Saturday, March 1, 2014
That would be 35 months of waiting down. Almost 3 years. Next month might be a tough one. We have spent the past month updating our homestudy and our I-171h and we are hoping that this will be the last one! I say that every time though. There was a little movement this past month, so that brings me a little hope. We are praying every day that it is our day for our referral. I am believing that until my head hits the pillow at night that today is the day we will see her face.
Posted by Erica at 2:42 PM
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Well, I finally did it! After training for an entire year. I ran my first half marathon. And it was AWESOME!!! I ran it in 2 hours and 26 minutes. I had the best running partner too. The hardest part was at mile 9. It was a huge hill, but I knew my family was at the top of it, so it made it so much better. Before the race, I got to see my long-time friend from my freshman year at TCU (almost 20 years ago). She was running a 50k (31 miles). It was fun to get to see her for just a moment. She has been encouraging me this past year. She is trying to get me to run a full...ummmm...we'll see. I have my next half April 5th.
Posted by Erica at 2:39 PM
Friday, February 14, 2014
He is selfless.
He is patient.
He makes me laugh...ALOT!
He makes me better.
He challenges me on my walk with the Lord.
He is always cool, calm and collected.
He loves me more than life itself and he makes it known to me.
He is a servant.
He is always pointing out God's blessings in any situation.
He is an awesome Dad to three boys.
He is bold.
Posted by Erica at 11:05 AM
(I am sadly lacking in pictures of this boy :( )
He is Funny.
I love his age right now.
We have conversations about big things.
He sits in the front seat of the car with me.
He is Kind and Compassionate.
He is sarcastic (gets that from his momma)
He is growing in his faith is is learning to choose what is right with the Holy Spirit in him.
He loves little kids, babies especially.
He's a cool kid!
Posted by Erica at 10:50 AM
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Oliver has been so excited about his birthday and his party. He has been counting down the days. He came home from school and could not wait for his friends to come over. Clayton made himself the party planner and even came up with some party games. The boys were going to spend the night and then go play laser tag in the morning.
Looks like he's having a blast. I then had to leave for the evening and left Joel in charge. Around 10 pm, I got a phone call that Oliver was throwing up and he had called the boys' parents to come get them. Ugh! So sad. My heart broke for him.
Facetime is the best and I got to sing him happy birthday with the rest of the family. He got to do a birthday redo the next weekend.
Posted by Erica at 11:50 AM
He has the best dance moves.
He is creative. His art is amazing!
He is sensitive.
He is strong-willed. Like his momma!
Out of all the boys, he is the most affectionate.
He thrives on one- on- one time and positive reinforcement.
He sees the needs of others. The other day, Joel was out working on the fence and he said Oliver came out with a glass of cold water and told him he thought he would need some water since he had been working so hard.
He is the best big brother and the best little brother.
Posted by Erica at 11:26 AM
The Tiny Freckles that are sprinkled across his tiny nose.
He is super competitive. He does not like to lose and he thinks he is just as big as his big brothers.
He keeps his brothers in-line. "Ah-ver, you got tee-tee on the floor, clean it up". "Clayton, you are supposed to be doing your homework." "You have gone over your time on the xbox". I guess it could also be known as bossy, but I love it. We sometimes call him "Boss Hog".
He loves books and loves me to read to him.
He is one of a kind!
Posted by Erica at 11:16 AM
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
This weather is completely obnoxious! This is TEXAS! The snow is pretty and all, but it is cold and driving in it is a mess. We like to get out and go places. As we were getting ready to head to the gym, snow started coming down pretty hard. We weren't far from home, so I figured, no big deal. I have driven in worse conditions all the way downtown to get to work. After my run, we headed home and my normal path was closed down due to an accident. I headed the long way home, and smacked right into the back of a guy's truck. My breaks just locked up and I just slid. I got out of the car, left it running (stupid mistake), was turned around giving my insurance info, and then I see my little guy walking around the car...and he had LOCKED the doors. And it's snowing, and really cold, and I am sweaty, and my coat is in the car, and we have no spare key. Thankfully, I hit the nicest guy in town and he let me sit in the car until Joel arrived.
In the meantime, Oliver is having fun in the snow at school!!
I am ready for Winter to be OVER!!
Posted by Erica at 12:30 PM