Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Notice the big boo boo on Makenna's nose? Well, it was a small mosquito bite that she keeps picking! Every morning and everyday after nap, she looks like she has gone 3 rounds with dried blood all over her face. I have been keeping New Skin on it but she still manages to scratch it open. I keep telling her it will scar then when she is 15, she is going to be mad at me for letting her pick it. Anyway, just wanted to clarify the large scab!

Let's try to get caught up!

Wow, where has the time gone?! Things here at the Ferrell house have been busy to say the least. We have had everything from Ryan wrecking Scotts wonderful truck (totaling it) to Makenna finally making a few words, to me, Tina, beginning yet another business, and then there is just life!
We are so grateful for God's grace with Ryan. He totaled Scott's truck a few weeks ago and walked away without a scratch. That makes 2 vehicles in 6 months that he has wrecked and totaled and walked away from both without any injuries to himself or any other vehicle being involved. Keep Ryan in prayer as he is seaching for God's plan in his life. He is just not sure which direction he wants to go in.
And then there is Makenna! All those weeks of speech and she refused to say a word! In a rare twist of events, her original speech therapist was pregnant and took maternaty leave but her replacement was also pregnant! The plan was for Leann to be back from leave before the second one had her baby but as fate would have it, baby number 2 was born early! We have not been to speech in about 3 weeks and in that time she has added 4 or 5 words to her vocabulary!! Go figure! She FINALLY says Daddy! When she is upstairs crying at bedtime or in the night she will cry out "mama" and pause, then "dada", then pause, the "ryan"! Too cute. The only other name she will say is cousin Tyler and she says "I" ler. We go to speech tomorrow morning for therapist number 3. I have already decided that since she did't like #2 and struggled with her that if she doesn't do well tomorrow, we will just wait another 4 or 5 weeks for LeAnn to be back from maternaty leave.
On the Hannah front, she is getting excited for school. I have been busy Ebaying getting her adorable outfits for school. Like always, she will have way too many clothes but if you can get them for cheap why not!! We will have to go shoe shopping and she needs a special first bookbag yet. We did stop in her preschool to drop off paperwork last week and she was very excited to see her classroom. Of course everything was still packed up and nothing decorated but she was still excited. The lady giving us the mini tour commented on how talkative she we didn't know that!
I finally had a Saturday off last weekend and we decided to take the girls to a large petting zoo down in amish country. Hannah was terrified of all the animals! Makenna was not afraid of anything except when the goats mobbed her! We have video of Hannah looking into the bird cage full of parakeets saying,"Hi, my name is Hannah. Would you like to say hello to me?" Too cute! After seeing the monkeys, alligators, baby deer, goats, donkeys, ducks and chickens everywhere, bunnies, baby ducks, porqupines, sheep, and who knows what else, we boarded a wagon pulled by 2 big work horses for the big tour. We saw ostriches, emus, water buffalo, many different kinds of deer, elams, yak, zebra, brauma bull, long horned steers, camels, pot bellied pigs, and more I am sure I am forgetting! We got buckets of feed to feed the animals from the wagon. The girls enjoyed it, well Hannah really enjoyed it, Makenna was ready for a nap! Hannah was all brave from the comforts of the wagon and kept asking the guy if we could get out now to pet the buffalo! I will try to post some pictures from the day. Those poor baby ducks...they were in a pen that you could just pick them up. Picture the whole day, kid after kid picking you up, getting scared, then dropping you back into your pen!
Not much else to report. Scott tried to quit the photography business but everytime he did, someone else called to schedule and I took the booking! He has now purchased a new camara and we are gearing up to get busy again! I have started selling uppercase living. I love this product! I am so anxious to use all my free product coming but we have so many rooms in our house that need painted I need to hold off until I decide on paint colors and get it painted before I can order! Until then, I just gather ideas! You can check out my website at .
I will try to borrow Ryan's laptop tonight that has the pictures from the petting farm on and upload a slide show tonight.
God Bless

Friday, August 8, 2008

pictures of Makenna

We learned about a program where professional photographers donate their time and services to photograph children that are adopted.
We went to a wonderful photographer here in our town and she did a wonderful job! She has posted a few pictures of Makenna on her blog if you want to check them out. We go on Wednesday to view the proofs. I am sure it will be hard to make a decision!!

Here is her website. If anyone has an adopted child home less than one year, you should check local photographers and see if they are a member of this club. It is a wonderful gift!

Thursday, August 7, 2008


I have a new business!! As if we are not busy enough in our house, I have begun another home business. I started selling uppercase living!! I am very excited about the product. I was the first consultant to sign up in Wayne County so I am hoping and praying for great things! This is very new to our area and so far there is much interest. You can view my website and let me know if you have any questions or would like to host a show. If you are looking for some extra money and would be interested in signing up to sell let me know that too! I have had 2 shows and already made back the money I spent to sign up!!! Enjoy looking at the online catalog! Let me know if you want a real one to look at!!