4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, About 2400 square feet, plus an unfinished walk-in basement. Big empty shop. 5 acres. Dead-end road out of town. Newish house. 4-H horse barn just two houses down. I’ve been so foggy-headed these days what with crying babies and lack of sleep that it’s really kind of hard to believe it’s happening! Interest rate for the mortgage is going to be around 3.375% and that is just nuts. Closing date set for May 31st and we plan to move in early June.
My mom looking out the back in the dining room/nook.
Looking out from the front door.
Looking to the west of the house (southwest anyway)
Looking towards the back fo the property… about 3.5 acres is sloped grass and the rest is steeper trees. Beyond/within those trees is a creek and a bunch of timber property.
My firstboron turned six years old this month. Where has the time gone? She initiated us into parenthood and is our resident princess. She is Mama’s biggest helper, sister’s best friend, brother’s protector, and pride to her Papa. Anna, we love you more every day. We’re incredibly proud of you.
Dressed up for church… actually made it for the first time in a month or two.
So funny she can’t stand it!
The girls both loved this slide. We went to a big indoor playground for ANna’s birthday.
Inside the scary tiger mouth…. way up high. I was happy to get back out.
Up high…. very high!
Playing in the toddler area with Papa.
Sitting at the indoor playground with Papa.
Anna’s first birthday “cake!”
Because I didn’t feel like chasing him around….. but getting fresh air anyway.
Maggie’s silly face.
Chicken farmers letting the chickens out to play.
Outside getting some fresh air.
The great room is rearranged with a private space for Jordan, a big kid space, and no available book or shoe shelves to empty.
Simethicone – Commonly described as Infant Gas Relieft Drops on the many brands and packaging. For the first time in months, we are sleeping like a normal family. Carolyn is sleeping about 3 hours in a stretch and Brian and I feel SO MUCH BETTER. Really hoping it’s not just a growth spurt and that this sticks.
House – inspection went pretty good. Have some decisions to make and hopefully we’ll have resolution soon.
Jordan – new ability! He can climb onto big things. Kitchen chairs, for example. Kitchen chairs to kitchen table, no problem! Standing on the chair next to me… yep. Hope he doesn’t fall and hurt himself! He’s pretty happy and proud of himself right now.
Now that we’re sleeping a bit, I hope to get back to blogging. I do enjoy it! Expect another blog post with pictures if we decide to buy the house.
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We have three beautiful daughters, born in 2007, 2009 and 2012 and a son born in 2009 (who arrived home December 3, 2011). After learning about the need for adoptive families of children with special needs, we began the process to adopt our son Jordan (who has Down Syndrome). He arrived home on December 3rd, 2011!. You can see photos from our trips by looking at June archives and Nov/Dec 2011 archives.
About James: We initially set out to adopt two little boys from the same orphanage. Tragically, just a week before traveling to meet them, our son James passed away of illness-induced juvenile diabetes. He was in the hospital just an hour before going home to Jesus. We rejoice that he is alive and well with Jesus.
My cousin and her husband live and care for orphans with special needs in China. The very first baby placed in their care was Corrie (alias Daisy with Holt). Over the years, she has remained in their care and now, AT LAST, a family is coming to bring her home to a forever family. She will not have to be transferred to an institution thanks to a family taking a leap of faith to bring her home.
Her family doesn't have the $25K to cover her adoption fees and travel expenses. Project Hopeful has set up a tax-deductible account to receive donations towards bridging that gap. I am partnering with her family to help raise those funds. See the Fundraising Page for details.