Dec 30, 2009

Happy Gotcha Day Sweet Jesse!!!

For those of you that don't know Jesse was a surprise to us...he was what we call in the adoption world a "sibling call"....which does NOT happen very often. About four and a half years ago I got a phone call from our adoption agency we used with Noah and the lady on the other end of the phone said Tae Min's (Noah) birth mother had another baby and would like for you guys to have him. WHAT??? Of course I said YES immediately, without even talking to Marc. Ooops!!! Luckily he was on board too!! SO about 6 months later, Jesse was 7.5 months old we flew to LAX and picked up our third son!! He was so pitiful coming out of the gate sucking that thumb and his escort in tears because he had become attached to him just from the long plane ride to the US. They handed him to us and needless to say he was scared to death and not real impressed with his new parents...Dad was just ok and Mom was SCARY!! Of course I wanted to just love on him and eat him up but he wasn't having any part of it. He had the worst comb over ever and two teeth that actually looked like 3!!! One was two teeth that looked like they grew together. We knew there would be an orthodontic bill in our future!! Fast forward a couple of weeks and he was the happiest, most energetic boy ever!! He was our Jesse!!! Now, he makes me laugh until I cry and never ceases to amaze me and the boy goes crazy over trucks especially if it is towing something or has a trailer!!!! Thank God for miracles or we wouldn't have this precious little boy!!!!

oh and the tooth now looks normal..... LOL!!!!





Dec 23, 2009

The Polar Express.......

Monday evening we went on The Polar Express out of Palestine to "The North Pole"!! We had so much fun...the boys loved it!! (Well Talyor not so much!!)
The kids wore their jammies and had hot coco and cookies and we sang Christmas carols and heard the story of the polar express. All my kiddos looked precious but look at Emily's hat...is that the cutest thing you have ever seen????














Dec 18, 2009

Sleeping Beauty.....and her big brother!!

What a precious picture....Taylor was practically snoring and so was his baby sister!!! Look at that precious little hand on his arm. She loves him so much and I think he may be just a little bit crazy about her too!

I put Emily's new jammies on her and they came with this sweet little beanie hat and after I bathed her and washed her hair I put it on her. Her Daddy rocked her to sleep as usual and he actually put her to bed with the beanie still on and when I went in to check on her this is what I found!!! (BTW- When the hands are straight up in the air like that it means she is OUT!!!)

Dec 17, 2009

Dancing with Daddy......

When we got home from church Sunday Marc turned on the music and was dancing with Emily. She was smiling and loving it and I love how her hand was on Marc's face!!!




Dec 14, 2009

Monday Memories.....

I would not change my life now for anything and I love spending every waking minute with Emily but I do miss riding the motorcycle with my hubby! Maybe we can go again soon when I feel more comfortable leaving her that long but right now I will just take my memories!! This is a day that we went by ourselves to Humble and ate at On the Border. It was Labor Day and we had so much fun....just me and hubby!!! Then maybe one day I will really get out there and learn to ride mine!! Maybe.......

Dec 11, 2009

Show us Your Life.....Christmas Treats.....

I didn't get a lot of pictures of our party except of my beautiful momma and my beverage server!! I love christmas and any occasion to use it and the punch looked and tasted great!!!

A Tour of our Home for Christmas........

You can click on the collages to make them bigger so you can see every picture!!

My Handsome Little Men.......

I love dressing the boys up in their Christmas best....even though they aren't crazy about it. Well Jesse likes it still but Noah not so much and Taylor NOT AT ALL!! Noah and Jesse has special things at school this week so here they are all dressed up!










Dec 9, 2009

4 months old......17 years together!!!

This week has two milestones. The first one is on December 6th Marc and I have been together 17 years!! We went to a Christmas play on our first date. If you would have told me then that 17 years later we would have three boys and a baby girl I would have not believed you. But as of December 8th...Emily Grace is 4 months old!!!
She is coming into her own....she laughs, talks A LOT (like her mommy) and chews on anything that she can get her hands on. She got her first tooth on Thanksgiving day!
Here are her 4 month pictures.....she is the cutest thing!!!






Dec 2, 2009

So...one year ago yesterday we found out we were going to have a baby!!! WHAT!!!! We could not believe it....talk about the shock of a lifetime. We WERE infertile!! We were finished.....Jesse was our grande finale as we would call him.
But if I would have known that SHE was going to be the sweetest, most beautiful little girl I have ever seen I would have been jumping for joy instead of being speechless. It's funny how we think we have our life all planned out and God is up there laughing saying...."If you only knew what I know!" And boy does He know best!!!
Look at this face.........All of God's grace in this tiny little face!!!