Friday, December 30, 2011

christmas #3

We went to my sister's last night for our third and final Christmas this year. Poor Jason was at home throwing up so he didn't get to join us this time. They had just gotten a new puppy for Christmas that the boys and I enjoyed playing with.

My sister, mom and I
All the grandkids with Kaki
Katherine loved her cheetah hairbrush!
The boys all got "Brandi" dogs from Camp of the Hills.

Judah and Aunt Kristi are having a deep conversation. :-)
The new puppy Bella - who is going to be ginormous!
They had set up a backdrop for their stuffed animals. :-)
That concludes all of the Christmas fun! We are headed to Arkansas this weekend to visit Jason's grandparents for New Year's. We are hoping early 2012 will bring the long awaited news of our daughter!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

christmas day {round #2}

We had a great Christmas day! Spent the morning at home opening presents and finishing up our Advent tree, complete with singing Happy Birthday to Jesus. I love doing the Advent tree every year! My boys look forward to it every single day and it keeps the focus on Jesus, the real reason for all of this craziness! :-) The boys also picked out chickens this year through Compassion International in honor of family members for some gifts. Here are tons of pictures.

We made these paintings completely out of hands, feet and thumbs of the boys!

Then we headed to Gainesville for the rest of the day with Jason's family.

Hope you all had a blessed Christmas day as well!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

a new view on life...

through the lens of my brand new Canon camera!
Merry Christmas and an early Happy 10th anniversary to me from my sweet husband!
I've been wanting a nice, new camera for a long time.
This was a BIG surprise. And we'll have it for our trips to Ethiopia!

Here are some pictures I've taken in the past two days with it.