Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas - Our December...

Each year I am amazed at how the month of December flies by.  Here are a few shots we captured to remember Christmas 2011.  Hope you enjoy them!
 Sunshine and Little Buddy had so much fun "feeling" their stockings on Christmas Eve.  We went to our church service and then invited our cousins over for dinner and decorating Graham Cracker Houses.

 This year Sweet Pea and Bookworm had acting parts in the Christmas Play at church.  Sweet Pea played a ditzy blond.  She pulled it off quite well.  Bookworm was a very nervous choir director.  They had such a great time sharing the story of Christmas in a new way.

 Here is the crew standing in front of our Christmas tree, right before Stand-Up Dad knelt down in the mud to cut it down.  Our Dad is SO amazing!

Every year our kiddos choose a new ornament for the tree.  My hope is that when they leave our home, one day, they will have ornaments for their own tree.
This year we decorated porcelain ornaments.  They loved this activity and amazed me with their artistic ability.

Christmas is now over, but I am feeling extremely blessed by the good gifts of our family and friends.
May God bless you and yours in the coming new year!

Sweet Momma

Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy Family Day 2011!!

December 1st will forever be our Family Day!

Two years ago we brought Sunshine and Little Buddy home from the airport and the knitting of our family really began.  These past two years have flown by.  It has been the most challenging time of my life.  Every person in our family has experienced huge adjustments.  The two littles have obviously had to bend the most.  Bending is hard.  I am so proud of the strides they have made.

God has stretched me in ways that I did not know were possible.  At the moment, the challenges are very real and difficult.  There have been many different seasons over the past two years.

I went to therapy last week and mentioned that it has been two years since we met.  She said, "Only two years?"  I laughed out loud.  It feels like a lifetime that we have all been praying for God to help them through the tough stuff.  She thought they were doing extremely well for the amount of time they have been home.  We are so thankful for that!  These two little ones are such precious gifts to our family.

 Our first picture of all six kiddos!

 This year in our backyard.  I am so proud of all six of them!
Silly shots are the favorite at our house.

Sometime soon when I am not in the middle of the battle I would love to share more about how the two youngest are doing.  It is a wild ride!  I am so thankful that God is driving the roller coaster!

Sweet Momma