This Is Why!

"I tell you the truth, whatever you do for the least of these, you do for me." Matthew 25:40

Friday, August 19, 2011

Snaggle Tooth!

Asa finally lost his first tooth! Iris was only 5 when she lost her first tooth...and Asa is he has been wanting this to happen for a while! I was a little sad though because he happened to be at a sleepover at his friend Derek's house when he pulled it. Derek's mom called me that night and told me it had happened and then the next morning I found out both boys pulled their teeth that night(I think there was a little competition involved). Boys are so funny! This is one memory I'm sure Asa will never forget...losing his first tooth w/ his buddy Derek at his first sleepover! The Tooth Fairy came that night to the sleepover and left glitter everywhere and a note that said she would visit both boys the next night when they were both in their own beds! So that next night the Tooth Fairy did visit and leave a special treat in Asa's tooth pillow!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Today we received our approval from immigration! It feels like we have been waiting forever for this! The approval was the final piece of paperwork we needed for our dossier. Now once we get all of our dossier put together it gets sent to Ethiopia so we can be put on a wait list for a referral! Lately I have been wondering if this adoption was ever going to happen. I have been praying that God would just reveal to us if this was still what he wanted in our lives or if he had other plans for us. Getting this approval just showed me once again that this is God's plan. I couldn't help but get emotional when I opened the letter just made me feel that much closer to bringing my child home. There are days during the adoption process when it just doesn't feel like it's going to happen...and then there are days when you know without a doubt that it WILL happen...this was one of those days! There is still quite a bit of waiting to do...but we are getting closer!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

First Day of School!

Well here we are once again...the first day of school. I can't believe how fast Iris and Asa are growing up. Iris is starting 3rd grade and Asa is in 1st. We have been blessed with wonderful teachers once again and I just know they are both going to have a wonderful year. I am missing them terribly right now and I can't wait to pick them up in a few hours. As sad as it makes me to watch them go back to also makes me happy to know that they are surrounded by such loving friends and teachers while they are there.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Great Summer!

Iris and Dad go to golf camp!

Asa gets a buzz cut!

The Pumpkin Patch Playground!

Hank and Asa on the search for Big Foot!

Iris and Asa...the "Rock Stars"

Iris has Summer Olympics at her new gymnastics class!

Pixie's new friend...Bones(they are so cute)

Iris gets bangs!

Brotherly love...doing what Iris wants!

Building forts each day in the living room!

I haven't had a chance to blog this summer since I've been home with the kids and we have been busy moving into our new house. I get sad when Summer Break comes to an end...but I did want to post some of my favorite pics of all the fun we had.

Hope everyone had a wonderful and FUN summer!