Sunday, November 28, 2010

Black Friday Crazy!

Yes, we are crazy. But this has turned into a tradition.  And this year, we thought we would go Thursday night.  Don't ask me where my energy came from.  :-)  My brother, sister, Tiffani & her boyfriend Brooks came along.  We started laughing when we arrived at Toys R Us.  the line was insane!  We waited 2 hours 20 min just to get inside.  Then I picked up a few things, and found the end of the check out line.  Tiff, Brooks & Daniel would find things on my list while I sat in line.  We waited almost 2 hours to check out.  Even though it was a long night/morning, we still had fun.  Just one more memory for us.  :-)

Tiff & Mom waiting outside of Toys R Us

Tiff & Brooks taking a break from waiting in line

Uncle Daniel & Tiff

Tiff & Brooks

Celebrating Jadyn

Jadyn's birthday is Dec 15.  But we chose to celebrate early with family.  She was so excited.  Her aunt (my sister) made her special cake.  It was yummy! 

Thankful for Family

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Family.  We hope you did too. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


The girls had fun at the bowling birthday party.  Jadyn was really stressed out about it though.  The last time they bowled, Jadyn kept crossing the foul line.  Well, Jadyn is our perfectionist, so she wanted to bowl perfectly.  We told her that it did not matter, that she was there to have fun.

Well, Miss Jadyn never crossed the foul line. She even got a spare one time.  She did great.  Abby did good too.  It's so funny to watch them throw the ball and then walk away. 

Here are a few pics we took at the party.  Enjoy!

The girls with the birthday girl

Cute bowling feet

All ready to bowl

Ethan & his friend Josh



Jadyn happy she did not cross the foul line

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tiff & her boyfriend

They are just too cute!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

November is National Adoption Month

In honor of National Adoption month:

Natural Child: Any child who is not artificial. 

Real Parent: Any parent who is not imaginary.

Your Own Child: Any child who is not someone else's child.

Adopted Child: A natural child, with a real parent, who is all my own.

Busy Week

This past week has been very busy.  Appointments every day.  I'm exhausted. And I don't see life slowing down any time soon. 

Ethan had an MRI on Thursday.  He has a sacral dimple and we wanted to make sure that all it is is a dimple.  I'm so thankful that yes, it's just a dimple.  The test results turned up negative for anything else. 

I made an appointment with a new dentist this week.  It's been 5 years since I've had a cleaning.  The last time was right before we brought Jadyn home.  So I knew it was time.  I'm so thankful that they said my teeth looked really good, especially since it's been 5 years. 

Thursday marked the 6 year anniversary of us leaving for China to bring Abigail home.  So hard to believe it's been 6 years.  Where does the time go? 

And a big milestone for Tiffani this week.  She has her first official boyfriend.  His name is Brooks.  He's a super nice kid.  I really like him.  They have been friends for a few years so we've had the privilege of getting to know him too.  They are so cute together.  We had a feeling this day would come.  Bill is still not too thrilled.  Only because Tiff is his baby girl and he's not ready for her to grow up.  :-)  

Today the little girls are going to a birthday party at the bowling alley.  I'll take pics and post them later this week.  They have only bowled 1-2 times.  Jadyn is so nervous because she always crosses the foul line.  We told her that it's okay.  You're only going to the party to have fun. 

We are so proud of Jadyn.  At the girls school, they have a reading program called RP.  They choose a book in the library that is in their reading level. Then they read it. When they feel they are comfortable, then they take a little test on it.  Well Jadyn's class made a goal of doing 4 RP tests in Oct.  Whoever does, gets to have lunch with the teacher on Monday.  Well I was told that Jadyn gets to have lunch, and that she took 8 tests.  She is definitely our over achiever.  (this is good). 

We are going to the beach tomorrow to have our family pictures taken. I'm so excited. This will be the first beach photos for us.  I pray the kids cooperate and that we get some awesome shots. 

The kids are now waking up on this nice, brisk, cool morning.  I'm so happy to have a reprieve from the horrible heat. 

Until next time.......