a foam gun, horse in his hands, and a sword in his belt.
This little guard is going to make sure you do not get in!
This is her personal guard helping her.........and then something unthinkable happens......
This crazy man.....comes in to kidnap the princess!!!!
The soldiers try to protect her......
But try as they might all the kings horses....all the kings men.....couldn't protect the little princess.
He fought them all off.......
Good thing it was just daddy playing with the kids and wanting to love on his princess!!!!!!

This story has a happy ending.......but what about your story? Will you have a happy ending? Do you know who your Savior is? Do you know who will rescue you? Christmas is about a hero who is perfect, loving, saving, caring, powerful, without end, and who loved you soo much he came to Earth to become like us to be able to lead us.

This Christmas the Greatest JOY you could ever hope for....comes from SALVATION!!!! Do you know HIM as your personal savior? He didn't just come for Christmas....He came to die for YOUR sins. He came to show us how to obey, love, and care for others.....If you don't know Jesus as your savior here is a prayer to lead you to him this Christmas! All He asks is that you confess your sins to HIM - don't worry, He already knows everything and has been waiting patiently for you.....and will until the end of time......because HIS LOVE is that REAL! John 3:16 "For God SOOO LOVED the WORLD that HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON that WHOSOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE!"

Dear God, please forgive me. I know I am a sinner, and I believe Jesus Christ died and rose to heaven so I could be forgiven of my sins and live forever with you. I accept your gift of forgiveness. Thanks you for loving me. From this day, I'll do everything I can to follow you. Amen!

If you want to know more you can click and e-mail me privately, face book me, or if you e-mail I will give you my number and I would be more than happy to talk with Christian Camp Directors......our joy of what we do is to see others know HIM personally! That is a gift that doesn't cost anything, but more valuable than the most expensive jewels we saw at the Tower of London :)

May all of you who know Christ and those who may be still wondering....praying that you will SEE HIM this BLESSED CHRISTMAS DAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Update: We still haven't received word yet if we are approved or not, but guess who will be checking her mail box- ASAP tomorrow, and every delivery day until we do know. Although we know it could be a big struggle, or it could be immediate relief.......either way we will be PRAISING GOD!!!! Hebrews 11:1 "Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things NOT seen."

We could never think of walking this road alone- Thank You ALL sincerely from the bottom of our hearts to you for your prayers, kind words, encouragement, and support. You are true brothers and sisters in Christ!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! May YOU KNOW CHRIST this season!!!!!!!!!


  1. Merry Christmas! Wishing your amazing family a wonderful Christmas!!! I pray you get good news very soon but I know regardless of the outcome right now you will keep fighting and you have God and all of us prayer warriors on your side so they don't stand a chance ;)

  2. Great post!

    Merry Christmas, Friends! We love you!!!

    Laurel & the gang :)

  3. love this post. great message and fun pix of a fun family. what a cute pup! merry christmas!

  4. Love Love Love this wonderful post Wrights! That picture of the birthday princess is PRICELESS!!

  5. Wouldn't it be great if at least SOME of the staffers at USCIS were adoptive parents themselves?!
    Praying your news comes soon!

  6. Merry Christmas! I loved your pictures!

    I am praying that your wait will not be unbearable. I am not a patient person (unfortunately), so I would probably be going crazy if I were in your situation.

    I hope you hear soon!
    God bless!

  7. Happy Birthday Elizabeth!
    What a great post!

  8. I know you have been tagged before...but I just nominated you for an award on my blog:). XOXO friend!