Saturday, December 20, 2008

Nutcracker Ballet/ Bathroom

My friend, Kelly, called me yesterday and asked if I would like to go with her to the Nutcracker Ballet. She got some tickets because she donated something. I have never been to see this so I am excited about going. I have heard that its really good.

We also were able to have our bathroom tiled on tuesday. It looks so nice.
Here is the picture of the bathroom before: Nasty carpet and plain walls. Yuck.
Here is the bathroom after: Here are picture finally too of the girls bedroom walls:

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow Day!

Hmm.... Is this trouble waiting to happen??!! These two have been friends since they were born.
Nikolas hanging out having his Hot Chocolate!!!
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Nyah's 2 year birthday Party!

We have been blessed find a wonderful Haitian church in Grand Rapids. We love to go to Lighthouse in the morning for church and then head to the Haitian church for their service. We always have a great time and we have made some really good friends there. We were so blessed to be invited to Nyah's birthday party at the children's museum. The kids had such a fun time!!

She is so adorable!!!
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Children's museum - part 2

More pictures from the Children's museum!
Caleb and Katie playing in the cafe.
Heather and Nik playing in the post office.
This is Shella (Nyah's mom)
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Happy Birthday, Nikolas!!

Not only was it Nikolas, 11th Gotcha day this week but its also his 12th birthday today!! God blessed us so much when we adopted Nikolas that we were able to spend his first birthday with him in Russia!! We also spent our first Christmas together as a family in Russia!! I remember it so vividly!! We had no hot water, no electricity, but we were a family!!

Nikolas, you were our first child. You were born in our hearts and we love you so much!! What a treasure you are to us!! You have a heart of gold and I cannot wait to see where God does with your life!! Happy Birthday, sweetheart!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Almost Christmas time.

Its been a crazy 1 1/2 weeks. First we hit a deer and then all but two of us came down with the flu. Heather and Hannah do not have it yet and I am praying they stay healthy.

Tomorrow is the possibility of a snow day for the kids and I am praying not. The kids have so many fun parties to go to. Nikolas especially has a fun day planned at school. This is the one day of the year that I can actually get them to want to go to school.

We finally got our van back today. I didn't mind driving the big black diesel but I am glad I no longer have to!! :) The van feels a little small to me now!! Thanks Terri for bringing me to get the van today and for covering me!! LOL you know what I mean!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

11th Gotcha Day

Today is Nikolas's 11th Gotcha day. I cannot believe has been here for 11 years. On Friday he will also turn 12! Wow where has that time gone!!! He has grown into such a nice young man and we are so proud of him!! We LOVE You Nikolas and cannot wait to so what God does with your life!!