Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Happy Adoption Day!

One year ago today!!!! Remember this picture? We are all standing outside the court house in Bucharest, Romania after Karen and I were granted our adoptions. I know in my head that August 5th is when I "officially" adopted Nicolae and Cristian, but it still feels like they were adopted when we came home on October 21st.

The boys are doing very well and love being in America. Me too!

I talked with Karen about Beta, not too long ago, and they both are doing well and so happy to be home as well.

To all of you who have prayed and still continue to pray...THANKS!
To all my friends and family, God has truly blessed my/our lives with you!
Happy adoption day!
ps...Rebecca, Happy Birthday to your little Maria. La Multi Ani!

Monday, June 8, 2009

June 8th - A very special day

So yesterday was a very special day. The fact that Nicolae and Cristian started basketball camp is special, but there are even more reasons that it was special. Tomas' birthday! Happy
 20th Tomas. Yep, no longer a teen.

It was Mom and Dad's anniversary as well. A day they were always so honored to s
hare with Tomas. 
God has 
certainly blessed our family.
 I love you mom. I wish you were here to sing our special "Happy An
niversary" song to. I miss you so much. 

To you Tomas, Happy Birthday! It is so nice having you home and I had a wonderful time spending the day with you 
Debbie, aka mom and Auntie Debo

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My Little Gardeners!

I thought you'd all like to see 
some adorable pictures
of Nicolae and Cristian helping with the yard work and the gardening.
They both were such great helpers. 

Jumping up and down in the trash
 can was one of their favorite
 things to do!

Stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp!

Flowers being held by cute little boys...simply beautiful!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

This picture just about sums up my Mother's Day. Nicolae and Cristian are such wonderful little boys. I love them so much.
I wish my mom could have been here. I know that she would have loved them both! I miss her so much. Everyday, I am reminded just how great of a mom she was. She did so many things well. Love you mom!

p.s. just click on the photo to enlarge it.

Monday, March 23, 2009

We have been together for one year!

I thought you might enjoy seeing some recent pictures of the boys. This weekend, Saturday,March 21st was our one year anniversary. The boys moved in with me March 21st of last year. So we have lived together for one year now. Seven of those months were in Romania and five months here. Our adoption anniversary is August 5th and our coming home date is Oct. 21st. Yes we plan to celebrate each of these milestones...

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Nann's Birthday

Hi Nann. Happy Birthday. I know you have seen this before, but it is so precious. We love you Nann! Remember when Nicolae and Cristian were this little and so new to the United States? Amazing!
We love you!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hi To Our Romania Friends!

Hi to all of you. We have no idea who Patrusa is. We all had a great laugh when we looked back at the video. Shout out to Rebecca twice too. To any names we left out...sorry. 
We love all of you.
Hope you enjoy the boys song....Crazy Moose
Nicolae, Cristian and Debbie

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A moment in my life

S0, I'm sitting in the ski lodge, so wishing my wrist wasn't broken, watching Nicolae and Cristian getting ready to load onto the ski lift. Cristi takes a "digger" The lift operator helps him get up and onto the chair. So adorable to watch. I can only imagine what Bev and Cristian are talking about as they head up the mountain. Nicolae and Ann are close behind. I wonder what they are talking about as well.

When Nicolae skis, he has the classic chicken wing look...hands on his hips, elbows out. Cristi keeps his arms straight,  about 45 degrees out from his sides.

Spotting them is a little challenging as times, but the fact that they have a big person skiing close by, makes it easier for me to find them. I thought their jackets would be an easy way to figure out where they are, but telling one little dark shadow from another is tricky.

While sitting here, I catch myself smiling, laughing out loud and having tearful moments of joy as I watch my boys skiing and enjoying themselves. Thank you Lord for this amazing blessing! It is so surreal. I am sure the people around me are thinking,"what is up with her?", but I quickly let that thought disappear and continue looking across the snow at my two precious little boys...What a wonderful moment.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Marea Ta iubire

Marea ta Iubire! Hi everyone in Romania. Nicolae and Cristian got these guitars for Christmas and of course we all know the first song they decided to sing. Thought you might enjoy seeing them sing.
Nicolae is being Chip and Cristian is being Pastor Florin!
Love and miss you all.
La Multi Ani!