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!

Monday, November 19, 2012

 I haven't posted in a LONG time!! So sorry!! I've been a tad busy!!! I thought I would add some favorite photos from a holiday photo shoot that was a blast!!!!
 I love all the pics and and posting some of my very favorites for you to see!!!!

Hope you enjoyed looking at the pics.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Kick'n Off the Holidays

It's that time of the year again!!! And I love it. I love ALL of it. The holidays festivities, the lights and music, the shopping and decorating, the friends and family, the endless planning and list making, and oh yes the traditional COOKIE BAKING!!!!!
 A couple weeks ago we did our holiday cookie baking with Great Grandma Ro, Grandma Peggy and Nancy!! We did it at our house this year and it went beautifully!!!! We had a blast as always and kicked off the holiday season in full force.
The girls helped out too. We bake the same cookies every year. We have it down to a science. Pecan Tassies, Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls, Lemon Squares, Russia Tea Cakes, Ginger Creams (Jocelyn renamed them to Korean Ginger Creams!), Chocolate Stars, Old Fashioned fudge (Grandma Ro and I had to make it three times to get it right....very old recipe and very fussy!!!) and Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs and Nut-Goody Bars.
Here's Nancy and my sweeties helping decorate the cut-outs!!!!!!!!!! Can you HEAR the Christmas music???? I had it cranked up!!!!!!!!!!! Did I mention I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Ahnya is always eager to help.......and eat them!
 Gabriella and Jocelyn are professional bakers now! They've baked these same cookies since they were babies!
 We took a break and had to burn off some sugar after eating cookies...and played a game of football!!!!
Gabbi can throw a ball like nobodys business and Jocelyn can tackle like a pro!
Magnus pretty much was concerned about not getting dirty and kept brushing off the leaves from his pants saying "no messy momma!" Ahnya was clueless and followed Uncle Curt everywhere!
Here's Uncle Curt and the kids. He is exhaused and the kids are revved up on sugar!!! We had a great weekend baking together and it was the perfect kick-off to the holiday season!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween Fun!!!

Look at these cuties!! We had a blast on Halloween. We had our friends over before Trick-or-Treating and tried to fill the kids up with healthy snacks before they ate junk! Moms and dads had some yummy spiced apple cider and maybe a cocktail before, too.

Patrick, Ava & Amy Clagget came over, along with Maya and Halle Roos. They were all adorable and made the event more special. Thanks for sharing the night with us!! We have to make that a tradition you guys!!!! We took the kids trick-or-treating for a couple hours around the blocks where we live and then called it quits at 8:00 pm! It was a beautiful night and we all had so much fun!!!
Forgive my pictures...they are all maxed out pixilated. My settings were all messed up on my camera and I had to have Adri, my niece  try and fix them. Thanks Adri! So you get the idea of the events that took place Halloween night...but the photos are minimally adequate!

Ok, Gabriella was a spooky Count Dracula!!!
 My little Jocelyn was Queen Cleopatra......very fitting to her caliber!
 Ms. Ahnya was a spooky witch...........she had her witch sound perfected! She loved Halloween this year!
 And Mr. Magnus....there really are no words for this kid! He is so crazy, funny, sweet, etc. etc. He was batman. But he didn't like the batman hat that went with confining for him. He was cute even though his batman pants were too tight and looked more like capri pants!
 Nana and Bumpa always come and help get kids ready every year and join in our Halloween Fun!
This picture is not of good quality...but you get the idea....We always make our first stop at Boulder to see Grandma Ro and trick-or-treat at her place. The kids loved it!!

Hope everyone had a great, safe Halloween! On to another holiday....