• http://www.blogger.com/profile/13451044442403518093 Heather

    LOVE IT! Your girls are absolutely precious! Merry Christmas to you & your family as well.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01233594585633157052 Kristi

    That is perhaps the most beautiful family portrait I've ever seen! Merry Christmas!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17247824698674815568 Mom to 9 Blessings!

    Could you all be any cuter!!!!!!The girls look amazing! Their hair is beautiful!!!!! You did a great job!Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas too Katie!Praising God for all that He has done this year through your obedience!Lots of love!Jill

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02270064477032387240 Baby Mama

    Oh they are all so BEAUTIFUL and precious and Jesus shines right through each and every one. Merry Christmas to you Katie and your beautiful family.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03602402442930621372 Candice Weeks

    I love the pictures!!!! They are so beautiful!!! I will be praying for you and your family this Christmas!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14943673424096225070 Robin

    That was the most beautiful Christmas greeting I've ever seen! Merry Christmas!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14251347856022665666 melissa

    Merry Christmas to yall too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08002584051402203659 Jenn

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful girls! Your blog has been such an inspiration for me that I can't even put it into words. Maybe one day when we are in Uganda to hopefully bring a child home I can thank you in person! I am praying for your family and all the work you are doing for so many of the Lord's wonderful children. Blessings…Jenn Jordan

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06559235633998012296 Jodi

    BEAUTIFUL GIRLS!!! I so love following your blog and seeing what God is doing in your lives. Truly Amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06559235633998012296 Jodi

    BEAUTIFUL GIRLS!!I love following your blog and seeing how powerfully God is moving in your lives. Truly Amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18385161098432861572 Kelly

    What a gorgeous family you have, Katie!!!! Merry Christmas!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07877682982361449979 Becca

    This is beautiful! what gorgeous girls :-) merry christmas to all of you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03603244678280067360 stephanie garcia

    Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas) to your BEAUTIFUL family!!-Stephanie in Chile

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03895365446497271064 Helping Africa

    Katie,Can you leave me a message on my blog about the Good Samaritan orphanage in Jinja and whether or not you can visit them. Thanks!From,Tiffany

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01792912615995204430 3 Blessings

    This is absolutely beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet girls.Blessings,Amy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01800596847018222001 Tricia


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09567398445753025662 Jamie @ Six Bricks High

    So precious! Merry Christmas to all of you too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15585094451818676763 Molly

    B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!!Many Christmas blessings to all of you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00324479985950087358 PegS

    Merry and blessed Christmas to all of you sweet sweet girls!! May God continue to bless you in the work you are doing and in the lives you touch.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17361521090616338263 Bill and Christina

    Wonderful pictures!!! Merry Christmas!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17769334647328805623 Holli

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Merry Christmas to you all!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13533312296097294635 candice

    Absolutely precious. Merry Christmas to your beautiful family!P.S. I posted about you on my bloghttp://tomakehimknown.blogspot.com/Just wanted you to know! I am praying for you Katie!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06671155513531459483 Elizabeth

    a bunch of BEAUTIES–every last one. Merry Christmas to your beautiful family!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16864396639612253878 shinelight

    Absolutely precious! What a beautiful Christmas card. :) Merry Christmas to you all!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06211786739045413080 jtkpatch

    What a sweet wish from such a sweet group of ladies! What a outward pour of Christ Love!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14087211119333671199 anno

    What a beautiful family you have. Thank you for sharing them with us. Anno

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00306049499606669381 drea

    LOVE IT!! What a beautiful picture of what Christmas is all about. Love you Katie, Love you girls!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00117333167904518647 Suzanne

    absolutely precious and awesome. merry Christmas… John 1:14, 17

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14928696387540901884 two red heads and two brunettes

    Those are the most beautiful Christmas photos I have ever seen in my life!!! Merry Christmas!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14012957438538594019 Erin

    Ohhh Katie! They are all so beautiful, and so are you!!Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas! May our Lord bless your home and family this Christmas as well as in the new year!Hugs from Alberta Canada!Erin

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04455698547207302964 David and Sarah

    You and your girls and absolutely beautiful…absolutely beautiful!!!Blessings and Merry Christmas!Sarah

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13475349700071328202 Leigh

    Merry Christmas Katie, to you and all of your beautiful girls!!!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you so very much for this beautiful Christmas card, or rather cards!Mary

  • http://www.footstepsofhope.com marybeth

    Now those are beautiful pictures. That is a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing those with us. God Bless you and yours. Big Hugs

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01632202038546420119 Cassie

    Oh this is so precious!! Merry Christmas to you too! God bless~

  • Anonymous

    ~Much love to you all~

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01221954899806662602 Brit

    Sooooo cute! Just made my day :)

  • http://notmuchofadutch.wordpress.com/ notmuchofadutch

    Oh my! This is precious! Praying for you and your family this christmas season!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12818977090475736686 Kimberly

    So wonderful! Merry Christmas to all from Massachusetts!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13251699587621835032 Jim and April

    This is TOO precious Katie! Thanks so much for doing this and sharing this with us! Your daughters are so beautiful and so precious! They look so gorgeous in those white dresses with red bows! What a beautiful Christmas pic! Hope you all have a VERY Merry Christmas over there! Your journey/story has truly changed me in many ways and I pray God continues to give you strength and protection as you do His will over in Uganda! Love in Christ, april

  • Anonymous

    Merry Christmas!!! May God continue to bless you and yours at Christmas and through the New Year!!! Thank you for being a beautiful example of God's love and provision.Love, The White Family

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15824583862078946842 Handwoven Dreams

    Simply beautiful. Have a LOVELY Christmas with your sweet girls!

  • http://lorismusings.wordpress.com/ lorismusings

    That is one beautiful group of young ladies! How precious to see each one of their bright smiley faces. The perfect Christmas greeting!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17236050046157922968 Jaime And Drew

    Merry Christmas to you and your family too! Beautiful pictures!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00984946345145279521 Erica

    Absolutely PRECIOUS!!! Merry Christmas to each and every one of you!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08911806171753682549 Jenn in GA

    thanks, katie, for posting these pictures!!! so great to see updated photos of the girls…they look so beautiful with their longer tresses and red bows.thankful to have had God bring you and amazima into my life this year, and looking forward to seeing what He's going to be doing with the light He has shown on my heart in this next year. merry CHRISTmas!

  • http://www.followingthecall.org lindsey

    Oh my goodness!! This is the cutest thing ever!! Have a wonderful christmas with all those little cuties!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03078216835223243569 Lauren

    Oh, my! TOO cute! I LOVE these pics of your girls! Merry Christmas to y'all, too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03951038177543356675 jody

    Thank you for blessing my day with that!! SOOOOOO so beautiful, literally made me have tears of praise for the goodness of our Father! Your girls are STUNNING!! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07218230866305476045 Erin

    Katie, you have such beautiful children! Merry Christmas to you all!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17556493186975194208 mommy24treasures

    how Beautiful! Merry Christmas to each of your precious Miraces and Merry Christmas to you Kate.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02250527593449041309 Lauresa

    Oh my Goodness. This is my favorite Christmas Card, ever. Thank YOU so much! and, a very Merry Christmas to you all, too!! Prayers Alwaysxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13424721248932986236 Stacy

    WOW! your girls are all so gorgeous! ~Inside too I am sure, but I love their hair=) Thanks for sharing them with us.I am a fan of your heart for Jesus and love for others, and love to see how God is using you so mightily in Uganda.Have a blessed Christmas!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02233510439278078305 Shannon

    Your family is simply gorgeous!! Merry Christmas to you all!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15831515908096557633 Chelle

    That is so precious!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09675485453694999261 Mrs. McGoo

    Your girls are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! You can see the light of Christ pouring out of them in these photos! What a beautiful "Merry Christmas". Thank you for sharing, Katie and I wish you and your family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18220618712377183612 Jennifer

    LOVE THIS SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!! Makes me want that many children too!! Maybe one day!!! BTW don't know if I will get an answer or not, but just wondering why all girls? Is that just the way it's turned out? Merry Christmas!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08881500017562498377 Beautiful Mess

    LOVE THIS! Made me cry!Everyone is so lovely! and how the girls have grown since the last pictures of them individually!

  • Anonymous

    Very cool!

  • Anonymous

    Very Cool

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07748740905961629352 Barbara B.

    And Merry Christmas to you! May God richly bless you in the coming year!The Blomberg FamilyEverett, WA

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04663485334507603820 erika

    Merry Merry Christmas!! i read your blog and pray for you and your children ~ i am so in awe of your strength! Wishing you a Blessed and beautiful Christmas and Peace-filled new year – you and your girls are absolutely beautiful…. your spirits shine!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09590252444029846995 Christy


  • http://laugheveryday.wordpress.com/ kelly

    Just found your blog. I am humbled. You are the hands and feet of Christ. God bless you and your beautiful family.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12955029706756769653 Jewels of My Heart

    Oh, you truly have one of the most breathtakingly, beautiful families I have ever seen.Merry Christmas and God bless you,Love,Daleea

  • Michelle Helton

    Absolutely beautiful!!! Great idea to show all of your beautiful girls!Michelle from KY

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552944942986801747 Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five

    Awesome!!! Merry Christmas to you, too!Robbie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01547734376403881449 Jessica

    What a precious sight to see!! I hope you and your girls have an Amazing Christmas and that God blesses you abundantly in 2010! Thanks for all you are doing for the Kingdom!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00759105397596654703 noahandlylasmommi

    Beautiful girls. Merry Christmas!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00716267631213917643 Des

    LOVE IT!Merry Christmas to you and it is soooo good to see a family portrait :-)

  • Anonymous

    What a beautiful picture and you all look so happy.A very MERRY CRISTMAS to all of you & a blessed New Year.I love & miss you.Grandma Joyce

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03796808566902777825 Fuad

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family.Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift with us.Christ is Born, Glorify Him!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17946903135252874458 Are These Kids All Yours?


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09256610689313147853 Melissa Irwin

    Ok…that was just awesome!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15008835660518360884 Mamita J

    Merry Christmas to you!Beautiful pictures!One question…How in the world did you get everyone's hair done and perfect all at the same time?!?!?Julie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08643346408388508283 scrappy quilter

    The pictures are wonderful. What beautiful girls. Merry Christmas to you and your precious family.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10465485415958930196 Joe and Melissa

    scovia looks so funny with teeth! I love it. they all look great and so grown up with their hair! merry christmas, sister friend. see you soon-ish!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17033580568798422970 Kat

    Absolutely beautiful and heart warmaing. Am praying for you and your family!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09891698660048235035 Teresa

    That is the the most precious Christmas Card I've ever seen. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00671809610777791393 botanical brouhaha

    Never seen a more beautiful sight! Merry Christmas to you all! Much, much love from Texas…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09224972977305842288 Heather

    Beautiful! I love following your blog: I tell everyone about it. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16024961661573511589 Michelle

    That is the sweetest thing ever. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful girls!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07626592961702989120 Amy

    You have the most beautiful family!!!! Merry Christmas to all of you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02430259618392559298 A Heart after His


  • Anonymous

    Absolutley the best Christmas wish I have EVER seen or received! Praying for you all and cannot wait for the blessing of meeting you all in April! Merry Christmas!! Jesus loves You ALL! The love of Chirst is radiating from each one!Love,Tracey

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06091232102936751058 The Ferrill’s

    Scrumptious!The white dresses and simple red ribbons are stunning! But mostly, these girls radiate an inner joy that far surpasses everything!YOU ARE ONE BLESSED MAMA!Merry Christmas!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04176481097516655869 missy

    i cannot stop the chills all over my body. what dear girls. merry christmas to you all.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17200140908725810935 the bowlin family

    Merry Christmas to you and your BEAUTIFUL family!! Y'all look wonderful. You can see the true JOY in each smile that only Jesus can provide. I am forever changed and inspired because of your journey. Thank you for sharing it!! May the Lord continue to bless you and your girls in the coming year!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14114886151507751316 Ellie

    Simply beautiful.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10054790889751068095 shelley

    How utterly breathtaking your girls are. You are doing such amazing work. I know some days it doesn't seem like work, but you are truly WORKING on the hearts of all of us who read your blog. You inspire us to truly listen to God talking to our hearts.

  • http://rhondafant.wordpress.com/ Rhonda

    Simply PRECIOUS!! Wishing you and your beautiful girls the Merriest of Christmas-and God's blessings to you all!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05004461935189109786 Mary

    Your family is beautiful. How do you keep up with so many heads of hair?Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15794737247800074622 learningtogether

    And a very Merry Merry Christmas to you all too!

  • Mike, London

    Katie, what a beautiful present to us all: Thank you! It is clear to see that you and your girls radiate the love and joy of the salvation of Jesus. You sow the love of Jesus and you reap his love too. Long may you allow him to work through you. Galatians 6:7,8Merry Christmas to you all from London, you are always in our prayers, from Mike, Racheal and baby Africa

  • Anonymous


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01939866327797312326 Ally

    What a beautiful group! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Many Many Blessings in the New Year:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14672135630383729263 Charity

    Just beautiful the family that God has blessed you with! The girls are gorgeous! Merry CHRISTmas to you all as you continue serving God and his children!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12372228068864440179 sunny-d

    Luv it!! The birth of Christ heard round the world!!Thanks for sharing with us. The little ones reflect the joy! And your smile says you are in love with Jesus!luvluvd-light

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00671406309236215820 jczellar

    I love how you have 14 girls, and there are exactly 14 letters in "Merry Christmas." What a beautiful message in pictures, and what an absolutely joy-filled, fresh-faced family Christmas picture! Thanks for the blessing you give to all of us in your life, and your posts. A very Merry Christmas to you all!:-) Zellar family in Kansas City, MO

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08411875604165948012 SiLa

    You are God's blessed family! Praise God! Beautiful girls :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15968518688947590276 The Funkhouser Family

    That was beautriful! They are so cute. We just started our Ethiopian adooption and our blog is http://www.campfunk@blogspot.com. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15580486427155411343 KT

    Merry Christmas Katie! What a precious site to see all of your girls SO beautiful, sweet red bows and I LOVE their way of saying Merry Christmas! I can't be with my extended family and am thinking of others like me. I pray you have a special time with your family there and that your family here has a blessed Christmas without you:)

  • Anonymous

    Wow! Much love and Christmas joy to all. Thank you for posting this precious picture.Cynthia and family

  • Anonymous

    Katie and girls, Have a Merry Christmas. We love you all!Uncle Denny & Aunt Vicki

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16182543443036205593 kim

    Absolutely stunning! God's grace and beauty shine through each one of those pictures in such an amazing way. Merry Christmas and may God bless you all in the New Year more than you could have ever imagined.

  • http://lyneya.wordpress.com/ lyneya

    That is probably the most adorable family portait ever! Merry Christmas!!! And I hope you enjoy enjoy the special delivery coming with your visitors!!-Shannon

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08572100961136385697 ashley

    Merry Christmas to you and your precious girls! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15155976067939193570 praisinyahweh

    Absolutely adorable! May the amazing blessing and miracle of our Savior's birth captivate your soul as you celebrate Christmas … and may you look upon the day with humble adoration for the One who came to save all of His children … Lisa

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06805179360821655998 The Hull’s at #4

    A very blessed Christmas to beautiful girls!

  • Anonymous

    Oh my goodness! What a beautiful picture of you And your precious girls!! I love it!! You are so blessed and bless me every time I read your blog. Merry Christmas to you and your girls!! Love, Christie Dunwell

  • Anonymous

    Merry Christmas to you all also. The picture is just stunning. Thinking of you and wishing you all health and happiness.Delisa

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14768978998518455134 Heather

    Amazing Mama, wonderful family, beautiful photos. @)God bless you this Christmas and in the year ahead.with love from Scotland

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14043677672931768639 Tammy On the Go

    you and the girls are beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06032849681196942238 Brenda

    God Bless you Katie! Merry Christmas to you and to all your girls…I totally loved the pictures…so beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11652169775105334576 Tien

    Happy holidays to you and your beautiful family. -Tien :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00310072331960500111 aimee

    i am in LOVE! this is my favorite Christmas greeting by far – precious, beautiful, beloved girls – love love love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02300904458651332503 Claudia Finn

    What a wonderful greeting from an amazing group of ladies!!Thank you!!! and Happy New Year to you!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07847522919833385663 Tara

    That is the cutest pictures. God Bless you and your beautiful girls.Merry Christmas. Tara

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10111269425357018640 *Overflowing*

    I pray you had a beautiful Christmas! Your girls are gorgeous..what a gift they are!Praying always…you inspire me in ways you will never know!! Hugs, stacy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15809687346266247117 Mom 2 six

    Absolutely beautiful ! Merry Christmas to all of you. I could bring everyone of those cuties home ! What genuine smiles and cute drawings. I am so touched by your work and your blog. It is very grounding. Thanks for your work and dedication…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18016992760430820336 Andrea

    Katie I want your life. I spent 5months in Africa and absolutely loved it. Now I am getting my masters in social work so I can work in international adoption. Need any social workers out there? Let me know and I am so there! A friend told me about your blog and I am blown away.

  • Lise

    Merry Christmas to a family away from home.God bless you beautiful children of God.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09018660919796496888 Stacey

    Merry Christmas to you and all your girls. What a beautiful family! May the Good Lord watch over and protect you all during the coming year, and always. Stacey & Ian

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15613657921156432109 Laura

    Merry Christmas!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02962170077366817023 Annavery

    Katie. Dear dear Katie. We are not friends, nor do I know anyone close to you, but we are sisters. Not only that, we are sisters who share the same love for Christ and for children. I just want you to know what an encouragement you are to me. I look at your life and see that God has a place and a plan for me too. That He has my children waiting for me too. Know that I will be praying for you. I see your life as one of joy and happiness, but also as one of much hard work and spiritual warfare. I know that God is using you in miraculous ways. No matter how you feel today, you are beautiful, dear sister. Cling to Him alone. With love in Him, Anna.Isaiah 49:15-16annarose08@bellsouth.net

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10624308860293269049 Julia

    I LOVE IT!! How perfect that you have just the right number of babes! I always look forward to seeing "the Journey" in my reader. Thanks for all that you do. You are changing lives that you don't even know.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09176730853175967320 Christine

    Hi Katie,Merry Christmas! I hope you personally read this message. I sit with my many children and read from your blog on a regular basis as part of our devotional time. We all love your stories about your sweet family. We are interested in coming out for a mission trip– and to meet you and your girls. Is that even possible? We were going to go to Ukraine where we have adopted many of our children, over Christmas, but it didn't work out. God Bless!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08868575644188045919 GarciaFamilyAdventure

    Hello,You don't know me, but a friend of mine told me to read your blog and I really enjoyed it. :) I admire your faith and confidence in God; it is unparalleled as far as I'm concerned. I hope to one day grow in His grace the way you have. I wanted to ask you about your service. My husband and I are interested in helping children the way you are, but not sure where to start. We would like to adopt a child, but in America it is extremely expensive. I have no idea how we would manage the cost of straight out adopting this way. As sad as it is that money is our main factor in not adopting a child right now, I would rather put that money towards helping a child, not in the process of adopting. I just want to help at least one child in need and I don't care the sex of the child, where they're from or anything like that, which seems to be of concern to adoption agencies here. We are beginning to explore many options and was wondering if you could direct me to a place in Africa that does adoption, or a person I could connect with to learn more about it to see if this is possibly the way to go. I understand you are a "little bit" busy, so I won't expect a response right away if at all. But if you can, I would appreciate it. :) Thank you for doing all that you do. You really inspire me.Sincerely, Erin Garciaeringarcia11@gmail.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11586066822993946977 babydoc

    Happy Christmas, to a truly beautiful family.

  • Anonymous

    This blog is great! Thanks for your hard work on it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09900346664881260218 SarahRu

    Beautiful Family!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!Merry Christmas!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14415989751049390467 Victoria Searer

    Y'all are absolutly beautiful inside & out! Merry Christmas to all of you!~From Mike & Suzanne's cousins in Texas! ~Victoria, Nate, Caro & Rowdy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15629347779737137237 Kasey

    im new to your blog..so i have to read thru all the past posts to catch up.gorgeous girls.xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13251699587621835032 Jim and April

    Hey! Just wanted to let you know we have our new official adoption blog up and running! Feel free to subscribe and follow along with us on our journey of bringing home our first child from Uganda, Africa! http://www.starkeyadoption.blogspot.com/

  • http://shepherdsgrace.wordpress.com/ shepherdsgrace

    Beautiful girls…beautiful smiles…beautiful Lord!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11980060172774336075 Nicole @ Four Real

    Absolutely beautiful! You are all precious! May God bless you. Merry Christmas!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10925615006720302501 Renee

    ADORABLE!! I LOVE the hair on the girls! What a gift to see all your sweet faces. Happy New Year to you all! Love you TONS!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12714801774603230387 Heidi Stork

    Hello Katie!I came across your blog today for the first time and have been in tears reading posts for the last 2 hours. I am a single mom with 2 kids and it's hard enough taking care of them. I have NO idea how you do it with 14!! I guess this way the Lord gets the credit right? I have had a heart for missions, I have a calling on my life…and I SO admire you for taking up your cross and never looking back. After high school, I decided that I would get my degree in teaching so that I could be more "valuable" overseas. Then I married a man (who promised he also had a calling for missions) who cheated on me and abused me (but I only found out about the cheating after we had had 2 beautiful children.) I felt like for 11 years I was kept from my calling. I finally was released from that marriage and now have to have his written NOTARIZED permission to even take the kids out of the country on a vacation. He will not allow it. I wish I could help you in some way to be there to pray with you and love those precious ones. But my prayers from the US will have to do for now. I am praying for a miracle…and only the Lord, the creator of the universe, will be my deliverer. He is certainly big enough! And I pray that you had the most beautiful Christmas with your 14 sweet girls. I have never met any of you and yet I love you all just the same. Be strong! Know that my little family is praying and sending all of our love!Hugs,Heidi

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10968716508894472296 Will, Shawna, Gaines and Ana

    Katie,God Bless You! You are an inspirations to my family. I am a youth minister in NC but grew up in Nashville. My family and I will be in Mbarara, Uganda in a few weeks. We are very excited to see what God is doing their and how we may play a part. I know of a young man in that goes to David Lipscomb High school in Nashville who has developed a heart for the the Orphans in Northern Uganda. He is starting a fundraiser at his church to support children there. I know he hopes to travel there in the next few years. I will point him to your blog! – Will

  • Anonymous

    Katie, I have a couple of questions. How much does it cost to a month to support one of the kids?? Also, will it ever be a possibility to bring all the kids to the US? This is probably a really odd question and I am not really sure how to word it but here goes: Would it ever be possible for you to adopt more children, bring them over to the US and then find families for them here? Please don't be offended by this question. I am referring to different children, not your own. I just know how difficult and expensive it is for someone here to adopt from Urganda so I wasn't sure if you could be some type of intermediary (is that the right word?) Love your blog and lover your family.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10962413050616926943 Sara

    Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. I can see the love of Christ in their faces. May God continue to bless you and all of your amazing children in 2010.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16155066223707602485 Yellow Pineapple

    What a project! Very thankful to of found your blog and have looked through your website.Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16155066223707602485 Yellow Pineapple

    Hopefully this one works…I am so thankful to come across your blog and your website.Merry Christmas and many blessings for the New Years.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03502482145003287618 Jamey

    I have been following your blog for some time now. You are truely an inspiration to many of us who do not have your faith or courage to do what God is calling us to do, Thank you! Your family is beautiful! My prayers are with you in this new year that your work will continue to bless many.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04144569726859361978 Laura

    I loved this post and enjoy reading your blog! Your faith is an inspiration! Happy New Year and may 2010 bring you much favor, provision, joy, peace, rest and wisdom!Blessings, Laura

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16103378389155773502 Chris

    You really don't need any more comments, but I'll add one anyway.What a beautiful family, and there has to be a busy mama in there too.God Bless You!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17522952628831269036 Mardi

    Merry Christmas to all of you!! I LOVE this post! They are so so beautiful! I can't imagine the time you took to do all those braids! Praying for you often. God bless you,Mardi

  • Anonymous

    Don't know you but I check your blog daily. I pray for you and your family. I love to see your passion for Christ and for your daughters. I've mentioned your blog and story to our Bible Study class my husband and I are leading and had such a surprising response afterward- they were moved and touched by you. You're doing great things and honoring Jesus at the same time. You've got a great looking family, and it's fun to look at each child seperately and see their personalities in it. God bless you, and I will keep praying for you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07885883521847840435 Rhonda

    Merry Christmas, Katie, to you and yours!!! AndHappy New Year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Y'all look so beautiful and full of joy!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04402741116485559029 WADE COOPER

    Wow!! I heard the following" are you an admirer of Christ or you a follower?" after reading you blog, I now know the difference. You are true example of what it means to follow Christ!Numbers 6 22-24 The LORD bless you and keep you! The LORD let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace! M. Wade Cooper, Houston Texas

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05572402505310695126 Michelle

    Wow…most amazing Christmas pictures EVER. God Bless.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11429985486466317061 Grateful for Grace

    Weeping at the beauty.

  • http://whimsiesandfancies.blogspot.com Erin

    Beautiful family portrait!

  • Cathleen

    Katie I just found your blog and spent the last 2 days reading from 2007 to present. To say you are amazing is a huge understatement. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for following God's will for your life. You are filled with Wisdom beyond anything I have ever experienced. I am forever changed by the way you live our your faith.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00717572082353050374 Audrey

    Beautiful! Love it!!!!

  • Anonymous

    You don't know me but I feel like I know you to some extent after reading your entire blog….wow! I don't even know how I can respond. Please know you are blessing those you don't even know and encouraging my person walk of faith with the Lord. May the Lord supply you with all your needs, your children's needs and those that come to your door. Bless you for your obedience to our Heavenly Father.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18136731845815385051 Andrea

    The most beautiful Christmas card I have ever seen! ;o) Happy New Year as well!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17293149571934133035 Jen

    I love reading your blog- your family portrait brought tears to my eyes! we just arrived home on dec 30 with our son from Rwanda. God's hand is so powerful in Africa. It was like a spiritual Spa there. Amazing. God bless you and your family! Jen and bill emilia and elijah

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05085733069157365846 layne

    what a beautiful post!

  • http://pimeusa.wordpress.com/ pimeusa

    So happy to have come across your blog today! (I followed a link at Conversion Diary, at which she posted how blessed she was by one of your posts.)What you are doing is absolutely extraordinary. Thank you!

  • Julie Pederson

    Absolutely the MOST BEAUTIFUL family I have ever laid eyes on!! God bless you all in this new year.Blessings,Julie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03955008935133848576 Cole and Holly

    I was introduced to your blog a couple of days ago and have not been able to get you and your sweet girls off my mind. Will be following your journey and praying along the way!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05758401752849308553 Alyson McHargue

    wow. God is a truly beautiful God. Those girls are a reflection of that. Thank you for giving them a home and a mother! Your blog continues to bless my life and point me to Christ

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16588611704639601981 Jenny

    Katie:I stumbled upon your blog through a family member who'd been reading. I've spent the past two days at work (shhh!) reading every post since the beginning. I am blessed and so very humbled by your amazing work in Uganda. What a miracle you are to these children. Thank you for setting such an amazing example and showing how incredibly blessed one can be when they LISTEN to God. You are such an incredible woman & I pray that God continues to bless you, your precious children, and the many many children and families that you bless and take care of daily. Love,Jenny

  • Coneymama

    Where are you? Seriously, Dec 23???? Wanting to hear all about Christmas and New Year's in Uganda. Please post. You're missed!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01567728278490585110 La gallina

    This is, without a doubt, the most powerful blogspot I have ever seen. I spend too much time complaining about politics, reading the latest gossip, and living such a complacent live.Katie, you have absolutely humbled me, kicked me in the rear end, and opened up my eyes to some things I never imagined before! Thank you for that.May God continue to bless you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11691883098145234535 Luciana Mira

    Really really lovely!Gos bless YOU!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04599823501678706998 andrea

    oh melt my heart!ur girls are stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10905572949024392211 Jen

    Holy smokes this is the best encouragement on walking in obedience EVER! I am a 34 yr old Mom to 3 sons 1 adopted daughter and wife to my man of 14 years…I love your story (His story) because it helps me speak to young women who are waiting around for that guy to show up and sweep them into happiness. You have been swept up and are bringing such honor to God in how you selflessly love and serve Him. Thanks for teaching me more about walking in faith and not in fear!

  • Anonymous

    Listening to your testimoney right now as you are speaking to Nancy Turner on WMBI…May God continue using you to be the salt and light to all the little girls….. God Bless you.Sandra Chicago, IL

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08463293417261661421 Jacqulin

    That is probably the sweetest thing I have seen in a long time!!!~Jacqulin

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17533459437423045867 Doce e Baccana

    Oh God!So beautiful…please…sorry, i'm brazilian girl, mother and wife….my english is bad..rsrsrsrI want to say…CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR WORK WITH THIS GIRLS…YOU ARE FANTASTIC!Kisses!Janaína

  • Anonymous

    Love your blog and your work!! Just wondering why your recent blog posts for the past two years have been removed?