Monday, June 27, 2011

Rock Stars...

We are proud to introduce Sawyer Peterson to our blog!
This little boy melts my heart every time I see him!
He is so sweet, just like his parents!
It will be so nice for Jermaine to have a friend that has also been adopted!
We are so blessed God brought the Peterson family to Bellingham!

Jermaine and Sawyer are starting a band...
Looking for a back up singer and
a key board player. Jermaine's main instrument is the drums.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mommy's Little Helper

Jermaine has been such great help since we got Braxtyn.
The hardest transition for him was having Daddy go back to work
after we got back from Georgia.
He's always telling me she has a dirty diaper or she needs a bottle, then
he jumps on the couch and wants to change her or feed her!
He's been calling her sweetheart too.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Picture Time!

Its funny, I keep seeing pictures of babies asleep for baby announcements,
but Braxtyn would not sleep!
No matter what I did the last couple days, she would always wake up.
But to be honest I like pictures of babies awake anyways.
So here are a couple...

And yes...I tried so so so hard to get a good one of Jermaine and Braxtyn,
 but Jermaine
would not smile! So this is what I got.

Friday, June 10, 2011

2 years ago today...

2 years ago today my life changed...
2 years ago today I fell so in love...
2 years ago today I hold so close to my heart...
2 years & 5 days ago an amazing women who means so much to me,
I cant describe it, gave the ultimate gift to me. Something I think about every day!
 I love that girl so much.
2 years ago today I got to hold and kiss my adorable son for the first time...

I can honestly say 2 years ago today was the best day of my life...
I felt like a thousand pounds was lifted from my body.
My heart was full of praise!
I had been waiting for this day since I was a little girl...
to be a mom...
Taking the adoption road wasn't easy
and God really challenged Nathan and I.
But I just Knew, I really Knew this was what God wanted for us!
I had so much peace about it.
Yes, others would have done other things to try and have children
but I knew that wasn't for us then!
The other best thing about us getting Jermaine...2 years later we got blessed
again, with his little sister.

Yes we want more!
But I am so content with these 2 angels that God literally put in
our arms!
God has hand picked our family! How cool is that!
Rough roads ALWAYS lead to a HUGE HUGE blessing!

Lord~ You rock my world!
Thank you!

My Favorite verse which gets me through any bump

1 Peter 1:6-7

6 So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. 7 These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.

I want to say a special thank you again to all of you who supported
us and encouraged us through Jermaine's adoption!
Thank you to my prayer warriors!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Such Excitement!

So Nathan asked Jermaine what he wanted for his
birthday and he told his daddy he wanted him to BUILD him a sandbox.
It was so cute because he would say "Daddy i need a sandbox...i need it"
I thought we would just go and buy one
but no, Nathan wanted to build one since Jermaine asked :)

Watching daddy's every move!
Jermaine always wants a turn! He LOVES tools!!

On Saturday Grandma came over to play with Jermaine!
How special! We love you so much Grandma!

Monday, June 6, 2011

So I was looking through my camera and realized that
I didn't post pictures from Atlanta the last couple days we were there
because Braxtyn was in the hospital so I thought I would post a couple of my favorites! :)

Dad and Jermaine talking about "Boundaries" around the pool. It is so just say
"Boundaries" to Jermaine and he stops whatever he is doing and runs to Nathan or I.

Best Friends!
I just love love love watching Jermaine and Nathan! They are so close
and have so much fun together.
They were pretending they were mowing the field and dump grass to the cows
(which we do at home)

Watching Scotty (American Idol) on YouTube

Aquarium Time!
This was the day that Braxtyn had her long jerking episode but before
that happened we had so much fun at the Aquarium!
Jermaine is still talking about it.

After we got discharged from the hospital on Friday (May 27)
We went out to dinner with Sara and her beautiful family. It was so special and I will
never forget their great company! Sara was with Braxtyn and I in the hospital
for 5-6 hours! She was my prayer warrior and encourager! Thank you again Sara! Love you!
 Kory (who just loved Braxtyn so much!)
Brianna and Kieron

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Jermaine!

I cant believe it! My baby is 2. What a year this has been! 
He amazes Nathan and I everyday!
How blessed are we? I don't take a second for granted!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Playdough time!
Thank you Mandi and Morgan! Jermaine had a blast!