Friday, July 31, 2009

Blessed family

So I'm just thinking about how good Jesus Christ has been to Amanda, Elijah, and me.

Elijah is now 38 inches tall. We check his height on a height chart we got from Disneyworld. It tells what rides he can ride when he gets to a certain height. So he is only 2 inches from Tower of Terror, Splash Mountain, I think Soarin' etc... We'll just have to see if it is something the Lord has for us?

The Lord has put it on our hearts to start considering adopting the end of next year again, or maybe the spring of 2011. Right now I think we are leaning towards a sister for Elijah. I think he is going to be a great brother. He might have his bad days now and then, but most of the time is very considerate and super caring. He will have so much fun with a sibling I believe. We'll see if the Lord puts Rwanda or Ethiopia on our hearts.

Just a quick blog on things I'm thinking of.


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Great America!

A few weeks ago, my good friend, Lori invited Elijah and I to Six Flags Great America with her and Isabella for the day. We had so much fun and Elijah loved everything about it. Lord willing, we'll buy season tickets this weekend and be able to go again. He loved the Wiggles area... as you can see.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Anniversary Vacation!

We took this past weekend and got away for a few nights down in the burbs of Chicago. We had so much fun. We went swimming every day, to the Brookfield Zoo, parks, picnics and most importantly, we all went to church together (being one of three employees for the church, I am usually the first to arrive and the last to leave the site we rent each Sunday). We had a wonderful time. Here are some photos of our trip. Most of them are from the dinosaur exhibit at the Brookfield Zoo. Elijah missed Dixie and asked for her each and every day (the dog). He even cried for her a few times! What a great time we had. Happy 6th wedding Anniversary to my wonderful husband who still amazes and surprises me more and more.

New Photos!

I finally went to get Elijah's pictures taken a few weeks ago. He had been really difficult to take pictures of the last time I went and was not expecting things to go so well! Apparently, skittles is the key. :) I don't use them often for bribes but... I'm learning to use whatever works! Enjoy.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Praise the Lord God Almighty!

Elijah plays his guitar frequently in our house. One night, he came up with this little song he made up himself after attending church service with us a few times. It took me awhile but when I could finally make out what he was singing, I had to record it. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fun Times!

What have we been up to? We've gone to the zoo several times already with lot's of friends and Elijah's young love, Belle. :) We've also had fun at Mimi and Papa's house for an Easter Egg hunt, Dad's birthday celebration to the Titanic at the Museum and also to the War Memorial. We've celebrated lot's of birthday's and got out in the warm WI weather. We love spring! Enjoy the photos!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Here are a few quick video updates from Elijah. He is getting so big and learning more and more every day. We love watching him grow! I hope you do too. :)

Love, the Duda's