Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Our little stud!

Oh boy....this kid is a stud! Max was a ring bearer in his cousin's wedding this past weekend. He totally rocked it! He took his job very seriously and stood up there at the alter very quietly barely moving during the ceremony! He was so handsome in his tux I could barely stand it!!! Everyone oh'd and ah'd over him as he walked down the aisle and Stephen and I loved every moment of it!!!
The reception was Max favorite part for sure! He danced the entire time with the flower girl (and later confessed to daddy that he thought she was "really pretty)!!
We stopped off in Louisville on the way home to surprise Max with a triple A baseball game. This boy is ob-sessed with baseball these days. He was sooo excited! Since its was Memorial Day weekend, they had fireworks after the game. It was a perfect family evening!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Its summer!!

Well its official....Max's first year of preschool has come and went. I can't believe how fast it flew by!!! Luckily we've got a year of pre-k ahead of us....there's no way I'm ready for kindergarten yet! This week has been H-O-T!!! So we've been soaking up the sunshine and loving these days of just hanging out. We've got lots travel plans this summer and t-ball starts in just a week. My little guy could NOT be more excited about that! Its his first year of playing and baseball is all he talks about these days! Can't wait to watch him from the bleachers! You know those things you day dream about as a mom? Well this is one of those for me!! I've always looked forward to the day I'd cheer on my little MVP from the side line! Loving this summer already!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Loving my boys and dreaming of my girl

Oh, what a day! I just love mother's day! Who doesn't love a day where you get a little extra spoiled...fussed over a little more....get a couple extra "I love you's". I certainly do! Today was perfect in every way! Me and my favorite boys headed to church for a fantastic service where our pastor encouraged all the women to take time and "pause". To really enjoy the life God has blessed us with, to not be so tied down by our lists and tasks that we forget to really live our life. Definitely something that resonated with me. I am Type A to the very core, and a list maker like none other. In the story of Martha and Mary, I am Martha's long lost twin sister. So, I need to hear (often) to chill out....the house work will still be there...the laundry will still be there...enjoy your son...enjoy your husband....enjoy life!!! So, that's what we did today! After church we went to a local Thai restaurant that we love and feasted on some delicious food. Though there is clearly some "western" influences to it, just being amongst the people there, and experiencing the smells and hearing the language does us good. Our hearts are really longing to be back in Thailand these days. We've felt that way frequently since we returned from there in 2010, but we've of course been feeling it stronger than ever now that we are awaiting a referral. Its such an amazing place. What a blessing that we are forever tied to the country! Max made me a super sweet card, and in Sunday school, the kids made canvas totes with their hand prints on them. The boys (Stephen really!) gave me the sweetest necklace. It has both of the kids names stamped on it (yes, we have our daughter's name chosen. We know God knows exactly who ***** is and so we are praying specifically for her by name.) In this time of abstract in the adoption process, it helps Max also to speak of her by name. So, Stephen, proud Daddy that he is, chose a name for his sweet daughter (one that we all love!), and we're having fun keeping it a secret for a bit longer!! The necklace also has stamped on it "mahn dah rak" which means "a mother's love" in Thai. I am totally in love with it. We better announce our little girl's name soon because I want to wear this bad boy outside of the house!!
I got a little emotional today (hard to believe I know!) when I told Max how honored I was to be his mom. To think that God blessed us, chose us, to be the parents of this insanely incredible little boy just blows me away. And to know that heart ache came to one woman and I am sitting here with my arms wrapped around this amazing little boy. Most times the emotion of it all makes me cry. We ended the day skyping with each of our mom's (who are so incredible might I add), riding bikes and playing baseball outside. Doesn't get much better than that! This is Max's last week of school and then, bring on summer!!!! Hope you all had an amazing Mother's Day.