Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Chosen.. the word we waited so long to hear in our adoption story! One year ago today we got the call from the adoption agency that D. had chosen us to be Liliana's parents! I have to say that I'm not usually a sentimental person (really..it's just not my thing) but today-all day- I continuous thought about and praised God for Liliana and her presence in our lives. I don't know what I would do without my baby girl. She is the light of my life and I can't wait to see her each morning, catch that smile at the babysitter when I pick her up, and play with her each evening. She is growing up so fast. And I had to think about where Kevin and I were one year ago today- we sat at the kitchen table with the speaker phone on and listened to details about D. and her baby. I have to say that I tuned out after they told me she was due in one week..ONE WEEK! I didn't catch many details after that! Being a SLIGHT bit stubborn and always getting her way, however, Liliana waited 2 weeks and let mommy sink in to the fact she was going to be a mommy! :) I know that I posted about this at the time, but it begs to be reminded- No matter how much control you think you have in your life and how much you want for something- nothing is going to happen until God's ready for it- and guess what folks- His timing is INCREDIBLE! If you would have told us 1 year ago, that I'd be mommy to a beautiful little girl AND have a handsome (i'm making some assumptions due to his daddy's looks :) young man on the way- I would have never believed it-but as we know- with God all things are possible! (okay...I'm off to sing that praise song that's now stuck in my head..) Have a blessed evening..

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Spring! Spring! Spring!

Here are some pictures of Liliana's new swingset. It was originally going to be her birthday present, but I found a sweet deal on Craigslist-so it's an early present! :) We've totally enjoyed going out each day and swinging and sliding! Lil' has finally figured out how to make herself go down the slide! She laughs and screams each time she gets to swing! We're looking forward to a summer of fun with our new swingset!

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Prego Pictures...

Okay..my first official "belly" pictures --now that I'm looking more pregnant instead of just fat! :) I am 25 weeks along this week. I am amazed at how fast pregnancy has gone by! I'm over halfway there! (scary and exciting all in one). As of last week, baby M. weighed about 1.5 pounds and still measuring to arrive in late July/beginning of August. We can't wait for the arrival of our son! In the meantime, we're on the search for names-we have one we are pretty stuck on and will probably make a final decision in the next few weeks. Baby M. loves to move and kick!! He's all over the place! Recently, I've actually been able to see my belly move when he is kicking. It is truly an amazing feeling to know that you're "growing someone" inside of you! God is so good! :)

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My Little Bunny

We had an absolutely blessed Easter this year. I hope that each one of you celebrated our Risen Savior and enjoyed the day together. We had my family over for lunch and enjoyed time with them. Here are some pictures of my BEAUTIFUL little bunny and her new Easter dress (thanks Grandma). Daddy did a great job finding the perfect location in our yard to take these! They turned out wonderful! I had the hat in the closet and Lil' had a great time playing with it and the eggs during the "photo session". We also took some prego pictures that I will post after this.

Don't you just love the hair! :)
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Egg Hunting

We had a blast hunting Easter Egg's at church this morning. Liliana just wanted to eat the eggs..not put them in her basket! With a little help from daddy, she got quite a few eggs. We have some pictures with the Easter Bunny, but my camera died..so I'm waiting on them to be emailed from a friend. I'll add them when I get them.
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring..Please come back!

We had so much fun playing outside this past Saturday..I only wish spring would make it 's return so we can go out and play today! What kind of spring break has temps in the 20s and snow!!!
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Sunday, April 5, 2009

We are family..

Kevin, Lil', and I got to enjoy a day at "Aunt Michelle and Uncle Rob's" house with Kevin's family yesterday. We had brunch and an Easter Egg hunt and some outdoor playtime that afternoon. In the midst of the day, we attempted to take a family photo of the grandchildren. Let's just say that getting three babies and three "pre" teen's in the same picture wasn't the easiest task!!!!! Out of about 20 pictures, this one's the best! :) Not too bad! Back row from left to right- Bailey, Wes, Bryon/ Front row left to right, Wesley Jr., Liliana, Addison. It was such a great time with family! I'll post some more pictures as I sift through them. We had a blast-Thanks Michelle and Rob! :)
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