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...


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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 it...it 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!


15 comments:

The Revie Family said...

Congratulations you guys. What a wonderful blessing.

Ryan and Kristin Liljenquist said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you. I can't wait to meet the little guy.

Amy said...

Congratulations!!! That's awesome.

Kellie Openshaw said...

We are so happy for you guys!!! What a blessing. Congrats, we are thrilled to meet our newest family member!

jeana said...

YAY!! :) That is really great news... I'm excited for you guys..!!

The Martin Family said...

That is great news, congratulations!!!! Now you have to have another party so we can meet the new little guy.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I cannot wait to meet my new nephew! We love you all and know that you are never far from our thoughts and prayers!

The Wiechert Family (WA)

Laurel said...

I am so, so happy for you to finally get your green bouncy ball. I can't wait to meet him. Love you guys!

Emily Benton said...

Comgratulations! That is so great. How lucky that little boy is to come to your family and have you as a mom!

The Gotzingers said...

Oh Erin!!!! I am sooo happy for you. Brought tears to my eyes. I knew it. This was going to be YOUR year. Congratulations. We can't wait to meet him!! Please let me know if you need anything. I mean it! :o)

Amy said...

Landon Mariano is a studly name. SO GREAT.

Woo-hoo!

Sawyers Family said...

I am so happy for you and your little green bouncy ball! I can't wait to see pictures of him! I bet he's too cute for words. Your boys will make great big brothers and you and Mark will make excellent parents for little Landon. Congrats!

McKinney Family said...

WAY excited for you, my fellow Muskateer!! LOVE to you and your family!

Marsha said...

That is so awesome. Congratulations! Can't wait to see pictures.

The Standages said...

Congrats to you and your family!