Mom of a Boy

I love my boys :)  One of my favorite things about both of them is their love of dump trucks.  I'm not sure why they love them but if it is choice of running or running while pushing a dump truck they will pick the dump truck every time.  They often go at full speed and I know that when they crash it won't be pretty.   So far we've been lucky.

So I can't leave this post without mentioning this purple field of flowers.  This ain't Texas!  We don't have bluebonnet fields lining all the highways.  Which I miss from my time there.  What we do have is clover.  Let's be real it is a weed.  Not really desirable....expect in the spring by a photographer ;)  This morning was overcast and we are expecting a big thunderstorm this afternoon so who knows if it will last.  But I want to photograph this field again with LIGHT.  It is fun to play and capture my baby boy at the same time :)

God's Provision for Caroline

We have been so blessed this past week with the awesome garage sale with items donated by friends and family and the match given by Karis fund with LifeSong for Orphans.  We also found out this week that we received a grant from Show Hope!!!!  :)  Did the math this morning and it looks like we just have $4000 left to raise! :)  God is providing for Caroline in amazing ways!  We are just humbled by the generosity that has been poured out to give her a family.  The money to be raised was overwhelming when we filled out the adoption application and to think less 7 months later we are so close to having all of the funds raised is amazing! God's girl, God's timing, God's money.  Adoption is God's idea and he is making it happen :)

Thank you to all who have given and shared about our adoption story.  I also did the math on when we could possibly bring Caroline home and it could be late July or August if approvals come quickly.  Please pray that China sends our Letter of Approval soon so we can start loving on our girl.  (P.s. we can show her picture online once we get that approval too!!!)

Happy Birthday Caroline!

This week we celebrate our daughter we have never met but who has already changed our lives for the better.  God chose her just for us and us for her... a literal match made in heaven :)

The kids only know one way to celebrate a birthday and so we had a little party for Caroline's 4th birthday.   Overflowing with pink cupcakes :)

I can't wait to see what she wants for her 5th birthday and for her chance to blow out the candles. After watching siblings and cousins have birthday parties she will be ready for her turn I'm sure.  And we will have a party as big as is fitting for her personality with either pink, purple, or red cupcakes to celebrate.  Savannah thinks red will be her favorite color since it's popular in China.  I think purple will be her favorite just like her big sisters ;)  or she might pick a color all her own.  I can't wait!

Winter came and is disappearing

It was cold.  But the Carhartt jackets came to the rescue! 

 Then I found these two cuddled up for a good read.
It snowed a little but they made the best of it...snowmen were made and colored.

One of my little guys is growing up!

 He hasn't jumped out yet so the crib stays...
We passed the cold days playing charades.  They did better than I thought!

And finally warmer weather!!!  They LOVED washing the car!  Although I think they got wetter than the car :)

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