Wednesday, May 27, 2009

brotherly love


changes

I am sure it is no surprise to you that there have been lots of changes around our house lately!!! Experiencing motherhood has been such a joy and way more fulfilling than I ever imagined. Life will never be the same!
So in keeping with the theme of changes I think its time to change up this blog a little bit. My blog friend Patrice has been busy working on a new layout for me and I have been throwing around the idea of a new title for this blog.
I started this blog back in March of last year as a way for me to journal my thoughts and relay prayer requests after we lost Brenham, never did I imagine where my life would take me...through kidney failure, a transplant and the journey to adopt our new son! So the title "when hello means good-bye" is still fitting but really my story is SO much more than that now and I want this blog to be about all of that. I have a few new titles I am considering but before I make any decisions I wanted to ask all of my supportive blog readers for your suggestions...so get thinking and leave your ideas in the comment section or email me at katielubbers (at) hotmail (dot) com
I can't wait to see what you come up with and stay tuned for the big change!
And thanks for welcoming our newest addition so warmly! I can't wait to share more when the time is right!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Joyfully announcing....




the arrival of.....








Brenham's
our newest bundle of love arrived May 12, 2009. Weighing 8 lbs. 10 oz 21.5 inches.
We are so in love!
I'll update more when the time comes but right now we are enjoying this precious gift from God and praising Him for his faithfulness!
"No more pictures Mom..."

sorry, he's the boss around here lately :)

Thank you all for your continued prayers...we are so blessed!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wow! no new post in over a week!

Does anyone want to know what I've been so busy with?
And it's not reading! Although thank you for all the suggestions, I even wrote a few down for myself to read....someday!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

watcha readin'?

My sister is looking for some book recommendations to read this summer. Anybody have some to suggest to her?
(something other than the Twilight Series!)
Thanks!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My 2nd Mother's Day without you


I miss you sweet boy, thank you for the honor it is to be your mommy. I love you so much and as always can't wait for the day when we are united again. You have blessed my life in so many ways, you are such a gift!

To our own moms~ We love you very much! Thank you for your unconditional love and support. Happy Mother's Day!

To all you other mothers out there I'd like to wish you a Happy Mother's Day, may your children continue to bless and enrich your lives each and every day!
To all you mothers out there without your children here to hug today, Happy Mother's Day and know you are in my prayers on this difficult day. Your children may not be here to make you breakfast in bed today but they love you so very much. You are great mommies.
And to all you women who long to be a mother, this day is especially difficult for you as well. Today as you sit in silence and tears as the mothers glow from happiness on their special day, know you are being prayed for as well. May God bless you and multiply your families in His own perfect timing.
Love and Prayers~
Katie

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Our Weekend Getaway

Robb and I had a great time last weekend getting away to Traverse City for awhile. We basically decided to go three days before and just packed a bag and took off without any plans. We just went with the flow and had a great time!


We left after Robb got home from work on Friday and stopped to eat at 'Bennigans' on the way up. (we didnt mean to wear matching colors...but I did read that the nautical theme is HOT this season!)After dinner we drove the rest of the way to Traverse City and enjoyed the beautiful sky as we drove!




The first hotel we came upon in Traverse was the Great Wolf Lodge so we checked if they had any rooms left and they did so we booked a room and and hung out in the water park the next morning. We had to check out of the room at 11 but we could stay in the water park as long as we wanted so we had to get ready in the water park bathroom when we were ready to leave! It was so funny I was laughing at myself...I must have looked like such a nut! Don't ya think?!?

So since we didn't have a plan we drove around downtown for awhile in the afternoon until we saw a bike rental shop and decided to be adventurous and rented a tandem bike! It was a blast and I am so glad we did it! I think we biked about 15 miles with a few stops for some pictures and lunch along the way..we had fried pickles...my fave! (who thinks they know where we ate?!)





After we burnt off so much energy we HAD to head to the famous 'Moomers' (voted America's best homemade ice cream by Good Morning America!) It was just as good as they say!


And we couldn't go to Traverse City without a little shopping, so hit up a small outlet mall before we found another hotel to check into for the second night. We relaxed in the room until we headed out again for the Cherry Bowl Drive-In Movie Theater...which was so much fun! Monsters vs. Aliens was the first feature and after that was Fast and Furious...it was such a great way to end or trip!


We headed for home the next morning!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

explanation and more picture to come!

Friday, May 1, 2009

catching up

its been a busy few weeks around here. Here's what we've been up to.

Last weekend I spent some time preparing some meals to add to our freezer stash...I made a total of 12 meals~ almost all of them being blog reader suggested...they look so good~we cant wait to try them! This first batch I completed all in the time it took to listen to the whole 'All That I Can Say' cd~(thanks Kate!) By the time the last song ended they were in the freezer and the second batch went about half as fast with the help of my sister Lisa.

We also went to see Steven Curtis Champan and Michael W. Smith in concert last week...they were amazing and we had such a great time. My favorite part was to hear Steven Curtis Champan talk about their stories of adoption and the loss of their daughter Maria...it definitely hit home in many ways. Thanks Ms. 'Usher Lady' (sorry I didnt catch you name :) for your hug and encouragement! I am so glad you said hi!




On the 25th we were honored to witness the wedding vows exchanged by Nicole and Chad! It was such a beautiful wedding and Nicole made a beautiful bride. I hope they are having a great time in Mexico on there honeymoon and praying they stay away from the piggies ;)






We are going a little stir crazy waiting for a certain phone call so we decided to make a last minute weekend getaway to Traverse City...we dont have anything planned~ we are just going. and we are really looking forward to spending some time as a couple while we can! We'll share all about it when we get back.