Friday, March 27, 2009

black and white


we picture {this}

art with grandma


that's my girl


Ella is a worker bee (when the job is interesting!) The deck needed to be torn down because of all the flooding we had this winter- not a fun job, in my opinion, but Ella was up for the challenge! John is planning on planting grass in this area and regrading so we won't get gallons of water in the basement anymore. Ella was so happy to put on her favorite skirt and tank top and help move the wood to a big pile. She is such a mix of "fashion" (as she calls it!) and tomboy. She's a sweet, tough, very athletic, loving little girl.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

a new look

Thank you to the Blog Fairy, who gave my blog a makeover! ( Emily is very talented and easy to work with- I would highly recommend her if you need a fresh look on your blog. Also, my new photography blog (see link above) will be up and running in the next couple of weeks! I need to get out and shoot some pictures. I have about 20 families who are wanting photo shoots- it will be fun :)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

two years

Today marks our two year anniversary of waiting for our little one from China. We're really not having a celebration, but I still thought it was important to mark this day on our blog. In the future, when our child is home, I want her to know that we were anxiously waiting for her and anticipating her homecoming. Ella and Tristan pray for her often... what a happy moment it will be when we are able to bring her home.

Friday, March 13, 2009

almost one

I can't believe how fast a year can go. Aidan is becoming a toddler right before our eyes. He is getting into EVERYTHING and enjoys a good chase- which is usually me chasing him before he puts both his hands into the toilet and starts splashing.

We are thankful for a healthy little boy who brings much joy to our home.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Contant's Rules

Our kids are VERY different and so are their priorities, as evidenced by the recent Valentine decorations on our door! One child chose to decorate with hearts and the other made a list of rules that our visitors need to know before they enter our home! Can you guess which one made what?? So, if you can't see our family rules, here they are:
1. be safe
2. be kind
3. do not "cheet"
4. listen
5. help
6. do not pout
7. obey God
8. have fun
This has provided much entertainment to us and to the people who stop by! The verdict is still out on Aidan, but we don't think he's going to be on the shy side :)