Monday, December 8, 2008

These are our latest family pictures. The appointment was eventful. Jayce had about a 20 minute nap before we got there and lunch was only an option after we were done. The photographer was a little worried that she was going to upset little man so we had to do most of the positioning ourselves. Thankfully you can't tell any of that by looking at the pictures! He's a trooper and was very willing to say long as we kept promising him things and completely abandoned all discipline!! Anyway...please enjoy and know that we are thinking of each of you during this holiday season. Hope your Thanksgiving was great!

Our Latest Photo Shoot

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Fall Fun

This was quite a big slide for a little guy! This picture captures Jayce's love of fun, new things. It is a joy and incredible blessing to watch him learn and grow.

Jayce, Camden, and Carsen had a lot of fun on the merry-go-round.

We took our little turtle to the Trunk-or-Treat at our church.

This is one of those pictures he is going to try to keep us from sharing when he's older!

Pumpkin Works has corn mazes and a little hay maze for the kiddos. This was a tunnel that Jayce was enjoying crawling through.

He went through all the pumpkins trying to sit them all stems up. He tried really hard to move pumpkins that were nearly bigger than him.

Having fun at the park when we went to visit Jenny and Dave.

We hiked a trail at Shades State Park with the teens on our camping trip. The weather was beautiful!

This was right after we awoke to Jayce standing at the side of the air mattress in the tent. He did great on his first camping trip. He tried to help chop wood for the fire and had a great time hunting for the moon with mommy while daddy lead the teens in Bible study. It was a great time to be reminded of our blessings and God's creativity.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Latest Pics'm a little late on posting pictures, but hopefully the cuteness will excuse me...

Just chillin' on his new couch.

Uncle T and Carsen with Jayce at the Indy Zoo.

Mommy and Jayce with the zebras.

A very tired crew of boys...ready to leave the zoo.

One of Daddy's favorite times...Nuthin' better than a sleepin' baby!

I heard laughs and cries coming from his room on this one!

We went fishin' with Grandma & Grandpa Riggle and Nathan. Didn't catch a thing...not even a nibble. It was a beautiful day...probably the last one that will be warm enough for shorts for a while!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Quick Update

Hey...I suppose I haven't been very good about posting, but on our schedule once a month is pretty good. We've been busy wrapping up summer and kicking off our programs at church. Jayce is busy learning and playing. He has become very interested in his puzzles. We have been impressed by his ability to match the pieces to the right pictures. His alphabet puzzle has pictures that correspond to the letters and if we hand him a letter and tell him the object he matches the two and puts the puzzle piece in. I know this may not sound amazing to most of you, but it is amazing to watch our child learn and want to know more. He is learning to hike the football and do his touchdown dance! We were very excited to watch our Chicago Bears win their first game...hopefully they go back to winning soon! I guess that is just a bit for now...I will post pictures tonight or tomorrow. We welcome your comments and want you know that we appreciate your prayers as we continue through our adoption journey!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Chicago - August 21-23

We had a really great trip to Chicago. We took Grandma & Grandpa Riggle with us to see Jayce's first Cubs game at Wrigley. We stayed in a great hotel downtown and spent Friday at Navy Pier. We rode the big Ferris Wheel. We went to Build-A-Bear Workshop and made Jayce a bear that we dressed in a Bears uniform and named him Lovie. Then, we took a cruise on a 4 mast sail boat on the lake. We were all tired from walking, but we had a great time! Can't wait to post pictures of this weekend's big adventure. We are meeting up with Camden & Carsen to go to the zoo!

Fun Stuff

PopPop and the boys at the Reds Game in May.

This is Jayce's wagon from Aunt Jenny and Uncle Dave. He had a lot of fun playing with it in Grandma & Grandpa's yard (July).

A couple of weeks ago we went with Grandma and Grandpa Riggle to the State Fair. Jayce really liked to look at the horses.

Camden and Carsen came to visit and the boys had fun playing together!

Monday, August 4, 2008

We're finally here

Well we have entered the blogging world and I hope that I can keep up with this as much as I would like. I have been visiting my cousins' blog spots for about a year now and decided that I would finally take the plunge myself after reading a book that made me realize that this may be the way God has chosen for me to document the life of my family. I have always been envious of those "overachievers" who create beautiful scrapbooks of the lives of their children and still have time to parent. While I will probably still attempt to put together a book of my 16 month-old's first year, I think it will be much easier and perhaps much more therapeutic for me to simply blog a story every so often. Thanks for visiting our site and feel free to comment any time. We love to hear from people and definitely want to offer any encouragement we possibly can to people experiencing life with or around us.