Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas Bonding Time

This Christmas, we spent Christmas Eve with my family and Christmas Day with Derek's parents. We had two wonderful days of bonding!

On Christmas Eve day, my mom needed me to run her somewhere. When we got back, my family had gone on a walk. I went looking for them and found my children stuffing my hubby with leaves like a scarecrow! I went back and got the camera.

Here's Derek as a living scarecrow:
"Daddy, you need more!"
Such fun being silly!
They spell love: T-I-M-E.

Back at Grandma's house, these two stuck together:
Time for cousin bowling:

Time to be introduced to make-up:

"Uncle Paul, let me help you look your best."
And, time to make jewelry:
Uncle Paul: "Instead of making jewelry with this clay, look what we can do!"

Uncle Paul: "Oh, yeah?! I bite back!"

❤ Cherish and Aunt Jen--the gentle ones 
 The girls:
 T-I-M-E again

Back home for Christmas morning.
"Wait! Wait! Wait! I need to get my make-up on!" 

 A special gift from a special lady for their room:
And, just because I love his gentle eyes
(which I get to enjoy daily but rarely capture with the camera):

Then, we were off to Pappy and Nanny's house.
 These two were practically glued together for Christmas:
 Resting in the evening before heading home:

What a gift our time was together!
What a gift our family gave us!

We were blessed to have a precious time of growing together as we celebrated the birth of our Savior.
Jesus. THE Ultimate Gift!
We. are. so. thankful!

This season, we have learned so much more about His gift to us.
How undeserving we are!
How blessed!

Merry CHRISTmas, Loved Ones!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Andrew's "Gotcha Day" Anniversary

 Happy 2nd "Gotcha Day" Anniversary to the boy who LOVES to snuggle, cuddle, and kiss us like crazy!! He melts his family's hearts! 

We are awed by the sweet blessing God gave us in this precious boy!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cherish's "Gotcha Day" Anniversary

 Happy "Gotcha Day" Anniversary to our very sweet, understanding, and gentle girl! It's been 6 years today since we were blessed with our darling Cherish.  

"Gotcha Day"

 Adoption Day:

What a blessing she is!!