Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Happenings

 
Oh my how December got away from me. We have been crazy busy as I know everyone is around the Holidays. All things I had planned such as crafts, and gingerbread houses are still sitting untouched. :( This year for Christmas my parents took our family, my brothers family, and my grandparents on a Disney Cruise. Pics to come soon. So getting ready for that in December was an under taking for me so some of the special things I had planned went out the window.
 
I did manage to fit a few fun Christmas things in. We decorated the house, went to the Nutcracker Ballet, and had breakfast with Santa.
 
Well Mia and Santa weren't happening again this year, so you will see noooooo pics of her with the Big Jolly Guy. She thinks he is a Big Mean Santa. LOL She gets very angry when he is around. Maybe next year she will finally warm up to him.
 
The Ballet was great Mia was on the Edge of her seat for the first whole half of the Ballet. She and the boys got wiggly the second half. I would love to make this a tradtion, at least with Mia and Cora. I don't think we will be getting daddy and the boys back to the ballet. LOL
 
 
 
My Leggio Loves

 
Love these kiddos bunches

 
Sweet Corbin and Austin and Santa
 
 

 
Ethan, Corbin, Austin and Oliver (my sweet nephew)

 
Santa and My Grandpa..........Just Precious

 
My parents and the Jolly Guy

 
Yes Joe jumped up on Santa's lap. It was hilarious!!!!!!!!!

 
Great Grandmpa and Grandma with the Great Grandchildren

 
 
 
My boys all dressed up for the Ballet

 
Mia and Mommy at the Ballet

 
The Family

 
Sweet Austin

A Hunting We Will Go..............

 
We have started a tradition in our family. The day after Thanksgiving we head as a family to Rock Springs. Joe's family has property there and that is where we go a hunting!!!!
 
This year we didn't see a whole lot, but  Daddy and Austin went out the morning we were leaving and he shot a Corsican Ram. He was an excited little boy.

Love the time we spend together as a family. I treasure it all in my heart.
 
 
 
 
Mia has to keep up with her brothers with her Pink play gun.

 
Sweet Austin Loves Hunting

 
The Crew

 
Austin a very happy hunter!!!!

 
Austin and Daddy fixing to skin the ram

 
Mia LOVES driving around in the jeep

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Merry Christmas!!!!!

 
Hoping all of you have a Merry Merry Christmas. I have been way behind on blogging, we have been super busy since Thanksgiving and I have so much to post. But for Now wishing you all Christmas Blessings.
 
 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Our Fundraiser Launched !!!!! Project: Love One - FIND FIVE BABY!




 
Well I am so excited to launch our Find Five Baby Video and shirt sales. Project Love one was so AWESOME to do this for us. I am loving our fundraising shirts. This shows the front and the back of the shirts. Thank you PLO girls for all you are doing. Well folks we need help bringing our sweet Cora Noel Leggio home. You can be apart of the journey, buying a shirt helps HUGE. You will be being the hands and feet to the least of these.
 
Click this link to buy a shirt for our precious girl. If you do not like shirts you can donate too!!!!
 
Our fundraiser ends DECEMBER 31st. Also a great idea would be to gift the shirt for Christmas and let them know their shirt is helping be one less orphan in the world.
 
Thank you all for your prayers, love and support.
 
Love The Leggio Family
 
Oh and if you notice a certain back up dancer in camo.........yep that would be this mama ,and a sweet little girl that snuck in the video at the end. LOL
 





Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Thankful Day

 
From Our Family to Yours We Wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.
 
It is good to give thanks to the Lord And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning And Your faithfulness by night. Pslam 92:1-2
 
 
 
My Leggio Loves

 
Ms. Mia

 
She is so sweet!!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

We have our Fingerprint Appointment!!!!!!

 
 
Well we got our fingerprint appointment today with USCIS, this is a HUGE step in the Dossier process. We are very excited over here in the Leggio house. Last week was very hard for our family, and to top it off on Friday I fell and fractured my heal and sprained my foot.
 But in times of trials and testing the past week I was trying to focus on God's goodness, and I just couldn't help but think we are getting close to seeing the face of our daughter. This piece of paper that we received today was just a good reminder that God has a plan and his ways are bigger than ours.
 
If you are feeling led to help out with our fundraiser to Bring home Cora Noel Leggio you can pop over to
 
Click Leggio Family if you would like to buy a shirt to support our adoption or donate to our family.
 
Thank you all who have graciously given to help our daughter be an orphan no more. We have been overwhelmed by you all.
Blessings and love from the Leggio's
 
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. James 1:27 NASB
 
 
 


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Blessings

 
 This adoption process has come with much emotion and spiritual warfare. We know that God is Sovereign, and he knows our precious daughter and her needs, and they will be just perfect for our family. We are praying for you sweet Cora Noel. You are loved beyond measure already and we can't wait to see your precious face.
Our family has been under some spiritual warfare which we expected with starting the adoption process, but you are never really ready for it. Only with God and his promises we can hold to keeps us pushing on. Today I choose to focus on the blessings right in front of me.
 

 
These four Leggio Loves are such gifts from our Father above
 
 
And this man who I love with all my heart!!!!!!!
 
 
Focusing on blessings today I got to spend the afternoon with my handsome Sr. Captain Leggio, my kiddos, and my good friends The Ronsmans and The Jordan's. We took a trip to daddy's new station with our friends. Because................now daddy is at a really cool station that is two stories tall and has a fire pole to slide down. This by far has been my kiddos favorite station my hubby has worked at, and bonus it is right down the street from the zoo, children's museum, and Museum of natural Science. :)
 
Joe gave us all the VIP tour today and it was so much fun. There was ladder climbing, water shooting, fire tool looking, and fire pole sliding. Who could ask for more. Thank you honey for blessing the kiddos today. Also a special thanks to the new rookie and Pesek for loving on the kiddos today.
 

 
Joe (Daddy) showing the kiddos the thermal image
 
 
 

 
Joe (daddy) showing Nora how to use fire tool to bust through the roof in a fire.

 
LOL it almost picked Mia right off the ground

 
She is such the little poser

 
Samuel aka mamuel to Mia

 
Precious Lauren

 
Sweet Nora
 

 
Words cannot explain LOL this is Corbin

 
Rookie and Joe climbed the top of the ladder and took a picture of us.

 
From the top of the ladder truck. Houston skyline


 
The crew (3 moms and 13 kids) (2 opted out of photos) The hubby on the left and Pesek on the right.
 
Thanks again Station 16's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Oh and we are still Fundraising for our precious Cora!!!!!! Thank you so much for your prayers and support. There is going to be one less orphan in the world and you are apart of making that come true.
Click the link to support our family http://www.projectloveone.org/store
 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Find Five Baby Fundraiser!!!!!!

 
From our Project Love One Friends!!!!!!!! Please help our family bring home Cora!!!!! If you want a shirt make sure to click Leggio Family!!!!! If you are not into shirts you could just donate to help an orphan have a Forever Family.
 
 
Visit our website
and purchase a PLO shirt today!
Find 5 friends who will purchase shirts as well.
Ask those 5 friends to find 5 friends of their own to buy shirts,
and PASS IT ON!
Join our facebook page
and let us know you are participating!
All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to two adoptive families:
The Odom’s – adopting a girl from Colombia
The Leggio’s –adopting from China
If you want to donate directly to these families, visit this link:

                                                               
Share the Love - Ladies Tee                       Love the Least of These Tee - Bright Blue 

                                                        
 
 Project: Love One Tee - Charcoal                                            Project: Love One Tee - Red    

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Fall School Fun!!!!!

 
We have had some fun times with school lately and wanted to post. 
 
Mia has to be in the middle of it, it has been a challenge to keep her busy while we school. I got some great ideas from Sharon over on her blog to keep little bit occupied. So now princess has work boxes with plenty of things to keep her busy with gross, fine motor skills, numbers and letter recognition. This has made school days go much smoother with her being busy with her work boxes. :)
 
The boys are really enjoying History and Science and I am having fun with it too. We just read about Samson and learned a lot of History behind that story which was Awesome. I am learning right a long with them. Doing the Creation to the Greeks with Mystery of History has been just great for us this year. We love it!!!!
 
Another thing I am being very intentional with this year is focusing on Thankfulness. I want the kids to see all the blessings in their life as real live blessings from our Father above. I started a thankful tree, thanks to Pinterest and it is going great and our whole family is doing it. I think this is going to be a new tradition in our family.
 
On the adoption side.........our I800A has been sent, our Dossier docs have been sent to Secretary of State, as soon as these come back they will be walked in to the Chinese Consulate in Houston and then sent to our agency. Praying that our immigration approval is super super speedy!!!!!! We are also doing our fundraiser Kick off and could really use your support. You can by a T-shirt or donate at http://www.projectloveone.org/store
 
Male sure you click on Leggio Family!!!!!! Thanks for your prayer and support.
 
 
 
 
Mia so proud of her work

 
Thankful Tree

 
Corbin acting out Samsom

 
Austin acting out Samson

 
Ethan's Turn

 
Mia her blocks flew everywhere!!!!!!

 
Our Fall trees we painted

 
Corbin's Tree

 
Austin's Tree

 
Ethan's Tree