Thursday, November 13, 2008

Quiet Moments

I am here with a quiet moment and I can't stop thinking where did the time go? My baby girl turns 3 tomorrow and I feel like I can reach back and touch the day we got her referral. The day we saw her for the first time, the ache of not having her home. She has blossomed into this darling little person that makes my heart swell. She completes our family in the most perfect way. She is funny, bright, kind, sweet and SOOO incredibly spirited. She has such a zest and love for life that really amazes me. Some things have happened recently that have made me want to pull my family in close and squeeze them so tight. I appreciate my daughter, stepson and husband so much and I know how lucky I am to have them.

We went to the movies tonight and it was the first time Dani has sat through a movie at the theater. We had tried awhile back but she wasn't ready. Tonight she watched all of Madagascar and it was really fun. I tucked the kids into bed and as I type this she is singing to herself the way she does every night. A medley of tunes that change quite often. She knows so many songs it boggles our minds. I am so grateful that my dream of being a Mom was realized through adoption. Sorry I am babbling on and on but I really just had so many feelings welling up in my heart tonight with her birthday being tomorrow and seeing all of the changes in her lately that show me she is growing up. Not really a baby anymore! So....I want to wish my big girl a Happy Birthday and say Mommy and Daddy and Tyler love you with all of our hearts and you are the best doodle bug in the whole wide world!

I will post more pics this weekend!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Ok, I'm back. It's been 7 months since I last posted according to blogger and we have been busy just living life. Dani will be turning 3 on Friday and we have had one birthday festivity after another. My Grandparents are in town and the big family birthday bash will be this weekend. I can't believe our baby is turning 3 years old. Time is flying by and we are having fun. Tyler is doing great and really improving in school this year. He has a great teacher who seems to be doing a good job with him. Last year before middle school has us shaking in our boots but we are trying to focus on the positive! LOL

Here are a few pics from the last few months. I will try to start posting regularly again. I miss blogging.

At my cousin Judith's wedding in Houston. I love this pic of us. Just too bad Tyler wasn't in it or we would have our holiday card!

Tyler and Dani at the Pumpkin Patch

Big T

Mommy squeezing her ass into the ride because Dani was freaked out by the horn. Oh the things we do for love. My head was spinning when we got off but we had a happy kiddo!

Mommy and Dani riding the train at the pumpkin patch

More posts and lots of pics to come....