Thursday, February 24, 2011

Let the Journey Begin.....

On Caleb's first birthday, I knew I was pregnant (didnt take the test and tell chad until a few days later, but I knew). Now that Colby has turned one, we are expecting again!  I'm not pregnant this time though...we are adopting!  Chad and I decided a few months ago to adopt, to take God's command to care for the orphans seriously and bring home a baby that needs a family.  Well it took a few months of research and prayer to figure out how and where, but we've put in application and we are on the path to get a baby from Ethiopia.  More to come on why Ethiopia and how our hearts were led here.  We are excited about this and hope you join us in praying for our baby.
"Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you."
James 1:27

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pancakes & Pajama Party

We had a pancake and pajama party for Colby on Saturday.  All of the family made it and we celebrated my little man. I'm sad I didnt get a picture of all the kiddos, but all the cousins were there.

Colby's monkey cake (the rest of us had monkey cupcakes)

no hesitation...he dug in & loved it!
this stuff is good!

I love the sheer joy on his face...the boy loves balloons.  He also loves cake and his family...put them all together and you get a fun 1st birthday!

Monday, February 7, 2011


Happy first birthday to my sweet Colby! This last year has flown by and at the same time it is hard to imagine our lives without Colbs.  He is the sweetest little boy and oh, so silly too.  He loves to snuggle and loves to make you laugh.  And when he knows he is being funny he crinkles up his little nose and throws back his head and laughs at himself.  Colby adores his big bro and wants to be anywhere that Caleb or cousin Luke is.  He started walking shortly after he turned 11 months and now he is all over the place! He has figured out how to open the gate on the stairs and loves to try to sneak up.  He absolutely loves a bath and is quite the eater too. Meat is his favorite which is funny b/c we cant get Caleb to eat any meat other than a hotdog.  He says mama, dada, uh-oh spa-o (spaghettios), jyes (yes), no, ba (ball), a-da (all done), and a few more that i'm forgetting.   We love our Colby so much!!!
and here's one of Caleb because he's looking pretty sharp in his tie too!

just reading together

Caleb and Luke have been too cute together lately.  Here they are "just reading together" on Caleb's bed.  They really get along well and their conversations lately are pretty funny.  Just the other day Luke came over early and they just hugged and  then Luke said "glad to see ya Caleb" "Glad you came over to my house Luke....watcha been doing lately" "Ohhh, just hanging out." Way too grown up for their own good!