Family Day 2009

Well it’s been a year!  Can you believe it?  We are so amazed at the transformations we’ve ALL experienced over the past year.  The kids have grown so much.  A school year has passed.  We’ve celebrated every holiday together now.  We ARE a family.  Erika, you were right.  I thought after 6 months, I knew what was happening.  But after that year mark, life is so much smoother.  Thank the Lord for our babies.


A Beautiful Picture

April 2009

Bryan celebrated his birthday at the Olive Garden.  He FINALLY got a cell phone.  😉  He didn’t want them to sing to him, but our waitress did bring him a special dessert.

We celebrated Brett’s birthday by going out to eat at the Golden Corral – his fave on Tuesday night. We also celebrated on Saturday by going to Ryan’s.  He got a portable DVD player – something he’s wanted for a few months.

She’s FOUR now…… What a great day we had. She wanted to go out to “chips and salsa” to eat, so we did. They sang Happy Birthday to her and brought her a dessert. At home, she got a cake and a 4 wheeler to drive in the garage. I’m so proud of my baby girl!

We Made the Cover!

Check out this link:  http://www.carolinaadoption.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/cas-enewsletter-spring-2009.pdf  Bella and I made the cover page of our adoption agency’s spring newletter.  It SOOO shows how carefree her life is now and how pain-free mine is now.  Our three children have filled our home and our hearts.

Thanks to “the girls” for encouraging me to send in the pic. 

Look at page 6 and you’ll see how rare it is to find a blondie in Moldova.


Don’t have a heart attack!  We’ve actually added 49 new pictures to the right.  Click on “More Photos”, then at the top right, you can select the “Slideshow” to see them effortlessly.

Thanks to everyone who is still checking in on us.  We’re sorry to be so slow!!!