Wednesday, December 20, 2017

19 years

Joe and I celebrated 19 years today. I am so grateful for the gift of him in my life. He is an amazing husband and father. I am blessed to be his wife. Love spending time with My Love. Good eats and just hanging being together talking about our life together and hopes and dreams. Thank you Lord for the gift of this amazing man!!!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

                   Front of card

                    Back of card

Tea with Miss Hannah and Priscilla

We had a tea with Miss Hannah and her sweet sister Priscilla at Martha’s Bloomers. It’s the perfect place for tea with our piano teacher who is like family to us. We love her dearly. It was just the girls plus baby T. We found out he loves, loves strawberry lemondade. Look forward to more teas with the girls!!!! 

He’s a little excited about strawberry lemonade in a tea cup.

My girls and baby T with Miss Hannah and Priscilla

Church Project North County Youth Christmas Party

We had the churches youth Christmas party at our house complete with nacho bar, cookies, gift exchange, gingerbread house decorating contest and this crazy Saran Wrap game Joe found on Pinterest. Kids had a fun and it was neat to see all the kids hanging out together.

Texas Snow Yall 2017

We don’t get snow here in South Texas very often but when we do we declare snow days and build mini snowmen named Jerry. It was a great and fun day. 

Teagan 6 months home

The joy this boy has brought into our family is indescribable. He is such a happy and loving kiddo and we are blessed to call him son. Thankful for all of the people that made it possible for this precious one to come home to his forever family.

Cora's Merry Christmas 11th Birthday Party

We celebrated Cora's 11th birthday and her fourth one home. I'm not sure if I ever shared the story of her name and when we saw her. We had Cora Noel Leggio picked out for our next little girl. As God would have it we saw our agency advocating for this precious older child and we were plain smitten. When we got the file her birthday was December 19, we had already picked out Cora Noel for her name and new it was God's sign she was our daughter. Noel means the heart of Christmas, and we all know that heartbeat is Jesus. He was already working things out for her to be our daughter. Always amazed at how God orchestrates such things.

So for our heart of Christmas girl she wanted a Christmas Birthday. We celebrated with reds, greens and whites and a cupcake Christmas tree. Cora you are funny, you persevere, your a fighter, you love your family, you asked Jesus in your heart, he is making you new. We love you Cora and so glad we didn't miss the gift that is you.

Her Merry Christmas Birthday!!!!

Sister Love


                                                                Blowing out candles

Opening gifts

Grandma and Grandpa Leggio

Papaw and Mamaw Terry

Papaw and Mimi Steenwyk

Uncle Josh and Aunt Tammy

Sunday, December 17, 2017

November Hunting Trip 2017

We did our annual family hunting trip and the boys took an extra one the weekend before Thanksgiving. On the man trip Ethan hunted with his new AR he and Joe built together. Grandpa Leggio had bought the parts for the gun last Christmas and as Joe saw Ethan growing in his biblical manhood journey he got to add parts to his gun. He was excited to hunt by himself this year and he shot a spike and then a hog on our family trip. He also drove us all over the deer lease which was fun to see him own all this new responsibility. On the man trip Corbin shot an eight point buck that we are getting mounted for him, and a Corsican Ram on our family trip. I got in on the action and shot a Audad which I was excited about. And we get all this yummy organic meat for the year!!!!! We process it ourselves and make burger, breakfast sausage and links. 

Wild story to me shooting my Audad is that it is very rough, rocky and hilly terrain wear we hunt and my animal fell half way down a big hill. Ethan came to get me and he and I dragged that 200 lb Audad about 50 yards up a steep rocky hill. We laughed and laughed!!!! Something he and I will always remember for sure. And I half to say I probably didn’t help much lol. Good thing he’s been working out a lot it came in handy 😂😂😂

We had a great time camping and enjoying the outdoors. It will be a well remembered trip!!!!

My Leggio Loves waiting to eat at our favorite stop before the deer lease.

     Ethan’s hog he shot this season

               Corbin’s Corsican 

My Audad we had to drag up the steep hill!!!!

Ethan’s first hunt by himself with his gun.

     Corbin’s Big Buck of the season

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Traditions

      We trimmed the tree, but before the tree trimming took place we had to have an Elf pancake Breakfast. There were no rules you could pile as much candy as you wanted and let's not forget the Hot Chocolate. After our yummy sugary breakfast we trimmed the tree.

We also have a tradition to decorate and eat sugar cookies. My favorite recipe I've found is the Pioneer Woman Sugar Cookie recipe. It's soooooo good. These are just some traditions we do each year as a family, and what made it sweeter was Teagan got to experience it all with us. Thankful and Grateful!!!!!