Friday, December 31, 2010
Sadie wasn't so sure about the white stuff since she hasn't seen it in a while.
Jarad got sent home from work early and took to shoveling the walk (ours and the little old lady across the way too).
Sadie and I played for just a few minutes outside before coming in because it was extremely COLD!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sadie loves going to visit because she gets to see her cousin, Zoe!
These two run around the house and yard like banshees and then crash!
Christmas Eve- we hung out and opened one present- the tradition.
Christmas morning, we got up and opened stockings first.
Us- in our PJ's and Christmas morning glory.
Sadie got a few things for Christmas, including her favorite Snuasages!
She also got a new coat- so cute!
Jarad got a Superman Snuggie for Christmas- and he uses it on a regular basis. :)
Sienna had SO many presents that when it was her turn, she had to open at least 3!
Sadie & Zoe in their new shirts beggin' for treats.
Christmas Day was relaxing and enjoyable- just spending time with family and trying out new toys.
Dressed up for Church the day after Christmas.
Although it was a short weekend and a quiet Christmas- we loved every minute of it!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
The Fam- Kev & Lori, Dad & Mom, Linds and Jar & I (missed David, Mel & kids!)
Merry Christmas Eve my love!
Kev & Lori- got some rad gifts- even a Wii!
Me & Linds (who got the most beautiful picture of Christ by Mark Mabry)- she is usually the elf in charge of passing out presents.
Fun evening with the family! And thank you to all of them, especially Mom & Dad for a fun evening and all the wonderful gifts.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Last week she officially graduated her puppy class! She was able to do all of her commands and she got a fancy certificate-
And got to wear a cap for the photo-op!
Great job Sadie! (Little does she know that for Christmas she may just get enrolled in the intermediate class!)
Friday, December 10, 2010
Jar & I all bundled up to go pick out our tree!
We always get a Noble Fir tree and this year, the first tree we saw was our winner!
Jarad lets me have the final say (mostly because I'm a lot pickier) on which tree we end up with.
We saw this tree and laughed because it was just so fluffy!
I made Jarad stick his head in there for fun! He's such a good sport. :)
Jarad did his husbandly duties and brought the tree inside and secured it in our tree stand.
Here's our tree..
before the lights and ornaments.
All dressed up!
(Don't worry- the picture makes our tree look like it's leaning but it is just the angle of my camera.)
Now on to convincing Jarad that we should leave it up all year!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
We are going through LDS Family Services and started our paperwork in April and recieved our final approval about two weeks ago. Here is the link to our profile on the itsaboutlove.org website.
We also had some pass-along cards printed (which Jarad so wonderfully designed himself!). Here's a preview...
We'll be sending them out to pretty much everyone we know! (if you'd like some just comment with your address and we'll make sure you get them) A high percentage (like 60%+)of adoptions happen through what seem like random connections but aren't random at all and are really the Lord's way of blessing families.
We also made a blog button-
You can add it to your blog by inserting the code found on the sidebar into an html widget. (Another way to spread the word that we're hoping to adopt.)
We are thankful for adoption and for how wonderful and supportive our families and friends have been so far in this adventure.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
We had a blast spending time with Jordan & Audrey- the only niece/nephew and grandchildren on my side thus far.
Jordan LOVED Sadie and always wanted to pet her, play chase and give her treats.
As tradition dictates, we had family pictures taken too. They turned out really well. We got a great family shot, some of just us, and some of the kids too.
Here is the best shot of everybody...
And a good one of us...
I kind of feel like we should be on a real estate sign or something but we both look good, so we'll take it!
We did some shopping, played games, ate a TON of food and one day, while the boys did "man" stuff, the girls crafted. We all did different things but had fun watching chick-flicks and chatting!
On Thanksgiving, Lori's family has a big potluck at the church and has always invited our family.
My Mom & Dad are a geneology masters! Mom made an appointment at the temple months ago and worked and got 160+ names ready and submitted to the temple to do the baptisms and confirmations. It was really special to be able to be baptized for our relatives. I will always remember this trip to the temple because my brother David (who's middle name is our grandpa's name) got to be baptized for our Grandfather who passed away about two years ago. To do it together as a family was very neat as well.
Lori, Mom & I drove Linds to the airport-
After we got back from the airport, we had to watch the big game- the DUEL!! Utah Utes vs. BYU...GO UTES!!!
(Thanks to Mom & Dad for upgrading your cable package so we could watch the game!)
David & Mel both went to BYU- and as you can see- David was very excited for most of the game as BYU was ahead. Mel slept through the middle (also excited about the game but sleepy- that happens when you are growing niece/nephew #3!)