Sunday, October 21, 2012

Whatever Happened to . . . ?

I know...
 people come and go in the bloggy world.
Their lives, their interests and their needs change. So they decide not to blog any more or they take a break.

I have a couple blogs listed on my sidebar and would love to be updated on their families! I am hoping that you may know how they are doing? 

I will also be updating my sidebar and will be taking off any inactive blogs.
If you know anything about these families please let me know in the comment section!

1. How they are doing?

2. How are their adopted children are doing and their family?

3. What they are doing now?

4. If they have another blog I could follow or if I could get in touch with them to follow their private blog or be friends with them on FB?

5. And if they have any prayers requests!

Even though I have never met them I feel like they are old friends and would love to be updated!

Here is a short list of 
"whatever happened too?"

1.  April @ Our Party of Seven. 
Also known as 
Mei Meis and Mayhem
Last I heard their Ava was having open heart surgery.

2.  Nicole @ The Bakers Sweets
They had just brought home a little blessing from China but were still having challenges in their home.
Nicole always was honest- God bless her!
Challenges are a huge part of adopting.
I could easily identify with her and the many challenges.
I have continued to pray for them.

3.  Anita @ He Leads Us to Faith- Faith Walking to Caleb!
I loved this blog! They had older children and a daughter from China. When I started following her blog they were on their journey to Caleb.
He had a limb difference but he also had a smile that was so contagious!

4.  The Journey Continues...
This was Mandi's family. They have 4 treasures from China! Their last one was Kalia.
I am sure they are busy with everyday LIFE but I would love an update on them!

5. Cari at Wherever He Leads Us
She stopped blogging about 5 months ago but does FB I think?
How is Selah's transition going?
How is the rest of the family?

6. Pam at the The Byrd's Nest
She stopped blogging 4 months ago.

7.  Suzette @ Living By Faith

8. Forever n Always
They went private, I think?

9. Tanya @Acorns and Cherry Blossoms?
They adopted Khloe in 2010. She lives about an hour away from me but I haven't heard from her in quite awhile?

10. And how is Hezra @ Home in the Woods?
They added a group of three to their family and I am sure it must be very challenging.

Thank you for helping me find out about my long lost friends!

I hope you like our new blog look!

THANK YOU Katie for cleaning things up a bit and giving us a new clean crisp look!

One question? Are the bats driving you batty?
I like a more peaceful feel so the bats may be going!

Sorry our header pic is not real clear. It was taken with my point and shoot and then blown up. All our complete family photos that include Andrew and Caitlin were taken with my camera- oops!
I am definitely going to need to learn how to take better photos with my larger camera!

The pictures are from Homeschool Day at Sealife Adventures at the MOA!
We got in for $5 per person and they had many learning activities!
It was a great day!

God's Blessings to YOU!


Love for Lilly Yin said...

I think Anita is on Facebook, and maybe Mandi too.
I have wondered too about some of those same families! I hate it when I loose touch! I often wonder about

Does anyone know anything about her?

Desiree' said...

woudl also love to know what happened to Mandi and a few others...

Shecki Grtlyblesd said...

I'd love an update on the Baker's Sweets, too. One of her posts about a follow up visit to a doctor who questioned why she would adopt a child with a nevus was really touching.

Jo's Corner said...

The bats make me nervous. But, I like the new look on your blog! Did you get new photos of Sarah & Emma on the white chairs? Those photos of the littles are lovely. And, Anna is looking wonderful after her surgery. : )

Jennifer P said...

Love the new look. Ax the bats dearie! Love ya and God's blessings right back at you.

Jean said...

The bats are gone! I like the more peaceful feel!!

Yvette said...

Heehee love the new pic - no answer on the blogs but would love to know on a few

Kelly said...

I've wondered about Nicole Baker too, she used to help me advocate for waiting kids with nevi. I'll bet if someone was considering adopting a child with nevi, she'd still respond to email. Not sure though.

But I can't really blame anyone - I have a blog I kept for five years that hasn't been touched since we started this adoption! :)

KellyM (soon-to-be mama to Katy Xia, your Sarah's friend in Jiangsu!)

Shonni said...

Ohhh, cool pictures...those frogs are great!
I’m glad you posted this. I miss them too.

Cindy said...

HI Jean, Love the new blog look!

Congrats on your LOA X 3!

Been following your blog forever and we too have a "large" family, love your honestly and inspiration, thank you for sharing. Enjoy the journey to your newest blessings!

Jboo said...

Love your new look and your sweet family! Have also wondered about some of those people -- but FB seems to be taking over a bit. Hope all is going well there!


Oops -- am having probs with word verification! Hoping the 3rd time is a charm!

The Byrd's Nest said...

This is Kim from the Byrd's Nest :) I needed a break from blogging but I am still following blogs. We had some rough times in the mission field and we are all healing, I was diagnosed with Lupus and we are just trying to find our way in yet another nbew place....and waiting on the Lord:)I have not been commenting but I have been praying for you and your family and your three children that will be home soon:) Thank you for being concerned about us...hugs!

Waitingfaithfully said...

Hey friend,

Just catching up with you. Love the new blog look, and the new pics of Melissa are adorable!!

I read through your list and yes, Cari is on Facebook--suppose you could always send her a message, also Suzette Jones (Living By Faith) is also on Facebook--I keep up with her there. :)

Also wanted to say that our Teddi girl is from Zhuhai SWI, she and your Madeline are 18 months apart, so if M has been there since she was tiny, she and Teddi were probably together--Teddi was 3 and 4 months when she came home. By orphanage standards Zhuhai is a very good place! Teddi was very loved there, and I am forever grateful!

I am enjoying your journey!

Blessings to you!


Annie said...

I talk to Anita every now and again. We are friends on FB. They are doing great! I sure do think about Nicole often. Hope they are ok??

Suzette said...

What a joy to hear that you have missed me! I have wanted to blog so many times and just can't seem to find time. I do not know how you do it! I keep thinking I will get back to it, but it just hasn't happened. I love watching your precious family and pray for sweet Ava in the days ahead. Maybe if I convince my hubby that we need to bring another darling home, I will have a great reason to blog! Love and prayers sent your way!

Holly said...

Cari, Anita and Nicole are on FB. Nicole doesn't use it much. I think each has her own reasons as to why they don't blog. I did sent Tanya a message that you were hoping to reconnect with her. I hope you do! You just amaze me Jean. Really. I know God has given us each different callings and giftings to use for His glory but I have five, FIVE children and am struggling with medical and cognitive delays and keeping up and homeschooling and helping prepare oldest for life after high school. I would say I just don't know how you do all that you do but I DO know. I can do all things through Christ Who gives me strength. That's how :) Blessings to you friend. Praying for your girlies. Sweet Ava was on my heart and I saw your prayer requests.