Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mark's birthday

Today is Mark's birthday and Millie's last day of ballet for the summer! She had an open house so Mark, Andrew, Zach, Morgan and I went. So much fun to see the little ones dancing!

Here is Mark and Millie singing happy birthday!
Mark with all of his children!
This is the first picture taken of all of us as a family!
Morgan, Zach and Andrew swimming
Andrew, Morgan and Madison
Nate, Mackenzie, Zach and Millie

Andrew has been learning lots of good things since he's come home. Learning is key and knowing that the people that are teaching you, love you very much. Sometimes it's not easy for him. He would really like to go his own way many times, because that is what he's done for many years. Mark and I keep praying for wisdom and know that so many of you are praying for us and him. That's why we have many good moments together. Andrew was meant to be in our family. He's our son and we love him!


  1. I'm sure that learning to live with kids of all ages is going to take some time for him. Just as having a teenage boy around will take time for all of you. You have such love in your family and I think you will find ways around all the tough things.

  2. Oh, yes! Instant teenager...ha ha! But, he looks happy and seems to be having fun :) How is Zach handling the 2nd son position now? Praying he'll enjoy having an older brother to hang out with :) Can't believe the changes in John David and Mackenzie! Millie is a very pretty ballerina :)If the girls ever want to get together with Samantha, let me know <3

  3. Know it's late, but we send love and prayers to all of you. Gosh, last year we were celebrating Mark's birthday with you in Ukraine. Hope that this is a year full of joy and blessings!

  4. He looks SO genuinely happy Hansina, in every picture. Thank you for continuing to update, can't wait to see how he grows into our family!

  5. Oh my goodness he is so cute. Looks like he is fitting in well. Your family is beautiful. I have enjoyed reading about your adventure so far. Katherine