Wednesday, February 18, 2015

{ice day}

Oh hey there blog.
It's not you. It's me. I'm just in this weird place.

I started blogging to document our adoption journey way back in 2009 and it's been my journal, my outlet, and my place to share how we have grown as a family. And now, the growing is done. We are all home, and together. We are just in this place of being together and just.being. And it's nice. No email stalking, no waiting, no care packages, no photos from the other side of the world, no longing, no break neck speed paperwork.

So. We are here. Just a sweet complete little family of five. Loving life, and enjoying the heck out of being together. I just wrestle with how much of that to document here or just how much to treasure and store up in my heart.

We've been snowed in all week, well iced really which does not make for fun snow play. But today we bundled up and ventured out before the sun melted it all!

Unfortunately, the little hill in the yard is in direct morning sunlight, but we got a few runs in on the ice. 

Look at little Nell's arms up in the air! She LOVED this. Not so much being cold, though.

Like I said, just enjoying being a family. 
And it feels good. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

all {TOGETHER} family photos

I was anxious to get with our photographer (love you Melissa!) and get pictures of us, finally, all TOGETHER!
We waited till a beautiful fall day and took full advantage. I was so excited to get back to The Wren's Nest- the place we had the big fundraiser dinner to bring Nell home. Talk about full circle!

Our N finally with her N

Nell may look like she is my girl.... but let me assure you.... she is not. 
This little bit is a Daddy's girl to the core! 

But these guys... they are momma's boys.

And this picture sums up our life. Love him. And love this crazy fun life we share together! 

Friday, December 26, 2014