Sunday, November 23, 2014

Gotcha Baby!

6 years ago!!


This precious baby girl was given to me.  What a gift she is to our family.

Some don't celebrate Gotcha day and I don't blame them.  Our gift of this precious girl comes from pain and hurt for another mother, her mother somewhere out there.  It comes from an incredible loss a loss that I will never know.

We choose to celebrate because we have to much to be grateful for.   Thank you Jesus for my Naomi.  

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY



 to my man.  

I couldn't imagine spending my life with anyone else.    Grateful to tackle life's challenges and celebrate life's rewards with this fabulous man.

6 years ago

My sister, dad and I boarded an airplane.  Many hours later we landed in Beijing China.  



What a journey it was.  I am forever changed.  

Monday, November 17, 2014

Surgery 11-11-14

Apparently the procedure that my girl had done is rarely done anymore.  She had a Maxillary setback or as we like to call it the "lump" that her front teeth are in set up and back.  That entails some bone cutting and resetting.  OUCH!  

Before


The bribery gifts that this brave girl earned. 


 Lego time! 


SCORE!!!  one of the sweet nurses delivered this AWESOME Hello Kitty blankey 


Seriously this girl is SO BRAVE!  Braver than I could ever be.  She is back to school this week, minus recess and PE.

I am excited to see how it looks once the swelling is gone and she is willing to open her mouth wide enough for me to see in.

I made her laugh tonight which in-turn made her cry because smiling hurts too much.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Pumpkin Farm

Another first!  This beauty came home at NINE years old.   I LOVE that there are still many first.  




Petting bunnies


Sweet baby cows

Duck races


Wheelbarrow rides 


 He is a teenage boy for sure.  I had to sneak photo's of this guy.  

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these babies of mine! 




 My darling baby girl!  



 She has a beautiful smile but in this photo I see the softness of her face.  It shows progress, comfort and belonging.  


Punk!  oh how I love this little punk.  





 A little sister needs a strong big brother to carry her pumpkin. 


This girl takes my breath away.

I still need to pinch myself  . . . this girl is my daughter!  Thank you Jesus!

Friday, September 26, 2014

What a day


This girl gave me the scare of my life.  .  . 

Backing up.

I picked this peanut up from school yesterday, she walked over with a glum look on her sweet little face then grabbed onto me and burst into tears.  "My tummy hurts"  she said through sobs.

We get home and do a little snuggle time.  She seems a little hot so a check her temp and its only 100 not biggie.  

Fast forward a couple hours I check temp again 100.

We decided it is move night.  Naomi is snuggled with her head on my lap.

Next thing I know she is having a SEIZURE!!  Holy crap!!!  I have never seen this.  I called  nine one one.  Get this, there was a message saying "due to high call volumes your call will be answered in the order it was received"  or something like that.  I actually checked my phone to make sure I had the right number. 

The rest of the night was a blur.  

4-5 engines infront of our house, my first ambulance ride, 104 temp, big sisters screaming in fear for her little sister, big brother stepping up to help and love.  

I went to DARK places, the darkest of places.

Hubby is out of town and let me tell you the village that we have is AMAZING!! Neighbors and family came to help and love on my kids.  I am so grateful.  

My girl is now sleeping in my bed . . . still keeping a close watch.  

Monday, September 22, 2014

First Day of School

September 3, 2014


Zach is now a freshman in HIGHSCHOOL.  How in the HELL did that happen????



Nathaniel is the top dog at school in 5th grade


My baby girl is in 1st grade


My newbie is rockin the 3rd grade


Heart Sisters



Hope to be back to posting . . .  fingers crossed.