Friday, August 14, 2009

Growing into his personality
















I love watching who my children are growing up to be...I love seeing how and why they come to the decisions they will make. We learned something about our little Avery today. We learned that he is stubborn. He got into trouble for not obeying something we told him to do (funny, but I've forgotten what that something was) because he disobeyed he was sent to Mommy's chair for timeout. After some time in the chair Terry told him if he would say "Please, Daddy may I get up" he could get up and join everyone else on the couch. Well, he wouldn't do it. Refused. So he sat there, and sat there. Until, finally, he said it. My how much fun will we all have as he grows up.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Jackson's First Day of Kindergarten


Jackson had a wonderful time; he really enjoyed himself and was such a big boy. When his teacher, Ms. Danna, called his name he lined up and walked out with his hands in his pockets. I'll never forget that sight. This is really no surprise to me; he as always been very independent wanting to do it all himself. However, he loves to give hugs. When I picked him up and we got in the car, this was our conversation:

"Mom, you didn't put my lunch money in my bag. My teacher couldn't find it; you've got to put it in the bag."
Me: "Jackson, I told you I put money into your account at school"
Jack: "Mom, I don't know where my 'count is. My 'count isn't anywhere in my back pack!"

I love my sweet, sweet baby boy! And part of me misses that towhead little toddler he used to be.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Today I began...


Well, I have always been on a roller coaster with my weight and my dieting, but for the past 2 or so years I've sat pretty comfortable on 20 extra pounds. No, more. I refuse. I'm tired of it. so as of today, I'm on my journey to lose my 20 extra pounds...my deadline...Christmas, will it happen? We'll see.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Elle-Catherine's first day of school...







Today I took Elle-Catherine to begin her second grade school year. To be honest I'm not so sure how I feel about it. When I first became a mommy, I knew I wanted to be a stay-at-home kind of mom. I wanted to experience everything from the happy, sad, board and stressful. I have been so blessed by God and my husband that for 8 years I have lived and breathed my children. I've loved every minute of it, even the hard ones. So, now I'm just supposed to let someone else have them for seven hours a day. Am I just supposed to let someone else be instrumental in shaping who they become. I don't know. I'm not sure. For now she was so excited and had no apparent separation anxiety which was good for both of us.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

School Supplies




Well tonight I had to get every one's school supplies ready. I laid everything out on the kitchen table to take a picture. No, I've never done this before but since I'm blogging in order to "scrapbook" our life I decided to get a picture of the stuff. As I was putting everything on the table I noticed something, well two things, really. One, most of the supplies that we were asked to get consisted of hygiene products, paper products, and hand soap...whatever, happened to crayons? Second, I can't find Elle-Catherine's scissors...maybe she won't notice until I can replace them.


K







Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Monday, August 03, 2009

He's Ours and It's Her Birthday!!







I love how God gives you little blessings that you never would have thought of or planned yourself. It shows just how much He loves and cares for those who are His children. Today is an example of that. Gateon, our new nephew, who was adopted from Hong Kong officially becomes a member of our family in the eyes of the United States government, in his court hearing. Today is also his big sister, Anna's, 14 birthday! How Sweet is that. We love you Anna and Gateon!!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Our Sweet Time Together!






















Terry and I had a wonderful time together. I know that lots of people say they are married to their best friend but it's even better when that happens to be true. We have fun laughing together...we find the same dumb things funny!! As we look back on 12 wonderful years together, I can say with all sincerity they have been wonderful. I love to look back and see where God's hand has guided us, where He has provided for us. Thanks Terry for taking the time to renew our love. The greatest gift we can ever give to our children is for us to continue to love each other. Despite the fact that someone decided to pull the fire alarm at our hotel at 2:30 am, this trip was great. That's a story for another day!!

K