Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Happy 12th Birthday, Jacob

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Wow! I can't believe that 12 years ago today, we were sitting in the waiting room at St Joseph Women's Hospital in Tampa, Fl. waiting for our first child to be born. Around 7pm, a beautiful, healthy blond hair, blue-eyed boy was welcomed into the world. Due to circumstances of the adoption, we were unable to see Jacob until he was 2 days old. Aunt Kim went to the hospital and fed him and loved him until we were able to hold him for the first time. Thank you, Kim for you and your family's love for Jacob! We love you so much! WOW! I can still remember almost all the details of that time. IT was awesome and something I will never forget. The nurses had said that he hadn't been eating much, but drank a whole 3 oz bottle when we fed him for the first time. He broke us in when we changed his diaper for the first time and he "watered" the room. He was a very good baby. God blessed me with a beautiful son, now 12. He is so full of life. Loves to fish, hunt and hang out with family. Jacob has a kind, loving and compassionate heart. I can't help to think about his birthmother at this time. WOW! If she knew how much we love and appreciate her, too. What a unselfish thing she did by trusting us to raise her son. The words out of her mouth to me after she was discharged from the hospital, I will never forget, "Your a Mommy now" Thank you God, for putting Grandma and Grandpa C and Aunt Kim in our lives and giving me that chance of becoming a Mom! We love you Jacob and are so proud of you! Hope you have the best birthday ever!
Love, Mama

Friday, April 17, 2009

New Look

What do you think? Diana @ Custom Blog Designs did a wonderful makeover for our blog. I LOVE IT! Click here to view some of her work! If you are interested in a makeover for your blog, tell Diana I sent you! If you have a blog already and want a cool signature for your posts, she does that, too. She has alot of different services that she offers. Have a wonderful weekend. Hoping to sleep in a little in the morning. We'll see if the kids will do the same.

She even made me a blog button which you can post on your sidebar. Just copy & paste the code from the box below into a sidebar html/javascript gadget.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

We won!

We won! Look at the post below and that is what we won! Woohoo! Also, congratulations to Tammy and Lisa for also winning! Thanks Diana!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Prima Princessa Ballet DVD: Review & Giveaway

Here's your chance for all you moms of little girls who LOVE to be a ballerina and dance around the house! Diana's blogs: She's a-DORI-ble and Diana Rambles is hosting this ballerina DVD giveaway. This was created by 2 stay at home moms and is targeted toward budding young ballerinas. The 4o minute DVD features a fun cartoon ballerina named Princess Princessa. Princess Princessa guides viewers through a performance of Swan Lake, which is performed by the world famous Paris Opera ballet. Go check it out on the Prima Princessa website and then go to above blogs to enter for your future ballerina.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Joleigh and Stephy

Today, while we worked at the yard sale, Joleigh went to the park with Stephy. She played on the playground and was able to slide on the big slide and find Easter Eggs. She had so much fun with Stephy. Stephy told me that Joleigh even shared some of her eggs with a little boy that didn't find many. Awww...so sweet. They then went to lunch at McD*nald's. She had a blast! Thank you Stephy for making Joleigh's Easter Egg hunt a great one!


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