Thursday, December 30, 2010

Big News

Sometimes things happen that make it abundantly clear how this life is so much bigger than you. That just when you think you have things mapped out, a curve ball is thrown that changes your entire perspective. We learned that Etta's birth sister was recently relinquished to an orphanage, and so we begin our journey to adopt her.

She's 4 years old and has the same sweet face as her younger sister. We are anxious to bring her home. Unfortunately, we have to start the adoption process over as if it's a brand new adoption so it'll be a long road. If all goes well, our hope is to have her home by the end of the summer.

The boys are excited. Our family is excited. And while it comes with mixed emotions that she cannot be with her birth parent, we know in our hearts this was the right decision for her. Just as we knew without a doubt that it was the right decision for Etta.

And so the two will be together. And we will be a family. Some things are just meant to be.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Magic of Christmas

Seeing Christmas through your kids' eyes could not be more fun. And although opening presents was high on their list, it's all the traditions that make it magical. Making Christmas cookies, the music, the stories, Christmas shows, seeing Santa, visiting downtown, making cards, decorating gingerbread houses, the smells, Christmas lights, the anticipation, being with family, the wonder of it all. 

Happy Holidays to each of you and yours!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

6 months home!

We've been home 6 months now....a lot sure has changed in those 6 months. Etta is running, jumping, saying anything and everything, eating super well and sleeping like a champ.
She is still just as happy, confident, loving, smart, and feisty.

She adores her brothers,and has no problem expressing herself should she feel slighted in the least.

We can't imagine our life without her and are looking forward to seeing how much fun she has with her brothers on Christmas.
Here's wishing each of you and yours a wonderful Holiday!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

In Love With Frosty....

Grandma brought over a Frosty sing-a-long..I love the lip synching :-)