Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dedication and Birthday Party

This past Sunday we dedicated our boys and had their birthday party. Yes, the party was a little late but we really wanted all of our family there and we waiting so that out of town guests could make it.
My Mama had a beautiful flower arrangement placed in the church in honor of the boys for their dedication and my daddy made bulletins with their pictures and a paragraph from our blog. They were awesome, it just made the dedication all the more special.
My sister made a slideshow of our adoption journey and our music pastor sang "When love takes you in" while the slideshow played. I had Daniel in my lap and I swear by the time the slideshow and song was over, poor little Daniel's head was full of tears and snot.
Our Pastor did an amazing job on the dedication and Uncle Mickey (Benji's bro) closed it out in prayer. Pretty much everyone in both of our families were there for the dedication, as well as several close friends that are like family...which was the icing on top of the cake. We can't thank everyone enough for all the love and support that we felt from everyone. The dedication could not have been more special and perfect to us. It was just a treasured moment in this amazing journey.

After the dedication service, we did a Zoo themed birthday party for the boys. Thank you so much for all that helped. A big thanks to my sister who worked her tail feathers off to help me get it all together. The party was perfect and the boys had a blast. We are so blessed to have such awesome family and friends that have supported us like no other on this journey. It is journeys such as this that you really see where your real support system is...and you really see just how blessed that you are.

Here are a few pics from the day. Thank heavens my cousin came with a camera or else I just may not have had any pics. Thank you Erin! I'll get more pics from her and hopefully post later. Here are a few for now:

The dedication

Daddy and his boys (Mama's fave pic ever!)

Present time

The Candy Buffet and cake table

Blowing out the candles

Friday, June 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Our Precious Noah!

Our Precious baby boy Noah,

We are ever so thankful that just 2 years ago today the Lord brought you into this world. You were not born to us but you were certainly born for us. You are such a special little boy who definitely has the gift of laughter. You have an infectious laughter that brings a smile to those around you (and spares you from trouble from time to time:) Your daddy and I love you so very much. You and your brother have made our lives complete and not a day goes by that we do not thank God for bringing us together. We love you so very much!

Our Prayer for you is this:
In the Bible Noah was a great man of God. He obeyed the Lord and he listened when the Lord spoke. He was faithful in God's calling in his life. Even when the world thought that Noah was a little crazy...he remained faithful to the Lord's instructions. We pray that you always remain faithful to the Lord and you follow his instructions in your life. Don't be afraid to go out on a limb in life just as Noah did. Put all your trust in the Lord as he will forever take care of you. The name Noah means "rest/peace". May you always have peace in your life. The Lord sent Noah a rainbow as his promise. The day that we were headed to pick you and Daniel up...there was a beautiful rainbow in the sky. The Lord had fulfulled his promise to us, and we are blessed beyond measure to have you as our son!

We love you with everything in us,

Daddy and Mama

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Zoo trip

This past Saturday we met my BFF and her family for a trip to the zoo. We had a blast. The boys loved the animals. It was quite hot but the boys did fantastic. Here are a few pics of our trip.

Mama and Daniel on the Merry-go-Round.

Noah and his daddy on the Merry-go-Round. I am so blessed:)

The gorilla was sleeping by the glass...this facinated the boys.

Noah was very leary of the goats, Daniel loved feeding them:

And before we got out of the parking lot: