Friday, March 25, 2016


Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!

I don't know if ya'll can tell but this girl is a FIRE.CRACKER!  

She is wild and crazy.  We are working on making "good" choices.  

She lives life to the fullest.  She is kind, sweet, compassionate, caring.  She is rockin 4th grade.  Reading at grade level.  Loves math.  Loves her teachers and her people

I find her simply BEAUTIFUL!  
So grateful that this girl is my daughter.  Thank God I listened to the call and went and got this little punk!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Best Christmas Gift EVER!

12 years ago this little punk was born.  and man did he rock our world.  So many unknowns those first few months.

Look at him now!  Smart, handsome and a PUNK   Sweet Sweet boy!!

  Oh how I LOVE my Thanie

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


 I just LOVE LOVE LOVE our little tradition of heading downtown to see Santa.

We go out to dinner.  Window shop.  Then go see Santa.

I know my biggest kid is feeling too old but he humors me.  And for that, I am so grateful.

I'll show y'all someday my photo collection.  I have a picture from Zach's first Christmas all the way until now.  All framed in a tacky  sparkly, Christmasy frame.   Each year when we decorate for Christmas I take the frames out and remember and then, I cry.  Oh how I love these little people.

This boy can be a bit of a punk brother.  But.  Just look how much he loves his little sister.  The way he is looking at her is too sweet

Evelyn's second Santa visit.  So much fun!

We head to the carousel.  We all ride it!

I LOVE Christmas time!  Grateful for my family.
and yes feeling a little sappy.

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Pre- Halloween at the pumpkin patch with my parents.

Here we are carving pumpkins

Yep!  Those are his dish washing gloves.  and. that. is an entirely different conversation. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

First Day of School

6th grade 

4th Grade


2nd Grade


I don't even know how my BABIES got so big.  I am one PROUD momma.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bone Graft

It has been so LONG.

Hubby just left the hospital and Naomi is fast asleep.  It has been a long day at the hospital our room is quiet and I should be sleeping.   But.  I am not.

I want to document that today Naomi had her first bone graft.  Surgery went well.  She feels a bit yucky throwing up blood but other than that all is calm.

I read so many blogs.  Most of which have sweet, once orphaned babies that go through so so much more than mine.  I really can't complain.  I really am so incredibly grateful that we live in a city with great medicine, that my once orphaned daughter has a family that loves her fiercely and friends that care about her.  Life is good.  Even if I am laying on a makeshift bed in a hospital.  I am exactly where I am meant to be.

P.S. Hope to start blogging again

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


This little punk went and turned 15 on me.  I can't take it!!!

He melts my heart . . .  my first born

This sweet little boy is now a freshmen in high school.  NO!

I hate that so much time has passed.  BUT.  I can't wait to see what is yet to come. 

I love this kid of mine!  
 Happy Birthday Z