11 January, 2013

Catching Up!!

It has been so very long since I blogged.  I hate so much time goes by in a flash.  We had a very sad event happen in our family and I haven't wanted to blog about it, so I have just avoided this... but time has passed and made it easier to say that our precious Griffin passed away in October.  There is not a single day that I do not miss him and Mae missed her best friend.  He is in almost ever picture we have because he was always by our side.  His life and presence was such a huge part of us. He lived to love us.

We will always miss Griffin, he is so special.  Cody and I decided after a few weeks of the house being a little too quiet that we were just dog people and that we wanted to have another dog.  Not a replacement for Griffin, there never could be a replacement, but a new friend and companion.  We contacted a breeder and got Rocket at the end of November, a few days before our NINE year anniversary. Rocket is pure energy.  He is like having four toddlers and a blessed hand-full.

Mae really loves her puppy but at times he can be a little too much.  She always wants to play with him and they do make a funny pair to see.  It seems that they have a little trouble-making in common (;

Christmas came and went in a hurry... I feel like we put a tree up to take it down. But Christmas for Mae this year was so very special.  She remembered a little from the year before... enough to have that excitement.  She understood the Christmas story and we did Santa for the first time.  Christmas is so much more fun with the wonderment of little ones.  
Rocket is into everything so not all decorations went out this year and it was a constant battle to keep the lower ornaments on the tree between Rocket and Mae. 
Santa brought Mae a red tricycle.
And her big present from Cody and Me was a doll house.
Later Christmas day we went to my dad and mom's house to see family and celebrate together.  Mae had decided that she had already had enough gifts.  She was not interested in opening anything else.  She would happily give the gifts that she had picked out for everyone though.  That was quite precious.


Mae started Preschool on Tuesday, January 8th!!! She was really excited to go but just a tad nervous too.  I can hardly stand how cute she is with her backpack on.  It seems so BIG on her.  She goes to school from 9:30-1:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays.  I was going to bust to pick her up and she was smiles from ear to ear.  Her teacher said she did great and that the little girls in her class held her hand and took her around everywhere.  She has Chapel, PE, and Music along with lots of learning, reading and crafts.  Mae is in heaven and we are so glad we started her.


Okay so that's almost it... we have one other very exciting thing to share.  WE STARTED OUR NEXT ADOPTION in the beginning of November.  We are so excited to add to our family.  So I have been busy, busy with paperwork again.  Please pray for us in this adoption process that it would go quickly and smoothly.  Please also pray for God's protection over our family and peace right now, as this is difficult to be out of control and know your child is waiting for you across the world. We were so blessed in our journey to Mae to have so many wonderful friends and our family so closely watching and waiting for her arrival.  She was prayed over by so, so many people and we know that Jesus was her healer and hope.  HE was there with our daughter even though we were not. 



  1. Love the update and all of the pictures... priceless!

  2. HI-i enjoyed reading about Mae's adventures!she is so precious and Is a happy child !I know she will enjoy school and being with the other children I am happy to learn that you are awaiting another child!!Keep us informed like you did on Mae. Hope to see you all soon. (I am so sorry about Griffen-)glad you have another dog-I am sure he and Mae will bond..)Love you,Aunt Joyce xoxoxoxo..

  3. hello everyone!!
    soo happy to see updated pictures! mae is so precious, "Im so sorry about Griffen"
    CONGRATULATIONS!! on the Exciting news for a 2nd adoption!! yay What are yall wanting another girl or a boy?
    love to all!

  4. I'm so happy you updated your blog! Mae's smiling face makes me happy :) She looks absolutely adorable in her big girl backpack.
    Again, I'm so sorry about Griffin. I'm sure little Rocket is keeping you on your toes.
    And a big "YAY" on your 2nd adoption! Can't wait to see who God has picked out to join your family!
    xoxo Ashley


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