Friday, April 29, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Peeps

Easter 2011

Yeah, getting a good picture of all 5 of them all dressed up was not going to happen this day... much to my disappointment.

These are probably my two faves from the day... ironically they are both of Ethan, but I'm really not showing any favoritism here... :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Gratitude: Some quick things I'm thankful for today.

1. 4 successful little boy dentist visits in one day, with no major tears.
2. A toddler who is such a people person.
3. A wonderful social worker who is investing in us and we invest in adoption.
4. A day off for the hubby who put in an extremely grueling day of work/ministry yesterday (and he did a fantastic job!)
5. Taxes signed and submitted.
6. A tax refund that will help with adoption costs.
7. Sunshine.
8. Getting to work with 2 reading groups in Caleb's classroom this afternoon.
9. Soccer cleats found at the thrift store.
10. Weston making dinner so I could work with Caleb on homework and we could still make it out the door in time for practice.
11. Ethan's preschool teacher stopping by his soccer practice to see him.
12. Playing around on the soccer field as a family for a half hour after practice.
13. Snuggling with my sweet Ethan during the second half of "Tangled."
14. The way Quinn says, "Shoesth"
15. A grocery store trip with no extra little people along.

Friday, April 8, 2011

stirrings in our souls

I've been meaning to do this post for awhile. For those of you who haven't heard, we have just started the process of adopting a little girl from Ethiopia. Adoption has been on our hearts for quite awhile, and the time is finally here. We are thrilled to see what God has in store for us in this journey.

I will be trying to "apotionize" our blog, so that this new part of our incredible journey can be followed, but I will be still trying to keep it as primarily a family blog.

If you want to read more about why we are doing this, click on the adoption tab at the top of the page.

I will also be adding a timeline, some fundraising/support information, and some other flair. :)

Also, if you just want to just read adoption 'stuff', I will be labeling posts related to it so you can just click on that label on the right hand side of the blog.

And here, for your viewing pleasure is a quick link.

This video, actually a promotional tool for a church's adoption conference, gives a little glimpse into our heart for adoption

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Just a swingin'

Fun day at the park today. Hello spring!