Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Andrew home 1 year!

Andrew has been home one year! We've had our ups and downs, but it has been worth it.  A life is always worth it! Lots of love, hugs, teaching, encouraging and smiles! I am thankful the Lord has brought us down the path of adoption. Mark and I have grown so much over the last nine years! Our four kiddos are amazing blessings!

We took the whole family to dinner at a Japanese restaurant where they cook the food in front of you. Andrew LOVED it!

I made a photo album of the whole year from when we picked him up at the airport to our boating trip over the weekend. It's full of memories, family, fun times and lots of love.

Here is a video we made last night about Andrew's first year home. I don't want to give the wrong impression to people that it's easy, because it's not. But I will say again, it is rewarding and a huge blessing! To see his heart change and become the person God wants him to be. To learn how to be in a family and to love. I am so thankful to be his mom!

Friday, July 5, 2013

4th of July

Andrew's first 4th of July! He loved the whole day!

John-David getting some sugar love from his sissy!

Mackenzie, (who loves to take her clothes off) enjoying Uncle Sam!

Andrew loving on his little sister! What a change from how he used to feel.

Having dessert....everyone's favorite part of the day!

Time for fireworks! Millie was more than excited!

This was Andrew the whole time! Smiling and video taping!

After the fireworks, we all went for a late night swim. It was a lovely day and I'm thankful for my newest son to share it all with him!