Praise God from whom all blessings flow

We received our referral Friday evening.  Almost too amazing to be real.  Since then we've shared the news with family, friends, and facebook at large, celebrated, starting nesting.......it's been a good time.  With this news, we're entering into a new phase in our lives.  We're parents.  We have children.  Things are going to be different now.  

I thought it was only appropriate that I make the move to a new site, one that will still be filled with crazy projects I think up, decor, and other pretty things, but one that also celebrates this phase in my life and all that God has done and will do in the lives of my children.  I hope y'all will stick with me.  

As for the referral and our precious babies: we have one boy and one girl (the agency was wrong!).  They're both about 2 months old, and have gorgeous dark eyes and hair and couldn't be more beautiful.  And we couldn't be more in love.  Due to privacy concerns, we're not allowed to post photos or other information until our court date when they legally become ours, but just imagine the most beautiful babies in the world, and you're pretty darn close :)  

I'm working on finishing up some art work for the nursery, and it just seems right to have a print with the first line of the doxology - "Praise God from whom all blessings flow".  

 Merry Christmas! 

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Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing news, congratulations!!!

kelly said... Best Blogger Tips

PRAISE THE LORD!!! such wonderful news. and such timing... God is good.

Ange said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations! How exciting, a boy and a GIRL! :) Love the doxology pic btw.

Autum said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations! What an amazing Christmas gift. Praise God!!

Meredith said... Best Blogger Tips

A very heartfelt congratulations to you both! You will be amazing parents!

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said... Best Blogger Tips

AMAZING NEWS! You were right after all, it was a boy and a girl that you were supposed to have. I hope that everything goes quickly from here on out.

Becky said... Best Blogger Tips

What amazing news!!!! This is the best present for you guys!!! soooo happy for you!!!!!!

Tanya said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations! You've waited for so long and will soon have your family. It's perfect.

pk @ Room Remix said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely awesome news! I'm so happy for you. :-)

Margo said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations!! A true Christmas miracle!

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Kelly Mann said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations! Love the new site! I've been a reader for some time now... I found you through the beaded chandelier and was so excited to try it out myself!

What an exciting time for the 4 of you!! I know you're going to bless the lives of those children beyond measure and the Lord will work wonders in your family!

There is a code {if you're interested} that you can put in your HTML that will automatically re-direct readers to your new blog. I know you still have all of your tutorials and projects on the other site, but when you are ready to switch everything over I'd be happy to put that in place for you - you can see how it works on my blog! Just let me know!

Congratulations again! What a sweet, sweet blessing!

The Mom said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh such joy...this is one Christmas you will never forget. I love the new site for Gus and Lula and the beautiful rendering of the opening of the Doxology. These two were chosen for you to raise and love and cherish from before the foundation of the world, and they are two little ones (now) who have a calling and a destiny all their own...bestowed upon them by the very One who knit them together in their mother's womb but who now knits them into your heart and your life...forever! Blessings!

The Extra Ordinary Bree said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so happy for you. Have a merry merry Christmas with your babies!

Erica @ Erica's Inspirations said... Best Blogger Tips

Praise God indeed! I am so excited for your family! And a girl!?!? I guess you will be using the name Lula after all :)

Suzanne@Meridian Road said... Best Blogger Tips


Life will never be the same again. :)

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips


Brooke@SweetMintStudios said... Best Blogger Tips

Whooohooooo!!! And yay for the move to the new blog. What a great time to make the jump! BTW, I want one of your doxology prints too... but in muted-happy colors that match our home.

Jannah said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations! Answered prayers truly are the best Christmas gifts!

Victoria said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh yay! You get your little girl too!!! :)

I am so excited for you both and can't wait to see pictures of them both after they are yours.

What a wonderful Christmas present this year.

Gretchen, Justin & Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW! So you are now back to a boy and girl?? How amazing! What a wonderful Christmas present to see their little faces!! Any idea on when you'll have clearance to travel?! yay!!

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Jenna said... Best Blogger Tips

My eyes are all misty - congrats!!

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful! What a great Christmas present! Congratulations!

Valerie said... Best Blogger Tips

Incredible! Congratulations, mom and dad!!! So very happy for you and your sweet little guys coming!

Mrs. 5C said... Best Blogger Tips

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :) I'm so happy for you guys!!

Britt said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much, everyone, for the encouragement! I have been blown away by everyone's excitement for us!

Kelly Mann - I would love the code if you don't mind. Your site is beautiful!

Brooke - we can work on the colors over Christmas!

Gretchen - We're hoping that it will be 4 months - at most - until they come home. Congrats on your new little guy, too! Annie's mentioned your adoptions and I am just so thrilled for you!

LAURA!!! said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations. What a special Holiday Season for you guys!

mommara said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful news. A boy and a girl. Now what to do with that other chandelier. lol

~~**sKySiE**~~ said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats to you both! You guys must be over the moon :) I bet this is the best christmas present you guys could have hoped and prayed for!

Merry Christmas

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, God is so good!! Congratulations!

Gretchen, Justin & Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

How wonderful re: 4 months or less!!! I will be praying that the remainder of the wait will be on the "less" side!

Patty said... Best Blogger Tips

Yay! Congrats! :)

caroline said... Best Blogger Tips

OH!!!! SO exciting! It warms my heart to hear this news- double the surprises- now which chandelier are you going to use?

Britt said... Best Blogger Tips

Caroline - thanks! I'm going to go ahead and use the chandelier that is already hanging in the nursery -- and I'll just have to find somewhere else for the new one! :)

Sara said... Best Blogger Tips

Such wonderful news! Congratulations! And I'm loving the doxology artwork...any chance you'd share? :)

Britt said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Sara! I do occasionally make prints available to my readers, but since this is one I plan to offer in my etsy store (a fund-raiser of sorts for our adoption) I don't feel comfortable sending a digital copy. Sorry! Since you're a fellow adopter, I'd love to offer you a discount on a print - if you're interested, just convo me on etsy. Thanks!

Mrs. Doodle said... Best Blogger Tips

I read your blog through rss and usually don't come over to comment but I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!!!! YEA!!!! I love the names. I am over the moon excited for you:)

and I LOVE the doxology!

Mrs. Doodle said... Best Blogger Tips

p.s. saw your comment up there about putting the doxology in the etsy store... will you let us know when you do? LOVE that print!

Sara said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for the offer! But as a fellow adopter raising funds, I'll pay full price! :) Already bookmarked your Etsy shop!

Britt said... Best Blogger Tips

Mrs. Doodle - will do!
Sara - thanks! :)

Carly said... Best Blogger Tips

I saw the post about you guys on the CSI Project and had to see this person who creates insane designs with Sharpies... Then I was sidetracked by the heart of Africa button and then the adoption stories. It is the strong desire of my heart to go to Africa and love on those precious children. May God bless you with easy transitions for the babies and you two and that they grow up as healthy, happy, and well-adjusted young men! Oh, and I'm following your blog now because I can't wait to see these two beauties....AND I love the gutter shelves:)

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