Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Photos

Since my Christmas cards are out, I thought i would post the pictures
that didn't make the card.
My amazing, so talented brother in law, Josh, took them for us!
Auntie Laura helped make the kids laugh and boy did they laugh!

You can also tell we have a comedian on our hands :)
Jermaine is so funny and has so much personality.
The pictures
at the end say it all!

Friday, December 9, 2011


December has been a busy but good month so far...
I'm working quiet a bit which add to the craziness of the Christmas season.
Jermaine woke up yesterday with a fever but seems to be doing alright.
Just very tired and needy.
We're just praying Braxtyn doesn't get it.
She is needy enough :) (in a good way of course)

Lately whenever I bring out the camera, Braxtyn starts to smile!
She makes it so easy!
To bad Jermaine doesn't do that!!

Yes Still no teeth...just all gums :)
So weird to think Jermaine had at lease 4 at this age!
7 months old on Tuesday! Time is flying!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Our 80 degree Thanksgiving

For the last 4 years we have spent
thanksgiving in Palm Springs with
Nathans family!
Every year is tons of fun, filled with
great family time and
AMAZING food (yummy Mexican) and the weather
has been decent...
Until this year! We had high 70s and low 80s!
 It was so great!
Jermaine had so much fun in the pool
with his daddy, aunts and uncles!
Braxtyn on the other hand wasn't to sure if she
liked it...She didn't last very long.
The first day she was only in the pool for about 20 min.
I put sunscreen on her and she had a hat on the
entire time and she still got tan lines!
I would have to say Jermaine favorite thing was going
on golf cart rides (especially with his grandpa (paka)
He still tells me everyday how they saw a toad on the bunny trails
and then the sprinklers went off so they
had to turn the wipers on in the golf cart!

Dear uncle Lukey (as Jermaine calls him)
played "Jet ski"
(He even made the sounds)
We love you uncle Lukey!

Thank you Tara for her adorable swim suits!!!

So every year we have a scavenger hunt.
The first year it was just our family (zoerinks)
split into two teams.
Then the 2nd year we asked the Jansens and Kenners
if they would like to partake in our tradition.
And they all quickly jumped on board!
Let me tell you...
this is a very intense scavenger hunt
 We had to make new rules
and this year went a lot smoother!
Kathy Jansen and Nathan were the judges
and they did amazing!

Yes it was SOOOOOO hard to come home!
Thank you again
yaya and paka
for another unforgettable trip!
we love you!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Its Official!!!

Today we finalized Braxtyns adoption!
Wahoooo it's done!
No more paper work!
Praise the Lord!
We have been so lucky with both adoptions that
nothing has slowed down the process!
Thank you Lord!!

So its official now!!
 (not that it feels any different)
Some people would make today a very big deal
and not saying it isn't but she has always
felt like ours...
 But yes, I guess now nobody
(birthparents or extended family in GA)
can do anything about getting her back.
She is now and forever (until she gets married...ahhhh)
 a Zoerink!

Braxtyn Paige Zoerink...We love you to pieces!!

 Usually people go in a court room but we just went in the judge's office...
We did that for Jermaine's adoption too.
We just say whatever is quicker! All that work and it only took like 5 min!

Thank you Grandma's for coming!
We love you both so much
and our so blessed to have you both in our life's!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkin Patch....

Last Tuesday we went out to Boxx's with our friends
Shannon and Sawyer.
Jermaine just loves Sawyer and was telling him
the whole time to not walk in the mud.
Which was so adorable...such a big brother!
They both weren't in the most smiley moods
(you will be able to tell from the photos)

Braxtyn didn't make one peep.
She loves being outside and on the go!

Getting ready...all bundled up!

We tried to hard for a smile...and this is what we got.

Jermaine did get excited though when he saw a "Caterpillar"
and no, I don't mean the animal.
He LOVES construction!

We didn't even tell them to hold hands!
They are so sweet!

Yes, she feel asleep!
I couldn't believe it. It was so cold
and there were people all around!

Friday, October 28, 2011

To my dear Heidi..My faithful follower!

Precious moments I love!
I keep thinking about this journey
God is taking us on and I am in awe!
I am so blessed!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I forgot...
So Braxtyn went in last week for her 4 month visit
and she is
13 pounds (40%)
25.5 inch long (85%)
We couldn't believe the length & weight... She's such a peanut.
They must have measured her hair too!

My favorite little outfit! Thank you Kathy Jansen!