Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bulls and a Tractor...

Thomas checked the bulls with his Pops for the first time while we were celebrating Thanksgiving in Texas. 

(This is one of my FAVORITE pictures!)



Thomas had so much fun spending time outside with his Pops checking the bulls.
He was not afraid of them at all!







(Look at that blue sky!)

Thomas loved riding on the tractor with his Pops. This tractor belonged to my grandpa, and my dad recently had it rebuilt. This tractor was originally built in the early 1970s. 




Thomas tried dirt for the first time right after this picture was taken!

Thomas looks so small sitting next to the tractor!

I can't wait to go back to Wheeler so Thomas can go with Pops again to check his cows!

~I still have lots of pictures from our week in Texas to post so check back soon!

Keep the faith,
Lauren




Leaves...

We spent a week in the Texas panhandle to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. 

Thomas spent a lot of time playing in the leaves at my parents' house!

"I wonder if my mom will let me eat these leaves?"









Keep the faith,
Lauren







Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mum Mums

Thomas recently tried Mum Mums for the first time, and I had to take pictures!

I love his facial expressions when he tries any new food!

Enjoy!




Keep the faith,
Lauren



Giving Thanks Catch Up

Day 16: I am thankful for double stuffed Oreo cookies! I ate way to many of theses while we were going through fertility treatments but I still love them!

Day 17: I am thankful Brandon came home after being away for 1 week.

Day 18: I am thankful Brandon and I had a great day with Thomas even though we were traveling to the Texas panhandle. It is so much easier to fly with Thomas when Brandon is able to fly with us!

Day 19: I am thankful we are able to spend a week in the Texas panhandle with family and friends celebrating Thanksgiving. We have so many blessings to be thankful for!

Day 20: I am thankful I was able to take Thomas to the same church Brandon & I grew up in on Sunday morning. We were able to visit with several friends after church.

Day 21: I am thankful we are able to spend a few days in Wheeler with family and friends! I love staying in Wheeler at my first home!

Day 22: I am thankful my mom was able to help me take care of Thomas while I was not feeling well.

Keep the faith,
Lauren

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thomas' New Trick!






He is so proud of himself, and Mommy & Daddy are proud too!







Thomas loves to pull himself up, sit down, and then pull himself up again!

Keep the faith, 
Lauren







Tuesday, November 15, 2011

We are...

moving to Kansas City in December!

Brandon and I are super excited about moving. We will be closer to our family and friends in Oklahoma and Texas! We can't wait to move to Kansas City! 

We were in KC this past weekend looking for a house to rent, and we found one we LOVE!

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We will live down the road from one of my college roommates! She has a little 5 month baby boy so Thomas already has a buddy in KC. We met her, her husband, and baby for lunch over the weekend while we in KC. 

We didn't take many pictures over the weekend but here are a few pics.

Go Pokes! Thomas and I had to wear our orange on Saturday! Brandon wished he had some orange to wear after we beat his Red Raiders!

My boys!




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Thomas loves to give himself kisses when he sees his reflection in the mirror!

On our way to the airport!
You can see Thomas has TWO bottom teeth now in this pic!

Keep the faith,
Lauren




Giving Thanks Catch Up

Day 8: I am thankful for my family! I can't wait to spend a week with my family in the Texas panhandle!

Day 9: I am thankful Brandon still has a job that he loves! The company he works for recently made lots of changes, and thankfully he still has a job!

Day 10: I am thankful for diet Dr. Pepper!

Day 11: I am thankful that this little cutie turned 1 year old on 11-11-11. She has the coolest birthday!



Day 12: I am thankful the OSU Cowboys beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday! Go Pokes!

Day 13: I am thankful we found a house to rent in Kansas City that Brandon and I both love!

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Day 14: I am thankful for all of the kind people that helped me at the airport over the weekend!

Day 15: I am thankful for my bible study group that meets every Tuesday morning. 


Keep the faith,
Lauren



Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 7 of Giving Thanks

I am thankful for Thomas' birth mom. 
I can not even imagine the emotions she felt (and is still feeling) when she decided to have an adoption plan for Thomas. 
We are very thankful she chose us to be Thomas' parents. We will never forget the moment we first saw Thomas in the nursery at the hospital. And the first time we held him and instantly became a family of three. 

Thomas was 6 weeks old in this picture.

We pray for her everyday and will continue to pray for her. 

Keep the faith,
Lauren

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thomas imitating "bye-bye"

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This video was taken on Nov. 4th.

Keep the faith,
Lauren

Day 6 of Giving Thanks!

I am thankful for the GORGEOUS weather we are having in Mississippi!
I have been able to take our little bundle of joy to the park almost every day this week, and Brandon was able to go to on Saturday. 
Our little man LOVES the park!
















Keep the faith,
Lauren