Sunday, March 30, 2008

New Camera!!!

Okay, I have moved into the world of SLR-I purchased my first DSLR camera yesterday. It will have a much faster shutter speed, and takes awesome closeups. I know for you professionals out there that you know it does much more than that, but I am learning and I am super excited to get some amazing pictures. Here are a couple of my test photos, I am liking it already. I haven't even played with the software or with the RAW images yet. So look for more pics soon.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter!

Just wanted to do a quick post to wish everyone a Happy Easter and to share a couple of cute pictures from our day. We had lots of fun finding our Easter treats. Ethan had to go a hunt, from clue to clue to find his surprise, and of course Charlotte followed close behind. Ethan got his own Catcher's Gear for baseball and Charlotte got a push buggy car. She loves getting on and off of it. My mom brought my neice and nephew to church, those are the other children in the pics. We had a nice service at church and then headed out to lunch with Jay's family at my family's resteraunt. The food was delicious and we had a wonderful day together. Enjoy the pictures, we will have many more to share from our Spring Break this week.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thankful Thursday!!!

Here are some things I am thankful for today:
1. Thankful that Charlotte did so well having her infected ear tube taken out and put back in yesterday-she was a little trooper.
2. Thankful for my wonderful husband who sent me flowers on my first day back at work on Monday.
3. Thankful that next week is spring break and I have a whole week to spend with my family.
4. Thankful that I have such a kind, gentle, and caring son, who is always thinking of others.
5. Thankful for this journey of LIFE!!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thankful Thursday!

When we all wear our crocs at the same time Ethan says, hey we are a croc family today. We waited a long time to say that we were a croc family of four. That is what I am most thankful for today. Thankful that Charlotte is now with her Forvever Family, and that we can take care of her every need. It is so awesome to see her giving us and others kisses now and showing affection. You can just see the love in her eyes and heart and it warms my heart to know that together we were able to bring about this miracle. So today I am thankful to God for leading us on this journey of adoption, for choosing us to be Charlotte's family, and for making the ultimate sacrifice to adopt each of us into His Kingdom. Thank you, Lord.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Found this on another blog and wanted to share.....

You know you're an adoptive parent (or should be) if:

1. The fact that there are 143 million children without a parent to kiss them goodnight has made you lose sleep.

2. You realize DNA has nothing to do with love and family.

3. You can't watch Adoption Stories on TLC without sobbing.

4. The fact that, if 7% of Christians adopted 1 child there would be no orphans in the world, is convicting to you.

5. You spend free time surfing blogs about families who have experienced the blessing of adoption.

6. It drives you crazy when people ask you about adopted child's "real" parents.

7. You have ever been "pregnant" with your adoptive child longer than it takes an elephant to give birth.(2 years!)

8. You had no idea how you would afford to adopt but stepped out in faith anyway, knowing where God calls you He will provide.

9. You have ever taken an airplane ride half-way around the world with a child you just met.

10. You believe God's heart is for adoption.

11. You realize that welcoming a child into your heart and family is one of the most important legacies you could ever leave on this earth.

12. You know what the word "Dossier" means, and you can actually pronounce it!

13. You have welcomed a social worker into the most private parts of your life.

14. You shudder when people say your child is so lucky that you adopted them, knowing full well you are the blessed one to have him or her in your life.

Charlotte playing Patty Cake-kind of!

Charlotte just being cute!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Charlotte's First Professional Pictures

We finally went to my favorite place (picture people)to have some portraits taken of Charlotte. They turned out so great. It was hard to choose which ones to purchase. It is so amazing to see the difference in our little girl in just 4 short months. Not just physical differences but the love that we see her in her eyes. She knows now that she is loved and wants to share that love with others. It is truely amazing and an answer to prayer.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Mommy and her cuties

I am so lucky to have 2 incredible children. They amaze me everyday with the beautiful people they are. Here are a couple of recent pics of us together.