Wednesday, August 12, 2009

School Starts Already!?!

Well, I just tucked Parker and Livia in. I am so sad that they are going to school tomorrow. The summer flew by. I still can't believe break is over. This summer ending was very hard for me to handle. I felt it was my last chance to give them as much attention as I could. Because as much as we are all looking forward to our two new additions, I know all of our lives are in for a big change. I am really starting to have a lot of anxiety. I am so worried I won't be able to give everyone enough attention. I often ask myself, "Who do you think you are? Why do think you can actully do this?" Yet, there is something deep inside me that tells me this is what I am suppose to be doing, no matter how crazy it may seem. Most people do think we are crazy for adopting from the DRC. I guess I can't blame them. If someone would have told me a year ago I would be flying to the Congo to pick up two babies, I probably would have thought they were crazy too! But I feel this is what God has planned for me. And no matter how much I doubt my ability, I know with all my heart that I am suppose to be Chad and Ian's mommy.
So anyway, I tried to cram in as much as possible into the last few weeks of summer. We went to Kings Island Amusement Park, a water park, the zoo twice, the childrens' science museum, many cousins slept over and of course we did a lot of swimming. I am actually pretty worn out. I am glad to take a little rest and to be able to start preparing for the new babies. But I am going to miss my my older babies terribly.

Livia with her cousin Sara are all smiles at the waterpark : )

Parker full of excitement after taking a ride down the slide!

Jonathon (one of the cutest babies ever happens to be our next door neighbor) and Parker are heading to the zoo.

Livia doing the rope course at the Louisville Zoo.

Jon, Jonathon, Livia and Parker posing with the Buffalo. We are so lucky to have such wonderful neighbors! They are the best!

Livia and Jadyn are new best friends! They met in Ohio this summer at a church convention. Then happened to be at Camp Amigo in Sturgis, Michigan on the exact same week!


  1. You are going to handle four children beautifully! God never gives us more than we can handle and he wants you to have these two wonderful little boys. You can do it, girl! I keep secretly hoping we'll somehow end up with a sibling group, too, even though we aren't requesting it. It was so cool of Jamey to call Kamron today. I think us moms all have our blogs to connect us and the dads sometimes feel out of the loop- so it was nice that he called. Once the boys are home and settled we'd love to come and meet you all in person! We have about a million pictures of our kids in front of that buffalo at the zoo, too. The zoo is only about 25 minutes from our house, so you all were really close!
    Take care!

  2. Thanks for the confidence boost! That's so cool that Jamey and Kameron talked today. I had no idea he was calling him. We would love to have you visit anytime! We will also have to meet at the zoo sometime when all of our little ones are here!
    We originally did not request a sibling group either! The night before we were told that Ian had a sibling, I confided to Danielle that I wished he had a sibling and was secretly a little disappointed! Wow! God answered that prayer pretty quickly!

  3. Children taking enjoy of summer camp in the cold water...
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  4. Stori, of any one in the world, you can do this. We've always known you would be successful at anything you attempted. As a small child you wee this way, throughout high school and college, you were this way and it has continued with your marriage and children. Stori, you are one of the blessed ones and You bless others with your being a part of our lives.

  5. Thank you so much Hedy! It means a lot to me that someone as wonderful as you thinks so highly of me. I might have to read this comment daily : ) Love you!


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