Monday, January 26, 2009

Our first visit

Today we met Landon in person and it was so much fun! When we first got to the door he ran up to me and jumped into my arms and wanted to take us into his room to see his toys. He was all smiles and laughs for the visit.

As we were getting ready to leave he was sad and asked if he could come home with us. Even though we wanted him to it just couldn't happen today as he had a doctor appointment. He did give both Mark and I hugs and kisses - it was so cute! I will be picking him up for the day on Wednesday and then we will pick him up on Friday for good.
We are so excited and did manage to get a few pictures today. Some of them are a little fuzzy - it's a little difficult to get pictures of an active 2 year old.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Have you heard???

We knew it would happen sooner or later...

We were hoping for sooner rather than later...

We have been preparing for this...

Now, the time is here and are we really ready???

Can we do this???

I'm hoping so; here goes...

Introducing our
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On Wednesday we were selected to add a new member to our family and we couldn't be more excited! We met this new member's paperwork and picture today to determine if we want to proceed and there was no question about is meant to be!

We are so excited to be able to introduce our new little boy to all our friends and family. His name is Landon and he just turned 2. According to the information we got today he will fit nicely into our family, and he even looks like our boys! He is very much a boy and loves to play outside and be "rough and tumble" - sound familiar anyone??

We told the boys tonight over dinner that they will be getting a new little brother and they could not be more excited! They have been constantly talking about how they will be the best big brothers ever. They can't wait to have Landon join our family.

Mark and I will meet Landon in person on Monday and then will hopefully be moving him in later in the week and we are so excited!

We feel strongly that this is what is meant to be and feel so blessed by our Heavenly Father. We know that Landon is supposed to be a part of our family. We are so thankful for everyone's prayers and thoughts throughout this journey and can't wait to see what the future brings. We are also very grateful for the adoption agency we chose and their help in continuing to make this relatively painless. If anyone ever wants information on how our adoption process worked then we are more than happy to help, and highly recommend it! We are so looking forward to having everyone meet Landon in the coming weeks! As soon as we can we will get a new family picture up for everyone to see!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Ahhh, the good life!

The weather here in good ol' AZ has been beautiful! We took the boys to the park to enjoy the incredible weather so here are some pictures. For those of you living in the snow, rain, and downright miserable weather, I'm sorry! Feel free to visit!

Friday, January 9, 2009


So, have you ever wanted something but it just wasn't happening? Yeah, I know how that feels. I've really been struggling with this lately and can't seem to get past it. I know this will sound a little like I'm whining - and, well, I am! It's my blog and I'll whine if I want to!

I just don't understand why I can't seem to have this thing...let's call it a green bouncy ball. Other people can have green bouncy balls, some people have like 18 green bouncy balls. Even older women are having green bouncy balls , and teenagers - why??? Even people who don't want a green bouncy ball are surprised with them and not everyone keeps theirs. How sad!

Don't get me wrong, I do have one fabulous green bouncy ball, that I love so much, but I would love to have another. Is that too much to ask??

So, why can't I have another one? There seem to be plenty of them left. Nobody can even figure out why I can't seem to get a green bouncy ball - it just isn't fair! (I know, life isn't meant to be fair!)

Even as I write this I realize just how selfish and bratty and ungrateful this sounds...I just feel like something is missing. Something like several green bouncy balls. But, my head keeps telling me to be greatful for what I have. So, that is what I will do....but deep down I still want more green bouncy balls. Maybe I will find someone to give me their's. (Sigh!)