09 July 2017

all aboard!

The Dane train birthday party...choo choo!

We had a great day celebrating this handsome, silly 3 year old. His day began waking up in Oma and Opa's RV in our backyard and ended with a party at the Train Depot, complete with a train ride for all his favorite people.

The extra attention and love was just what this little man needed. Happy birthday, Dane, my little boy, who can quietly play trains and cars for hours on end, who loves a good cuddle, and who can also pull out some serious silliness! We love you, buddy!

06 July 2017

hello, little j

Even though we have been preparing for this moment for over a year, we were in complete shock when the call came and we were asked if we could take a placement. After a quick freak out, yesterday we said "yes" to a beautiful little girl. We are all so excited to have her as a part of our family for as long as she is meant to be with us.

She's already jumped right in playing with Maya and Dane (hence the dirty little legs and feet, a sign of a good Summer morning, right?).

My heart breaks for her and simultaneously is beaming with love as our empty crib takes on life and is now filled with giggles and tears and everything in between. Life isn't fair, but we sure are the lucky ones who get to know and love this sweet, little soul for the next days, weeks, months, years, come what may.