Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Frat Party

I copied this from somewhere else but thought it just so perfectly fit my life I just had to share it.

Why having three kids 5 and under is like a frat party all the time

11. Somone could end up naked at any moment.

10. There are half-full, brightly colored plastic cups on the floor in every room. There are 3 in the bath tub.

9. There is always that one person bawling their eyes out in the corner

8. It's best not to assume the person closest to you has any control over there digestive system.

7. You sneak off to the bathroom, know that the moment you sit down someone is going to be banging loudly on the door.

6. Probably 80% of the stains on the furniture contain DNA.

5. You've got someone in your face at 3 a.m. looking for a drink.

4. There's definetly going to be a fight.

3. Some moron always puts underwear on their head and wears it as a hat.

2. There are crumpled up underpants everywhere.

1. You wake up wondering exactly how and when the person in bed with you got there.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer days and summer fights

Oh summer, all four kids at home, how can it get any better than this? We try to make the days go by quicker by swimming lessons, art classes, play dates and trips to the parks but most of the time it is just to hot to do anything but stay home.

And all I can say is that we have a whole lot of this.

Friday, May 21, 2010


It still feels like a dream...like it is just not quite real. That this girl is mine all mine.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Happy Days!

This morning we got up at 6:00 AM. Ran around like maniacs getting all the kids dressed, diaper bags packed, ourselves ready and out the door by 7 A.M. We had to be at the court house in Dallas at 8 A.M. We drove (or should I say I drove) like a maniac to get there (thank you Lord for the HOV lane that runs from Allen to Richardson) and we made it there at 8:05A.M. We sat and waited with the rest of the adoptive parents to get to called in to see the judge and finalize the adoption. Aleyna was her typical wild self. She put on a show for everyone there. When it was our turn to go in we went in front of the judge, said yes to a bunch of questions, Aleyna continued acting crazy so the lawyer said she could get down and run around the court room. Heather followed her while she went and talked to all the lawyers and court reporters. Then it was finalized, we took some pics, got our final papers and headed home. It was all realtively easy and fast. We are so happy that this is finally done and we look so foward to being Aleyna's parents forever. Aleyna is truly an answered prayer and she has been such a huge blessing to our family. From the way Aleyna was brought to our family to the way Aleyna's birthmother made the most unselfish anyone could ever make, God's hand in this entire situation is clearly apparent. I love this sweet, feisty, smart girl so much and I am so proud to be her Mommy.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


My life right now feels like it is in a perpetual cycle of waiting. Waiting for Aleyna's birthmom to sign the papers...waiting to see if Zion's birthmom is going to pop back into his life...waiting to see if the van (which i despise with a passion) is going to make it to 200,000 miles (part of me is hoping it dies soon)...waiting to see if Brycen's ruptured ear drum is going to need another tube put in it. The big ones are wearing me down. If this has taught me anything I guess it is I need to have patience. And after reading and keeping up with this blog www.laylagrace.org it makes me remember to love and treasure every moment you have with your babies.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Adoption in Progress

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love this girl. I have laid awake many, many nights wondering what ifs. I put my trust in God that he would take care of me and if something happened that I could make it through. But I honestly I don't think I would have ever been the same. She has such a huge part of my heart and my love for her runs so deep that I think I would have been forever changed, forever broken.
So to hear the words this week that Aleyna's birthmom was ready to sign the adoption paperwork was like a huge weight lifted. The paperwork is ready. We just have to get permission from MHC to move foward with the adoption, basically just their blessing. It should be a few weeks then they can take the paper work to the birth mom to sign. After that we have to get the birthfather to sign the waiver of interest and then we can file the adoption paperwork with the court. So keep us in your prayers that all the paperwork goes smoothly. We all love Aleyna so much and can't wait to be her forever family.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Trip to the Dallas Zoo

How could you not love the penguins? Brycen REALLY wants one for a pet.

All my chicks in the nest

Aleyna does this smile in 90% of pics now
No one got hurt in the making of this picture

Aleyna LOVES her big brother

For once in a very, very long time everyone was home from school, not working and did not have an appt of some kind on Monday. We decided to be brave and take all 4 kids to the Dallas Zoo. It was so much fun to have Brycen and Aleyna really enjoy the animal exhibits. Heather even had a good time and Zion was a silent participant. He was awake the entire time but did not make a peep. Just kicked back and enjoyed the ride. And can I just say how much I love those elephant statues. I wonder if my neighbors would call the HOA if a put a couple in my front yard.