Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows what we know, and holds us responsible to act. Proverbs 24:12

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year's Eve!!!

It's snowing again here in Oklahoma. It's beautiful but I think I'm ready for a sunny day again! Hannah got to have a white first Christmas and New Year's Eve. Fun, fun! And what are the chances of that in Oklahoma!?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

More Christmas Pics

Hannah's first Christmas was a great one! We even had a white Christmas for her! Can't believe she will be 1 year old next month!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

11 Months

It's hard to believe that Hannah is 11 months old today! When we brought her home she had just turned 4 months old and weighed 8 pounds. Now she's 18 pounds and growing like crazy!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hannah likes Christmas lights...

Hannah wasn't really interested in the Christmas tree at first. She loved looking at the lights but that was about it. Now I have to really watch her or she'll try to pull a strand of lights off. They are just so pretty! :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Get Me Outta Here!!!

I may have traumatized my baby girl. Thought she was going to do fine with Santa. I was wrong. :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


We are having so much fun with our sweet little Hannah. She is crawling all over the place and is soooo close to taking some first steps. She has two teeth barely breaking thru and she's eating like a little pig! Bananas and carrots are her favorites but she eats just about anything we put in front of her.
I can't believe Christmas is next week. I have bought four gifts. Four. I am usually all finished and have everything wrapped by now but not this year! Guess a baby in the house changes things a bit! Guess I'll be one of those last minute shoppers. Maybe I'll have more fun shopping that way!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Check out Kari Gibson's blog

If you are thinking about adoption or have started the process, this is your one stop shop! click here

Friday, December 4, 2009

Santa Baby

We went to Bass Pro shop a few days ago. Hannah was snoozing in her carrier when we saw Santa. We carefully handed her over to him and hoped she wouldn't wake up, see him and start screaming. And she didn't. She slept right through it and never knew Santa held her. :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pray for the Reed family

Please pray for this sweet family. You can read about their story on their blog. Click below.
Reed Family.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Home for 6 Months

I got an email this evening from Heidi Garner, a very sweet friend who travelled to Ethiopia the same time we did to bring home her precious Hope. She reminded me that we have been home for 6 months with Hannah. (Thanks for the reminder, Heidi!! Miss you!)
Wow! It doesn't seem like it was 6 months ago that we were in Africa, but at the same time it feels like we've had our sweet Hannah with us forever!

I did it!!

I took the 30 day blogging challenge and somehow I accomplished blogging about something each day in November. Not sure if I'll manage it in December though. :)
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Can't believe tomorrow is December 1st and I haven't done any shopping. None at all!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Love this...


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 you one
One became your guiding star, the other became your sun.
The first one gave you life, and the second taught you to live it
The first gave you a need for love, the second was there to give it
One gave you a nationality, the other gave you a name
One gave you a talent, the other gave you aim
One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears
One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears
One made an adoption plan, that was all that she could do
The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you.
Now, which of these two women, Are you the product of?
Both, my darling, Both, Just two different types of love.


Saturday, November 28, 2009


Have you seen the movie Blindside? If not, you need to go! Right now. Best movie ever!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Hannah's 1st Thanksgiving

MaMa and PaPa's house

Grammy and Grampy's house

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

Have a very happy Thanksgiving!! We have so much to be thankful for this year. Last year we were dreaming about what Hannah would be like and wondering when we would we have her home. We are so thankful for our sweet Hannah and feel so blessed to have her in our family. Have a great day everyone!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hair Bows!!!

Does this sweet girl look like a little boy??? This was the outfit she was wearing when at least 3 people said "what a cute little boy". Okay...I know it's not pink but do boys wear fur on their jeans and sequin hearts on their shirts? :) Guess Hannah will be wearing hair bows from now on! :)