TEAM BARNETT ADOPTION 2014 ~ Felix's Heroes Wall

The following people have graciously donated to our adoption fund and have made Greta, Felix, & Romeo one step closer to becoming "An Orphan No More"!
Greta's, Felix's, & Romeo's Heroes Wall:
Linda Wade ~ TX; Tammy Johnson ~ TX; Brian & Carol Miller ~ NC; Karl & Beth Brennan ~ TX; Sammye Smith ~ TX; Barbara Balthrop ~ TX; Jeri Newman ~ TX; Shirley Bowman ~ TX; Anonymous ~ TX; Kelly & Chay McClellan ~ TX; Heather Farester ~ VA; Terri Mauldin ~ TX; Sherry Hamby ~ TX; Laura Homan ~ TX; Cindy & Kelsey Cregar ~ MD; April Jurisch ~ TX; Danni & Rhaya Edison ~ TX; Brenda Baswell ~ AL; Anonymous ~ TX; Keshia Melton ~ New Zealand; Mistie Sutko ~ TX; Amy Epley ~ TX; Annie Trenda ~ WA; Jenny Raspberry-Martin ~ Canada; Amber Gilchrist-Anderson ~ NM; Bianca Montelaro-Oliver ~ LA; Sasha Fera-Schanes ~ CA; Gigi Glynn ~ NJ; Cordie Teddlie Everman ~ TN; Clydene Moore ~ TX; Peggy McAdams ~ TX; Kayla Groen; Kristen Abel ~ TX; Dandy Rivas Fleming ~ TX; Colleen Salinas ~ TX; Katy Pyle ~ LA; Sandra Lizcano ~ LA; Reby Lawler ~ TX; Charlette Flowers ~ TX; Mary Anne McCartney ~ TX; Colleen Krizak ~ TX; Rhonda Jackson ~ TX; Heather Woodall ~ TX; Heather Johnson ~ TX; Sherwin & Ann Lee ~ TX; Stacie Lee Mercer ~ TX; Anonymous; Wesley Barnett ~ MS; Anonymous ~ TX; Shirley Massey ~ TX; Jeremy & Mandy Danielson ~ TX; Anonymous ~ TX; Debbie Goff ~ TX; Jamie Discher ~ TX; Carol Miller Wise ~ NC; Cherrisa Shelton ~ TX; Sheilah Chisum ~ NM; Debbie Marks ~ OH; The Stokes Family ~ TX; Wanda Oldag ~ TX; Lisa Smith ~ OH; Michelle Hughes ~ VA;
Reece's Rainbow: Andrea Roberts, Nancy Thornell, Debbie Hannon, Michelle Zoromski, & Lucille Brown

Monday, January 13, 2014

Update!! Update!! Update!!

My #1 New Year's Resolution was to start my blog again and to become an official "blogger."  I had become guilty of using Facebook as my only "blog" because it is super easy and I can post anywhere at any time using my iPhone.  And, since I am always on the go with my family and extremely busy with raising five active children, FB has given me a quick outlet to share my family and our experiences.  The downside to only using FB is that I am only allowed to share short snippets at a time when I post and my audience is limited to only my FB friends. 
Therefore, I have decided to set aside time every two to three days, sit down by myself at the laptop, and blog my heart out!  I actually love to write and have always tried to keep a journal, so this aspect of blogging will come easy for me.  The hard part will be to find the time to actually sit down BY MYSELF and to remain UNINTERRUPTED for more than ten minutes in order to write!! 
I have asked a couple of people to start holding me accountable to blogging and they've agreed to swiftly kick me in the rear if I go more than five days without posting a single thing HERE, on my ACTUAL blog, and fall back into my old habit of just posting on FB.  By default, if I break my resolution, my accountability partners will need to be kicked in the rear, as well!  (Hahaha, I hope y'all are reading this...)
Yay, I have gone public with my it's out there for the world to see.  Now I have more people holding me accountable.  In any case, I will be posting a long-awaited update on my precious family and the beautiful way in how Teague, Trenton, and Maclayne have fully adjusted and loving embraced their forever family.  All I can say is that God is good - He remained faithful in building our family and has blessed us with extraordinary love and joy. 
Until Wednesday, I leave you with two pictures of our family.  I hope to "see" you on Wednesday and in the days to come as you visit my blog and read my posts.

Picture of (l to r) Teague, Maclayne, Trenton, & Silas that was published on the Down Syndrome Association of South Texas' website

Family photo of Baby Dedication for Teague, Maclayne, Silas, & Trenton at Shearer Hills Baptist Church


  1. I look forward to reading more about your awesome family!

    1. Thank you, Tammy! You are a true Godsend, my friend! I just love you, Heather, & Charli so much!!!

  2. Thank you for the update! I can't wait to hear more about your sweeties!!

    1. Thank you, Line-Marie! It means so much that you visit my blog & follow our family's journey! God bless you!