Tuesday, December 25, 2012

merry christmas

From our family to yours
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

december two.

i turned 29.
my boys blessed me beyond measure with
breakfast in bed, thoughtful gifts, 
lunch out, quality time with my two favorites,
and dessert with some dear friends.
It was perfect.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Oh, Christmas tree

{november 30 2012}
we were in search of the perfect tree...

we pondered what one what one to buy.
we found it. we took pictures with it
{and then celebrated with hot chocolate}

the rest of our night looked like this...

and this...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

big love.

November 18, 2011
We received a phone call that forever changed our lives...
{and his}

We saw his picture for the first time.
Our hearts overflowed with love
and indescribable joy. 

One year later, on November 18, we celebrated.
We danced and ate cookies 
(complete with Ethiopian flags).

We held hands as a family
and thanked God for His faithfulness
and for this little guy, 
who is filled with such deep, deep joy.

(this mama did all she could to hold back the tears).

I cannot imagine our family any other way.

One year.
what a difference.
what a blessing.