Sunday, September 11, 2016

Apple Picking - I needed it!

So Many Photos

because these people make me happy

It makes my heart melt when this big brother loves on his siblings.

First time ever apple picking 

I needed this time outside with me littles,

My heart is a wee bit broken.  I made the very big mistake of falling in LOVE with a beautiful little girl.  Many of you know the story - we advocate every day.  We may even get to visit these precious orphans in their own country, I think I am one of the lucky few who got to do this.

Most we love and work hard to find families for.


Occasionally we start dreaming of a special one, one that just grabs our hearts a little harder than most.  We start  making plans for them, imagining how they will blossom and grow and flourish in our homes with the children that are all ready ours.   We fall in LOVE.  Sometimes our dreams get the best of us.

This is were I sit.  Broken.  She wan't meant to be ours.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

First Day of School 2016

Nathaniel is in 7th grade. 12 years old

Evelyn is in 5th grade. 12 years old

My little Na is in 3rd grade.  9 years old

I adore these beautiful girls

I may of shed a tear this morning when this punk DROVE off to his Junior year. 

Zach 16

Love my Peeps.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Her birthday

 I ran out this morning to grab her favorite doughnuts while her daddy was making her favorite eggs.

This probably happens in most of my friends homes on a very special birthday.  

See these cute little hands reaching for her sparkly pink flowers.  The beautiful little fingers with chipped nail polish.  Can you imagine what her birth mom would give to witness all of what our girl has become and all of what she will become.

I can only imagine.  I would give so much to tell her just how much this daughter of ours is LOVED and to Thank her for our girl.  


This sweet girl went and turned NINE years old.  

She is really such a sweet kid, who loves big and wants to do good just about all of the time.  

Check out these cute shoes she got

from her cousin

Grandpa busted out the guitar.  This girl deserves a proper round of "Happy Birthday"

 Happy Birthday my precious love!