The Journey of a Lifetime

Ryan and I have decided to pursue our forth adoption and add another beautiful baby to our family. We couldn't be happier and are thrilled! Join us in our journey in adopting baby Schlenner!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Baby Photo Shoot!!!!

Magnus had his first baby photo shoot and the pics turned out amazing!!!!!!

I just had to share a couple of my favorites!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's his Chinese outfit that he'll be wearing for baptism on Sunday!

My favorite is this "panda" picture. Enjoy!

The McCorquodale Thanks-Mas Celebration

On Saturday we kicked off the holiday season with the annual McCorquodale Thanks-Mas (combination of Thanksgiving and Christmas all in one!!!) Here's Gabriella is Nancy!!!!

Ryan and Magnus...Ryan doesn't look very excited...but then again Ryan doesn't EVER get excited!!!!

Jocelyn got exactly what she was hoping for from Grandma Ro!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ahnya was a character as always!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HEre's Grandma Ro with all the Great-Grandchildren!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for another fun and enjoyable time!!

So many things to be THANKFUL for....

Hope everyone had a wonderful and beautiful thanksgiving! Our family celebrated at Nana and Bumpa's house and then ended the day at DeBoer's for dinner. It was a beautiful day outside and we enjoyed the sunshine and end of the year popcicles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adrianna is the photographer in the family and she is doing an incredible job taking pictures. Thank you Adri for the beautiful pictures you took!!! I will not take any credit for these pics...because they are amazing!!!!!! I especially like the very LAST picture at the bottom!!!!!!!!!!

Momma and the girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Magnus was TOOOOO busy exploring outside to take a pic with me!!!!! That's just one of the differences between girls and boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Girls LOVE camera's and boys RUN AS FAR AWAY FROM THE CAMERA AS POSSIBLE!!!!!!

All my babies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adrianna is going to be one of Magnus' Godparents at baptism next week!!!

At dinner we all went around the table and said what we were thankful for. Jocelyn said she was thankful for 'God and Jesus.'

Gabriella is eating a delicious cornish hen and all the fixings! Gabriella said she was thankful for family, friends, food and Nicki!!

Ahnya said she is thankful for Chocolate Cupcakes and her family!!!!

This is my favorite picture of the day!!!! We took a nice walk to the barn and cut evergreen bows down for decorating at the farm site. The girls jumped in Bumpa's old farm truck with Deacon and hauled all the evergreen bows in the back of the pickup. So here's the pic of Deacon driving, with Jocelyn in the middle, Gabriella, and faithful dog Jack looking through the window!!! Ha!!! Cracks me up!!! Happy Holidays everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

One Day at a Time

You know the saying, "When it pours!" Jocelyn AND Ahnya have mono! I found out last night that Jocelyn tested positive for mono. And now today I learn that little Ahnya has it, too! Yes, I am not kidding nor remotely joking about that either. Both are running fevers and are tired, TIRED, T-I-R-E-D!

I ran to the grocery store today when Ryan was home at lunch to stock up on necessities to be able to make it though the days with sick kids and a new baby! This is what I got for emergencies: more coffee, holiday peppermint creamer, diet dr. pepper, zero water, brie cheese, and pistacios. What a strange combination....anyway, wish me luck. We have many weeks to go to get through this mono thing.

Jocelyn is zonked! She stayed in bed all day and had a couple cat naps through the day.!

Ahnya is snoring....poor baby! Both girls cuddled up in my bed all day!

This was taken about a week ago! I was glad I could find a picture with Magnus and Ahnya together without them fighting! They battle hard and both fight to the bitter end until one of them has to tell momma! It's like Magnus has been with us from the beginning! He fits in so well!!!

Because I haven't had time to post picture for awhile, I wanted to put this picture in of the babies! When they aren't fighting they LOVE to take baths together. What ariot!