Thursday, October 25, 2007


I wanted to take a moment to point out my sisters blog at Her adoption is FINALLY starting to get moving and we are merely weeks away from holding our newest addition to the family. Little Mei is 18 months old and beautiful! Our parents will be traveling with Liz, Andrew and their two boys to China very very soon!!! Please pray that all will go well as we await China's final word and their official travel appointment!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Three Months

Balin turned three months old officially this week. He is starting to get very alert and interested. He tries to focus so hard sometimes his eyes cross! Ayden is doing better in school. I think he is finally settling in a little bit. I hope we can find a way to keep him in this class until this year is over. I think it will be an easier adjustment if we change schools after the school year is over. He is starting to figure out phonetics which is so much fun. He can tell you what letter almost any word starts with now based on its sound. (As long as its a simple sound). Lucas is waiting on the police department to finish his background check. He still has to meet with a psychologist, get a full physical and pass a polygraph test. There is a rumor he would start the academy December 10th if all goes well. I never knew it was so difficult to become an officer. It looks like we will be all be doing quite a bit of traveling in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Just to fill in some blanks.... We decided to go ahead and enroll Ayden in Public school pre-kindergarten. After the first two months of being home all the time we realized that the change from having a classroom full of friends ALL day every day to having just mommy and baby wasn't working very well for Ayden. So we enrolled him in public school, which has some of its own very big downfalls. His class is huge! Plus his teacher is pregnant due in a couple of weeks, so there will not really be consistency there. As soon as Lucas starts the academy I will find a job and apartment closer to Houston. When we make those decision then we will be moving again.... Hopefully we will find a community we can grow into. We are all really ready to start growing some deeper roots. We found a church we really like and that has lots of ministry opportunities for us in the Woodlands. The decision we will have to make is if the Woodlands is to far north if Lucas is working downtown. That choice will come later.....

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

my boys

The Boys



Rolling rolling rolling

Welcome to October! Lucas is now in the middle of the application process to become a Houston Police Officer. We are awaiting some official transcripts to arrive and then he can make an appointment to go to the next step which involves a polygraph machine. coool. Ayden is enjoying his first year of big kid school. We are working through a few kinks, but trying very hard to figure out a solid behavior system that works for this little ball of fire. Overall he is doing well. Balin is growing like a weed and is a miracle baby. He sleeps through he night?!? AMAZING. Ayden did not do this until he was 18 months old. He sleeps at least 8 hours, last night TEN and a half! Then this moning he rolled over twice from his tummy to his back. I'm impressed:-). I had forgotten how thrilling it is to watch a baby learn these tiny little amazing miracles. Pictures to come soon!