Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Beach Trip

We love the beach. The end.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Forever Best Friends

I love that Kendan always wants to be just like Hudson! He loves his brother so much! He always has a kiss for Hudson. The rest of us? Well, it depends on his mood. :) Nobody can make him laugh like Hudson can, and I love watching their relationship grow. It is my sincere prayer that they always look out for one another and treat each other with love and respect. I pray that they always remain best friends. I love them so much!

*Check out the video below of Hudson making Kendan laugh.
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Love that laugh!!!!
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Friday, May 20, 2011

My Little Artist

I just had to share this picture my boy drew today. We talked as he drew it so I encouraged the USA and I drew him an American flag to copy, but I did not draw any of the picture. I was very proud of the finished picture, and it is now hanging on the fridge. It will be one I keep forever. :)
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We Don't Feel Special

That is what we keep hearing though. "It takes special people to adopt." We just feel like we are being obedient. James 1:27 is very clear, "take care of the orphans and widows." It doesn't say, if you are rich or if you are not able to have kids then take care of orphans and widows. It simply gives a clear direction. Let me back up a bit.

Joshua and I have always talked about adopting. We talked about it before we had Hudson. We talked then about adopting possibly from China. Fast forward 5+ years and here we are talking about it again only this time we both feel like now is the right time. We started gathering information and praying for direction. God softened both my heart and Joshua's heart toward going through DFCS (Department of Family & Children's Services).

We attended the orientation last week, and we begin the process June 7th, which starts with 6 weeks of training. Then there is fingerprinting, home visits, drug screening, and lots of paperwork.

We are very excited about this process, and excited about the direction God is leading us. We have signed up to be foster and/or adoptive parents.

So, back to not feeling special. We don't. We feel like we are being obedient. I heard a statistic that said there are 147 million orphans in the world! That breaks my heart. There are over 15,000 children in the foster care system in Georgia right now. That breaks my heart. There are just over 4,000 foster families in Georgia right now. That breaks my heart.

Please pray for our family as we begin this journey. We are excited to see how God is going to grow our family.
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Friday, May 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Er...Friday. I didn't realize this post didn't go through until today. But now I have a few more pictures to add. :)
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Today has been a very nice Mother's Day. My guys surprised me with the Solo Fitness watch! I have been wanting one to keep track of heart rate and calories burned at the gym. I love it! AND it's PINK! We then had breakfast together before going to church. Josh had to work today, but he met us for breakfast. After church I had lunch with the kids. Now we are relaxing. Hudson is building a train track through the whole house, and Kendan is napping. :)

Happy Mother's Day to my mom and mother-in-law! I love you both so much!!!!
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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Big Day

Hudson had a big day today at the ball field. He got two of the best hits I have ever seen him do (one is in the video below). I watold by one of his coaches that he was the best slider on the team. AND he got the game ball today! So proud of him!
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To the Grass

Hudson was so proud that he hit it "to the grass." :)
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Game Ball

So proud of my boy! :)
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mother's Day Luncheon

Today was some sweet one-on-one time with by big guy. His preschool had a lunch for us. They served chicken salad sandwiches, chips, carrots & celery, a chocolate dipped strawberry, and a sugar cookie cake for dessert. After we ate they presented us with our gifts. A sweet card and a beautiful pot holder. His teacher read the card aloud as they passed the gifts out. I was pretty proud that my guy knew I wasn't 10 or 65. Ha ha.

It was a special time just Hudson and me. I am trying to cherish this time with him as next year he goes to Pre-K 5 days a week from 8-2:30. {deep breaths} He is such a great kid. Have I mentioned how much I love him?
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Sweet Kendan saying his blessing. I love seeing him do this at meals. He watches us thank our God for our food. I love that he is imitating us, and learning to be thankful for what God has blessed us with.
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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Touch a Truck

This weekend we went to Touch a Truck. We love this activity every spring. So many different vehicles for the kids to climb in and blow the horn or turn on the sirens. Joshua took some really cute pictures of the boys.

Then there are a few pictures from our week. Ice cream at Chick-fil-A, the retaining wall that doesn't like my Hudson, and Kendan & Joshua. :)
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