Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Introducing Devin Jacob...

So, that's our "little man" as we call him...or "little blue eyes" as Lily has affectionately nicknamed him. The court appointment went well today and Devin is officially our son. Praise God!!! Hope you enjoyed the pictures of our sweet boy - I'll be back soon with the full story on how we became a family of four. (right now I have an extremely fussy, gassy 11 day old who needs my attention.) It's ALL good.

Monday, February 23, 2009

It's a boy!

It's amazing how much life can change in one short month. On January 14th we received a phone call from our Social Worker telling us we had been chosen by another birthmom and dad. On February 14th our baby was born.

I'm skippin' a whole lotta details here...and I will come back with the long version of the story in a few days.

Our "risk period" ends this Wednesday at 1:30pm when the birthparents go to court and sign the FINAL to all my prayer warrior friends: please pray that all goes smoothly on Wednesday. THEN, I will be doing a post introducing our SON - and it will include lots of pictures of his perfect little face (and fingers, and toes, etc.)

P.S. Lily looooooooves him. She is the best big sister ever.

Be back soon!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Can't believe how long it's been! My dad is always amazed that anyone even reads my blog anymore, due to my infrequent, for those of you who still check on me, THANK YOU!
We are doing very well. Lily is fan-tabulous. Let's see, she is still lovin' school. We had our first Parent/Teacher conference and her teachers only had good things to say about her. They commented that she is focused, driven, and a friend to all of her peers. Her mommy and daddy could not be prouder. Oh, they did say she needed to be more skilled at galloping and zipping her coat all by herself, so those things have now been mastered as well.
She is signed up for Kindergarten in the fall...she will be in school from 9am till 4pm. Lord help me! I will miss my girl something fierce, but she will love every minute of it. I'm excited for her.
What else? She still loves her dance class. She now claims she doesn't want to be an astronaut when she grows up, but rather a Prima Ballerina. She walks on her tippy toes all. the. time. We are happily hibernating, playing lots of Sorry, Trouble, and Yahtzee. And our favorite days are those spent with my sister and her kiddos...Lily has such a great relationship with her cousins. They all cannot get enough of each other! So, that's about it 'round here (for now). daddy loves Lily in a hoodie:)

Lily and cousin Logan.

Lily and her new BFF, cousin Payton.