"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle but it will never break." -Chinese Proverb


My boys

This is what greeted me upon my return from work on Friday.....what a happy sight!

Marvelous Mondays

My sweet boy waking up to a camera in his face!
Loving the fairy wings!
Just such a ham!
Helping me bake.....well licking the bowl anyways!

Beauty.....both inner and outer!


Where did my baby go?

I don't know if it's because we have decided to start the adoption process again and will possibly get a young child or if it's cause he's learning so much and getting older but I would like to know where my baby went......he is definitely turning into a 3 year, becoming independent, testing and pushing boundaries, exploring his environment and language more....and growing....


our weekend

Friday night we went to FunMazing with Adrien's friend......(and mom) It's a HUGE indoor playground with huge climbing structures, play areas for children of all ages and plasma cars.....Adrien spends most of his time on the plasma car....the pink one....each time we go, he calls it his!

Then on Saturday, we had a friend and her daughter come and stay for the weekend....the kids made pizza.....he ate the entire thing!

Then we went tobagganing because it started snowing hard.....it snowed and snowed....so we headed to a little ravine hill that was too dusty for us to slide down....

On Sunday, we hung out during the day, relaxing and playing and eating, until after nap time....when we bundled the kids up and headed to a better, packed down hill....Adrien LOVED it....wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-ing all the way down.....he was full of snow and LOVED it!

On our way home, we hit the park......who says a swing in snow pants and winter boots isn't fun!



My beautiful grandmother turned 80 yesterday. How lucky am I that I have been gifted with her presence in my life so far. She is full of love for her children, grandchildren and great-grand children (and sometimes her husband....lol) She is a God-loving woman who to this day still pushes herself to cook and clean though her body tries to tell her to slow down. She has had a full life to far, she grew up during WWII, lost a brother in that war, lost her mom in her 20's, then became a mom twice, worked hard to provide for her family and extended family, left her country of origin to come to a new country to give her family a better life. She has suffered the loss of a grandchild, numerous family members and friends and has rejoiced in the lives of the new souls coming into the family. She quietly battled breast cancer and WON! and lives with diabetes and arthritis.....she is a force to be reckon with and we love her so much.
For her 80th birthday, there was a surprise planned....even my mom and sister (and family) came from out of country.....she thought we (the local family) would be going to her house on Sunday for dinner and cake....and on Saturday she and my grandfather were going to my aunts for dinner.....when she arrived, we were all there....SURPRISE! My mom was hiding in the bathroom and surprised her until my sister called (from the basement) and was apologizing for not being able to attend as my nephews came upstairs and were hugging her ! The look on her face! It was a wonderful 4 day celebration for her and my wish is for another 80 years!
I love you and everything you do for me.....and my family.....thank you for being you!