Archive for 09/30/2009

we’ve got shingles!

Posted: 09/30/2009 in house

oh what an exciting day!

thank you SO MUCH to:

the dad’s: tim and denny. the brother in law’s: anthony, ben and tim (tim, i know you want to be here and are here mentally and in spirit! :)). friends: russ and jason. uncle: gene.

i hope and pray someday we can bless each of you the way you have blessed us!!!!

for my own future reference, the shingles are owens corning duration driftwood.

she’s here!!!

Posted: 09/30/2009 in family, ukraine adoption

introducing my new niece, anya ardyth!!!!!!!!!


this is henry’s older sister. she just got back from ukraine yesterday. we had a wonderful time greeting them at the airport. words can not describe the emotions that happen when we meet them at the airport. *sigh* wouldn’t dream of missing it! cameras can’t capture it, they only get a glimpse. i hope you at least see a part of what we experienced. ๐Ÿ™‚

i want to say too, anya took quite a tumble just before she came home. she hit her head and her nose, chin, lip, got pretty ย banged up. poor thing! so i attached some “older” pictures of her too so you can see what she really looks like! ๐Ÿ™‚

we are so in love!! she is 4 years old. she is such a lil lady. she will sit there with her hands folded neatly in her lap just looking around like a lil old lady. she even pulls her sweater over her like a lil old lady. LOL oh i just love her to pieces. she just makes me laugh! her laugh is SO contagious! she is simply gorgeous! ย anya is special needs, we are still learning what all her precious needs will be. but, one thing i will be reminding myself of constantly – we all have special needs! some are just more obvious than others but they are there.

if you have any questions on adoption, feel free to ask. amanda (my sister, anya’s momma) is an adoption coordinator for and can answer any of your questions.