Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Denver's Surgery!

Denver had a small procedure done yesterday and he is doing wonderful but I wanted to post some pics of him in his adorable hospital gown. Here they are...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Naptime Update!

I've got to make this quick because Denver is taking a nap and I may not have very long:)  I have been meaning to post for along time but everytime I sit down I get sidetracked...I'm a little ADD.  Anyways life has been great, Denver is doing so awesome.  Everyday he learns something new, whether it's a new word or new dance moves...thanks to me, I've got the dance moves in the family (just kidding).  He has learned how to pray so now one of his favorite things to do before we eat or during worship is put his hands together and say "Amen".  He is talking so much now it is a little crazy.  We had his 18 month check up a couple of weeks ago and the doctor said he is doing very well.  He did say he thinks he is going to be petite but who knows he might decide to grow one of these days. 
We have had the opportunity to meet with several other families that have children from Ethiopia and that was a blessing for us.  Luckily we have a wonderful Ethiopian restaurant in town called "Queen of Sheba" where families get together.  It is fabulous and the owner Mimi is so sweet.  The food is really good, although it did take me a couple of times to get used to it, but now I'm hooked.  If you live in the OKC area you should try it out.
Denver has had several play dates with some of my friends kids and some new friends.  It is so good for us to get out and around other kids, and for mama to get around other adults.  This summer has been filled with fun, friends and swimming...oh I almost forgot and 100+ degree weather.    
I do want to update on my sister in law's dad who had a major heart surgery a couple of weeks ago.  He made it through the surgery great and is at home now but please continue praying for him.  He has just gone through a massive life change and isn't able to do near as much as before. 
Also don't forget about the people in the Horn of Africa, they are still experiencing drought and famine.  So many have died and many others are suffering.  If you would like to help with this you can donate at the link below.
Denver and some buddies on our trip to Wichita to spend time with our friends.
It was so fun!

Denver and some buddies playing at Chick-fil-a

Denver at my parents house trying to run nude in the backyard. 
He got away while I was trying to dry him off after swimming.
 God bless you all!!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Urgent prayers needed!!!

Please pray for my sister in law Jen's father. He is at St. John's hospital having a major emergency surgery to repair his aorta. This is a very serious surgery and I ask that you all will keep him and his family in your prayers. God bless!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

How you can help save lives...

If you follow our blog you have probably already read a little about the famine in Ethiopia, Somalia & Kenya.  It is estimated that around 12 million people are affected by this.  This is a very serious and life threatening situation for many.  This really hits home with us because if Denver was still in Ethiopia he could be one of the many that are affected.  I want to ask that all of you continue to keep those affected by this horrible drought in your prayers.  I personally have no clue what it is like to be without food or water but right now there are so many who are literally dying from thirst and hunger.  
So why am I writing about this...because there is something that we can all do to help.  Please donate whatever you can to help save lives.  I found this organization, through another adoption blog, called A Glimmer of Hope
This is a wonderful and unique non profit organization because they guarantee that 100% of the donations will be used to improve the lives of those in need.  If you or I were in this horrible famine we would want others to do anything they could to help...that's what it truly means to love your neighbor.  I hope and pray that you will help.  God bless you all!!! 
Do it for them

Emergency Relief for Ethiopia | A Glimmer of Hope

Emergency Relief for Ethiopia A Glimmer of Hope

Monday, August 1, 2011

Weekend Getaway!

This weekend we met up with Grant's family down by the Arbuckles.  We had a great time!  There were 7 kids and 8 adults so we were almost out numbered :)  Denver had a great time playing with his cousins.  We went swimming in Turner Falls and drove through Arbuckle Wilderness.  We almost got attacked by Emu's a few times...good thing for automatic car windows.  Emu's are one scary looking animal.  It was Denver's first trip and he did absolutely great.  He is taking to everyone so well. 
While we were there Grant's family threw Denver a 1st birthday party since he didn't get to have one.  He loved eating his cake and playing with all of his new toys.  It was alot of fun.  Here are some pics from the trip.  Hope you enjoy!  God bless you all!!!
Playing in the pool with sprinklers

Grandma Joy made the soccer
looked great and tasted wonderful.

Openning presents with the help of all the cousins

This cake is yummy!!!

Trying to kiss a donkey

It worked out perfectly that I got Denver to do his funny face at
 the same time an animal was coming up to the window. 

I just picture this donkey singing
"Hunka hunka burning love" to Grandad

All the cousins at Arbuckle...can you tell
it's hot and everyone is tired.

This is how you feed three 1 year olds at the same time

Chillin' in the pool with cousin Joslyn. 
She is so cute in her red polka dot bikini.

Kissing cousin Josie...okay so the pictures
 a little staged but it's so cute.

I love this picture of Grant and Denver with Grandma and Grandad

Taking a hike with Grandma Joy and Joslyn