Monday, February 4, 2013


Phew. It's been a busy couple of months! I have been meaning to write a hundred times and then have something else to do. My goal is to write once a month starting now. ;)
December and January were awesome!

We spent lots of time with our families. We were blessed to spent time with Kaycee's Birthmom and her son around Christmas. Jeremiah is 8 months old and a sweetie.

 We also had my brothers and sister in law in town along with my parents for the Christmas holiday. I hired a photographer to take pictures of us all to document the occasion.

 In January, we went to Jacksonville to visit with Jenna's Birthmom and her son and daughter. We love spending time with them also!

We feel so blessed to have open adoptions with both of our girls. I know they don't understand any of it yet but our boys understand and it's neat how they just roll with it. No questions -- all just matter of fact. Kaycee and Jenna grew in their Birthmom's tummies and were placed by God in our family. Luke and Zack grew in my tummy and were placed by God in our family. It's neat how they are cool with it all and haven't questioned. We will always be open to questions and we talk openly about adoption in our home but for now it's no big deal. defines family as:
family[ fam-uh-lee, fam-lee ]
1. a social unit consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for: a single-parent family.
2. the children of one person or one couple collectively: We want a large family.
3. the spouse and children of one person: We're taking the family on vacation next week.

I like this better than Webster or Wikipedia.

This article is all over my FB news feed right now... 
Leigh Ann Tuohy is quoted... 

Families don’t have to match,” she said. “You don’t have to look like someone else to love them. There are wonderful kids all over this country who need a forever family. And we believe there are no unwanted kids, just unfound families.”

Family to me is made of love- God's love. I am blessed to have such an awesome family.