Thursday, January 28, 2010

Just call the Fireman!

Oh beautiful January day in Texas . . . mommy and Jadon were playing with a little wooden airplane outside . . . mommy wasn't careful and threw it into the tree . . . she then had the GREAT idea to use a broom to get it down (so we wouldn't have to bother daddy). Well . . . as you can see that was a BRILLIANT idea!!!!

Poor broom . . . . and poor little airplane!!

Jadon had the BEST idea (of course the neighbor twins were in on it as well) . . . "We need to call the fireman to help" . . . well LUCKY for us . . . we have one (a fireman that is) just inside the house!

So with a little help from a TALL ladder and a TALL daddy . . . the little wooden plane (and broom) were rescued! How lucky we are to have our own fireman to rescue the day!

The End!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Waiting . . .

ISAIAH 40:31

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. ISAIAH 40:31

I am not so good at waiting these days . . . I know this verse well but I came across this verse today . . . . good timing . . . definitely a day I need it!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Walking the scooter...

So . . . Jadon and I went out for a walk and he decided to ride his scooter. About half way through the walk he decided that his feet were too tired to ride the scooter so he threw it over his shoulder and walked it 1/2 mile back home. I love that kiddo!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy New Year!

2010 . . . is going to be great . . . I just know it! Jadon will be starting kindergarten in 2010 . . . which is crazy! I don't think I am quite ready for that. We also pray that this is the year we meet Holland baby #2. We look forward to seeing how that process will work out and we pray for the birth family daily. I would love it if we could have an open relationship with our birth family but I also know that not all birth families are comfortable with that.

We know that our profile is being shown . . . I think about how hard it must be for a birth mother to look through paper profiles and be able to decide . . . "this is the family". It really is beyond my comprehension the struggles, feelings, love, and commitment to her child that she has in order to make that decision and choice. It is hard to believe that we have already been on this journey for about a year (since sending in the first application). Things went so quick and easily with Jadon . . . . I know God has a great plan for our family . . . whether or not that includes baby #2. I trust him and what he has planned for us.

Here is a picture from New Years Eve (not so pretty lol). Stephen was on shift (because emergency workers are needed even on New Years as well) so Jadon and I rung the New Year in together at 11pm with New York. Jadon picked out the hat's, horns and little poppers. Of course he wanted the pink hat and told me I had to wear the diamond sparkly one. We toasted the New Year with sprite. Jadon LOVED clinking the glasses together and did so several times. Of course our carpets were covered with confetti after shooting off all the little poppers. It was an awesome night and a great way to start the New Year!