Thursday, May 24, 2012

Welcome Home!

Last night our family got to be part of something small and huge. Our friends ,who are adopting two little boys from The Democratic Republic of the Congo, came home with their little boys in their arms.We were at the airport with many of their family and friends to share in their joy. Two small little bundles, a huge amount of love. It’s a night I will never forget. Liquid love, as our senior pastor calls it, flowed down my cheeks as we welcomed them home.

It was especially fun for me to take pictures for them. I’m going to leave it for the proud parents to post most of those pictures, but here is one of my favorites from the night. The former baby, welcoming home the new babies.


Congratulations, again, friends. It’s been a privilege to walk along side you and pray these boys home with you. We love you!

******If you want to help them with the costs, they still have t-shirts to sell. Click on the link on the upper right side. **********

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Quick Update


I'm terribly behind on posting. I could blame it on our new home  school co-op and the fun we're having there. Or, my husband working insane amounts of hours. As in -It's 11 pm and I'm staying up to wait for him to get up in about half and hour so I can kiss him goodbye.- kind of hours. Or the musical my kids are in. Or, or, or...I'm just a lazy blogger.

I think it's mostly that latter. :)

Just for fun and to try to catch up (let's not talk about the Christmas pictures that never got posted, okay?), I thought I'd put up a few of my favorite recent pictures.

Ty's 10 now. Crazy, right? I cannot be the mother of a 10 year old.

10 years 10 years 2

He, on the other hand, is proud of his new two digit age. "It makes me feel a lot older, Mom." Yeah, me too. Not really, but hearing him talk about how grown he is doesn't help me feel like a young hip mom. Neither does the fact that he walks about 12 feet ahead of behind me. Or the gray hair.

This "baby" girl is getting so big. We are finally having her dedication next week. Thankfully our church is now calling it "Infant and Child dedications" because she most certainly is no longer an infant. In honor of that I had a mini photo shoot with her.

Breeley dedication 3 Breeley dedication2

Next week she's going to be walking 12 feet behind me too! She's a delightful, keeps me on my toes mix of  ornery, sweet, creative and crazy. And I'm crazy about her. This age is so much fun! I love watching her grow into an independent little person.

These two have a love-hate relationship. Hope loves Lucy and Lucy...well you get the picture. We came home from co-op and Hope, as usual was crashed. I dumped her on the couch and look who came to pester her awake. I think Lucy considered it payback until Hope woke up and loved her some more.


Another wonderful take away from co-op. The kids absolutely adore their art teacher there. So. much. fun. stuff. Becca loves art. My fridge, dresser mirror, nightstand, and walls are a testament to that love. I'm so grateful we've found a place where our kids are nurtured and taught well.


The older kids are in a musical this weekend at church. It the story of Jonah with a western twist. I can't wait to see them in it. I'll try to get some pictures of that up soon.