Spring has finally arrived! It is a balmy 84 degrees outside and we are loving it. Soccer practice and games have begun. The boys weeded my vegetable garden yesterday so we can get going on growing some of our own food again. The baby chicks we got before Easter are getting a lot bigger too. New life is all around us!
And life has been wonderful, if not busy. We had a great week of Spring Break this past week following a fun Easter, but now it is back to school, nose to the grindstone time!
Our kids are all continuing to adjust beautifully. We really couldn't ask for better! There have been a few very minor bumps in the road that naturally come along with teenagers adjusting to the newness of family and finally having a Mom and Dad to answer to, but that is to be expected. The Lord has blessed us with some incredible and resilient children who have come out of orphanages WAY better than I could ever have. And as I told someone yesterday, they are all my heroes. Truly. To have gone through the lives they have lived and still have trust, love to give, the ability to be close and to function with siblings and parents in every day life the way they do, is nothing short of incredible. I will say it again, we are BLESSED!
So as life has moved along I have again realized that my blog has gone by the wayside, so I wanted to give this update to show you what has been happening, and to shed a little light on the BUSY month I have ahead.
First, enjoy some pictures of what we have been up to!!
We welcomed home a good friend from Bronwyn and Leo's orphanage. They were soooo excited to see her and she is so glad to finally be home with her Momma and Papa!!
Easter was a very fun time at our house this year! Easter egg dying, a hunt, lots of food and of course some pretty cool baskets from the Easter Bunny ;)
Charlotte decided to try her hand, or rather foot, at kicking the soccer ball around during kids' practices....
Leo, Gideon and Grayson had fun visiting the local airport with us during one of our homeschool field trips!