Sunday, November 30, 2014


So, Thanksgiving has come and gone...we just thank God every day for you!  Ate lots of food and had family over....what a wonderful day!  Your elf arrived on Thanksgiving day....after we read the story about your elf, we found her on the tree and we named her Snowflake!  Each day she is watching to make sure you are good cause you know she flies through the clouds to tell Santa whether you have been good or bad.   Then each morning we have to look for her because she never returns to the same spot.  You are pretty good at finding her!  The day after Thanksgiving we went to West Liberty to see the parade and to wave at Santa Claus!  Oh how you love will talk about it for days. 
Your favorite past time right now is have one that is an elephant that you have managed to conquer.  It is so fun to hear say comes out like "L fa ent".  Daddy also gave you a big box tonight which we have turned into a small house.  You are loving it!
You are such a joy and a blessing to Daddy and Mommy.  I can't imagine life without you now.  You are so funny and crazy and I can only imagine what your life is going to be like....Love you so much!!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Already!

Today is Novermber 1st and we had our first snow of the year.  You were pretty excited to see it!  Daddy had to take you outside so you could "touch" it.  And all day yesterday and today you had to wear your frog costume around.  Finally had to put it up in the closet so you would forget about it.  Right now you are watching the Mickey Mouse of your favorite shows.  We don't mind so much because it seems pretty educational. 
Can't wait for Christmas but it will be here before we know it...I think you are going to be pretty excited this year!  I love you little one, you are such a blessing to your Daddy and I!

Friday, October 24, 2014


It's Halloween time, Kara!  This year we decided to make you a frog....why?  because we already had the costume plus that is what you wanted to be once you saw it.  Last night we hit the parade in Wapak, met Uncle Bill, Aunt April and Kayla dressed in your Halloween costume and everyone threw you candy!  What fun!  You didn't like the horns or the sirens but I can say I don't blame you!  They were loud!  On the way home you said "I love parade"  You are such a smart little girl.  So next week we will take you Trick or Treating...we will just hit the Campbell House, an assisted living facility.  The residents love to see all you little ones dressed up, plus they give good candy too!  I will post pictures next week....have fun little one!  Love you so much!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

For Kara

So, I have decided to blog to Kara so that she can read all these posts when she gets older....I guess it may kinda take place of a lifebook.  It will detail the little things so I can remember.  And I will be able to tell Kara about them when I get too old!  So here goes...
My Darling Kara, you never cease to amaze us....It has been 1 year, 2 months and 14 days since we first met you.  You have grown at least 4 inches and have gained almost 8 lbs....your personality continues to grow and you are such a teaser.  You can't get enough of the moon, and when you sing "you are my sunshine" not all the words are there but you sure do try.  You love to swing and are always saying "pull my legs" to which we reply~magic words....please and thank you!  You are a master at my phone and Thank God you haven't purchased anything yet.  We still have to lay down with you at night until you go to sleep but can leave you once you are asleep...yet you cry out in the night and I am right there for you.  You talk in your sleep....this morning you were singing "joy, joy, joy" to which you then giggled.  Still working on the potty training, but I know you will get it.  You are attending preschool 2 days a week and you absolutely love it.  Your favorite movie is Finding Nemo which we have coined the phrase around here that when you are bad you're in Big Trouble....just like Nemo when he touched the boat.  You are never really too bad...just being a kid most of the time.  You are a good helper, picking up toys and helping with the laundry.
So, not bad for a first time of blogging to you, Kara....I will try to keep it up....memories are to be cherished....sometimes when we grow up, our memories are distant or not even there.  Hoping that this will be a bunch of treasured memories for you....I love you more than you will ever know!
Born in my heart, blessed beyond measure.....Love, Momma

Our trip to a Corn Maze....your words~"Fun!"  Checking out the corn and walking with Daddy!

Thursday, July 31, 2014


My beautiful little girl, we are so blessed by God! 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


To Kara:  July 29, 2013.....a day that is forever etched on our hearts.  It is the day that we became a forever family.  Drawn together by our desire to have a child and your need to have a momma and daddy.  God truly blessed us when He made us this little family.  I couldn't love you anymore if I had given birth to were meant to be born in my heart and you captured it the first time I saw your picture.  As I look at you now and reflect on the last year, my oh my, how you are already growing up to be such a beautiful young lady.  My prayer for you is that you will always have a heart for Jesus, that you will grow up healthy, and that you will find a man that treats you the way you deserve to be treated and who loves God too.  I love you more than life itself, my child.  You have brought so much joy to my life in this short time you have been with us...I am at awe in watching you grow!  You make me smile, you make me laugh!   You will forever be "Momma's Baby".  Love you so much!!!  ~Momma

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Today, our little girl turned 3!  What a blessing and joy she has brought to us!  We praise God and thank God for all he has done!  And being Easter Sunday, we are also thankful that God decided to send his Only Son to die on the cross for us!  "He has risen!"  Thank you Jesus!!!!!