Thursday, May 15, 2014

Major Throwback Thursday...

This is a video I made a while ago of Alex's first year.  I sure do miss him being that tiny. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I'm dreaming of a White Early Christmas!

In 169 days, this will be our view for an early Christmas!
I hope there is snow! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Legacy of an Adopted Child

I saw an article on Yahoo this morning titled, "Adopted Children Are Product Of Two Different Kinds Of Love".  In the article, it had this poem.  I love it!

(Author Unknown)
Once there were two women
Who never knew each other.
One you do not remember,
The other you call mother.
Two different lives
Shaped to make yours one.
One became your guiding star,
The other became your sun.
The first gave you life
And the second taught you to live it.
The first gave you a need for love
And the second was there to give it.
One gave you a nationality,
The other gave you a name.
One gave you a seed of talent,
The other gave you an aim.
One gave you emotions,
The other calmed your fears.
One saw your first sweet smile,
The other dried your tears.
One gave you up --
It was all that she could do.
The other prayed for a child
And God led her straight to you.
And now you ask me
Through your tears,
The age-old question
Through the years:
Heredity or environment
Which are you the product of?
Neither, my darling -- neither,
Just two different kinds of love.

A couple years ago, the following poem was in the Ensign.
  I love it too!

Just The Same by Diana Lynn Lacey

Sometimes -
God sends rain
Straight from the sky
To nourish the young flower
and it grows.

Sometimes -
God sends rain from the sky
To the mountaintops,
Then over hills and through valleys
Until it reaches the flower
and it grows, just the same.

Sometimes -
God sends a child
Straight from His realm
Into a mother's arms
and love grows.

Sometimes -
God sends a child
From heaven to another's arms,
Then over hills and through valleys
Until he reaches the arms of his mother
and love grows, just the same.


Friday, December 28, 2012

Alex's Adoption Story

Click here to view this photo book larger

Photo books are the perfect gift for any occasion.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Pumpkin Boy

Last weekend we took Alex to local Pumpkin Farm for a fun family outing.  We dressed him in jean overalls, because COME ON, little boys in jean overalls, have got to be the CUTEST thing EVER!!!

These 2 are best buds!

Here are a couple pictures from last year.  Where has my baby gone?!?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Beautiful Heartbreak

I had a friend ask me this weekend if finding out that I couldn't have my own children was the hardest thing to go through.  I told her no, it wasn't the hardest thing.  Yes, going through the whole process of infertility was hard (I would be lying if I said it was easy), but it wasn't the hardest thing.  From the moment we got the call about my latest test result, we did grieve alittle, but the next thought was "Ok, lets start the adoption process and start a family", then we went to dinner at Pei Wei (we had our priorities straight, right? :) ).  

At Time Out For Women this past weekend, Hilary Weeks performed a number of songs from one of her albums.  One of the songs was "Beautiful Heartbreak".  I've been thinking a lot about that song from this weekend and realized, being infertile is my Beautiful Heartbreak.  If I was to get pregnant on my own, I wouldn't have my sweet Alex as my son.  I know I would have other sweet children, but Alex was meant for our family and I wouldn't change my infertility for anything!  I love my sweet, full of energy (lots of it), little red headed boy!   

Here is the video to the song "Beautiful Hearbreak"

Saturday, July 14, 2012


So I have been the biggest slacker with updating the blog.  Oh well.  Here are some photos from the past year that I really like of the little guy!

He LOVES to swing!
January 2012 ~ 14 months

He always looks so cute after his bath
February 2012 ~ 15 months

Valentines Day 2012

Playing in the fountain at The Temple.  He thought it was a bath tub :)
March 2012 ~ 16 months

His first trip to The Houston Zoo
March 2011 ~ 4 months

2nd trip to The Houston Zoo - My baby grew a lot in just 1 year :(
April 2012 ~ 17 months

First trip to Galveston Beach
Memorial Day - May 2012 ~ 18 months

Just being cute with a mouth full of ice.  This kids LOVES ice!
June 2012 ~ 19 months

Alex is no longer a baby...he is now a little boy.  Man, he grew up way too fast!
4th of July 2012 ~ 20 months