Archive for December 2011

Year in Review {2011}

Saturday, December 31, 2011

January ~Robb’s 27th birthday and we announce our decision to adopt again

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February~ I’m an auntie! Makenna Sue is born!

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March~ We are chosen by a birth mom and meet her for the first time!

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April~ We welcome our 3rd son into the world; Sadler Graham is born!

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May~ Grayden turns 2!

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June~ break ground on our new home

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July~ We have Sadler baptized
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August~ spend a week at the cottage

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September~ I turn 26

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October~ Vacation in Florida

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November~ Move in our new house

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December~ Christmas Celebrations

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WOW~ what a crazy year we had! so grateful for the many blessings the Lord has granted us!!

Happy New Year!!

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Sadler Graham, you are 8 months old!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wow! You are growing SO fast!

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You are standing alone for short periods of time and getting all over the place!

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You STILL wear size 2 diapers, but have been ready to move into size 3’s for awhile now but mommy just bought WAY too many 2’s!
You wear 6-9 month clothes

You have 4 bottles a day and baby food 3 times a day.

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You’ve become quite a mommy/daddy’s boy lately and shy away from strangers.

You’ve become a much better sleeper as the time goes by, typically 3 naps a day and 11 hours at night.

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you are practicing using your sippy cup

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you learned how to clap, cutest thing ever!

you have 4 teeth!

 

love you bunches, boo!

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The most wonderful time of the year?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I haven’t yet been able to blog about the nice Christmas we had this year after the reality of the fact that not everyone has a “merry” Christmas became very real in my own life this past week.

It seemed so superficial to post about this party and that present until I addressed what’s really been on my mind first.

On Christmas Day our friend and neighbor,(up until 6 weeks ago, when we moved) Jim, passed away unexpectedly at the young age of 36. Jim’s wife, Sarah, and their 2 kids have been on my mind and in my prayers ever since. My heart just aches for them. I just can’t believe how quickly life can change and its reminded me again just how much I take for granted.

Please join me in praying for this family as they walk this difficult journey.

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James 1:17

Saturday, December 24, 2011

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“every good and perfect gift is from above…” James 1:17

 

 

baby in a box tradition started with Grayden’s first Christmas, click here to see!

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Sunday’s Party

Thursday, December 22, 2011

We had Robb’s immediate family party Sunday night after church.

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We came here for dinner; I made bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, scalloped potatoes and broccoli.

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Then it was time for presents!

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i think we have a lot of ‘grayden concerts’ in our future!

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happy boy loved his presents!

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grayden’s gifts

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sadler’s stuff

we ended the party with a ‘snow’ball fight! ;)

we had a great time!

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let the parties begin

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

we had our first Christmas party Saturday night with my immediate family, we have a busy weekend with extended sides this weekend so we did the immediate sides Saturday and Sunday.

We started out with dinner at Kobe Grill, my fave!

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are they handsome or what?

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grayden loved to watch the hibachi grill master!

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after dinner we came back to our house for games and presents but not before the annual family picture!

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My mom organized “minute to win it” games! so fun, even though i didn’t win!

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Then it was time for a few more pictures of the kids and then presents!

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just what singer boy needs! a microphone!

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sadler’s pretty excited about his k&r hat and chuck tow truck!

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We asked everyone not to go overboard on gifts, my boys boys have MORE than enough. Both sets of grandparents chipped in money to get them a play set next Spring, which I know they’ll love!

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Grayden’s loot

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and sadler’s

such a fun night!

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