Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Honor Roll

We are so proud of our straight A student!!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Deck the halls!

We decorated the house for Christmas last night. Then today, the kids helped Nana decorate her house.  Aaron's favorite part of decorating is definitely Nana's gingerbread coo-coo clock. We are getting excited for Christmas!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!  So thankful for all of these people that God has blessed us with!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Library with Aaron

Aaron and I went to the library with friends this morning. I attempted a picture of Aaron and Gabrielle after the library. Notice the difference between the two of them.  Photographing a boy can be a little challenging. Ha!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

12 Years!

Earlier this week, I looked at the calendar and realized our 12 anniversary was coming up. We hadn't talked about doing anything, so I thought I would surprise Brian and arrange childcare for the kids so that we could go out to lunch after church. I emailed my friend Michelle to see if she could watch our kids. When she confirmed, I sent Brian a text asking him to go on a date with me. He called me very confused.
It turns out he had the same idea and asked Jason (Michelle's husband) if they could watch our kids after church so we could go on a date.
So we both planned the same date with the other person (including the same childcare arrangements)!! I guess when you've been married 12 years, you start sharing a brain?!
So today we got to go on our date.  We went out to lunch, did some shopping, ran some errands, and just hung out.  It was a great anniversary.  Happy 12 years to my best friend! 😂😂😂

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Newest Member of COR

Seems like only yesterday, our baby was baptized and we prayed that one day she would come to know Christ and serve Him. 

Today, our sweet girl professed her dedication to Christ and joined the church. 

Today and everyday, we praise God for our Molly!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Polar Bear of the Month

So proud of Rayna for being chosen as the Polar Bear of the Month! 

*Note:  our little polar bear did NOT recently get glasses.  They are sunglasses without the lenses. She's been wearing her "reading glasses" everywhere.  Haha! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

Gift for Ethan

Just received the most precious gift from my sweet friend Annie Beth. 

Have you guys noticed that our little guy is always eating out of these metal bowls?  Well, AB ordered a set all the way from China!  The coolest part is that they came from his province!  

So excited to get our little guy home so that he can eat congee (or Cheerios--haha!) out of his new bowls. 

Thank you, Annie Beth!! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Happy Birthday to Rayna!

Praising God for the life of our sweet Rayna today. She's 7!!!  We had a great day celebrating her 7th birthday. Happy birthday to our Ray of Sunshine!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Molly the Politician

Super proud of our girl!  She's been running for city council. She even had to give a speech in front of the whole third grade. Well, today she was elected as a city council member!  She is very excited and we are very proud of her!

Pictures of Ethan!!

Tammy, the American that volunteers in Ethan's orphanage, sent me some pictures this week!  The first one is taken earlier this week and the one below was taken today!!  (I guess he got his head shaved in the last couple of days.  Oh well....he's just as cute with no hair!)
 These pictures were taken in April 2015--right around the time of his first birthday.  I'm pretty sure these pictures were taken in the hospital.  Such a gift to receive pictures of our sweet boy!