Emmie was SO excited about her 7th birthday! The countdown for the number of days leading up to it began sometime in 2012, and this year she had certain wishes expectations for how we ought to celebrate. #1 Expectation: Decorate her bedroom door with streamers We had some streamer on hand, but a trip to… Continue reading Great Birthday Expectations and Some Unexpected Things, Too
Mike is on a ski trip with the high school group, so it’s a good time for me to catch up on the ol’ blog. I posted more about Jason and Anna’s wedding and our trip to Colorado, and I want to share some thoughts as they’ve been swirling around in my head. Both the… Continue reading Good Timing
Emmie felt like a princess getting ready for Anna’s wedding. Like in the cases of all princesses (I’m sure), a quick breakfast of Froot Loops at the hotel was the perfect start of the big day. She was good to go. We made it out in time for the girls’ early morning appointment at the… Continue reading Pretty as a Princess
Since the time leading up to a wedding is pretty crazy, we didn’t know exactly how much time we’d be able to spend with Anna’s family. It was really a treat to get to see her parents and sisters as much as we did. Anna has two sisters, Kara & Audrey, and they were 13… Continue reading Birth Family Connections
With much anticipation, December brought many wonderful gifts. Not only did we make a big trip to Colorado for Anna’s wedding, but Mike finished seminary at Liberty. F I N A L L Y. He earned a Master’s of Divinity in pastoral studies. The program is 90-something credits and he went for the A every… Continue reading Memories in the Mountains
I will be back soon to tell you all about our trip to Colorado. It was even more wonderful than I hoped it would be, but I just haven’t had time to upload the pictures from my big camera and sit down and write. There is much to praise God for – safe travels, good… Continue reading Just a Quick Hello
Last year, Jake & Emmie curiously opened tiny little boxes found underneath the Christmas tree. What could those be? Inside were ring pops (!) and a request for them to be in Anna’s wedding. They were very excited! Without hesitation, Emmie ran to the kitchen for a pencil and replied to her request. And tomorrow… Continue reading Trip to Colorado to Visit Birthmoms!