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Change is in the air…

With the new season here, I decided it would be good to relocate my blog.  While I loved Franksbeans, it was not my favorite or first choice name.  I am happy to introduce you to the new me – EmmyKay.wordpress.com.  Same crazy lady, new URL.

Plus, I have some exciting news that I will be sharing early next week.  Stay tuned…

happy anniversary!

Seven years ago today, Frank and I were married. We’ve been through quite a bit in the past seven years, and I’ve loved every minute (good and bad).  Thanks for being my husband, best friend and partner.  I can’t wait to start the next chapter of our life together with you!

Love you, babe.  This much, always.

~Em

Our first dance.

meet rosie, al and luis

Rosie, Al & Luis: The Family-To-Be!

My dear friend Rosie is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.  She has been my companion on this unfortunate road of fertility treatments.  Her husband, Al, is one of the most dedicated husbands I’ve ever met – it is his delight to just be with his wife.  They are a couple that we simply marvel at and are encouraged by.

In their quest to become more than a family of two, they’ve suffered the loss of two babies, Katie and Daniel, in the second trimester of Rosie’s pregnancies. With other on-going fertility challenges, Rosie and Al had been considering fostering children. It has been their hearts desire to have a family and God answered their prayers!

Al’s older sister had abandoned two of her children with Al’s mother.  Struggling to find the energy to raise her grandchildren, Al’s mother asked Rosie and Al if they would be able to take the youngest, Luis.  Sweet Luis has not had an idyllic life: his mother tested positive for cocaine when Luis was born and he was even an innocent participant in a drug raid. Being shuffled between homes and parent-figures has taken a toll on the little guy.

After thinking and praying about this, Rosie and Al consulted a lawyer and determined that they would raise Luis and adopt him!  Luis is a vibrant, sweet little 3 year old guy and I truly believe that his life will be infinitely better because of Rosie and Al’s love.  It will be quite a beautiful family!

So here is my shameless plug: in order to get legal guardianship of Luis, they have to run ads in the newspapers and pay for a lawyer.  The cost is $1,500 and they are very humbly asking for assitance in achieving this goal so that they can provide Luis with a permanent, loving home.  If you are interested in helping out, please visit their blog. At the very least, they would greatly appreciate your prayers and thoughts.  THANK YOU!

with a cherry on top!

Awww!  Ms. Runblondie at Meet me at the Corner of Peachtree & Peachtree recently gave me the Cherry on Top award!  Ms. Runblondie is one of my favorite blogs to read and I check in often to see where she’s running, how her delightful family is doing and see some of her interesting recipes/meal ideas.  Since she’s also married to a pilot, it’s nice to have someone who understands what it’s like to have a husband who is in and out of town frequently and works in a crazy industry.  Thanks for the award, Runblondie!

And on to the important business of answering a few important questions:

#1 Answer this question: If you could go back and change one thing in your life, would you, and what would it be?

Gosh, I feel like it’s pulling on a thread and then unraveling the whole sweater.  If I changed something, I would likely be a different person now – and I’m pretty okay with the person I am… so… I guess I choose to not change anything 🙂

#2 Pick 6 other people to pass this award to, and then let them know that they’re winners.

  1. Vicky @ this that and then some
  2. Heidi @ slightly cosmopolitan
  3. High Flyer @ Marriage with Altitude
  4. Leah @ Life According to Leah
  5. Jackie @ The Mighty Pillow
  6. Dusty @ The Randomness of Dusty Takle

#3 Thank the person that gave you the award. (see above…)

lazy blogger

I’ve been a lazy blogger lately.

I really want to write about lots of interesting things – I really do.  I even think about things to blog about – as I’m falling asleep.

But then I fall asleep.

It’s what I do.

Especially since the weather has cooled off and it’s perfect sleep-with-the-windows-open weather.

Note to self: make sure to prop all of the doors open so that they don’t slam shut in the middle of the night, causing me to completely hyperventilate and Frank to wonder if the neighbors are shooting each other up.

Oh, and have I mentioned my love affair with the mini blizzard?

Love it.

I’m done now.