Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Libby has wanted a scrapbook so she can scrapbook with mommy, so here it is.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
One year old! Finally in our new house and she is finally giving daddy a chance. She didn't like him much the first year.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GRACE!!!!!
Monday, December 19, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Thought I'd share this with everyone. These are friends of ours who adopted three baby girls (they aren't babies now) from China. As life would have it, they ended up living in China for John Deere for three years. Anyway, this is the story of the adoption of their third baby girl, Kate, in pictures.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
John was so patient, and only tried to climb out of his stroller once...but he REALLY wanted to have a turn, too.
At one point the girls were off playing so he got to roll one of Libby's balls. He was so cute! He was so excited that after he pushed the ball off the steering rack he started jumping up and down and cried out, "Yeah! Go! Ball!"
The second time he bowled...well, if you look in the background, you can see why he got to bowl.
Friday, December 09, 2011
Yep, Grace cut her hair. You see that one cute little flipped up lock in the top picture? That was the only one left, so I cut it off, too, after these pictures were taken. The sad part is that when we were putting the girls to bed I thought Grace's hair looks shorter...eh, it's probably just extra messy today. After we prayed with them I went in to our bathroom and found some straight smooth locks laying on top of my masses of icky ones. Oh, yep, Grace's hair DID look different!
We just laughed and went to bed. Seriously, she looks just as adorable as ever. It will just be another couple of years before we get it cut again. ;)
Saturday, December 03, 2011
What does the word "normal" mean, anyway? According to dictionary.com it means "conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural. "
That being said, I'm normal! I like to put my best foot forward. I like people to know and see the good things that I do. I am a bit atypical in the fact that I ultimately want the things I do to bring glory to God, but for the most part, I'm normal.
I'm also normal in the fact that, although I like to put my best foot forward...that is certainly not the only foot I have. I have a not so great foot that I like to keep hidden, and only those closest to me have to deal with. That being said...this has been a rough week for me. I have just been down, and sometimes, downright cranky! Not for any reason, in particular, just having to deal...well, with me, I guess.
I know this is just a fact of life (especially as a woman), but it never makes it any easier to deal with. So, when you have one of those frustrating days...just remember, you are normal...and I will do the same today as I ride the tide of my emotions.
Friday, December 02, 2011
As we put the tree up, Grace was worried about where the snow was, Libby was worried about the precise placement of each ornament, and John was worried about mommy taking the "vehicle" ornaments away from him to put on the tree.
John has an airplane ornament in his hands. He made all the appropriate noises all night long to go along with his airplane.
Peek-a-boo, where are you? Do you see a cute little boy in this picture? Not to mention, two cute little girls!
From our family to yours, Merry CHRISTMAS!!!