Ethan’s Progress Report

DSC_0066 Last week I hinted at sharing good news about Ethan.  Then, life got busy with school, a special birthday party, planning for October, and a stomach bug that quickly made its way through our home.  So, the good news, while still at the forefront of my heart, had to take a seat on the back burner while I was able to get caught up a little. What happened last week was so especially exciting because, honestly, I did not really ever foresee a day when this would happen.  Of course we have dreamed Continue...

Happy 1st Birthday, Little Monkey!

DSC_0032 I cannot believe it has been a year since I answered the phone, "We are on our way!" when I saw who was calling. I simply cannot believe how quickly the time has flown. I have so enjoyed watching the man who has been in my life as a brother-in-law for over 12 years become a father. I have so enjoyed watching the woman who I met for the first time when my baby was just two weeks old become a mother. The parenthood journey is a wonderful, remarkable, awesome, beautiful Continue...

3-2-1 Blast-off – Ethan’s 8th Birthday Party

DSC_0063 We celebrated Ethan's birthday on Saturday.  His real birthday is Tuesday, but we wanted to celebrate with family.  And, celebrate we did. When we were deciding on a birthday theme, stars and rocket ships really stood out to me. Ethan is a star - not just on his birthday, but every single day.  And, rockets ships...well, I knew that anything that could blast off was a win in my sweet boy's book. The decorations and food were very simple to me, but they were grand Continue...