Monday, January 18, 2010


Blake played I-9 Flag Football again this season! He LOVES football! He can give you stats on just about any player you ask about! Everytime we hear him giving football stats......he has to quote a bible verse too! He learning LOTS of bible verses!! The Warriors won the Championship game against a team that was undefeated! The boys wanted this one bad and they earned every point but better than that, they showed this team what kindness and respect were all about! Thanks Coach George & Coach Ricky!
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Friday, January 15, 2010


It's hard to believe it has been two years since we received "THE CALL"! On January 15, 2008, we received our call that we had been matched with a beautiful baby girl named Frehiwot! Hours later, we saw her face for the very first time! What a difference 2 years can make! We are truly blessed!
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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Jonathan update......

We hear that it should be very soon that the court order comes through that we will have JBoy 100% of the time (officially)! We are still wading through the mounds of red tape and court appointments! Worth the battle though!

Thursday, December 31, 2009


Dad set up a helicopter ride for Taylor & Blake! They had an amazing time and enjoyed the scenery!
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Dinner @ Uncle Wayne's

Can't remember the last time we were all together with our kiddos under the same roof! What a great time we ALL had! Thanks for inviting us over Wayne & Danielle!! LOVE YOU!!
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Christmas Morning!

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What a wonderful Christmas morning! Jonathan got to come over too!

Christmas Eve @ Mimi's & Pawpaw's

We love getting together with Mark's side of the family at Mimi & Pawpaw's house on Christmas Eve! It ends up being super late though because of the two services at the church but it's worth it. The kids had so much fun playing and opening gifts! We are blessed to have such a wonderful family!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Fun Times!

He's getting more and more comfortable! We are loving the added chaos around here!
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bubby's Home!!

Bubby's home and making Christmas cookies with Myli! As you can see, she loves her bubby!! We love having Bubby home for Christmas!!!!
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sophi sings

A few girls were asked to sing at the church's annual Widow's Christmas banquet. Sophi was very excite about singing and had a great time! I think the ladies enjoyed it too!
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Monday, December 14, 2009

MOPS Christmas Party

So this year, I decided to join MOPS and really make an effort at connecting with some other stay at home moms. Well, I made some new friends and so did my children! The ladies do a great job at putting together all of the meetings and this one was great as well. Myliah is petrified of Santa and so Jonathan decided to skip out too. Neither would sit on his lap but Santa & Mrs. Clause did manage to make their way over to the craft tables and carry on conversations with both of them. Maybe next year!
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Oh Boy & Girl!

What can I with two 2 year old's is CRAZY!!!
The amount of energy these two have is incredible! I wish I had just one ounce of it! Our days are filled with trying to figure out how to keep these two busy! We like to go to the park and this also makes it easier for us to get to know Jonathan. He is shy but seems to be adjusting pretty well. Myliah took to him very well and they are inseparable! We call them "Pete & Re-Pete" because Jonathan repeats everything Myliah says! Just what I needed, to hear it all twice!!! Jonathan is behind in his language skills but I have a feeling he will be caught up in no time!
We are still waiting on the judge to put an order together so that Jonathan can come and live with us full-time. (wink, wink!) Not much we can do but wait and have fun in the meantime!
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Saturday, December 05, 2009

Babysitting Baby Christian

So exciting!! We got to babysit Baby Christian OVER NIGHT!! He's such a good boy!
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Update on Jonathan...

What a whirlwind this all has been! So much red tape to conquer! Why do they make things so difficult!!
Jonathan is visiting with us during the daytime and sleeping at his Grandma's house for now. Trying to make the transition a little easier on him and getting to know him at his pace. He is a scared little boy who really needs a mommy & daddy to care for and protect him. Please pray for all of us while we go through this time and seek what God wants for our family!

Here's a sneak peek at the cutest little red head I've ever seen.....

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Say WHAT???

So I am sitting in the front yard watching the kiddos play and ride their bikes when Mark comes home. Little did I know what was about to happen! This is how the conversation went.......

Mark - "Did you see the e-mail on the church Yahoo Group?"
Me - "No" "Why?"
Mark - "Nevermind"...."Well, just check it out later when you get a chance!"

In true fashion, I forget that he told me and our night continues.

The following day, I get a phone call from Mark. Goes something like this....

Mark - "Did you see the message on the YG yet?"
Me - "No, I forgot all about it!" "I'll read it now"
(It reads something to the affect that there is a grandmother locally who is looking for a family to help with her 2.5 year old grandson. Long term.)
Mark - "I deleted the message off of my phone yesterday after reading it only to come in to work today and it pop up on my e-mail first thing this morning!" "What do we do?" "Why will it not go away?"
Me - "Ummmmm......I don't the number and see what's going on and if we can help?"

Well, he called, and we met little Jonathan tonight! He is a precious 2.5 year old rambunctious little boy who was removed from his biological parents' home due to neglect. Grandma is unable to care for him b/c she already has his 4 year old bio sister ans is a single mom. In a nutshell, she is looking for a family who is willing to care for Jonathan long term and adopt him as his case progresses!!

I am really stunned & speechless! We were not actively looking for a child to adopt! Is this real? Does this really happen? What now?

**Knowing we will be dealing with the state is a little frightening to say the least but if this is what God is calling us to do.....we always have room!

stayed tuned....


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