January 26, 2011


Today I had another kiddo transform into a teen.  My sweet boy Micah. For those of you that know Micah, you know what an awesome spirit he has.  I am so proud of all he has done and I am so excited to start this next journey together. I love you Micah!!
Monday night party with friends

Cake said, "Happy Birthday Micah and Bret"...sigh...they spelled Bert wrong.

Today getting ready to go to 5 Guys

Micah's fave hamburger joint

Guess who we got to babysit??? :)

Do we look good with 6 kids or what!

Is it just me or does he look ashamed to be seen with us??

January 19, 2011

More catching up..

I wanted to post some pictures of the snow we had last week. It was awesome!!  The kids had a blast. The only bummer about it was as a homeschool family we didn't get the usual "no school snow days", I know mean mom, right?     But the snow was fun and we did take one or two days off.

oops...looks like we lost one..

 On Saturday we celebrated Bert, Micah and Anthony all turning older. BUT before we celebrated, Bert glued together a cut on Gabe's head.  Yes, he is lying on the kitchen table eating pizza as Uncle Bert doctors him up...this is one tough kiddo!!

looked much worse in real life,,,this is after the "surgery" :)

Yes, we are now eating at that same table...

Then one day this week I has the privilege of hogging  I mean babysitting Kylie Grace

And then today we went ice skating with our homeschool group

January 17, 2011

Staying caught up is where I like to be.(especially when it comes to laundry) So I am back logging and going to rejoin blog land. To be honest it is hard to stay up with blogging without checking on all my adoption friends blogs. Well, checking their adoption blogs reminds me I am not currently in the middle of an adoption which lies heavy on my heart. So though truly adoption is NEVER out of my mind or heart it is easier to deal with when you stay away from blog land...at least for me. So of course then the next obvious question that I/we get asked quite often, "will you adopt again?" I don't know. If we had the money in the bank right now the answer would most likely be Yes! If we qualified for the adoption tax credit, then again most likely, Yes! I don't know If I am even ready mentally to adopt again. Because although it is financially taxing it is also very emotionally taxing. Although thankfully, for our family, all the good has outweighed the bad!! And even tonight during our prayer time Sophie is telling me she is ready to adopt again and her "new sister" can sleep on the top bunk, and EG is telling me the next time (like it is a given in her mind) we adopt she wants it to be a black baby! And at the same time Micah and Tyler feel "we have enough kids".   But as for today as for right now I am just loving and enjoying the life God has blessed us with! (although I must side with EG) :)

"... for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be content. " Phillipians 4:11

They are STILL sleeping in the tent!!

waiting for Jax and Sophie at their Chinese school program

What a doll!!

Ms. Joe, their teacher

My BFF of 25 years!!

Christmas baking

Our tree

Sophie was an angel for her school program

Sophie and Mrs. Laney

5K Christmas party, Jax was her guest

We went to see Beauty and the Beast

Christmas with Boo and Cindy

Surrogate Grandparents

Christmas morning

Auburn fan 1 of 2

Auburn fan 2 of 2

Tyler bought me a "Worlds greatest mom cup!"

First white Christmas

LAte night snack

Ice skating

EG and O

Gorgeous girl!!

Princess Sophia

Jax and my niece, Baby O's dedication
Jax's dedication