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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Singing in the Rain

Kate sometimes has meltdowns around bed time, and tonight was no exception. I cant figure out a pattern,because sometimes she does and sometimes she is fine. Anyway...tonight after we talked about why she was so upset when she had had such a fun day, I left her room and the sky was orange. It looked like it was noon and it was 8 oclock at night. I got her out of bed, and we rocked for a while watching the rain on our front porch. She mentioned playing in the rain “next time” *(thats one of her favorite phrases!), and I told her to go for it!
She started out just letting it drip on her head…IMG_3307IMG_3314 IMG_3313 IMG_3312 IMG_3309 IMG_3352  IMG_3349 IMG_3348 IMG_3346 IMG_3343 IMG_3340 IMG_3339 IMG_3338
And then decided some full out sprints were in order!IMG_3337 IMG_3336 IMG_3335 IMG_3334 IMG_3333 IMG_3332 IMG_3331 IMG_3330 IMG_3329 IMG_3324  IMG_3322  IMG_3320 IMG_3319 IMG_3318 IMG_3317  IMG_3315
I’m singing in the rain,
Just singing in the rain,
What a glorious feeling,
I’m happy again!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sweetest Summer

We were able to go to Central Church to be part of Nicci’s commissioning ceremony before she went back to Ethiopia. God is doing awesome things in this girl’s life plans! So excited for her and where He is taking her and how He is stretching her.P6020336
On the adoption front, we have been working fast and furiously on our paperwork. Everything is ready to be turned in except for Luke’s autobiography. He keeps saying he is studying for this little test called the BAR!!, but we hope we are able to turn it in before we leave for our cruise! I saw this on this wonderful blog,, and I stole it!The have adopted one son from Ethiopia and are in the process of adopting their second. She made a sign and had it with her all the time and took pictures. I thought it was such a good idea and will be so fun to show our newest family member one day!
Here are Luke and I after getting some paperwork notarized:P6140449
And here are me and the babes getting my fingerprints done (Kate is super thrilled):P6130447
Playing with the iphone:IMG_2574
We have enjoyed going out on the boat twice this summer! Nothing better than boat napping:P6080432
My two babysons napping:P6080433
Blake was so gentle when getting Jake off the tube. I have worked on a strategy with Jake so hopefully he will reign next time!P6080428P6070394
Even K & P enjoyed some tube time. The first time I tried to get Kate to go with me and her and Pres were standing there together. She was very unsure and kept saying NO! Preston was standing there like, “Please ask me! Please ask me!” I finally turned to him and told him he was too little and he started crying! I put him on there with me and he giggled the entire time! No fear!P6070402P6080424 P6080405   P6070386 P6070382
Pretty girl! P6060374
We have planted several different veggies and Kate grew these squash/gourds all by herself!P6060366
Harvesting a tomato:P6060355
Taste test:P6060359
She loves eating them right off the vine!
Enjoying Blakey before he moved away!P6060352
What is that stuff falling from the sky? So thankful for some rain this week!
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With Luke’s school schedule and my work schedule, we werent able to go to our small group in almost a year! We have missed our friends so much and had a wonderful time catching up! It was funny to think of us just a few short years ago with no babies! I told Luke when everyone had left that the good thing about having kids is everyone is gone by 10!
Preston and Easton (with his surprised face!)
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Nothing cuter than matching jammies!
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These boys are gonna be trouble! Paxton, Easton, Preston
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Blake moved to Ohio one week ago and we miss him so much! He has started a blog,, and he is definitely the writer of the family, so check him out! We met for breakfast before sending him out on his own, and I may or may not have reenacted the scene from Harry and the Hendersons where they have to send him back into the woods.
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Cuddling my babies-thankful for some rain!
Silly girl would not stand for a picture!IMG_3230
Preston is in a dinosaur phase and so KK, Jake, and I braved the heat last Sunday for a peak at the dino exhibit before they became extinct.
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He was a little unsure but Kate was brave!IMG_3257
Tight grip on Uncle Jakey!IMG_3249 IMG_3259
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Love these two so much!!
Because it’s summer and the memories are just waiting to happen. Anonymous