Monday, March 5, 2018
Life has moved along but I’ve not added to my blog in awhile- So I’m doing a catch up multi post.
Food is always in our family memories...
Abby and Grace ( (bio sisters - Grace is our daughter and Abby is Keith and MK’s ) Keith and Mary Kate only live 9 houses from us and we are together most days. We adopted Grace and Levi after Keith and MK brought Abby and Milo home - love keeping siblings together.
Celebrated Selah ,Sari and Abby’s bday.
Celebrated Levi and Zeke’s bday at Nikko’s.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Thank you Sams Club - Joshua Houser for a fun event - Kudos to Sams for supporting local first responders !
So awesome watching the dogs and how obedient they are. Great job to all the officers including the 4 legged ones.
The demostration where a dog would sniff us and see if we had any drugs - fortunately we all passed.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
I have to be honest when Paul first talked with me about the boys playing soccer this spring I was not overly enthused. We have done the sports scene before and it is just not the most positive or encouraging environment for my choice of spending my time. This was a great season though for the boys....they are actually very good at soccer and I have seen the evolution of a positive self esteem in all 3 of my boys and I loved watching that. The chatter after the games was wonderful to hear....the laughter and the encouraging time they had playing " futbol" which is the sport of choice from their home country of Ghana was really special to me. Maybe they have struggled some before in their lives, maybe they were teased and bullied because they were so poor , maybe they were never the top kids but always felt like the bottom but not this season of soccer....All 3 were stars on their team. People recognized their skill and ability and they loved playing . I am so proud of their efforts on their team and how well they handled the attention...because not only is having the ability important to me but so is the character that is being built on a team. Watching them not be ball hogs but actually wanting others to score the goal - passing the ball at times and caring about their fellow players was awesome to watch....So yes, I am glad they can shine on the field and they did. I am so proud of them for much more. I even may have shed a tear watching them play soccer this spring at times .
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Then our son, Caleb left for basic training with the Army in Fort Jackson, SC. He is due to graduate June 22 -- Very proud of him. We went down to visit him before he left in early April. He is the one between Paul and I.Our son, Jonas is standing beside me.
Celebrated getting our daughter, Jayla's birth certificate in Ghana...a very difficult thing to get but Praise God we got it.
Had the grands for the wknd while Mary Kate and Keith celebrated their anniversary ....complete with a "fire camp"
I saved the best for last - We welcomed Mary Kate and Keith's newest baby - Silas on May 13. He is now a month old.
Last Monday we had a little family celebration for Silas - Celebrating Life