Wednesday, December 28, 2011

And a Merry Christmas from the New Agee Family!

Christmas Pic 2011

We are so blessed to be the parents of six beautiful kiddos.  They keep us young at heart (even though the age doesn't seem to match) LOL! 

We know we have experienced a Miracle Year with the adoption of Hannah and Sara.  God has been faithful and true!

I wonder what 2012 will bring??? 

Maybe--some sleep!  A girl can dream right?

SOO . . . Hope your Holidays were Awesome--Ours Rocked!

Here's Proof . . . . . .

Sassy and Ready for Christmas Eve Service!

Yes--I know I look cute!

Love Christmas Pajama's for the kids! 

When the girls saw their bikes on Christmas Morning, they screamed so loud that our neighbors across the street heard them and came outside to see what was going on.  (Note: The bikes were in the garage and we told all the kids to grab trash and take it to the garbage to get them to go into the garage.) 

Austin's gift to Taylor--A food dehydrator!  ??? 
Nope not really--but he made her a card that said that
 he wanted her to make him some beef jerky!  LOL

The Real Present

OHHH! A beautiful amythest ring!

I'm guessing she liked it! 

And he liked his gifts also!!
(Including the coin that is not pictured!)

Hope your Christmas Rocked Too!



Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Christmas Ball!

No--Not something to throw or dribble!

But something to put on your best dress and heels for, or in Austin's case--his sharp looking uniform.

Taylor and Austin went to the Jr. ROTC Navy Ball last weekend.

I think Brittaney(Taylor's sister) said it best on her Facebook status, "She is beautiful and he is handsome." 

 I agree.

Here's the pics . . .

Another sweet Memory Made!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Happenings

I'm taking a break--from my "Break"!  (Yes-today was mommy needs some peaceful moments today or she might need a room on that "special ward"--but enough about that--that is a blog for another day.)

Today I'm catching you up on what has been going on behind the Christmas business.

We visited Nana and Papa's House earlier this month and made Grandma Baxley's homemade fudge recipe.  The girls loved helping Nana learn the special techniques to make the fudge.  The rest of us helped eat the fudge and boy was it "yummy".

 The Girls have found the Dress Up Box--and boy have they been looking B-U-Tee-Ful!

My friend Yan gave us wrappers and a recipe for "dumplings".  We think they tasted pretty good.  The girls help make them for one of our real Chinese suppers.  We made. . .


Egg Rolls

Jalapenos and Green Beans

Fried Rice

Veggie Stir-fry

Ok--Corn on the Cob was another night--but look at what Hannah did with her chopstick!

We have also been busy making cookies and delivering them to our neighbors, looking at lights around town, and even going to a couple of Christmas Parties. 

One of our highlights though--has been to watch the girls start to get that Christmas is Baby Jesus' Birthday.  They have learned two songs about baby Jesus that I'm going to do my best to record at least a little bit to share--it is precious.

So even though I reached an "overwhelmed with life point this week".  We are still managing to bring the focus back to the one who made this chaotic life possible--Jesus.  

I can always go to the one who can turn my chaos into calmness.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Austin's Entry into the Navy

On this past Thursday--My 18 year old son Austin  made me so very proud and if I'm really honest -- a little anxious.

He has officially been sworn in to the delayed entry program of the Navy. 

Yes--My son's going to be a sailor for the Navy.

I can remember the day he was placed in my arms--so very little and precious.  Over the years I have watched him mature, and grow into a great young man.  Now I get the honor and privilege of releasing him to serve our God and Country.

Here is the video of the ceremony.  

Austin is standing on the left side, back row.  (You might need a tissue or two--I'm just saying.)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Do You Want to Be the Hands and Feet of Jesus Today?


Let me tell you how!

When we were in the process of adopting Hannah and Sara--I began reading blogs of other families in the process of adopting.  One day I read the blog of  Michael and Brooke.  They are adopting a little girl from Taiwan.  One day Brooke posted that God had laid it on their heart to do one more fundraiser and then they were to wait on God to supply the rest of their needs.

For those of you who followed our journey, you know this touched my heart because I was walking in those very shoes when she wrote her blog.  God led us to "be Quiet and wait on Him to bring in the money for our girls adoptions." 


SO  . . .

When I read Michael and Brooke's story--I just felt a connection to their journey.

Today I was reading about Nehemiah and his journey to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.  Our associate pastor, Zane, preached on Nehemiah two Sundays ago.  The message from that sermon has continued to run through my brain.  Here are some of the standout points . . .

1) God trust great tasks with those who He can trust with His Glory.  Nehemiah gave God the Glory for the rebuilding of the walls. 

2) God desires to put Great things on our hearts.  But God does not reveal His heart to those who casually come and go.  Nehemiah spent 3 to 4 months fasting and praying before he made any step to rebuild the walls.  He was fully in tune with God's will.

3) When God calls you to a purpose, He provides the resources.  King Artaxerxes sent Nehemiah to rebuild the walls and he sent him with supplies.

Today I was reading Nehemiah Chapter 4.  Verse 14 says, "Then as I looked over the situation, I called together the leaders and the people and said to them, "Don't be afraid of the enemy! Remember the Lord, who is great and glorious, and fight for your friends, your families, and your homes."

I thought about Michael and Brooke--we can help fight for their daughter Adelyn by helping with their last fundraiser.  There are only 5 days left before the fundraiser is over.  This is very easy.  Go to their blog:

Then Donate Money towards their Fundraiser.

 It's that  Easy--and you will have just been the HANDS AND FEET of JESUS TODAY.

While you are there--read their story and leave them a word of encouragement on their comment section.

You Can Do It! 

Be the Hands

Be the Feet

Of Jesus!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ending the Month the Way we Began It!

Celebrating!   Our Last November Birthday took place on Monday.  Our Jordan turned 17!  Yes He did!

And Guess what he chose for supper?

                      Steak--Bigger than Life-Sized-Ribeyes!

Yes--That is (7) 16oz Ribeye Steaks from Kingsland Meat here in St. Marys.

I didn't even ask Ben how much that cost--I don't want to know!

We finished the celebration with Carrot Cake--Not a pretty, decorated cake--I'm way past that at this point in my life, But a Yummy--Ooo It's Sooo Good Cake!

AND Jordan--I literally just realized that we Never gave you your Birthday Gift! 

 Oh My Goodness--I'm pretty sure that the Mother of the Year Trophy will be gone FOREVER after this OOPS!!!

Sorry Man--Your Mama's wearing the Big "L" on her Head!