• so i turned 38

    yesterday was my birthday. i turned 38. the past few days have been a whirlwind of craziness and by the grace of God we made it through. and i woke up yesterday morning at the beach. and i had breakfast on the upper deck with my girl. and this cute guy had an awesome sleep!  till 10am! and we left for a day out. we went to see how to train your dragon 2. our cute little guy’s hand is always in that same spot.  always. we did a little window shopping after the movie and then had a late lunch/early dinner at red robin. everybody with their food.  well,…

  • donny + jennifer + wayne dawson + fox 8 news + the word church = shocked and humbled josh & kirsten

    from donny, on monday sept 16th: “good morning!  jennifer and i have a pretty big surprise God is allowing us to give you.  the thing is we have to give it to you this thursday at around 11:30.  would you two PLEASE be able to be home then?  i know it’s A LOT to ask especially this week with so much going on.  but i do promise if you could please trust us and do this for us you will not be disappointed.” we had our fire inspection that tuesday and our final homestudy visit that thursday night.  we were busy and exhausted.  but, we’ve been friends with donny and…

  • hi, i’m josh and this is my wife kirsten

    last night started with some announcements~the cancellation policy, if you miss a class how to make it up at another location, don’t forget to sign in when you get here, etc.  then boom, intros.  “josh, tell us about yourself!” we were in the front row (yes, we are those people) so it was easy to call on us to get things started.  “hi, i’m josh and this is my wife kirsten. we adopted a sibling group of three, six years ago, and we’re here to adopt again.”  there were a few gasps at the mention of a sibling group of three. we’re used to that, we get it often.  there…

  • i can do a hamstand

    wilbur has been busy trying to perfect the handstand.  he’s pretty good at it too. he and josh were just talking about the time josh was trying to do a handstand outside in the front yard. wilbur~remember that one time out in the front yard when you were trying to do a handstand? josh~i can’t do a handstand, but i can do a hamstand. wilbur~no, a handstand. josh~no, i can do a hamstand.  i can get a piece of ham and stand on it.  ta-da!  a hamstand. wilbur doesn’t really get it, but i am cracking up.  this man, he’s still making me laugh, everyday. and in the midst of…

  • my first day of 36

    i’m up first.  i like that. i just planted a hydrangea.  bonus~in the pot it looked like one, when i went to plant it, it split into two! i’m back inside for a bit to address a thank you note to a dear friend and to address a congratulations card to an amazing, following hard after God couple. my kiddos are all still asleep, it’s 8:58am.  this brings me great joy.  the sleeping in, and the fact that i have kiddos. i just made a cup of chai in my favorite mug from one of my dearest friends. kiddos are waking up.  first one at 9, second at 9:15, third…