31 December, 2008
IN THE YEAR 2008:
We saw the completion of our new home.
We were able to take a wonderful trip as a family and with 94 of our church family and friends on a cruise to Alaska.
Our agency finally got accreditation (although we'd most definitely still be waiting for a referral if we were still in the Russian Program)
Baby C surprised all of us by entering the world with his Mommy looking on!!
I suppose the only thing that really didn't go our way in 2008 was the Presidential election, but we will just pray for the man who got the job and have faith that God will guide his steps.
2008 was such a great year that I'm almost afraid for 2009 to take its place. How could it get any better???
I pray that each of you has a blessed and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
28 December, 2008
(Discomom(m)y is the name she uses to play Webkinz since her first Webkin is named Disco, a pink pony with sparkly feet that look like disco balls, and she is Disco's mommy - get it?)
C with his baby sized stash!
Don't you tell a single soul, what I'm going to say . . ."
D and Grandpa playing baseball on the Wii!
22 December, 2008
We were at Bass Pro Shop for C & D to see Santa on Tuesday night and the news was filming a segment! Here is a clip from the news. You only see us in the background in this clip where he's interviewing the Stroops. I've got on my black coat, hubby has on a black sweater and khaki pants, D has on a red and black dress. I hope you can view it! Click full screen to see D and C's cuteness the best :O)
There was another segment on the real news where they show D coloring and writing her letter to Santa and they get real up close. I wish that was the one you could see online.
18 December, 2008
Same with D. I know most of the people who regularly read my blog know her name as well, but I try not to ever type it out. It's not AS big a deal now that we're done with Russian adoption. But still, better safe than sorry.
Gina, I have been saying to Hubby for a few weeks now that I think C looks like the Gerber baby! They have the little face printed inside the onesies and jammies and I'll hold it up to C's face and say, "see, it's him!" Adoption is nice that way, we can totally agree, and not feel bragadocious when someone says our children are beautiful because we had NO part in making them that way :O)
16 December, 2008
09 December, 2008
This is D backstage before her dance recital in June of 2006. She is 5 years old here :O)
08 December, 2008
01 December, 2008
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Secondly, I felt so bad for the Taxi driver that the two Frat Brothers stiffed! I sure hope the show paid that poor man!
Lastly, the guy who lost his passport and all his money by leaving his pack in the Taxi! Oh my goodness, I was just sick in my stomach for him. Can you imagine! We never left our hotel room, even to walk around the hotel without our passports!
Ok, back to your regularly scheduled program . . .
Just thought you may be wondering.