Sunday, June 26, 2011

Switching Over~

It is official~
I am switching over to Everything Beautiful
and will hide Isn't She Lovely July 1st.

That means...
I need my followers to go to 
and click the Follower button~
I have placed it at the top of sidebar for easy access.

If you are not a follower yet...
PLEASE go to
and click the Follower button~
I have placed it at the top of sidebar for easy access.

Why should you click the Follower button?
I will be choosing a Follower winner
via random number generator
on July 1st for a Sew Shay camera strap
made with the fabric of your choice.

Why else should you click the Follower button?
It would just make me happy!


SO~ NO more posts here.
You must switch over to get the Ankerich news
as of today. :)
New blog~
Everything Beautiful 
 everythingbeautifulshay.blogspot.com.


Thank you ALL so much!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

School Home~

All of a sudden, SJ has taken a big interest in doing school.
Yesterday she said, "Mom, I want to do school home."
aka~ Home School
I pulled out a few mazes and she worked for a long time on them.
She couldn't wait for her Baba to get home to see her work.


She has a very long attention span and will work as long as I am willing.
Today she worked a good 45 minutes tracing letters and names
I wrote with a highlighter.
She's very diligent and learning SO fast!!!
So proud of my baby! :)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Need a Will Fix?

Facebook is a wonderful thing at times~
especially when a family posts that they are about to fly
to China for their little girl @ Philip Hayden Foundation
where Will lives.

Yep, that happened and I immediately sent Gayle a message
that our Will was there.
Asked her to blow him a kiss while she was there.

Well, she did WAY more than that!!!
You guessed it~ PICTURES!!!!! YAY!!!

Gayle actually sat on the floor and played with our baby~
This is what Gayle shared~

Quite honestly...the pictures we took of him are not the best...we were trying to be discreet as the ayis were there and Sara said that they do not yet know about Will being adopted and we couldn't talk about it or make it obvious.

I have sent this picture separately because it is my favorite...i didn't notice the sweat coming down on his face, or I would have wiped it for him! He is such a sweet little boy with a quiet disposition, but slowly we 'made friends' and he was happy to play blocks with me/us. I was showing him how to blow his tower over and he loved that! This picture is of him holding up his tower...this was his 'proud little smile' as he held it for the picture. I truly cannot wait to follow your journey of bringing him home...i am excited to watch him bloom and open up as he is loved on by your amazing family!!

Thank you SO much Gayle for loving on our son

and giving us this precious glimpse of him!!!

More pics of Will's house and PHF to come. :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Blog Changes Yet Again...

I have really struggled since seeing Will that our blog name had to change~
thus Embracing Love Everyday.
Didn't LOVE it and continued to search.
I have had my bible for about 11 years and it is MARKED up
with notes from sermons, bible studies, and just God speaking...
I sat last night and this morning pouring over all the underlined scriptures
to see if one would speak to me.

I FOUND it in Ecclesiastes 3!
Ecclesiastes 3:11
"He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the hearts of men;
yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."

This scripture speaks volumes to my heart right now.
Seems so perfect to find this Word at this particular time in our lives~
25 years of marriage and searching for what God has for us now.

NIV explains "we can never be satisfied with earthly pleasures and pursuits.
Because we were created in God's image~
1. we have a spiritual thirst,
2. we have eternal value, and
3. nothing but the eternal God can truly satisfy us.
He has built in us a restless yearning for the kind of perfect world
that can only be found in His perfect rule.
He has given us a glimpse of the perfection of His creation.
But it is only a glimpse;
we cannot see into the future or comprehend everything.
So we must trust Him now and do His work on earth."

My blog is a way of documenting "everything beautiful in its time"
and all that encompasses in our family.
In the next weeks,
I want to switch over to a new blogger location
meaning my blogger address would have to change.
Wondering what to do?????

In the meantime,
hope you like the new look~

The title is here to stay~
the header may change.
Happy Thursday!!!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Little Rosie News...

Haven't spotlighted Rosie lately...

She got 7 inches cut off her hair~ VERY cute~

She made varsity football cheer leading this year
and has had camp all this week~

She also has a summer job keeping my nephew's boys
but since she had camp this week, they stayed with us.
We swam every morning and the fav~ Popsicles!
A cute one of SJ~

Rosie also kept the littles last night
while we went out for our anniversary.
Here they are watching us drive away~

I tried to persuade Scott we didn't need to spend the money on dinner
but he said, "It's our 25th anniversary~
there are just some things you HAVE to do!"

Rosie shot these photos of us before we left.
I love this B&W one~

We had a great dinner away reminiscing over the first 25 years
and praying over the next 25-50 years. :)
We're shooting for our 75th anniversary!!!
Think I'll still be blogging??? LOL

The passage read at our wedding~
Ruth 1:16-17
But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.”



Wild Olive Tees Adoption Fundraising Program

We are excited to announce we are one of the featured families @ Wild Olive Tees.
There are eleven featured tees for you to choose from.
When purchasing a tee, you will need to add our Family Code~
ANKERICH0611
for us to receive credit for the sale.

Please note the family code will not reduce the price of the tee
but will give us credit for your purchase.

If we sell up to 49 tees, we get $7.50 per shirt
and if we sell 50 or more, we get $10.00 per shirt!

SO hoping you will love the shirts and buy away!!!