Thursday, July 12, 2012

Joy In Infertility

The two concepts seem like they cannot be in the same sentence.
Although, it is possible to find joy in your trial, whatever it may be.

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My friends Karissa and Jayson have been through so much trying to have children of their own.
Many Fertility Treatments and failed attempts have been heartbreaking.
But, through it all Karissa and Jayson have grown to be thankful for their experience.
They are both so positive and are looking to adopt a child.

If you or anyone you know is considering putting their precious child up for adoption,
please consider them.
Here is their Adoption Profile.

Please also consider my Friends Marie and JP. Who have been trying to adopt for about a year now.

Chelsea Merkley

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Amazing Neighborhood Fireworks

Last night the Blaney family in our neighborhood put on a spectacular Fireworks show.
I was hesitant to go at first  because there are 10 fires burning in our state right now.
Luckily, our neighbors were very smart and had a hose and buckets of water to put all the fireworks in when done.

They also had a police line that they put up, no one was allowed on the sidewalk or street to watch.
Just the grass.

I went by myself because my son did not nap yesterday at all and he was throwing a huge fit because he was so tired. He fell asleep about a half hour before the fireworks started. Robert stayed home with him.

I got some really patriotic and cool fireworks shots and videos.

Happy Independence Day!

                              Me all ready to go to the Independence Day Neighborhood Breakfast!

                                                        Our Lil guy playing in the park today

                                                         Merkley Family: July 4 2012
                                                       Thanks to Sister Allen for taking our family photos.
                                                   The Moon on July 3, 2012- Majestic

                                                     Firework Show: July 3, 2012

                                                         My favorite shot, not sure how I got it

                                                  This is beautiful also

                                                                   Shooting Stars


                                     I have never seen such a wonderful neighborhood show before.
                                       If you missed the Blaney's show this year, come next year.
                                        The show is free, but donations are welcome.
                                          The aerial fireworks are pricey.

Monday, July 2, 2012


On this day of your life, we believe God wants you to know ... that your ability to receive is equally important to your ability to give.

Our relationships are greatly enhanced when we become not only generous givers, but generous receivers as well. When we know how to accept gladly, wholeheartedly, embracing the gift as an extension of the giver.

It takes both giving and receiving for care and generosity to flow. -Via the God Wants You to Know App