Thursday, May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015

The girls opened bank accounts today!

May 20, 2015

Nature hike with turtle watching. :)

May 19, 2015

After praying over the profile books and for the women that will read them, the girls and I dropped them off to our caseworker!

May 18, 2015

Our profile books are here and ready to go. 

May 17, 2015

So inspired by this serving business near our church and touring the awesome space they have!

May 16, 2015

There were so many awesome pictures I could have posted from our amazing day raising money at our successful breakfast, but this surpassed them all. 
Grandpa, you will always have my heart and I'm so glad you were there.

May 15, 2015

After some awesome help from dear friends and family, we are ready to roll with our fundraiser breakfast tomorrow!

May 14, 2015

This came yesterday! We're official!

May 13, 2015

Oh how we love Grandpa Bonnema!

May 12, 2015

I definitely can't let people eat on these placemats… saving them forever! :)

May 11, 2015

When you're a daddy of girls… you get to play beauty parlor.

May 10, 2015

Love my girls and being their mama!

May 9, 2015

The girls have a new interest in weddings recently, so we pulled out our wedding video… they loved it.

May 8, 2015

So thankful for this girl that first made me a mama and getting to celebrate at her Mother's Day tea at school today. :)

May 7, 2015

Park playdate and picnic! #realexpressions

May 6, 2015

I'm not sure how long they'll keep taking baths together, but they have so much fun!

May 5, 2015

Rainy morning fun!

May 4, 2015

Thankful to get cute pictures like this texted to me on days that I work.

May 3, 2015

Little gardeners.

May 2, 2015

Working hard on customized placemats for our upcoming breakfast fundraiser!

May 1, 2015

They love Frozen now… only about 1 1/2 years behind- ha! :)

April 30, 2015

The girls helping me build some puzzle pieces from more donations today!

April 29, 2015

Reading with Grampie is always a treat.

April 28, 2015

 A little outside weed "planting."

April 27, 2015

Puzzle progress accounting for donations received to date!

April 26, 2015

One last crazy morning… this is what I found when I opened the door to Alena & Nora's room in the morning. :)

April 25, 2015

Though we wish we still lived down the street from each other, so thankful that these are the kind of lifetime friends we can love from afar and dive right back in with. 
What a great week having them here!

April 24, 2015

Movie night for the kiddos!

April 23, 2015

And then there are these two… be still my heart.

April 22, 2015

Such a fun day today… complete with adults (+ baby) night out!

April 21, 2015

Seriously, these two…. so sweet.

April 20, 2015

A 1000 piece puzzle is quite large…. as my friend lovingly and laughingly said "What did you think you were going to do, search for the right pieces every time you received a donation?"

April 19, 2015

So good to be together again, and with a chaos breakfast of crepes!

April 18, 2015

Trying to patiently wait on our front porch for our friends from Colorado to drive up!

April 17, 2015

Grateful for the age of FaceTime on evenings when I have to work long and can at least say "good night" like this.

April 16, 2015

Transitions are hard, but she finally fell asleep.

April 15, 2015

We built the first pieces of our adoption puzzle today after our first donation of $20 - woo hoo!

April 14, 2015

These two were just a little excited for their first night sharing a room. :)

April 13, 2015

Happy birthday Kate!

April 12, 2015

Always a great coffee-making helper. :)

April 11, 2015

Sunny spring days call for dancing in the front yard.

April 10, 2015

So glad we were able to attend this amazing conference via simulcast!

April 9, 2015

Sweet sister cuddles.

April 8, 2015

Nora was beyond excited for her first night out of her crib. :)

April 7, 2015

Our new couch is here!

April 6, 2015

Look who brought me lunch at work today!

April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

April 4, 2015

Whenever these cousins get together lately, they pretend they're puppies, complete with leashes.

April 3, 2015

Nature hike with Daddy!

April 2, 2015

Proud of our girl and her beautiful dancing. :)