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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009


We are so happy for you guys!! I seriously have been crying all afternoon:) So now we are

or possibly even 2! I am really unsure with the numbers with all the craziness that has gone on lately......if you have a guess then leave me a comment:)

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Ok let me first say that Paul and I are not campers. We have never camped other than a one nighter with the youth or sunday school here or there....and then we had people helping us. So we have been wanting to change that and make camping a family tradition but we really have no idea what we are doing. So when some friends of ours invited us to join them during Spring Break we jumped in! You know, for 24 hours:) That's just how we roll...... But I did take notes on how to become a camping family so when we don't have toddlers we can actually venture out for maybe 25 hours...... The most important thing I took from this was to purchase a VERY large air mattress. You see, while Paul, Jackson, and I were rolling around on tree roots, our friends DJ and Julie were kickin it at the Hilton in their tent with their DOUBLE QUEEN air mattress....I didn't even know such things exsisted. Seriously this thing rivaled my bed at home! Yes it is a must have for next years trip! Ok so here are all the great pictures!

our campsite:)

playing in the sand pit

a tired boy and mommy by the campfire

the river

our tent:) (not put up by us)

playing on the beach

a family pic

more scenery

crazy mommy
Jeanne and AJ

Paul throwing the football to.....

Julie and Aundi

Jackson getting loved on in the hammock. yes he is a ladies man.

cooking hot dogs:)

Justin and Jackson

playing in the river

Do you see how loved he is? :)

All the kids minus Jackson (he just wasn't having anything to do with this picture!)

all camped out.

Adoption news: We found out the other day from another family in front of us that it may well be another 2 months before we get a referral.....we were originally thinking it would be last week.....as you can probably guess I am not handling this news well.....please pray for us as we continue to trust God in his timing.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Museum of Science and Nature

We are really sad that Spring Break is over:( I can't wait until the school year is finished so I can just be with my kids..... Thursday my friend and I took our boys to the Museum of Science and Nature because they have a great Children's Museum and we just became members. Here are the boys playing at the water table.

Then we headed over to the Little Farm and got our bags to fill with veggies and plant seeds.

planting seeds

gathering eggs

a quick tractor ride

what farm trip would be complete without milking the cow?

mommy trying to help out

both boys getting in on the action

sand table fun

learning about hot air balloons

Then we headed over to the dinosaur dig area and Jackson wasn't so excited about taking his shoes and socks off for the sand pit.....He actually hated it.

The boys are on the left in the sand

Our last stop was the air table....Jackson's hair was hilarious!

ugh...that is nasty...one second to take the picture and he is putting stuff in his mouth.

uh I think it is nap time:)

Friday morning we headed out on our very first camping trip! It was SO MUCH FUN! I promise to post about it tomorrow! Stay tuned......

for those who are counting: Tara received a referral of a 4 year old girl (she changed her age range last week) and so we are 1 spot lower. Her march official number was 4. Congrats Tara!! We are so happy for you guys!!