Sunday, December 23, 2007

Now I am officially in trouble!!!!!!!

Lucas started to crawl and with vengeance. He was waiting until he knew he could give it his all!!!!!!!
So now there are 2 crawling around here at the speed of light.
And I swear they talk to each other and plan on how to maneuver so that its
physically impossible for me to get them both. I am thinking it has to look
hysterical me chasing them around and them both laughing.

I will hopefully have some fun xmas videos out here soon.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Gift

What Christmas means to our family is all about the ultimate gift.
And being Christian that ultimate gift was the birth of Jesus.
God gave his only son. Nothing can or ever will come close
To the gift of ones child. Bottom line it’s the reason Christians celebrate
Christmas. The gift of a son to the entire world.

So this Christmas means that much more to me. Because
this Christmas we were given 2 of the most precious gifts . Two gifts
that have brought so much joy into this home that its bursting
At the seams. Our gifts will last a life time. Our gifts bring never ending
Joy, fun, excitement and adventure.
Our gifts were given by a beautiful young Ethiopian woman. Someone so
Selfless so kind and so amazing. She gave us the ultimate most precious
Gift one could give. She not only brought indescribably joy to me Tom and Zac
she brought joy to so many others.

I think about her always, every time I look into Jackson’s eyes and every time I see Lucas smile. This Christmas no matter what joy I am feeling my thoughts will constantly be with that wonderful mother far away from here yet right here in our hearts. One of the Most important and meaningful moments of my life was meeting her. And the best part is I get to share that meeting with my wonderful sons.

I want her to know how healthy her boys are. I want her to know how happy they are and how much fun they are to be with. I wish I could share every minute of their lives with her. Her selfless act came with so much pain. Pain that I pray I never know. For one to love their children so much that they would make the choice she made

This Christmas I would love for all my family and friends to please say a special
prayer for our extended family in Ethiopia. Pray for their health and happiness.
For all of you that are a part of Jackson and Lucas’ life remember their family back in Ethiopia and keep them in your prayers.

Every year I cannot wait to give presents and yes get presents too I will admit it
I love everything about Christmas. The lights, music, family, food everything that goes with it. But thanks to our wonderful little boys Lucas and Jackson and the gift we were given It really brings me back to why Christmas is so special. And that it all started with a gift
Of a son.

I want to thank all of you for everything you have done for us, the support the friendship, helping us with the babies. We are so blessed and could not have done this without family and friends. We love all of you so much!!!!!

Merry Christmas to all of you out there in Blog land.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Another news flash!!!!!!

Jackson has his first tooth!!!!!!!!!!
Lucas is now working on his second....

ya hoo

Here is another video of Jackson laughing

I wish I had some of Lucas but his laugh is quiet and tiny.
but he does laugh its just hard to get it on video

Another little slide show.

Here are some photos of the boys in their santa hats and our court day.
Wish we had pictures of the party afterwards but it was a little hectic
so this is what we have folks...

The one of my brother donny signing papers is him doing his football picks while
we waited for the judge to come out. He is trying to look official.
He cracks me up..

Thursday, December 13, 2007

ITS OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here we are with the judge. She was so much fun and really sweet to us.

Uncle Donny, Grandpa Garner and Nana (nancy) and my mom were all there with us.Not everyone could make it but they came over tonight to celebrate.
The Judge said it was official and everyone started clapping. And of course I start crying. It was just a really fun day and a very happy day.

Tom and I are so honored we get to be parents to these 2 little stinkers.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Santas little helpers.

Thank you for coming to play with us today Nana and for taking the cute picture

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lucas has his first tooth!!!!!!!!!!!!
this would explain why he has been so fussy.

And Jackson well he is all over the house.
He crawls all over. Last nite went to make their bottles
and i look down and he was crawling aroudn the corner he followed me
into the kitchen.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Since we are snowed in and the boys finally fell asleep i am playing with the blog tonight. I know we add music to all of these but we like music in the family and it just makes the videos so funny besides I need something to do other than change diapers tonight :)

Here the boys are in Jacksons crib they had both just got up from a nap.
Lucas has been very fussy lately. Hoping its a phase. He either cries or
throws a fit about everything. Jackson was doing that about a month ago but
has been a perfect little saint lately. Other than trying to eat magazines and plants. So I am hoping Lucas will be out of this little phase soon and on to
a bigger and better one.

They love bath time. They do end up fighting over everything in the tub.
Sorry about the background talking and Tom dumping water out of a cup. They will smile at tom doing that for ever.