Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas and miracles!

As I sat in church on Christmas Eve listening to our Pastor talk about miracles in our lives, I immediately thought about the birth of my 3 boys.  There is nothing like becoming pregnant and giving birth that shows a real miracle.  I mean really...everything that must come together in order for this perfect little baby to be born.  It is truly nothing short of a miracle.  And it blew me away.... every.....single...time!!!  And then I turned in my seat and saw this

and I knew I was looking at another of God's miracles. The actual miracle of her birth was experienced by her other mother.....her China Mommy.  But the circumstances in which she became a part of our family is a miracle none the less!!   I remember the beginning of our adoption story...the part where I had to convince Scott that it is something we should do.   And then we met sweet Grace, who quickly transformed Scott's heart and we started the paperwork.  And who would ever have thought that we could tackle the mountains of paperwork , and doctor visits, and fingerprint appointments and police clearances and time restraints.  But we did...and it was a miracle!  And then that call on May 19th 2008, when our adoption advocate said Kathie I think we have a little girl that would be perfect for you.  And that little girl turned out to be the most perfect fit for our family.  Coincidence???  no... a miracle!  And don't forget the miracle of Scott, who had an intense fear of flying...who because of that fear had NEVER flown before,  who got on that plane and flew non stop for 13 hours so that he could meet and bring his daughter home!!
And so this Christmas has reminded me of all that God can accomplish.  I thought a lot about my children the last few days, and  the miracles that brought them to me.  I am blessed beyond belief that they are in my life and that I have been entrusted with their care.  Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Prayer Request

I have a  prayer request.  I have a dear friend who was just diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  She has a huge support system of family and friends but I know she would appreciate all your prayers too!  Thank you!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Osbourne Family Christmas-Disney cont.

The first night in Disney we went back to Hollywood Studios where we had been earlier in the day.  Imagine my shock at the transformation.  Although I knew the streets would be lit for Christmas I had no idea the beauty that was waiting for us!

Music was playing and the lights were dancing to the rhythm.  So was Sierra!!

You have to see it to believe it!

Monday, December 13, 2010


We returned from Disney late Friday night ( really early Saturday morning ). I have wanted to post more but I am just so overwhelmed with all we experienced/ It was my second trip to Disney and Sierra and Scott's first. It is an amazing place and one leaves there with a profound respect for all those involved behind the scenes. Magic, dreams, wonder, laughter,joy, beauty, fun,colorful.are all words that come to mind when trying to describe the feeling of Disney. And to watch your child as she sees for the first time the castle or shakes hands with Mickey or kisses the cheek of one of her favorite princesses,its as the saying goes "priceless" Disney does it right. They make you and your children feel special. They work hard to make their park the best, and it shows. The hardest part is deciding what to do on any given day. There is sooo much to choose from.

Tonight I will share with you some pics of our dinner with the princesses. Scott's brother and his wife had arranged for the 3 of us to have dinner with the princesses at a restaurant in "Norway". Sierra was dressed in her favorite princess dress and tiara and her seh excitedly asked me to put her hair in a bun. She wasn't thrilled about the leggings or the sneakers but I am somewhat practical too. There is nowhere to go in Disney without having to walk and it was COLD that day. From the moment we entered the restaurant to the moment we left..our girl was in awe!! What a memory for her to treasure forever. And the last princess to make an apeearance???? Her favorite...Ariel!!

            I love how she has an itch and is scratching just as I take the picture! I have another too!

                                                               Daddy and Cinderella!
                                                                Dadddy's favorite princess
         Sierra made the waitresses day when she aked if she could have a picture of her too.  She was a   student from Norway!
A night filled with joy and wonder...more magic to follow soon!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

We Are Back!!

What a trip. No one does it better than Disney. Here are a few pics with more coming over the next few days!!

The long awaited first glimpse of the castle

Sierra spotting it for the first time, walking with her Aunt Carol and Uncle Steve!

                                                            Note the winter coat and hood!!

More to come in the days ahead!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Going Away

I will not be posting for a little while.  We are leaving early in the morning to go visit some friends!!!

See you all when we get back!!!