Friday, February 27, 2009


Daniel's new obsession is basketball. He plays it every day at school (except not so much with his cast on.) We also signed him up for Little T-Wolves at Clovis East. He was so fun to watch! He is a pretty good player! He makes a lot of baskets, it a great team player, and is very scrappy also! He fights for every ball and every position. He told me that he will not stop playing until he is a professional! Yipee! Here are some fun pictures of him playing.

Go Daniel!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Rachel!

Wow! Has it really been 10 years ago that my baby girl was born? As most moms will say, I remember it like it was yesterday. Rachel came to us through adoption after many tears, prayers, hopes and dreams. Tears for many childless years, prayers for a child to bless our home, hopes to be a mother in this life and dreams of what she would look like. I always knew my first child would be a girl, and my heart ached to be a mother and hold my child. The day I held Rachel in my arms for the first time, my heartache to be a mother was healed. The joy that coarsed through my very soul is hard to put into words.

Rachel, you have brought laughter, joy, happiness, sunshine, tears, drama, singing, dancing, love and beauty to our lives. I thank God every day for you and the blessing and priviledge I have to be your mother. I hope these ten years for you have been just as happy and blessed. I will forever be grateful to your dear birth mother for giving us the most precious gift she could offer. I pray that one day I will have the great opportunity to meet her and hug her and thank her for sharing you with us. I am grateful for the gospel and for our temple sealing that binds you to us for eternity! I love you Rachel with all my heart, and hope your birthday is happy and filled with joy. You will forever be my baby girl!

Happy Birthday Rachel!!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Broken Finger!

Well, we have our first official broken bone! Daniel was running in his classroom on Friday and smacked his hand against the counter...hard enough to break! OUCH!!! To make a long story not quite so long, we saw the doctor and had it x-rayed Friday night. He wore a splint all weekend, and we found out on Saturday (on the way to T-Wolves basketball) that it was broken. Daniel actually played basketball with a broken finger! That is one dedicated player!

Yesterday, (Monday) we went to Orthopedics and the doctor decided that he needed to cast it. Well, Daniel choose blue, and thinks it is a pretty cool cast. Of course we all had to sign it. He took a black Sharpie to school and was excited for all his friends to sign it. I guess if you have to have a cast, you might as well make it fun! He has to have the cast on for one month. I think the fun will probably wear off soon!

Love you Daniel! I hope your finger heals quickly and you can start playing basketball again!