Saturday, March 28, 2009

March 28, 2009

Well... it's official... Wendel has joined the 'old folks club' ! Hee ! Today is his 40th B-day and with that comes the license to complain about back ache, joint aches, muscle aches, gray hair, wrinkles, insomnia, fatigue, frequent urination, infrequent bowel movements, and forgetfulness ! The saddest part ?? I'm not far from joining the club myself ! yikes !!

The best parts; however, of growing older is the blessings you have gained, the knowledge, life experiences, old friends, cherished memories, and having had the opportunity to spend one more year watching your children grow. Happy Birthday to the Best Daddy and most awesome husband any four people could ask for ! We LOVE you !

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring Picture Day...

We visited our favorite place this weekend ; Kilgore Fort House, and I'm so glad I took my camera as I managed to get some good snapshots of the kids !

Friday, March 13, 2009

Cookin' up some meatloaf ....

I had to share this wonderful new ( well... new to me anyway ) recipe for a dinner time favorite...meatloaf ! This was our supper tonight along with green beans, new potatoes, and sliced bread. Found here : Delicious ! Our kids normally aren't big fans of meatloaf but they cleaned their plates tonight .....

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A special weekend....

It was exactly one year ago this weekend that I flew to Guatemala and met and held my sweet little girl ! I will never forget seeing her foster mother walk across the hotel lobby with her all bundled in layers of pink blankets. She was wet with sweat when they finally got all the layers removed and she was just like a little angel. I remember well that I didn't want to get on that airplane without her...though I could tell from my visit she was in perfectly good hands with a foster family who loved her more than anything....and I remember well how much I missed my family at home. I remember feeling excited when I saw my boys and husband waiting for me at the airport...but so disappointed that Ella was not with us yet. I remember the rumors surrounding the completion of the few adoption cases that lay in limbo kept my stomach in knots for the next four months until we finally received that long awaited call that it was time to get our daughter. We feel so incredibly blessed to have been one of the last families to bring home a child from this beautiful country. We truly hope and pray that the Guatemalan adoption system will soon again be open and other families are able to share with us the joy of building their family through the miracle of adoption !

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Disney on Ice

We had such a fun day today ! Took the kids to see 'Disney on Ice' in J.C. and they LOVED it ! Carter and Cole weren't exactly thrilled when I told them we had tickets and were going...but they ended up loving it ! Our favorites were Lilo and Stitch and Peter Pan. The boys ate the entire time...which left us broke by the time we left ! I thought Wendel was going to pass out when the vendor told him the total for the two 'lilo slushies' ( $20 for two ). We had great seats...front row balcony and so Ella was able to stand up when she wanted and watch between the hand rail. It's snowy, cold, windy and we're so ready for spring. : )

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