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!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Summer is HERE!!!!!!

We are loving spending our time at the lake in Alexandria!!!! The girls  are keeping Grandpa Bob and daddy busy by putting bait on their hooks so they can fish!!!
Magnus is having a blast this summer. He is so happy and loves being outside!! His baby pool keeps him out of trouble most of the time.
Magnus looking at one of the girls fish that they caught!!! He likes to squeeze the fish!!!! EEwwwww!
All smiles on the fishing dock!
Ahnya is in on the action this year, too!!!! She sits next to Grandpa Bob and they share snacks, fish and mostly TALK a lot!!! She's a talker!!!
The beach is beautiful this year!!!!!!!! We love this beach and the girls finally swam last weekend. It was chilly but they couldn't wait to try out their boogie boards.
Gabbi strikes a pose..................................
Relaxing on the beach...............................

Gabriella and Jocelyn have turned into pretty good fisher-ladies!!!! They even can take the fish off the hook (if they have too!)
All smiles!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yesterday we got the sprinkler out. It was super hot!!!!
The kids were loving the sunshine and cooling off in the sprinkler!!!!!!!!!!!
The two naughties......................

 Ahnya and Magnus are pretty tight! They close buddies and do everything together!!!
 Ahnya with her new braids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy the weather!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you're having fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Highlights from the week!!

This past week was crazy busy!! We started off with our annual garage sale! It was a lot of work but a hit!!!! I had Grandma Ro, Grandma Peggy and Nana helping me for two days. It was fun but I am so glad it is done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's Great Grandma Ro and Grandma Peggy with Jocelyn and Magnus. 
The big girls, Gabriella & Jocelyn, decided to have a lemonade stand and sell cookies. So we backed 10 dozen cookies and made 5 gallons of raspberry lemonade! It was fun and they loved helping. They raised $45!!!! Gabriella and Jocelyn decided they wanted to give their money to the ELCA Malaria Campaign to purchase mosquito nets for families in Africa. The girls have enough money to purchase 4 mosquito nets!!!!!!!! Yeah!!!!! Job well done ladies!!
Little Ahnya had her hair done on Friday morning at a salon that I fell in love with. Ahnya got braids!!!!!! So happy to find a place where my baby can get her beautiful hair done!!! The braids are so nice and easy. She is very proud of them, too!! 

 Jocelyn got a boogie board from her birthday this spring. And she finally got to use it this weekend!! What a hit!!!!

Gabriella froze her bunners off in the lake but nothing was going to slow her down using that new boogie board!!!!

It was a fun weekend!! Can't wait to do it all over again in a couple days!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Summer Photo Shoot!!! Too Cute!!!!

Happy Summer everyone!!!!!!!!!!!! We had a very successful photo shoot and I had to share my babes!!!!!!!!!!