Saturday, November 25, 2006
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I know we did. We spent a few days with each of our families. We feel very fortunate to have seen so many grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
This year we are very thankful for our family and friends and the arrival of 3 babies into our family. Baby Will was born the end of October, Isabelle came home on Oct 31 and Baby Dylan was born mid-November. It has been very exciting!!!
We are also very thankful for our children. We feel so blessed to be the parents of 4 wonderful children. We would have never guessed that our family would have doubled in a year - but we feel extremely thankful.
We will post soon about Devin's 6th B-day. He had a small party today, and we tell all about it soon.
Monday, November 06, 2006
We are blessed again with our newest addition.
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Also, Debbie's mom and dad are moving to Oklahoma. We will miss them very, very much!!!
Finally, we had a hard time finding costumes for this year, but below are the ending result.
Enjoy and we will post all about Isabelle's arrival next week.
Monday, September 18, 2006
Also, on Saturday morning the boys had their first soccer game. They both did a great job. Devin scored two goals and Ethan scored one! It was so exciting. Here are our two stars.
Monday, August 21, 2006
Also, Devin lost his first tooth on Saturday! The tooth fairy brought him $4.00! He was very excited, and he is saving his money for a gameboy game.
Finally, on Sunday we went to the Ethnic Festival. It was even better than it was last year - probably because the weather was nicer! We sampled food from VietNam, Hawaii, Germany, American Indians and many more!!
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
She was born March 23, 2006 and was a preemie weighing just under 3 lbs. Her latest medical report states she is doing well and is almost 10 lbs at 4 months.
We received her referral on July 26th and sent acceptance papers in on August 9th. We think she will be home in October sometime!
The day after receiving her referral we were on our way to the Omaha Zoo for a short vacation.
We had a great time at the zoo and also enjoyed swimming at the hotel!
Saturday, July 15, 2006
As you know this adoption was full of delays and final court was no different. After waiting 2 hours it was finally our turn and the fire alarms went off, and we had to evacuate. Can you believe it? It was actually a perfect end to a not so perfect process, but Heidi was worth it all!!!!
Also, this week we went to the Deanna Rose Farmstead with some friends of ours. It was so much fun. The kids got to fish, bottle-feed goats, mine and ride a pony. It was so fun watching Ethan and Devin catch fish! Heidi was so excited to finally ride a pony. She just loves them. Below are a few pictures from the day - it was so much fun.
Have a great week!
Saturday, July 08, 2006
The kids got to see their Uncle Jeff, Uncle Brad and Aunt Dawn. They love to see them.
My Mom and I had a surprise shower for Brad and Dawn. They are expecting their first baby in November - a little girl. They are naming her Dylan Lucille.
On the 4th we went to our friends. Each year we go to their house for good food and fun. Their neighborhood always has an elaborate fireworks display. The kids have fun playing with all the other kids.
We also found out this week that we will be finalizing Heidi's adoption on July 13th! We are so excited to finally be completing her adoption. It was a process full of many delays, but she was sure worth the wait! She is an amazing little girl that fits wonderfully into our family. We are so blessed with our three children.
On that note, for those of you who may not know - we have started the process again! We are now officially waiting for another daughter(this time from South Korea). We can't hardly believe we are starting this process again, but we would like the kids to be fairly close in age. We are hoping for a referral in the next couple of months, and she should be home 4-6 months after that! We are praying for a smoother process this time.
Until next time...
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Wow! The last few weeks have been busy. The kids completed their first session of swim lessons. Ethan and Devin are swimming pretty good, and Heidi is our little daredevil. She liked to hold her breath under the water during most of the class.
The kids also had Vacation Bible School at our church. They enjoyed the illusionist.
We made a short trip to Columbia on Thursday and Friday. The students from Chris' first graduating class were taking boards so he went to make sure it went smoothly. The kids and I did some swimming, and we also visited with my good friend from highschool.
Today, Devin has his last T-ball game. He did a great job this season, and he is already looking forward to soccer.
We hope all the fathers have a wonderful Father's Day.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Ethan was an emcee at the 4th
Devin graduated from