Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas 2012

We had such a sweet Christmas.  Lily and Reece were so excited about the holidays. A little one in the house made Christmas magical.  I love to see the twinkle in their eyes.  Mary Ashtyn spent weeks making sure she found the perfect gifts for all of us.  She used her own money and was so excited to give them to us.  Lily also got into the giving spirit at the Santa Shop at school...her eyes lit up as she watched us open our gifts from her.

Christmas without Trent's Daddy was hard.  It was a good Christmas, but it will never be the same.  We  had to skip some traditions this year just to make it through...but we made it.   Please keep Trent's Mom in your prayers, we all miss him but it's so hard on her. 

Praying that everyone has a great beginning to 2013!!  Thanking God for all of my sweet blessings.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Reece's Gotcha Day

Eleven years ago, my sweet little boy was placed in our arms for the first time.  I will never forget watching them bring him into the room where we waited.  Trent and I couldn't help but giggle at those sweet cheeks.  Oh my word, he was the cutest thing!!!! 

The trip to Kazakstan was tough.  We were cold and hungry most of the trip.  Poor, skinny
Trent lost almost 12 pounds in the 10 days we were gone!!  We missed my brother's wedding and my sweet Mary Ashtyn's only time to be a flower girl.  For most of the trip, we thought we weren't going  to make it home for Christmas (thank goodness we made it home on the 23rd).

Through it all,  Reece was our bright spot.  The sweetest baby with these cheeks I couldn't help but kiss every few seconds.  Even today, he is my snuggler...always ready with the best hugs that make the worst days better. 

I am so thankful for my son.  God knew exactly what He was doing when He led us to Kazakhstan for Reece...what a blessing he is to us!!

Happy Gotcha Day, Reece!!!