"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Monday, January 25, 2010


I mean, who would want to leave this? Blake took this pic while climbing our hill with the boys. WOW!
Boy, I never thought I would have thought this week would have been bittersweet.
But it is.
We are all so ready to be home and be with our family and friends that we miss so much!

I find myself struggling though about lots of things that I was putting my time into that was taking precious time away from my family.
Am I the only one who does this? Perhaps it's because I've been given so much time fairly isolated from my norm to ponder this stuff.
I think about Blake's schedule and how much it's going to change. Blah.
The kids haven't been in MDO/preschool for 3 months, and it's been incredible!
I mean, my hair looks pitiful because I haven't had time alone to get a cut or color. But when you wear a cap all of the time, it doesn't really matter!
But then I think about all of the things that I am dying for: getting everything in for our adoption of baby #4, seeing our birth mommas, seeing family, friends, neighbors, Sonic diet vanilla coke, my oven, my Dyson, my bed, Sadie's room (poor baby!), a dishwasher and my washing machine!
Darn. I sound so spoiled.
So, the car is already filling up fast and my precious in-laws will be here in only 4 sleepies to load us up!!!
The city is getting ready for the Winter X Games this weekend! I think this is where they do the tricks. Why am I acting like I know what I am talking about?

Seriously, all we do is giggle and oooh and awe when we see her!

Look at Cooper, poor guy can't turn around in his coat! This was taken by the timer!

Thanks Aunt Jamie and Uncle Brent for the Starbucks gift card! What a hit!!!

I love them wearing their caps!


Anonymous said...

You are so right about this week being bittersweet. We have missed you guys so much but at the same time, realize what an incredible time this has been for all of you. They boys have had such a good time and have made memories they won't forget. Sadie will probably be happy to forget sleeping in the bathroom at naptime. I got just enough of a taste of Aspen to seriously want to come back in the summer. I can't imagine how beautiful it will be then. See you in 3 days if the OKC weather cooperates and we can fly out Friday!

Laura said...

Hi sister! Oh I can't wait to hug you guys! And I am bringing you the biggest SONIC drink around!

I totally understand being too busy, we create most of the chaos we live in...I am going to work on that!

Love you!!

Becki Francy said...

Sorry - it is not bittersweet for me....I want my sissy back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Betty S. said...

yes, the winter olympics are there and i have been watching them hoping to see you and kids .lol
have a safe travel.