Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wisconsin = BEAUTIFUL

So, I admit, when my schedule worked out that I was able to join Stephen on a business trip, I was pumped....but then I found out the trip was to Wisconsin! Wisconsin?! Why couldn't it be one of his trip to LA or Florida?! But, my apologies to Wisconsin. It was awesome! We spent most of our time in Door County, the peninsula that juts out into Lake Michigan, and it was incredible. The leaves were still on the trees and the colors were beyond words. Who knew a place like that existed so far north? We had a fabulous time, met some great people, and got to relax a bit. For those who are looking for a fun getaway, its perfect. Quaint streets with little shops and B&B's along the water. Perfect!

On the adoption front.......well nothing new. Our social worker is on vacation (which I suppose she's entitled to!!) so we won't be hearing anything for sure until she gets back in another week or so.

My awesome husband got me some really great stuff for my b-day and once I get the pictures together from that I'll be sure to post them. Now, we're off to Ohio for the weekend to spend some time with our super awesome friends. Can't wait!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Our little Aggie, class of 2029!!!!

Stephen, proud papa that he is, got his little man some new football watching gear. The white t-shirt says "I may be little but I'm a BIG Aggie fan." and the maroon one says "Start 'em young, raise 'em right, aTm" He was so pumped when they came in the mail. Can't wait for my two favorite guys to finally get to hang out!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


This past Thursday night was AWESOME!!!! I headed to the church office, expecting praise team practice and was totally surprised by a shower for Max!! There was cake (totally delicious and made by Dawnetta!!)and lots of gifts!!!! Look at all this stuff!

We got a car seat, tons of toys, super cute clothes and the Rosetta Stone in Thai (thanks Michael and Rachael!)

Max's room is really starting to fill up!!

My incredibly talented sister-in-law (and super proud aunt, might I add!) Made the cutest shirts for Max and Noah (my nephew). Aren't they adorable?!?!? Can't wait to see the boys side by side wearing these!

HUGE thank you to the praise team (especially Jon and Debbie for organizing everything). You guys are AWESOME!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Nesting at its finest!

So, we had a super fun day painting Max's room. We've still got lots to do, but we're really happy with the color. The curtain's were a last minute purchase, and I think I like them! Now I've got to press them because they look a mess!!! Our plans still in the works include, a new ceiling fan, staining the dresser to match the bed (that Stephen's dad built!), finding some fun things to put on the walls, and a toy box that my dad is going to build that will match the bed too!!! This morning when I got up, it was so fun to walk past his room and see his little bed there! It makes it all feel so much more real. Can't wait to have him home!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A present for our little man!!!

Tonight Stephen and I went out and bought Max a few things to send along with his photo album. It was so much fun! Of course, we had to watch ourselves, I think we were tempted to buy the whole store. Our social worker reminded us to keep things small and simple for now. So, that's what we did. He's now got a toy truck, a book with simple English words, a coloring book, a super cute truck t-shirt, and a bear to snuggle with. And, of course, the thing that excites us the most is that Max will now have pictures of his mom and dad!!!

I also have to take a little time to brag on my awesome husband a little bit. Since we set out on this journey of adoption, I have been looking forward to the day that we got to share our news with our awesome church family. I thought we would have to postpone the big announcement until next week since Stephen had to be on campus this weekend for work. Well, Stephen pulled some strings at work and planned the big reveal with our pastor without me knowing! It was the coolest thing. Our beautiful little boy's face up on our big projector screen and the pure joy and support of our whole church family. It was awesome!!!!! And sooooo emotional. I feel like all week all I've done is cried tears of joy. Its been great!

Now for Stephen's birthday tomorrow! He wants to spend the day painting Max's room. What an awesome dad! We're going with blue, and we've chosen the cutest bedding. I'll be sure to post pictures when we're done!

Stephen and Angie