Saturday, June 15, 2019

The Girl's Piano Recital

The girl's just had their end of the year piano recital and they played beautifully. They practice so hard each day and love playing. Cora got a trophy for her three Superiors at Gold Cup Competition, and Mia got her first Superior this year in hopes to also receive her Gold Cup. So proud of our girls. And just have to say Miss Hannah is the best piano teacher. She is like family to us and we love her so much.

The girls and Miss Hannah

Piano Students

Cora getting her Gold Cup

Blueberry Picking

My Aunt and Uncle moved here from California about nine months ago and we couldn't be happier to have them here. We took them Blueberry picking at an organic blueberry farm close to our house. They have the best blueberries and taste sweet as candy. We love going since they opened last year, and hope to make this a new family tradition.

Cora's 5 year Gotcha Day and Teagan's 2 Year Gotcha Day

We celebrated these two sweeties this month. Cora and Teagan's Gotcha Days are one day apart. Love does so much and I am blown away that when you persevere and fight for your child love blossoms. 

Cora came to us a scared little girl who didn't know what it meant to be in a family, and she is blossoming into a beautiful young lady who loves Jesus. She is full of laughter and still quite the jokester. She loves Piano, Math, Reading Stories, Crocheting and Family Adventures. I am blessed to get to call her daughter. Her love was worth fighting for. She taught me to love deeply and hold and cling to God's promises. He has proven to be faithful in our sweet girl. We Love you Cora.

Teagan came to us with a smile and a trust I have never seen in our adoptions. He was prayed over and loved very much in China by Christians and you can tell. He is the most laid back kid EVER. He is all boy and loves playing Cars, trucks, riding his balance bike and being outside. (Oh, and picking up bugs and chasing Mia.) LOL  He is a Joy and brings a ray of sunshine to our lives.  We Love you Teagan.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Weekend Getaway

Joe and I squeezed in a little weekend getaway in between building a house and the craziness that has been life lately. It was short but much needed time to regroup and enjoy each other. We headed to Round Top, stopping in at small towns along the way. Ate some yummy food at Firewater with beautiful atmosphere, then the next day we headed to Austin Hill Country where we biked and jumped in the river to cool off, then Sunday we enjoyed walking around Wimberley, and going to a winery in Dripping Springs. I love doing life with this man and thankful to God for him and for 20 years of marriage. 

Farmhouse Building

We are nearing the end of our building process and I haven't posted anything. We decided to move last Spring to be closer to family and golf for the boys. The process has been slow going but I know the end result will be amazing.  We are so excited to get settled in and start making memories in this home. 

Front of home

Back of home

Upstairs looking down into living room