Happy Anniversary!! It has been 14 years today that we got married. Time goes by fast. So much has happened! We have a beautiful little girl and a wonderful marriage. Thank you for all you do for us. I love you!
Boy you sure do look young!
We had our 2nd interview today for adoption. It was our couples interview. I have mine on the 8th and Mikey has his on the 28th. Then we will schedule one for Lauren. After that we will have a family one again and hopefully we will be approved after that. Yeah!! Wanting to be excited, yet don’t want to get my hopes up too much.
Mikey works M-F 7a-4p and then goes to school M-Th 6p-10:30p. So, he doesn’t have much free time. So when he gets a chance to go hang with the guys, he goes all the way. They had a blast!! These are just some of the hundreds of pics Jeslin took. Thanks Jeslin for the awesome pics!!
We are in the process of adoption. We are going through the county (Sacramento), so we have to be Foster licensed first. We have two more classes & then we will have our license on Nov 5. Our first adoption homestudy interview is on the 9th. We are so excited. Especially Mikey. We are going for a boy. Lauren can’t wait to be a big sis. Hopefully by her birthday in March we will go from 3 to 4. Yeah!!
Last night was back to school night. I didn’t get any pictures of Lauren on her first day of school. So, I took a couple last night. I think she is going to have a great year. She has a really good teacher—Mrs. Magee. She also had her for first grade. We have been blessed with good teachers every year. I haven’t had one complaint about any of the teachers Lauren has had. Thank goodness!! Have a great year Lauren!! We love you!!
Lauren @ her desk
Mrs. Magee & Lauren
I have been awful…I have not posted for a while. Lauren, mom & I went down to So. California in July. Lauren & I stayed at my birth mom, Sarah’s, house. We only get to see her twice a year, so it was nice to stay a week with her. We swam everyday and napped. My favorite. Lauren got to see her cousin Savanna & her cousin Aubrie (pictured). We will go down again @ Christmas time. Then Mikey will get to go also. He hasn’t been down in two years.
I also got to see two friends I haven’t seen in a while. Angie I haven’t seen in I think 3 years & Ayne I haven’t seen in 13. It was so great to visit with them. We didn’t get to visit long, but it was still nice.
Disney is coming out with a new movie in November—“A Christmas Carol”. To promote the movie they are doing a train tour around the united states & they stopped in Sacramento this past weekend. The Volkman’s & our family went Saturday morning. Good thing we went first thing, because as we came out of the tour the line was real long and it was getting HOT! We had a great time. In the train you got to see how they did the animation, pictures of the characters, costumes, figurines, models & at the end you got to take your picture and morph it into one of the characters. It was really neat. We then went and watched a preview in Disney Digital 3D. Their 3D is amazing. I had never seen it before. It was such a great time at such a great price….FREE!!!
Well, it is the last days of school and awards were given out today. Lauren received a couple. She got the Principle’s Math Challenge T-Shirt. They had to do so many math facts in one minute each month. She also received two Physical Fitness awards. One from a school fitness test and the other is the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award. We tracked the exercise she did at home. She would have receive 100% attendance, but she was sick one day. Oh, well. Next year. You also get to see her new hair do. She got it cut in a bob. Our friend Courtney cut it for her. She is so talented. Thanks Courtney!!
May 2, 2009, Lauren was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It was a wonderful day! We had so much love and support from family & friends. We are so proud of Lauren & her decision to be baptized. We love you so very much!!
Lauren & Dad dressed & ready to go!
Lauren & Dad after baptism
Our friend Courtney did Lauren’s hair. It is so beautiful. She braided her hair & made the flower clips in her hair. Thanks Courtney!!
Hailey, Lauren & Makenna—Best Friends!!
We had Lauren’s party on the 4th. We just did a simple party seeing as she got a big gift. I got some crafts from Michael’s. They decorated crowns and put together bracelets and necklaces. They then decorated star cupcakes. She had a good day.
I should have done this last night. Lauren’s 8th birthday was yesterday. It’s hard to believe she is already 8. She is growing up too fast. She is a beautiful, kind, loving, sweet, caring, funny and many more daughter. We love her so much and are so thankful she is in our lives. Here are some pics of last night. We went to dinner at Olive Garden. Lauren wore this pink crown that my friends had given me for my birthday.
Her Grandma Maire & Grandpa Ray (Mikey’s mom and step-dad) gave her two books. One on the Rain Forests that is really neat and one that she has been asking for—Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Tootsie (my mom) gave her a bathing suit.
We were able to get her something big this year due to our tax refund. You will see what it is in this video…
We had gotten her a couple games and told her that she could take them over to our friends house and play them with them. That is why at the beginning she said "not another Wii game". She didn't get to have it in her room though...