As many of you know, the past 6 months we have thought a lot about our future family. Being advised by our geneticist not to have any more children, we have spent many hours praying and thinking about what we should do. We feel like our Heavenly Father has directed us to adoption, and we are so very excited! When we began the process, we were planning on all the paperwork taking awhile, but amazingly we have been able to finish it all in only about 2 months. We have to finish up a few things (putting together our family photo collage and a home visit by our caseworker) and then we are ready...at least on paper. We cannot believe how quickly we've been able to get everything ready, but I honestly feel we have been guided through the process. It is all very exciting and, actually, quite spiritual. We are grateful for this opportunity that we have to add to our family through adoption. And there is no doubt in my mind that Samantha will be a great little big sister!
While I was cooking dinner, Marcus took Samantha outside. Here Daddy and Daughter watch cars pass by.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
These pictures are actually pre-surgery. We wanted to get some pictures taken before Samantha's hair was shaved off. It was an early March morning, so as you can see by Samantha's face, it was a little cool outside. Our neighbor, Jeff, took these for us. He's great.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
There is nothing quite sweeter to me than seeing Samantha with her daddy. She gets so excited to see him when he gets home from work. With a big grin on her face, she goes berserk doing her crazy half-hop-half-crawl crawl. It's truly a sight to be seen. This picture was taken Father's Day of this year.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Recently, we were able to meet up with some good friends. Rose (Ratcliff) did a bit of traveling with her fiance, Daniel. They made a short stop in Provo and we were able to play for awhile. We spent the day having a small BBQ, wedding dress shopping, and indulging ourselves at Pudding on the Rice. We were also able to meet up with Bryn and Ann Huntington before they leave Utah. It was a fun day -- too short -- but fun nonetheless.
Friday, July 6, 2007
Samantha is now officially one year old. Can that be possible? I really can't believe that time has gone by so quickly -- Samantha is 1! Crazy. For her birthday, I really wanted to make a special cake. I was pleased with the outcome, and apparently so was she.