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Friday, September 27, 2013

Baby C #3

As everyone says, each pregnancy goes by faster and faster. I cant believe I am 2 weeks (or less) away from meeting our third child! I have my last two drs visits scheduled, the house is as clean as it is going to be, and his sweet clothes are packed and ready for the hospital. I got some pacifiers yesterday and I think that was the last thing I needed before we go! I have been having contractions on and off for the last two weeks (which I did not do with the other two), but as of yesterday I am one lame centimeter. I would love for him to be born this Saturday (tomorrow!) because it would put one week between his and Luke’s birthday and then one week between Luke and Preston’s birthdays. We all know that means he will not be born this Saturday, but we can hope! I decided I should probably get this post up and going since he will be covering the blog after he gets here!
This was the day I found out I was pregnant. Ironically, I had taken this pic of Preston for our adopted baby’s scrapbook. Ha. Ha.IMG_7931February-Five weeks-AppleseedV__B3BE
February 14-6 weeks-Size of a pea IMG_7996
Week 7-Blueberry
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March 8-9 weeksIMG_8163 IMG_8172 Size of a prune-10 weeks
March 16-10 weeksIMG_8331 Easter-March 31-12 weeksIMG_8721 Mama turns 30! April 6-13 weeksIMG_8804 Week 14-Lime

May 4-KY Derby-17 weeks-Onion
Mother’s Day-May 12-18 weeks
May 15-18.5 weeks-We found out you are a boy!!WP_20130515_030
May 18-April’s Wedding-19 weeks
19 weeks-Mango
20 weeks at the beach-banana
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June 7-Waiting on Baby Ellis, your BFF-21 weeksWP_20130607_007
June 8-Nashville for Laura’s wedding-22 weeksWP_20130608_002WP_20130427_002 Week 23-Grapefruit
Pregnant Mamas-June 20-23 weeksWP_20130620_007 
WEEK 26-Artichoke-photo courtesy of Kate (that is why there is an awkward squat going on)
July 24-Gabby is almost here-28 weeksWP_20130724_016
July 28-Shower for Lila Cate and Elliette-29 weeks WP_20130728_019 
Week 30-My DinnerIMG_9124 IMG_9138 IMG_9144
Week 32-Cabbage
September1-34 weeks
Week 34-Butternut Squash
September 7-Preston’s Birthday Party-35 weeksIMG_9566
36 weeks-Maternity pics courtesy of LukeFamilyEdit IMG_0088 IMG_0109  IMG_0115
Week 37-Honeydew

Friday, September 20, 2013

LifeSong September

church 100Adoption Funds. Helping the church financially support couples as they bring home children into their forever families through adoption.

MEETING THE NEEDS // Adoption Funds

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We see Adoption Funds as a "Win-Win-Win" solution: the local church is actively involved on behalf of orphans, the financial roadblock for families is removed, the orphan child is adopted into a permanent Christian family...all with minimal administrative burden for the church.

Using the adoption matching grant and interest-free loan processes already established by Lifesong, churches can easily navigate through the details of adoption funding....all with no cost to the church.

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ALWAYS WITH YOU // Adoption Fund Story

Cameron and Sarah experienced the love of their church family through their adoption journey. His Kids Our Homes Adoption Fund, at North County Christ the King Church have blessed this family and others as children are brought into forever families. Listen in on their journey...

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Bringing Churches Around Adoptive Families - Dave and Carrie, directors of His Kids - Our Homes (Lynden, WA) share how they have experienced the blessing of having a Lifesong Adoption Fund.  Watch Video

"God Worked to Bring Them Home" - Scott and Kathy bring two more children into their home through adoption with the help from TAMBA adoption fund. Read more

God's Revealing Love - Sam and Maria share how God continued to reveal His love for them and their 7 children, through their local church, North County Christ the King. Watch Video

Adoption Fund Testimonials - Hear what Adoption Fund partners have to say about their experience with Lifesong Adoption Funds.  Watch Video

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Preston’s 3rd Birthday

Because I am due one day before Preston’s real birthday, we decided to celebrate a month early. We had his party at Menagerie Farms and It Was Awesome! The set up is amazing, the kids were entertained the whole time, and all I had to do was provide cupcakes. Everyone went home sweaty and tired so I think that means it was a good little boy’s birthday party.

We started out with a photo session at home because I knew as soon as we got to the farm their attention would be elsewhere.

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Turns out, Preston already had better things to do than a photo shoot with his mom and sister.

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Kate gave me plenty to work with though!IMG_9531 IMG_9534 IMG_9537 On our way to the farm!

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Going over the farm rules!IMG_9578

Luke and I had a goat milking contest. Unfortunately for him, I worked at Happy Times for 10 years and am a goat milking pro. He mightve gotten squirted for his lack of skill.V__7B35

Preston is a natural.IMG_9586

Next we got to ride ponies!!!IMG_9590 V__07AD IMG_9617IMG_9622   IMG_9632 IMG_9634 IMG_9640     IMG_9672    IMG_9701 IMG_9753 Then we got to feed the goats!IMG_9754 IMG_9757 IMG_9763 IMG_9766V__5B04  IMG_9771 IMG_9768

After that, we fed the fish in the pond, and then we did a little gold mining.IMG_9785 IMG_9789 IMG_9792  IMG_9795   IMG_9801 IMG_9802 IMG_9807

Each kid turned in their gold for a prize…a train whistle!!!IMG_9808 IMG_9816 IMG_9817 IMG_9818 IMG_9834

The last thing we did was eat! We had Preston’s Farm Friend cupcakes, Chicken Feed (chex mix), Farm Fresh Veggies, and cow and pig ice cream sandwiches for the adults!IMG_9824 IMG_9830IMG_9825 IMG_9833  IMG_9845 IMG_9849 IMG_9855 IMG_9868 V__A747IMG_9881 IMG_9912We wore this sweet (almost) 3 year old old!!! Such a perfect party!  IMG_9925