Our Family

Our Family

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Little Man's Forever Family Day

Where do I ever begin! Jet has come so far in a year. The days of rocking himself back and forth are gone. He now lets mommy and daddy do that for him. He came to us the size of a 12 month old and he is now starting to wear 3T. He has grown over 4 inches in a year. He has gained 9 pounds. He has learned to walk, run, climb and jump. He is no longer afraid of the grass and runs barefoot through it and even on the gravel driveway. He is ALL BOY!! The higher he goes the more he likes it! He goes to bed with a tractor or a truck every night. He has learned a few words and just last week started saying dada!! We all were smiling from ear to ear! So proud of our boy! Although he has few words, there is one word that is by far his favorite, and that is HOME! Home is where he feels safe, home is where he longs to go when things get overwhelming. As we turn the corner into our driveway he begins to say home, home, home. He is smiling and clapping. Oh sweet boy we are so glad you are home! and that we took a GIANT leap of faith and brought you home! The road has not been easy, but God did not promise easy. He just promised He will walk with us and will carry us when we need it most. Jethro still has a long way to go, but each day he is learning more and more to love and trust that we are his forever family. We love you so much little man!!

One Year ago

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Ruiby's Forever Family Day

How can it be one year already that our girl walked into our lives. We are so blessed to be her family!! She came to us with no tears, saying mama, baba and big sister. She never looked back. She has had moments of grieving, but she had been very prepared for us her family. She has grown over three inches and gained 6 pounds, she speaks sentences in English, she can count to ten, knows her colors and most of her ABC's. She is a happy girl, with a stubborn streak. She laughs all the time. She loves to play tricks, snuggle and give butterfly kisses. I love to listen to her sing Jesus Loves Me. She loves her family and we love her!! I pray her birth mommy has peace tonight that her baby is happy and well. She gave her girl life and then gave her girl life again by giving her up, so she could have the life saving surgery she so desperately needed. I can not imagine the pain and sorrow she felt and probably still feels. Even though this was not God's plan for our girl, He can take aches and turn them into beauty! We are honored that God chose us to be part of that beauty.

 One Year ago!! Our first moment together.

 Look how much she has grown!!

 We Love you sweet girl!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Seven Years!!

I can hardly believe it has been seven years since Leila was placed in my arms!! Oh what a treasure she is!! She has grown a lot lately. She will be starting the third grade this year and oh how this girl loves to read!! She will spend hours in her daddy's big chair reading.

Happy 7 year Gotcha Day Leila! We love you so much!!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Three Months

It has been three months with Ruiby and Jet!! They are really starting to bloom!!

Sprinkler Fun!! They both love the water!!

My Nutella boy!! I can't turn my back for a moment!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Our Little Man

This post is long over due! But this mama got the stomach flu and didn't get it done on time.

Jet has been with us two months now!! I remember as the months went by and we waited to bring our boy home,  we would once in awhile get an updated picture of our boy. I noticed one thing, there was never a smile on his face. I longed for the day when I would see that smile! Well let me tell you, we see that smile all day long!! from the moment he wakes in the morning he has a smile on his face and we will see it all through the day and as he snuggles up to me at bedtime, he will turn his little head up at me and give me that quick little smile and then hide his face. It is a beautiful thing!! This little broken boy has come so far in two month!!


Thursday, May 8, 2014


Happy 4 year Gotcha Day Lottie my girl!! Four years ago she walked into our lives and oh how we have been blessed!! This girl is so full of life and love!! She has come a long way in the last four years! We are reliving those first few months with her again with our two new little ones. She is a bright spot in our home, always smiling, laughing and playing some kind of trick. Loves to play her favorite bird game, that no one can seem to beet her at and would spend all day outside if she could. She loves to go to work with daddy or grandpa and loves to play in the dirt! Oh what an amazing little treasure she is!! We love you Lottie Mei!!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Two Months With Ruiby!

Our Beautiful Girl!!
A Treasure!!
A Blessing!
"Every Good and Perfect Gift Is From Above!"
Thank you Lord for this perfect gift!!