Tuesday, February 28, 2012

JD is 5

JD was so excited to be 5.  He told Luke that he was now a big boy.  Luke can't wait a couple of months until he is also 5 and now a big boy.  We love you JD!  You are such a big boy!


Dave and I just got back from a great trip to Chicago.  We went for the mid-winter dental meeting, which actually is one of our favorites!  I know going to Chicago in February doesn't sound like a good idea - but we have always had the best time!  I usually just go to classes with Dave.  I love just being able to sit by him - the classes are always boring - but I can read a book or play a game on my phone, and we just get to sit by each other!  BLISS!
We went to see the play South Pacific - it was great.  We walked there (I love walking in downtown Chicago, just something magical about it!)  We also started walking home but by then it was sleeting and we tried for about a half an hour to get a cab.  We finally did and by the time we got to our room we were soaking wet.
We also visited the Shed Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium.  (We used to have annual passes to the Shed when we lived in Iowa).  Lots of fun.
Thanks Judy for staying with kids (especially taking care of our sick kids!)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Love you so much!!!

Luke is constantly telling us "love you so much!" "Love you so much, Mom!"  "Love you so much, Dad!"
He runs around the house telling each of us.  It always warms my heart and makes me smile.  Sometimes I wonder why we have such a hard time telling each other "I love you so much!"
I have been thinking a lot about our journey to bring home our boys.  Luke told us the other day that "I don't belong to Guatemala anymore - I belong to you guys!"  And yes he and JD do belong to us!  I am so grateful that they are part of our eternal family.
It has almost been four years since we were finally able to bring them home.  JD came home 4 years ago in March and Luke has been with us 4 years in May.

What wonderful blessings they are!  We are often told how we have blessed their lives and how lucky they are - but honestly, we are just as luck to have them in our lives.  They are wonderful "dudes" and we are so blessed to have them.  


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