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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Photos for a Friend, and a Prayer Request

A couple of weeks ago, a local friend said she was looking for a photographer to take some pictures of her and her husband. I offered to take them for her, for portfolio building and some practice for me. I am very glad that they took me up on the offer!

The pictures were in honor of their second anniversary! This last year had been rough for R & D, and they wanted to celebrate!


These are just a few from their session in a local park. R & D are a beautiful couple and were fun to work with. They also didn't mind me taking extra time to get it right as I learn.

If you pray, please say one for this lovely couple. R & D are going through a very dark time and could use lots of love, prayer, and healing energy.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

One Year Today

It's strange to think that today, August 17, we have officially been waiting to adopt a second child for a year.

We first started trying to conceive another child two years ago.

Since we waited and tried for Monkey for 6 years, I suppose we're still doing well. Some days, like today, remaining positive can be a struggle. It is hard not to question ourselves, the profile, are we good enough....

Today, I will feel a little frustrated and sad. Tomorrow, I will find my positivity again.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Crazy times!

Kevin's younger sister came to visit us for awhile in June. We went to Carlsbad Caverns! Super fun stuff.

 Please excuse my wonderful "look". Hiking around down there is hot! 
And amazingly - it actually feels awesomely cool in the caverns.

 This is Monkey refusing to take pictures.
And still angry about it, we see. 

Shaless (the younger sister) is going to be staying with us for her senior year! Should be much fun - Monkey loves having her around. She's already got a job here, and is settling in nicely. Registering for school tomorrow! 

Monkey's preschool open house was tonight! It was great to see his friends we haven't seen all summer, and meet his teachers. And he already knows one of them - she was his teacher last year. He will still be going twice a week. Also - Monkey was invited to join a boys only gymnastics class! This means he will start learning on men's skills and apparatus - down in the big gym! We won't be in the small one anymore. :(

The adoption front - no major movement. They've changed our check in procedures - it's no longer required. We have been participating in the webinars they offer. Still just a waiting game. I can't believe it is coming up on a year since we contracted.