Madeline, Andrew, & I had a great Christmas...lots of fun times with each other, family, and friends. And many yummy foods. It is a great blessing to have Madeline in our lives & we look forward to a second blessing with Simeon within the next year. Thanks for all your encouragement, excitment, and support for us as we go through the process of adoption. As we enter the New Year, Madeline & I are relaxing at home, Andrew is overseas, and we are looking ahead to many new things next year & seeing how God works in and through our family.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Hello everyone! Andrew, Madeline, & I have some fun news to share-we are adopting! We have officially begun the process of adopting a little boy from Ethiopia and we couldn't be more excited! For years we've prayed about this and now God has blessed us with this opportunity and we are joyful to welcome this little gift by Christmas next year. We are adopting through Gladney & I've included a link if you're curious. We are so grateful for our sweet Madeline & looking forward to watching her be a big sister in the months to come. And by the way, his name is Simeon. Merry Christmas!
Posted by Ashley & Andrew at 5:18 PM
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Madeline was a kitten for Halloween & we went to the Fayetteville Square where businesses had set up booths outside and were giving out candy. It was so much fun seeing all the little kiddos dressed up but Madeline was truly the cutest! And, we have backup for that-afterwards, we went to Chick-fil-a and they were taking pictures of all the kids and having a contest. Well, a couple days ago I got a phone call saying that Madeline had won in the under 5 year old group! We knew she was so cute, and now she has a title to prove it! She won a fun little baby stroller that she likes to push around the house. So fun!
Posted by Ashley & Andrew at 5:46 PM
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Andrew, Madeline & I spent a few days after our beach trip with Christian, Seuli, Asha, & Elizabeth. We spent most of our time talking, holding babies, taking pictures, eating good food, & generally enjoying our time together. It was so much fun to meet Asha for the first time and have the cousins "play" together! Madeline was thrilled to meet someone smaller than her & wanted to hold onto her. They were fun to watch! Also, we got Madeline a toothbrush for infants & brushed her two little teeth-she loved it!
Posted by Ashley & Andrew at 5:30 PM
Friday, July 11, 2008
We have been in NC at the Outer Banks for about a week now & are having a great time. MGB wasn't a big fan of the ocean or waves but likes the sand & the pool. She doesn't try to eat the sand but she drops her toys & then puts them in her mouth all sandy! Oh well! She has been super cute & we've had so much fun with her here. And all our family has as well.
Posted by Ashley & Andrew at 5:24 AM
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Lots of big changes for Madeline recently! First, I left her for two nights for our anniversary trip-it was hard but we all had a good time. Second, we've moved in with some friends to see what "communal" living is like. We just moved in yesterday and so far everything is going smoothly. Madeline turned 8 months today & is doing great. She sits, has 2 teeth, laughs a lot, & is generally tons of fun!
Posted by Ashley & Andrew at 12:59 PM
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Andrew & I found the Farmington City Park yesterday and took Madeline. It was a great park-swings, toys, a 1/2 mile path around it, and lots of open space. We had a great time & it is so close to our house. Madeline isn't sure what she thinks of the swings yet but I think she will grow to enjoy them!
Posted by Ashley & Andrew at 1:32 PM
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
I can't believe it has been 6 months! Madeline is such an amazing little girl. We have so much fun with her everyday. She is doing so much-playing with toys, starting to laugh, blowing bubbles...She really enjoys going outside. We like to swing in our hammock and go for walks every day. She is a big blessing in our lives!
Posted by Ashley & Andrew at 5:17 PM