Saturday, January 2, 2010

Our Puzzle Project

I bought this puzzle the end of November as a way to keep the family busy while we wait. It is a farm scene called "Daddy's Little Helper" that will go with Evan's "Barn Dance" theme room. I thought I would modge podge it and frame it on the wall. Well, my resolve didn't last long on this project and neither did the girls! Who knew how many pieces 1,000 was??? The most memorable moment was when Rus spent an hour putting the tractor together only to find Carley hovered over it later saying "Daddy look how much I helped!" (she had taken it completely apart and even seperated the pieces!!) Anyway, Rusty stuck with it to the end only to find one piece missing! This really isn't terribly surprising considering Carley's "help" and all the other chaos in the house. He was so disappointed until our good friend pointed out the clear significance. Our family is missing a piece right now as well. He suggested we actually highlight the missing piece by painting under it a bright yellow or orange and continue with the plan to frame and hang it along with a note that explains that our family is incomplete until Evan comes home. So cool.


  1. Thanks for stopping by our blog! I know how hard it is waiting to see your son's face...going to pray for you right now. It's so amazing to look back later though and see how the Lord sustained you and grew you every step of the way.

  2. I am so glad I found your blog!!!!!! Oh My Word....You are so close!!!!!!! We are #7 for a boy and #22 for a girl on the AGCI wait list. This is our second adoption but will be our 4th child. I really think the list will start moving again. You are on the most amazing journey!!! I can't wait to hear when you get your referral...who knows maybe we will travel together...that is if there are lots of referrals in the same week:) Hang in there, God is NEVER late, not by a single day!!!!!
    Blessings and nice to "meet" you,

  3. That is a fabulous idea. Can't wait for you to have your missing piece, so that your family puzzle is complete :)

  4. What a cool idea! Genius!!! Praying, friend!

  5. I love your new blog, Cristie! I can't wait to watch and read as you await the arrival of little Evan into your home! You caught onto how to blog rapidly...and is totally addicting!


  6. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



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