Sunday, October 21, 2018

Destin August 2018


We had a lovely family Vacation in one of our favorite places. We love going to the beach in Florida, especially Destin, Florida. The water is so clear and blue/green and just beautiful. There were days playing on the beach, building sandcastles, drip castles, snorkeling, kayaking, boogie boarding, swimming and hanging out. We also went on a pirate cruise, played some miniature golf, boys did a fishing excursion with Joe, and let's not foget the yummy seafood we ate. It will go down as one of our favorite family vacations for sure.



The view outside our condo


Checking out our digs for the week


Checking out the beach after ten hours of driving 


So glad to be here


Learning to catch some waves boogie boarding


Happy Boy 


Boys snorkeling


Mama


Me and my little


Beauty of the dat


Excited to wake up and be in Destin


Girls too!!!!!


Me and The Hubby


Check out the shark that was caught


Pirate faces for a pirate cruise


Water Gun fight Big Boys were the Targets for all the little kids


Water Gun Fun


Mia's Scary Pirate Face


Cora's Pirate Face


Just call him Captain


Argh!!!!!


Another beautiful day at the beach


Love this guy!!!!!


Kids found the cutest little crab


Mini Golf night


They conquered the mini golf


Sand Castle Building


More Sand Castle building


Boogie Boarding


Teagan LOVES Boogie Boarding


Littlest Mermaid


Family Time

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Happy 42nd Birthday Daddy


Happy Birthday to an amazing man who sacrifices and loves his family so well. We love celebrating you!!!!! We love you so much!!!!!




Monday, June 4, 2018

Cora's 4th Forever Family Day and Teagan's 1st Forever Family Day

Cora and Teagan's Gotcha Days are one day apart. Cora's gotcha day was June 3, 2014 and Teagan's was June 4, 2017. We always celebrate with pictures of how far they have grown, and how God has blossomed them in these years home. Then we head to breakfast somewhere. Cora chose Ihop, and since Teagan is so little and pretty much is a go with the flow kinda kid that's where we headed. 

I am so glad that we listened to the Holy Spirit and were blessed by these two kiddos. The road to adoption isn't always an easy road. It is redemptive and sanctifying work. But we wouldn't have it any other way. These two blessings get to know the love of family and here about Jesus. We are so blessed to call them daughter and son.





Friday, June 1, 2018

Veterans War Museum in Huntsville Texas

We finished up our school year of studying Modern and World History with a visit to a Veterans War Museum. We were humbled with the sacrifice of so many to fight for our freedoms. We are so thankful for those that sacrifice so much for us to live free.

After the museum we went to the town square to have some good ole southern cooking. It was a lovely day spent together as a family.


The Littles in an army tent set up


Boys discussing the weaponery



Ethan giving us a history lessons on strategy 



My two sweeties


Corbin always smiling


They all took off running to climb on all these cool vehicles


Our Tribe


Watch out Mia's driving


and now Teagan's driving 



Checking out the tanks

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Spring Piano Recital 2018


We have been blessed for the past five years to have Ms. Hannah as our piano teacher. The kids have blossomed under her teaching and she is such a joy to have in our home. This was our end of the year recital. Corbin happened to be out of town with my brother but the three other kiddos that play piano got to perform. Austin played a piece by himself and then a duet with one of Miss Hannahs sisters. Each of the girls played a piece and then had a sweet duet together.

Austin and Corbin also performed at a special Gold Cup competition that they have participated in the past three years. They received their Gold Cup for getting Three Superior ratings each year from the judges. Cora has also participated and this coming year will be her third year of participating with hopes to also receive her Gold Cup.





Miss Hannah's Students




Austin Playing his Duet


Cora and Mia Playing their duet


Austin and his Gold Cup