Happy New Year!

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How precious is this?! Gram-E and Grandpa got Landon a tricycle for Christmas and some of our really good friends gave us the other one. They just happened to be IDENTICAL, and since Landon and Max will only be 9 months apart, it will be perfect having matching “wheels”.

I can’t believe we have already said goodbye to 2013 and have said hello to 2014! 2014 = the year that we will hopefully bring Max home. Although I want to stop time, I also want to fast forward it. I love the age that Landon is now- learning new words every day and turning into a little boy. I want to freeze this time, but as the same time, it seems like it will take forever for Max to get here. I keep praying that God will allow me to treasure this time alone with Landon and prepare our family to welcome a new little one into it.

Christmas brought surprises our way and we were blown away by the generosity of so many friends and family. On “Christmas Eve Eve” I was a little stressed and worried about where the next payment for our adoption would come from. In about a week we will need to pay another agency fee, our dossier fee as well many other smaller fees, totaling around $5,088. We didn’t have the amount in our account and we didn’t want to do another fundraiser so close to the two fundraisers we just had. Over Christmas, God blessed us with $5,200 in donations to help bring Max home!! I am starting to see a theme in this adoption process- God provides just want we need, exactly when we need it.

Also, right before Christmas we had out Adopt Together profile approved! Through Adopt Together people can donate to our adoption and their donations are tax deductible. You can check it out here: https://www.adopttogether.org/00627

Wow – God is big!! Thank you to everyone for their donations and prayers. We stand amazed and thankful beyond words…

Here are a few pics from our Christmas and New Years….hope you had  a wonderful time celebrating the birth of our Savior!

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Landon’s first cup of Egg Nog!

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Christmas Eve service at church

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Christmas morning!

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Riding his new wheels!

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Reading the Christmas story

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yay for a train table!

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On our way to see Gram-E and Grandpa, aunts, uncles and lots of cousins!

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Getting ready to go play in the snow. No boots = plastic bags 🙂

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Cousin Maddie

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Blingin’ in the New Year!

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Happy 2014!

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