Thursday, January 31, 2013

super tardy gotcha day follow up

So...I've been a big, fat slacker on the blog here of late.
Here are some pictures from Gotcha Day... and some others from a little more recently.

Undoubtedly, this child was singing.  She sings all.the.time.

What a goon!


They got these sticker face-making books for Christmas from Mom and Lloyd, and I laugh every time they play with them!  The face is already there, but then they have to choose things to go on each one to actually make the face.  Christian's guy has no nose and Audrey's girl has about a mile between her eyes and nose.  Love this gift!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I can't believe it's been four years.  
Four years ago today we became parents.
Four years ago today our boy came home to be ours forever.
This squishy-cheeked boy changed our lives.  
He made us a family.
I will forever be thankful for God's willingness to choose us to be his parents!

Happy Gotcha Day Christian!
Not only did you make me a Mama, but you brought such clarity to the picture of how God adopts us into His family.  You are a gift.  I love you.

Monday, January 7, 2013


Currently I'm...

...loving... that Christian wants to learn!  Even over the Christmas break he wanted to do school work.  That feeling you get as a teacher when you can see the light bulb come on in a kid's brain is even better when it's your own kid!  He's so proud of himself (and of course, so are we) that now he can read to us!  I love to read, so seeing him enjoy it is pretty awesome.

...watching... Elementary and Sherlock.  Same idea.  One's on CBS.  One's on BBC.  Both are really great!  If you're into Sherlock Holmes, you should give them both a go.

...listening to... Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.  Andrea tried to get me to give this a listen several months ago.  Like, before we moved.  So maybe in August or September.  I'm seriously frustrated that I waited until last week to put it on my phone.  This album is fantastic!

...getting over... some kind of beginning-of-the-year funk that I was in for a few days.  Something about not being able to make things go like I think they should go.  In the end, that always ends up with me remembering that I'm not really in control of anything.  God has my path laid out just exactly like He knows it needs to be.  I'm who I am and where I am in this moment not because I took some random turns and made some random choices, but because God has plans for me and mine.  I'm glad to know that nothing (not even my but-why-isn't-this-going-my-way selfishness) can separate me from His love. 
Romans 8:39-39

Mostly, Audrey just opened all the packages while the rest of us used the chalk.

We've all enjoyed the break.  
If I'm being honest, at this point we've all enjoyed about as much of it as we can stand.  :)  Today both the kids asked when they would be going back to school.  We're all (mostly me) ready to get back to our routines.

Happy Monday.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

First Day- January 2013

That's right!  It's first day!
This is what our day looked like today.
Pop on over and visit Nicole to see some other First Days.
Or if you're new around this here blog space, you can click here, here, and here to see of a few of our other first day posts.  

Hope your first day of the new year was a good one!