|One of my top memories from 2017 was the birth of Douvens. Oh how this little one has rocked my world and yet I wouldn't want to change a thing because he really has brought so much laughter and sweet moments into our family!|
In what seems like a blink of an eye 2017 has come to a close. This year has been filled with so many ups and downs and yet as I look back I can't help but be thankful for all that He has blessed us with. I am thankful to live in a community that loves and supports me and one that has shown me what it truly means to live a life of faith. I hope that you enjoy looking through some of my favorite moments from 2017. Wishing you a wonderful New Year!
|A little one in each arm is the best way to live life!|
|The shocked look on Douvens face is pretty much priceless because this little one |
had no clue what family he was being "blessed" with!
|It's pretty much been a year long challenge to see just how many people we can cram into|
our friends car! My kids LOVE Adam's crazy driving and getting to go on all sorts of adventures!
|Just a snapshot of what life is like swimming with my crew!|
The pool is for sure one of our favorite places to go and the kids have become fish!
|2017 was a year of watching this little ones cheeks grow--Douvens has captured all our hearts!|
|So many of our "roles" and just life in general changed in 2017 and yet I'm thankful that|
these are my people and that even when it doesn't make a lot of sense- I get to call them mine.
|This has been a year of starting new traditions and I know that having an Easter egg |
hunt was one of the kids favorites--especially when they found out one of the eggs had
some money in it! Love the community we get to do life with!
|I promise you I have more than one chair in my house...it just wouldn't be nearly|
as much fun if we didn't all sit together!
|I do a whole lot of walking on this road with my kiddos. We talk about |
everything from math facts to some really hard stuff. I'm thankful for this space
to process and hear from the hearts of my littles.
|Over the course of this year Saina went from being a little baby to a girl! She has|
so much spunk and personality and LOVES all the new little babies!
|We spend so many hours around this little table playing games, eating, and just|
having fun. So thankful for my crew!
|I love that visiting friends in other villages nearby is a favorite of all my kiddos.|
These long walks give lots of time for all sorts of silliness on the road.
|Douvens is a complete water baby! He napped like this for a long time!|
|Saina, Mirlande, and Mirolta are three of the cutest little girls ever. |
Love that I get to hug and kiss them everyday.
|Thankful that I got to do 2017 with these two- so much change and transition has happened and yet this girl hasn't stopped fighting or working hard towards everything in front of her. Oh so proud of her!|
|All dressed up for the Christmas party! I have SO many more pictures that are more "perfect" with the |
kiddos actually looking at the camera and yet this one pretty sums up what life is like with this gang!
|This is a moment I want to freeze- a moment where all my kiddos were decorating the house |
and life just seemed so perfect. These little traditions have been something we all look forward to!