Adoption Update: Home Study Packet Done

Hello friends and family. We are happy to announce that earlier this week we submitted our Home Study Packet to the adoption agency. What does that mean, you ask? Well, it was a large packet of documentation which had to be completed and turned in prior to our home studies. It was an exciting moment for Aubrey and I as we checked off one more requirement between us and meeting our new child.

So, what’s left? How soon can we expect a baby? These are the questions we get most often and so I’d like to answer them for you. Continue reading Adoption Update: Home Study Packet Done

Our Quiver is Not Quite Full

Aubrey and I have an announcement…
we have decided to pursue infant adoption.

Allow me to add some context…

Broken Hearted

Aubrey and I have three wonderful children. We started having children after being married for three years. It was our intention to wait to have children. We also stopped having children after our first two and then decided later that we weren’t quite finished. After a miscarriage God blessed us with our third. We arranged to have a tubal ligation during the planned c-section to prevent any further pregnancies.

Aubrey and I have both become remorseful over those decisions. The decision to limit when and how many children we had and the final decision to stop having children. If we could go back and do it all over again, we would not put any limits on when and how many children God blessed us with… they are a blessing.

God is sovereign. We take great comfort in that knowledge. He is not a weak God that could not have prevented us from stopping Aubrey’s womb. That isn’t to say we blame God for our decisions, but we know that He works all things together for our good (since we love Him and are called by Him).

So, here we are wanting more children without the ability to have any … biologically.

Continue reading Our Quiver is Not Quite Full

Who Wants To Go Ice Skating?

The Pensacola Civic Center is going to holding ice skating sessions starting May 17, 2009 at 4:00 PM through May 24, 2009. Tickets are $8.00 with a skate rental or $5.00 with your own skates. Yeah, I know a lot of Floridians with ice skates! lol Anyway, just thought I’d make a public service announcement as many of you may be looking for stuff to do to cool down this summer! Click the image below to search for tickets.

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Disney On Ice In Pensacola

disneymmRev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney/Pixar’s CARS race across the ice. Dive into The Little Mermaid’s enchanting undersea kingdom and experience the ‘Circle of Life’ with The Lion King. Then enter into the magical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and all her fairy friends as they make their world premiere on ice! From wheels to waves, Pride Lands to pixie dust, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy with dazzling skating, special effects and beloved characters certain to create a lifetime of memories.

Showtimes are starting Friday, May 8 @ 7:00 PM and tickets go on sale Friday, March 6. Ticket prices start at $12.00. Check Ticketmaster for more details.

Hall and Oates Coming to Pensacola

21428aDaryl Hall and John Oates, two of the most well-known stars in the music industry, are making a stop at the Pensacola Civic Center for an intimate theatre performance on Sunday, April 5th. Hall and Oates started working together in the early 1970’s and went on to become the most successful duo in rock history.  With over 60 million albums sold, Daryl Hall & John Oates’ rich repertoire has garnered a total of 8 #1 hit singles along with dozens of hits throughout the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, including 2002’s Do it for Love. Other top singles include: Rich Girl, Kiss On My List, Maneater, Private Eyes, I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do), Sara Smile, She’s Gone, and One On One.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 20th @ 10:00 AM and start at $29.50. You can search Ticketmaster for more details.

Casting Crowns – Peace On Earth

Casting Crowns has just released a new Christmas album titled Peace On Earth (as of October 7, 2008). You can buy the CD on Amazon right now for $13.49 and it is eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping (if bundled with enough other merchandise to total $25 or more). You can also purchase the MP3 Album for $9.90 from the Amazon MP3 Downloads Store and have it right away. So what’s on the CD? The tracks are as follows:

  1. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
  2. O Come All Ye Faithful
  3. Joy To The World
  4. While You Were Sleeping
  5. Silent Night
  6. God Is With Us
  7. Away In A Manger
  8. Christmas Offering
  9. Sweet Little Jesus Boy
  10. O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Get your CD ordered today so you can start the celebration of Christ early!

Jeff Dunham – Spark Of Insanity

Breathing life into an elderly curmudgeon, or a purple human-like creature from the Micronesian islands, or even a self-effacing, talking jalapeno-on-a-stick, Jeff Dunham is “straight man” to some of the funniest partners in show business.

Jeff has amassed legions of loyal fans throughout the United States and abroad with thousands of sold-out theater and comedy club performances, countless television guest spots including numerous Tonight Show appearances with both Leno and Carson and with two top-rated specials on Comedy Central.

He continues to win great accolades and success for one simple reason: Jeff and his buddies are funny as hell. Oh, and by the way… Jeff Dunham is a ventriloquist.

Jeff Dunham’s “Spark of Insanity” tour tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, October 3, 2008. This one IS showing at the Pensacola Civic Center. 😉 How much are tickets? Looks like $39.50 across the board. Here are some video samples of Jeff in action to wet your appetite for hilarity.

This is on of Jeff’s oldest personalities, Peanut:

This one is really funny. It’s Jeff and Achmed the Dead Terrorist:

Here is another public favorite, Walter:

* Click through to the site if you cannot see the videos

Disney Live! Winnie The Pooh

Disney Live! Winnie the Pooh on Stage offers audiences young and old an unforgettable live entertainment experience and a chance to see Winnie the Pooh like never before,” said Producer Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment. “When the audience walks in and sees the set before them, they will feel like they are walking right into the Hundred Acre Wood. For many children, this will be their first theatrical experience, which will set the bar for what they expect to see for the rest of their lives.”

Disney Live! Winnie the Pooh is coming to the Pensacola Civic Center on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 4:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now so get em while they last.

EDIT: It’s actually coming to the Mobile Civic Center Arena in Mobile, AL… sorry!

Larry the Cable Guy Coming To Pensacola

Tickets have gone on sale this morning (September 19, 2008) to see Larry the Cable Guy perform at the Pensacola Civic Center. My wife and I have seen both Ron White and Bill Engval (two of the other members of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour) and they were absolutely hilarious. A friend of mine has seen Larry the Cable Guy live and said the same about him. So if you are into some good ole redneck humor and need a good laugh, go get your tickets now!

After all… laughter is the best medicine.