Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I feel like shouting and telling the world that I AM PREGNANT! I have been trying for sooo long. In Dec 2001, I had a miscarriage. Since then NOTHING! I started to think it was impossible for me to get pregnant again. But God has His own timing, and hopefully the timing will be now. I am so grateful to My Heavenly Father for letting this happen to me and my wonderful husband! I am eternally grateful to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ! We are sooooo excited.

I missed my period, so on Sunday morning Nov 21, 2010, I decided to take an old pregnancy test. I could not believe my eyes when it immediately turned to positive. I called Rocky, cause he was on his way home from Kentucky, coming home from a funeral. When I called I was crying. Not a sad cry, a joyous cry. Rocky thought I was joking at first. Cause we just started the process for a Home Study to adopt a child. I had to keep telling him that it is for real. He then called all his family, and I called all of my family. We just could not hold it in, cause we thought it would never happen for us.

Rocky then made me go to the store (yes on Sunday, I know it was bad) to buy another pregnancy test, just to make sure. Of course that was positive too. Today he made me buy two more, he just can't believe it. I know I am, he just wants to make sure, I guess. Funny boy!

Yesterday, my little sister, Rachael, throw Rocky and I a "finally got pregnant party." I thought that was really sweet of her! She is a great sister, she made us a cake and everything.

Rocky also got home yesterday. He got stuck in a snow storm in WY, so he could not get home as fast as he wanted. But one of the first things he did, before he saw me was buy me flowers! He is so happy, and going to be a great daddy!

The boys are excited too. Kody even started praying for the baby in our prayers. DJ loves to hold and play with babies. They have informed me that they do not do diapers. And they THINK I will not pay as much attention to them, and only focus on the baby, so they can get away with more stuff. I think not! I will always know what my boys are up too! I am such a lucky mom, having two great boys already!

Oh by the way, I am due July 27, 2011! Yes, I am only 5 weeks, but we could not hold it in! It really happened! Rocky announced it on Facebook right away, so the secret was out. So yes, we are telling everyone really early, but Rocky gave me a blessing yesterday, and I feel good about it. But still please pray for my baby!

First Pregnancy Test

Second Pregnancy Test

Cake Rachael made us

Flowers Rocky got me

I just can't stop thanking my Father in Heaven!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Justin Pitman

Rocky's Cousin, Justin Pitman, passed away this past weekend. Justin will be missed!

Mr. Justin Pitman, the son of Denzil Pitman and the late Laura Renee Dykes Pitman, was born in Lexington, KY on October 27, 1990 and he departed this life on Sunday, November 14, 2010 having attained the age of 20 years.

Survivors include his father, two sisters; Falicia Nicole Pitman of Science Hill, KY and Dayona Brooke Pitman of Nancy, KY; his paternal grandparents, Denzil Pitman Sr., (and his wife Pricilla) His Maternal Great grandfather, Sonny Dykes; the following aunts and uncles, Liz and Roy Messenger, Clifton Dykes, Wayne and Lisa Dykes, Tim Dykes, Mary Lou Dykes, Dina Gross, Dreama Dykes, Donovan Dykes, Jamie Loveless, Joey Pitman, Wilma Loveless, Barb and Carlos Pitman, Delmer and Glenda Pitman, Ronnie Dykes, and Gary and Kay Pitman.

Other than his mother, he was also preceded in death by his Maternal grandmother, Pamela Dykes Garrett, Maternal Great-Grandmother, Laura Dykes, and his great-great maternal grandparents, Carl and Irene Dykes, and the following aunts and uncles, Tammy Phelps, Lonnie Loveless, and Beverly Dykes.

Justin enjoyed automobiles, four wheeling, hunting, fishing, and hanging out with friends, he was a kind person who will be greatly missed by all who knew him and he leaves a host of relatives and friends who mourn his passing.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the Chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with Rev. J. S. New officiating. Burial will follow in the Wesley’s Chapel Cemetery.

The family of Mr. Justin Pitman will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2010.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mr. Justin Pitman.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Adopt A Native Elder

Today Rocky, Kody and DJ went to Park City, Utah with Title VII Indian Education:

Here is what DJ has to say about it:

We went to Park City to Deer Valley Resort and the first thing we did was went and learned about how they make their own flour and then we learned about what they lived in and how many people can live in there. Then they made playdoo animals and some kids got to play with them. They showed us how to make baskets and what kinds designs they were. Then we went downstairs to a rug show, and they told us about weaving and flute playing. Then after that we got to learn how to play flutes and weave. Then we got to look around at the different types of ordainments. Then we went downstairs and ate lunch. Then we went outside and played in the snow and left.

I was glad I got to go cause it was cool to learn about Indian stuff. I am glad Rocky got to go cause he is pretty cool.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

International Adoption

Rocky and I are doing a lot of talking. We want to adopt some more children. Maybe just one, but possibly 2 or 3. We talked to a couple that is going to Eastern Europe to help out Deaf Orphans. Before we met them, Rocky and I were talking about adopting a deaf child internationally. So meeting this couple, was an answer from God. We were debating which country to adopt from. It was hard to narrow it down, but we are really looking into the Ukraine. Since that is one of the countries that this couple is going too. I heard a rumor that they may stop adoptions from Ukraine, but I am hoping it is only a rumor. If they do, there is still countries around Ukraine that we can adopt from.

Hopefully, they will have found our child or children by the summer. I might be going to Ukraine for 6 weeks in the summer. That way, it does not take away from my schooling. If I have to travel later, then I guess I will take a break from school for a semester. We want to adopt at least one deaf child. If the other children are siblings, then I think that would be great. If not, we can adopt other children in that orphanage, and possibly more than one deaf child. We will see. I hope God will just led me with this one.

So now we need to figure out of finances to make this work. I am trying to do lots of research. I do not want to use an agency, because first of all it is TOO EXPENSIVE! Secondly, Ukraine does not like to work with agencies. I am trying to find people that are willing to help me, so I can do an Independent adoption. If I do that, then the total amount to adopt one child is about $12,000, which will include travel, hotels for that 6 weeks, Dossier, INS, passports, etc. Then it will be $2000 more for each additional child. Plus, for each child I adopt, I will get a tax credit, which will help pay for the adoption after it happens. So the question, is how to come up with the money BEFORE the adoption. If anyone has any thoughts, please let me know. But for now, I am thinking about applying for a HUGE loan. And pay it off when taxes come around for that following year. I just hope we are approved for this loan. I will also apply for Grants, hopefully we can get some really good Grants. We will see.

In the mean time. Here are some pictures of my family! I love my family! They are my world!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Operation Deaf Orphans

My husband and I just met this wonderful amazing intelligent young couple today. This couple is saving up money, and in Jan 2011, they are going to fly to Eastern Europe to help deaf orphans. This couple is deaf themselves, and feel like it is their calling to help deaf orphans. There names are Alex and Alexa Abenchuchan They are trying to save $15,000 to live for one year in Eastern Europe. Donating to this non profit organization is tax deductible.

You might ask why this is so important to me. Some of you may or may not know, but Rocky and I are thinking about doing an international adoption and adopting a deaf child. It cost so much money to adopt a child through an agency. But dealing with the orphanage yourself, will reduce the cost. I talked with them today, and they agreed to stay in contact with me, and help me find a child to adopt. So by donating to this couple, it will not only help the deaf orphans, it could help find our future child.

Deaf children in a lot of different countries are regarded as Mental Retarded. But in all reality, they are just as smart as your own children. Deaf just have a different way of communicating- Sign Language. Because these children are considered as Mental Retarded, many are not taught Sign Language, and never have a language. They can go throughout the whole life, never having a language. Because they have no language, they will never be educated. So what will their future look like? It does not look good!

By Alex and Alexa going to these different countries, could save some deaf children. Save them from an awful life. They are going to go and try to set up better program there and just love the children. Please HELP THEM. This will help the children, and might help our growing family.

Do not just take this from me, please do your own research and donate here:

Thanks you!

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Broken Arm, A Family Picture and School

This blog is for my baby niece Ayslee. She is 2 1/2 years old, and this last weekend she broke her little arm. She was at the neighbors house, and feel off the couch, and landed on it wrong. It is awful timing too, because family pictures are on Wednesday. I will make sure to post some of the family pictures. I am excited. It was originally for my family, but I thought we should include the extended family as well.

Today Rocky was accepted to go back to his college where he loves to be. Rocky is moving back to KY to go to Morehead State University. He is super excited. I, however, am going to miss him. But I am proud that he is putting his education as a top priority, so he will be able to support our family later. I have already signed up for classes for the Spring 2011 at Utah Valley University. I signed up for 18 credit hours, but need I am debating what classes to drop. I am doing 15 credit hours right now, and I am exhausted! Being a mother, wife, student and employee can get exhausting at times. But it is so worth it!

Kody and DJ just finished up there first term for the school year. Kody and DJ got all A's and B's, not even one B-. I am soooo proud of them! This weekend for Halloween their biological grandmother took them to Lagoon to celebrate their great grades. I knew they could do it. They have been working hard this year in school, and it is paying off. I keep stressing to Kody that this year really matters since he is in 9th grade. I can't believe that my child is in High School! This is good for DJ too, to get him in the habit for next year, when he becomes a High School Student.