Friday, March 28, 2008

Another Inch!

And the inches keep on coming! I still can't believe it, but Kyah had another round of shots this week and she grew another whole inch!!! I thought her first spurt was going to be a one time thing, but I guess we were wrong:) We have been home just a little over three months and everything seems too good to be true. As I said before we didn't really have the "honey moon period", but Kyah is definitely part of the family. I was so sure that with 6 kids we were completely done, but I think I am loosing my mind because a couple of days ago I started having babies on the brain! YIKES!!! The funniest thing is that Stacy has always had an open mind about adopting again, so maybe when the credit cards are clear again we will be on our knees seeing if God has the same idea:)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Miss Chloee

Ok, so I am only a week late!!! My sweet baby girl just turned 9!!! I still am having trouble wrapping my brain around this. I have this funny problem with my 2 youngest kids where I still see them as little toddlers, I don't do this with the older ones and I don't even realize it until I look at pictures:) Maybe it's my way of coping with not having little ones anymore, but it breaks my heart at how old they are all getting!

When we asked our little princess what she wanted to do for her big day she simply replied, "sushi & a movie.....with a friend of course."

So our girl had her big day and is now a year older and sassy as ever!
Love you sweetie:)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


On to our eldest daughter.....Miss Kaymi. If I had to describe Kaymi with one word it would be~heart~. Everything this girl does is done with her whole heart. Just yesterday we attended a banquet at her school to honor her and a handful of other students selected for the good citizen award, we were very proud, but not surprised:) When they described her they said that she has set herself apart from the average teenage drama of middle school and she is always there for others to talk to, awesome.

This past Saturday was the last of the volleyball tournaments for the year. Kaymi's team played their hearts out from 8am to 4:30pm and took home 5th place. (she was not very happy about this) Now onto track for this one!

Kaymi is singing in the honor choir and just performed an amazing quartet at their last concert. (She has a great voice, now all she needs is a little confidence!) It is truly an honor to parent this young lady, she is tons of fun to be around and still has an honest sincerity about her that we are praying will continue through high school!!!

Monday, March 17, 2008


I know that this blog is labeled as our adoption blog, but because I am short on time and already have this one I thought I would write a little on our other children too:)

This week I am going to brag on my middle son Caden! In his 11 years this boy has accomplished a lot. It is kind of a joke in our family that anything Caden tries he does it well. This last June a lot changed in Caden's life. On the last day of school he broke both bones in his arm and his elbow! OUCH! Many of you know that this ended his gymnastics career:( That year Caden had won 1st place in State and gone on to take 4th place in say the least he was a very talented gymnast. But when God closes a door he opens a window! This year he jumped right into ice hockey without ever having really skated before (it was a little humbling for a few weeks because the other boys had been on the ice since age 4) Anyway, the season just ended and he became a wonderful player:) Now right into soccer!

Sixth grade has also been great! Caden has been on the high honor roll all year and he is moving into an accelerated math and science program, we are very proud. Violin is still a love of Cadens along with guitar, (he is currently saving his money to pay for guitar lessons because it is not offered in school). In his spare time Caden loves to snowboard, draw, play basketball and skateboard....All of which he is great at:)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Yeah, I did a "DO"

I am a licensed cosmetologist but I can tell you that Kyah's hair is becoming a challenge for me! I think that girl has the tightest curls of any head of hair I have ever seen. Anyway, I was excited because her hair is now long enough to do something with, other than a head band :)