Sunday, November 29, 2009

She did it!!!

I am so proud of our girl!!  Look what she did.....

Christmas 2009

This is where she was at in years gone by....

Christmas 2006

Christmas 2007
(NOPE!!  Not going to happen!)

And last year she stood beside Santa only if her sister would sit in Santa's lap!  For some reason I can not find the picture of this.  She has gotten a little braver each year and then this year proudly proclaimed that she was going to sit in Santa's lap.  I did not believe it until she actually sat there!  And doesn't our Santa look a little grumpy??  Big sister Samie thought she was too big to sit in his lap this year.  Let's hope for her sake that Santa wasn't offended and still comes to see her on Christmas Eve!

We have officially gotten our Christmas preparations under way.  Baking has begun, presents are being bought and the house is all decorated.  The girls will put the first candle in their Advent Wreaths today.  I was so happy when Sydney made one in Sunday School today, just like Samie had made years ago.  Now they don't have to fight over who gets to put in the candle! 

The other day my Mom and I were talking about traditions and are they that important to us.  Meaning, should we hang onto them even when they aren't really realistic anymore?  Or should we make new traditions?  We are hanging onto some of ours, but since Tim and I got married we have merged some of each of our families traditions and also made some of our own.  I think first and foremost, we need to remember the reason for this celebration.  The birth of Jesus.  After that, is it really that important if you have the same foods for Christmas dinner every year?

I am interested to hear what traditions you have.  Is there something that you just won't change? 


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wishing All of You a Happy Thanksgiving!

With very grateful hearts we are thanking God for the blessings
in our lives this year.


Take time to give thanks for the many blessings in your lives.  And to appreciate them!

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thank You For Visiting!

I wanted to thank those of you that have stopped by to visit.  We love getting comments!!  And to my followers, you ROCK!  It has been brought to my attention that some people may want to contact us privately and we have not put any way to do this on the blog.  I have now fixed this and if you would like to send us a message you can now do that at

I have added this into the profile also.  So Kathy, if you stop by our blog again, please contact us through this e-mail.  I would love to see any pictures you may have of our sweet girl, Sierra!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I am working on a post about the first 2 Things, Samie and Sydney.  Until then I will leave you with a few random pictures.  Since that is what my family comes here for anyway!

Daddy was trying to get ready to go hunting!


Samie and her best friend at Cotillion
(I do not have permission to post a picture of her friend, so I have covered her face)

Black Belt in Taekwondo
Seriously proud of this girl!

Have a great weekend!  We are extremely busy around here; Cotillion, party for grown-ups (YIIPPEE!) and starting to decorate for Christmas!  Yes, we are those people, the ones who have their decorations out before Thanksgiving!  And we LOVE IT!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

November Is National Adoption Month

Adoption has been such a blessing to us, it has changed our lives forever.  Please consider what you can do to touch the life of an orphan.

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