Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Here are a few pics that I like of you.
This pic was when you were so afraid of the camera. You loved playing with the bunny. That was the only way we could get you to smile.
I'm not sure how this got on here, but don't know how to edit it out so random pic of Tyler
This is Tyler while he was on spring break working at a childrens home in Juarez, Mexico. He loved it. He said it was one of the best times of his life.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
This is Ryan, our nieces boyfriend, this was his very first time hunting and guess what, yep he bagged a huge, I mean huge turkey.
It is tied with Tyler for the biggest turkey on our farm.
Way to go Ryan.
Well yesterday I was able to log on to a couple of websites that talk a lot about the adoption in Ukraine. It doesn't sound good from the reports listed. I talked it over with Tom and we are going to commit to praying about it for 2 weeks and see where we stand. Do we decide to continue in the Ukraine region or move to Russia? Do we not adopt? The difference is huge when it comes to the finances of it all. So just keep us in your prayers as we decided where and what God wants from us.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Our factilitator for the home study called and told me that we have to be interviewed by a pastor and he is not available for 2 weeks, yikes, I thought that at least we could get this faster, but I guess God has everything in his timing.
Well I'm off to bed, Andrew has an 7:45 game in Rockford so we have to leave by 5:30 am so I'm off to bed. Good night.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Austin and Trevor have another soccer game for school today, I pray that Austin will have a chance to participate. It does get frustrating as a player to be at practice and not allowed to play in the games. Hopefully the coach will come to his senses today.
Tom and I got fingerprinted today for the Home Study part of the process, Tyler will go after school today. Things are getting checked off the list, like Dory says from Finding Nemo, just keep swimmining, just keep swimming, well I just keep signing, just keep signing forms that is.
Here is a pic of some flowers starting to pop thru and open up. I love it when things bloom again.
I couldn't believe my eyes this morning, can you see who it is at the piano, yep that's right Austin and Trevor, WOW miracles do exist. These are the two boys that don't like each other very much. They were playing a song together I couldn't tell you what song chopsticks or something but what joy it brings to a mothers heart.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
In my Easter Picture you couldn't see it but Cooper was in the pic standing at the boys feet. He got cut out of the pic so I thought I would let you see him. Here Austin took this pic for a photography class at school. Cooper is staring at our neighbors yard hoping to get a bone from him. As you can see he gets lots of bones.
Here is Trevor and Austin after their first soccer game for school. This pic makes me mad and sad. This is the reason for my sleepless night. As you can see Trevor is happy, Austin is sad, Trevor played almost the whole entire game as a 6th grader, he did very well and even had an incredible assist for a score. Austin however didn't even get to play at all. Nope not one single minute. May I remind you that he is in the 8th grade, we were winning by a score of 2-0 with 20 minutes left in the game and nope the coach didn't even put him in then. What the heck, I know that Austin is not a strong player but give me a break he can play soccer. Were winning for petes sake and you can't put him in. I find that is just poor coaching. I understand he wouldn't play the whole game but give me a break 10 minutes perhaps just to keep the kids interested. Now Austin wasn't the only one who didn't get to play there were others but they were in the 6th grade. I understand that, they need to be bench warmers. I do have to say that I was very proud of Austin regardless of his no time playing, everytime they had a player come off the field, he was there to shake their hand or congratulate them. He stood by the coach to let him know he was there but didn't bother him. I don't get it. Well it is just me venting but come on, give me a break. Did I mention that it was very cold out. Austin was an ice cube when he came over.
The last picture is another one that Austin took, he took it the other day when it was nice out, I thought it was an awesome picture of the tulips starting to come out of winter hybernation.
The results for Tom was great. The doc said he is a healthy speciman. Tom was still recovering from the turn your head and cough bit, I was able to tease him just a little. We finished with our Autobiography last night and I meet with Pastor Dale this week so all is coming along fine. I contacted our Home Study person and asked if we can start the Home Study with out the boys physicals, I wanted to wait as late as possible for them because they need them for school and didn't want to have to do it twice in one year, especially for the sports physicals required for schools sports. Well I have to get Andrew ready for school so have a great day.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Tyler with cousin Lindseys friends from Hope College, Sasha and Amber. Doesn't Tyler look good with the pink basket?
Here is Austin looking everywhere for his eggs, cousin Jared likes to hide them in all kinds of places.
This is our Easter Day photo. We took the picture after church, don't those boys look great?
I just like this picture of Samson, he just got a bath by Tyer and he is soaking wet and ready to go roll on the floor, but I made him wait to get this pic. So cute and ugly at the same time. Tom says he looks like a drowned rat.
This is Good Friday night when the boys were teaching cousin Matt how to play the Wii. That is Austin and Andrew is rolling on the floor to escape the pic. Just so you know Matt is available, looking for a great girl to call his own.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
On the adoption news, Tom and I went to interview a home study company and liked them. They are Evangelical Adoption Agency out of Wheaton, Il and it is the same adotion agency that my parents used to adopt me. I love how small our world is and yet so big. God knows all and is in everything we do. We have decided to adopt internationally from Ukraine. We have not signed any contracts yet, but took the paperwork home to review. WOW is there a lot of stuff. I'll keep you informed of our progress.