Our Family ~ Nov 2017

Our Family ~ Nov 2017

Sunday, May 25, 2014

the future is YOURS...

So, Make it count!

We think about the future all the time- and yet we remain present in the Present! We love every second of our time and have a blast being parents! When our girls sing along in the car or the boys play blocks together, even when they are all Crying or whining we wouldn't trade it for anything!

We sat down with and Financial planner a bit ago and they showed us these BIG overwhelming numbers for college savings and asked the big Question " Are you planning on having any more children in the future?" We both looked at each other and said a resounding YES, we are! We plan on adopting out of the country in a couple years and it may be one or 2 and we never know WHO GOD has lined up for us that currently isnt in our plan in between or after that time!

The guys looked baffled but, said OKAY , lets restructure some numbers around!

Honestly, it would be SO easy to just be DONE with having and adopting children at this point. Seriously, Slade is walking well now, Everybody is healthy and Happy and we love their tiny personalities but, WHEN you have that NAGGING feeling in your whole being that your family is not complete- you LISTEN to it and you PRAY and let yourself be LED by God's desires for you.

 We are excited to see WHO it is or WHO they are. These precious children that aren't in our family yet or may not even be born yet- We will greet them some day with loving open arms and hearts and It will be wonderful! This is still years away so, no pressure at the moment- but, We keep thinking about this upcoming day every so often and we talk about it as well. My girls ask about their sisters or brothers they have yet to meet and what they will be like. It's awesome! One Day.... in the future we will be united and then, maybe, we will feel complete as a family unit! There will be no empty spaces in our hearts longing for these missing pieces to our family puzzle anymore. That will be one BLESSED DAY!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

NEW home, New Chapter

SO... (drumroll please) WE BOUGHT A HOUSE! YEP, we did it. Sorry for the lack of pics right now- you will get them soon! We found a place up in the Mountains of CO and we are LOVING IT! Though we haven't moved in yet- every time we visit it- it feels a bit more like home. We did demo on the house last friday and i sledge-hammered the kitchen tile today and we have had lots of help to get it to the 89% completely demoed phase. There is still more stone to remove from the fireplace and more flooring and tack strip to remove but, WE ARE SO CLOSE! Next is gas lines ran to the kitchen, upgraded and new furnace and HVAC stuff, some plumbing and electrical work then THE GOOD STUFF- new floors, new paint, new counters, new appliances, new doors , new trim etc...

We are however doing some RECLAIMED projects too ( another day i'll talk about it).

Today, the Rainbow play set got installed in our yard ( did i mention it's 2.4 acres?)
G-man also locked the KEYS in our car! Luckily our new sweet neighbor said " take my car and go get your other keys!" I told him it was a half hour away and he said " I'm no going anywhere- go get them!" That was so kind of him!
 While we waited for B& B to come back , A, G, S & myself all played in the basement living room all kind so games like Airplane, steam roller, keep away, tickle wars, wake the mummy and the hour passed by so fast!

Now , we are home , I'm sore, ready for a Sitz bath, and we start preparing for OUR GUESTS to come for Gman's Birthday! Can't believe He is already going to be 3! DUSTIN, TAMMY, JOSH and the Girlfriends are coming to celebrate and also help with some home projects too. We have lots of fun planned and I'm excited to Get this CHOO CHOO party ready!

And I have been doing some ADOPTION photography as well!
OPen Adoption RoCKs!

These two women will be forever bonded b/c of this sweet little miracle!

The school year is almost over and i couldn't be happier! Being the room parent was a blast 
and I will do it again if possible! So, with all that - i stay busy! House demo and reno, kids, working out, photos, guests , birthday parties, and now I'm a showing assistant for B's referrals too! I'm BEAT every single day! I have no idea how working women do it all, then again most don't have 4 kids!

On That note- ENJOY the beginning of SUMMER- you deserve to have some fun after this LONG school year!