Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Future Rockstar!

We have a rocker in the house!

After taking more traditional piano lessons for 2.5 years, Anthony began taking keyboard and guitar lessons at a different studio early this spring. He’s had the opportunity to perform a few times, but most recently he was able to perform during downtown at Thursdays on First. The youth from Pure Rock Studios played 2 sets, and Anthony was able to perform a handful of songs!

Here are a few videos of his performances!

We are loving the music he is learning!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Wait is Over… {Adoption}

After 5 long years of waiting, we made a big decision. With heavy hearts, we let our adoption home study expire yesterday and closed the door on waiting to adopt an infant. We don’t know if we will consider other options for expanding our family in the future, but for now, we know this is the right decision for our family.

We want to extend a big thank you to our friends and family for keeping us in your thoughts. This process has been so much easier knowing that we have others supporting us.

Rather than thinking about what could have been, we are going to focus on what we do have – we have a fantastic son that we love more than anything. We will celebrate our little family.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Our Newest Family Member {a Puppy!}

So it’s been months since I have posted on my blog. Really, it’s been more than months. Seasons have passed! Basically life happened. Then a new computer. Then a second new computer. Too many issues… It’s time to (attempt) to make a comeback. 
Our family has expanded since I last posted! We brought home a morkie (Maltese and Yorkie) puppy on September 1st and she has rocked our world ever since! Roxie has a crazy amount of energy, but we are used to that in our house :) 
Be prepared for photo overload… She’s the cutest puppy ever (we may be biased)!
Here’s ROXIE! 
Anthony’s first time holding Roxie. It was love at first sight! 
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Trying to convince Dad that we should bring this sweet little puppy home!
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Roxie’s first night at home. The boys picked out some toys and they were bigger than she was! 
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She was so darn cute! I just love her brown and black colors here! See? Cutest puppy ever! 
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Mini tennis balls – they are the size of a golf ball! 
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It’s hard to take a phone pic of a puppy running towards you! She went to the groomer for the first time for a good bath and some trimming up on her face. That bow… It didn’t last long, but it sure was cute! 
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Roxie’s first camping trip – she was given a dollar to play with. It definitely shows how teeny she was! 
Attempting to fit into an extra small harness. No such luck. 
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Yes, that is a frisbee. That’s where she chose to curl up and take a nap! The bell is definitely necessary – she was so tiny that we kept losing her in the house. Thanks to the bell, we can hear her sneaking all over the place :) 
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Roxie easily fit in her toy box… 
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Watching for the bus quickly became an afternoon thing. She gets so excited!! 
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Roxie also quickly discovered beer. She seems to like going after hubby’s Surly! 
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Right before the holidays in all her shaggy glory. It’s amazing how fast she became a part of our family. She’s a ton of work, but totally worth it for the joy she brings to our home. 
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Stay tuned, pretty sure Roxie will make semi-regular appearances around here.