Monday, January 30, 2012

Just Can't Get Enough

I just can't get enough of this sweet girl. 
Could those cheeks get any bigger?  :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

War Wound

Max is all boy. And  boys will play rough. And consequently, have injuries. Thankfully, this injury was a mild one. And, Max was such a brave boy, considering he ended up with 7 stitches by his left eye. 

Way to be strong little man. You are tough buddy!




Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Charlotte's Gotcha Day

Dear Charlotte,

Happy Gotcha Day, our sweet love.

It is hard to believe that just three short months ago we were still dreaming, and hoping, for a sweet baby to love and hold. We will never forget October 19th. It was the day we received the phone call that changed our lives forever. It truly is one moment that can change all of forever.

You are our little princess. We were smitten the moment we laid eyes on you. A daughter! A sister! How wonderful, and amazing God is to entrust us with you.

When we think of your story, of how you came to be a part of our family, it quite simply takes our breath away. We are overwhelmed at the thought of you

These past few months have been an absolute joy, pure bliss, as we have cherished every moment doting on you. Charley, you are everything beautiful, and sweet, and peaceful, and healthy, and perfect. Dreams really do come true. 

Welcome to your forever family sweet Charlotte. Today we celebrate you! 

With love that is infinitely deep and wide,

Daddy, Mommy and brother Maximus

Adoption Finalization

Monday, January 23, 2012

Family Getaway: Chicago

That's right. We are not afraid. We will not be deterred. We will jump on a plane with 2 kids in tow. We will have adventures with our family, infant and all. We will continue to do one of our favorite activities: travel.

OK, so that's a bit dramatic considering the flight to Chicago is 1 hour. And we stayed with my cousin Marie who has an 8 month old baby boy Benjamin, and therefore, every infant item that could be desired (and needed while traveling!). 

So cheers to a family getaway. And cheers to an unforgettable weekend. And cheers to making memories!

(P.S. A special thanks to Joe and Marie who moved into their guest room for the long weekend so our family of 4 could have their enormous master bedroom and bath. You guys are awesome!). 

 My Boys

 Chicago Children's Museum was a hit for the day! 

 Max and Ben

Water Exhibit at the Museum!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Enough Said

Yes, this is me next to my sweet and sassy new ride awesome, and oh-so-very-practical mini van.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Another favorite...

In this post  I mentioned Max's favorite Christmas gift (Super Hero cape and mask). Well, I should probably mention that it is a two-way tie between the Super Hero getup and a new dirt bike. Yes, you just read that correctly. Max has a dirt bike. Thanks daddy! :) 

Zoom, zoom....

Monday, January 2, 2012


This little baby girl is the sweetest, most adorable, most precious thing ever. She is always happy, always content, always peaceful, and always a joy to be around. 

CharleyBear, we love you!