"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved." Ephesians 1:3-6

Monday, July 21, 2014

Project 52: what should be the real week 52:)

June 29-July 5, 2014
We made it! One year of "project 52" complete! I started this last year on July 4 after Elliana was home.  It was a way for me to intentionally get my camera out and take a photo of each of the kids each week. (like I really need help with that, right?!) It evolved more over the last year of me documenting the fun every day moments of our life and a way for me to record our events and pictures. 
So, here we are at what should be week 52...so now I will start back at week 1! :) 
Sunday Snapshot:
All looking AND Declan smiling--this might just be a first!

Aunt Ashley and Uncle Kyle brought these BEAUTIFUL dresses back from Ethiopia from the girls.  They are extremely special to us, obviously.  And it will be so nice that Raelynn can pass hers to Elliana once she outgrows it. 

Say cheese! Elliana has really turned a corner with letting me do her hair! It has taken so much training and patience on both our efforts, but she is doing so well.  She knows when I have the squirt bottle in my hand that I'm going to do her hair.  She will lean her head over and sits still for me.  She did so well this time so I told her I would show her. I used my phone to reflect her picture at her and she got the biggest smile!
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Spending most of our evenings outside together! The kids are enjoying "popsicles" with water and fruit.
It's special to see my baby feeding the baby.  Elliana has definitely taken on the toddler role now and is no longer the baby!!  She kept pushing Colt's chin so he would look at her to eat.  :)
Something to remember....Elliana loves squeezing my nose because it makes my voice sound funny.  Her face is always so joyful when she does it and I don't want to forget it.  At night we pinch each others noses and say I love you:)

On Tuesday we loaded up and headed to California!!!

Road trip selfie is a must, right?!
We all LOVED the beach!! The kids had so much fun and loved the sand and water.
July 4, 2014--Happy Gotcha Day, Elliana!  I cannot believe it has been one year since Elliana's homecoming. We had a little cake and sang to Elliana before watching the fireworks on the beach.
We got breakfast on Cornado Island and then headed home.  It was such a fine time!

1 comment:

  1. Love those dresses! That was so sweet of them, and so special! And Yellow is such a good color on both of them! :)
    Those little pig tales are the cutest thing!! You are doing great!
    How sweet, squeezing each other's noses and saying I love you! How specail!