Monday, June 22, 2015

World's Coolest Dad

Yesterday was Todd's first Father's Day.  Leading up to the weekend, I had asked the boys what they wanted to do.  They both agreed that Todd needed a day off from working on the house!  They also had their own idea of what to get him for a gift.  And, they each spent almost an hour trying to find the perfect card. 

The day started with us eating breakfast together so Todd could open his gifts.  On Sundays, it is usually every man for himself in regards to breakfast, so we can get out the door to church.  So it was nice to sit and eat together.   At church, Todd & the boys sang a song with the Men's Choir.  (When they announced a few weeks ago that they wanted the men to do this for Father's Day, Alex immediately started asking Todd if the 3 of them could do it.)
 (Mark is in the red shirt on the top row of the left section.  Todd & Alex are in the middle section, top row.)

After church, we grabbed lunch and the dogs and headed to Panther Falls to go swimming.  Mark & Alex are great swimmers and had tons of fun.  Copper & Musket had a ball swimming too!  After swimming we dropped the dogs off, changed, and headed to Lynchburg.  We enjoyed a yummy dinner and went to see the new Avengers movie. 
 World's Coolest Dad! And he has the trophy to prove it!
 Alex & Todd caught a little fish while we were swimming.
A great day for a swim!
 Mark had a lot of fun jumping off of the cliffs and into the water.
It was a perfect day and I am so thankful to be on this crazy parenting journey with Todd!

Monday, May 11, 2015

My First Mother's Day!

                                                     (Alex, 16 years old.  Mark 14 years old.)
Yesterday was my 1st Mother's Day.  It was perfect!  It started with hugs and flowers.  And, a "World's Best Mom" certificate. It ended with the boys cooking a yummy dinner and doing extra chores.  I am so blessed to be their momma!

I know many of you are wondering how our journey went from adopting Mahesh in India to now having 2 sons from Ukraine.  We are working on a post to share with you all about how God took our story and turned it upside down (and inside out!) to make it more than we ever could have dreamed!  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Happy Birthday To Me!

Every year  I have wake up on March 4th one year older. I have woken up as a daughter, a wife, a sister, a friend, a niece, an aunt, a volunteer and a child of God. Tomorrow morning, on my 41st birthday, I will wake up as a MOM!  God is so good!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Snow Day!

What do you do to get your kids off of the nintendo and away from tv? Fill spray bottles with water & food coloring so they can "spray paint" in the snow and borrow a sled from the neighbor. When they still have energy and you're ready to come in? Teach them about serving their neighbors by having them shovel the neighbors driveway!