My daily prayer...

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

Saturday, May 31, 2008

It has been another great weekend! Jeff has been off since Thursday night and goes back to work on Monday morning. But his 2 week vacation starts on Father's day! We just watched Evan was a great movie! We got up early this monring to go to the Farmer's Market in North Tonawanda...We love to do this when Jeff has off...then we went to the one in Williamsville...we saw Gen, Monte and was nice to see them! The weather held out for us to go to one more...Bidwell Market. It is so nice there too! I think when Jeff is off we are going to go there then walk the Elmwood Village Neighborhood. We love it down there. Buffalo is really a great place to live! I would not want to live anywhere else!

This week looks like the weather is going to get warm...Thursday it is going to be in the 80's! So we are going to get Julian in the Pool! My father is already excited about it! You know picutres will be posted!!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008


We have had a busy few days! My brother came home from I raq yesterday!!! YEAH!!! So here is a picture of him and was really sweet...Julian was stroking my brothers was so sweet!

Well...Julian is on his way...Here he is doing push ups! It is Baby Boot camp at our house! Too funny...Now he is hopping on his knees and rocking...I think by the end of the weekend he will be crawling! Jeff is off starting tonight and goes back to work on Monday, so we have a packed weekend...
He was at my mothers this week...and I forgot to bring a change of clothes, so here is our little old man....who dressed this kid??? Good lord! I guess you make do when you have to!!!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Day at the parade!

In the begining of the prade...
Here is Julian with Uncle Dave, looking at the big fire trucks!
Now he is watching the Irish dancers...notice the eyes....

And he is almost a sleep!!!

Today was our Village Parade...everyone on the street comes out and it is so nice to see everyone...there were 3 babies who were not here last year, so it was nice to see Julians little buddies...So here are a few pictures from our day...we are heading over to my parents house when Julian wakes up. Did I ever mention how much I love our neighbors? Dave and Peggy, the are just the best neighbors...they really love is so sweet! He was so tired by then end of the parade...I put him down for his nap and he is still sleeping! Going on 2 hours!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

dreams do cone true!

Here is Juliani inside the Pack and Play...we did our gardening while he played. I had to go in the house for something and when I came out this took my breath away. Somthing I have beendreaming about for so long...Our son!

It still amazes me, almost everyday that he is here with us. God is good! This is the vision I saw when I looked in the play pen...isn't he just yummy!?

Saturday, May 24, 2008

A trip to Lowe's

So we went to Lowe's last night and as we were walking in Jeff said to Julian..."this is where you are going to spend most of your adult life...daddy loves Lowe's!" We laughed and I said who are kidding...his entire life will be spent here! Then we made a trip to Hi-Way for would have thought that they were giving things away! Well...Mommy was not prepared! No Stroller!!! UGH!!! So we thought we saw a crat for we carried our 25 lbs. baby in and searched! Well after 20 mins, we found some young girl who went on a hunt for it! Low and behold she found one! Well, then we forgot the cover for the cart! UGH!!! SO I did my bet to kepp him from sucking on the cart...YUCK!!!! Anyway....when we got in line, this family, they had 2 of the cutest kids...I had seen them before. So since we were in line with 100 other people we started to chat...don't you know the kids were STAR babies!!!! We all got excited and it opened up a very comfortable conversation! The kids played with Julian and it was fun! By the time I got home, I put him to bed and fell on my face in bed!

Today we went to visit Nana and Papa at their office...then we visited some friends, went ot BRU and then he fell asleep in the what do I do? I had to wake him up, get him changed and put him down for a has taken him 45 mins to fall back to it is quite upstairs and I can get somethings done here. Have a great day!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Please pray for this family...

Steve Curtis Chapman's 5 year old daughter died in a tragic accident on Weds. night at their home. This is thier blog...what a wonderful family....please pray for them.


We were able to go for a walk! Although it was a bit chilly, we did manage a long one. SO I figured he would sleep for atleast 2 hours like he has all week. But no such luck! So I only have afew minutes to post. I am so looking forward to this weekend! Tonight we are going to have Hot Cocoa at our friends down the street, where we normally have drinks. Tomorrow, we are going to see Nana and Papa and then go flower shopping! LOVE Flower shopping! Sunday we will do some planting then go to a Communion for our friend's son. Monday is the Ken-Ton Parade where we get the best seat in the house! And then to Nana and Papa's for a cookout! I have to get a new card for my camera so I can take lots of pictures! I will be adding one shortly of Jules getting ready for our walk today. More to come! My little man is awake!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

John 11:40
Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?"

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Great fun!

1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

These pictures aren't great, but I wanted to post some of him. Please note the one sock on and one sock off. He does that in the exersaucer all the cracks me up!
So today, I decided to stay home with Julian. The wonderful thing about my job is I don't always have to go to work. Julian had been at my parents house on Monday, monday night and all day on do I miss him when he is not home. But I had a very busy day at work on Monday and Tuesday and my parents love to have him over night. He is now sleeping on his belly most of the time. His butt is up in the air...too cute! He is going from back to front all the time and looks like he is going to crawl anyday! How exciting! The weather has been so darn cold. We have still be going for our daily walks but I hate to put mittens on his hands in MAY!! We had warmer weather in April then May this year! Right now Julian is on the floor watching Sesame Street...he gets bored so he plays with his toys too. He said Nana now we are at mama, dada, baba and nana. Not bad! We are working on finger foods, but I will admit...the whole gagging thing freaks me out! He had a few little peices of Banana this morning. He loves his Yogurt...I think he could eat that all day! He is still using his Exersaucer...only now he is spinning in fast a she can and he thinks it is so funny!

We have busy weekends coming up...this weekend, I am taking off on Friday till Monday, on Sunday we have a party to go to. Our dear friends son is making his communion, so it will be so nice to see all of them and the kids. I think there will be around 20 kids there! So much fun! and Next weekend, his buddy Devin is turning one so we are going to that party too. Daddy is off all weekend too. I think we are going to do alot of gardening, getting the yard ready. Oh on Memorial Day, it is the Kenmore much fun!!! After, I am sure our friends will be over with all the kids. Man how times change.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Let's go outside...

PLEASE!!! Well since those 3 teeth have started to make their debut...Julian and Mommy find quiteness outside! For 9 blissful months we have had the happiest baby on the block...until now! These darn old teeth! SO we tried Motrin...well, it worked, but made him very his it is back to the good old Tylenol. He is back to the old Julian and we are so happy to have him back! He is such a good boy...loves to eat, sleep and play! SO last night, daddy had a cookie order he was finishing, so we went out side for some fresh air, birds and trees. So here is a picture of our boy...Gosh I just love him!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

So tired...

were you ever so tired you thought your eye balls would fall out? That is how I am feeling tonight! I have been on the darn computer taking compliance classes for work all day! I have 3 more to complete...UGH! It was a nice day at home with Jules. He had a rough end of the night last night. Teething something terrible! He has 4 teeth coming in now, poor baby! It seems he wants to stay up later too! He now goes down around 8:15-8:30pm. I had to go to a wake today for a friend who lived on our street. She battled Cancer for 5 years. My last memory of her was when Julian was not even 2 weeks old and I was walking down the street and she came running across to see us. She hugged me and told me how happy she was for us. 2 days later she had a stroke and had to go off chemo and she passed away on Saturday. She was a very sweet and kind lady, and always had a smile on her face. She was like a ray of light. She will be missed!

This weekend is our planting weekend for our street. We have this wonderful center medin that we take care of. It is always a great day! Hope the weather is good. Well I am off to tired! Hugs

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day Brunch at The Roycroft
Happy Family!

The best gift ever!

He loves his Nonni
Always so serious with Papa

My 3 guys

I see you daddy...

Papa, Julian and Nana

PS...I forgot to give and update on Julian...he is in perfect health...he weighs 25 lbs. and is 30 1/4 inches long! Oh my aching back! He is cutting 3 teeth currently...2 on top and one on the bottom next to the 2 already up! Crawling is in the horizon!!

Happy Mother's Day...

As I sit in my dining room listening to the sounds of a baby laughing, I have to say this is in the top 3 best days of my life. Last year at this time I was giving my testimony of being the childless mother in a group of 5 women speaking at my church. I thought on that day that I would be able to touch someone, maybe who was thinking about adoption, or maybe someone who had just suffered the loss of a baby. Little did I know that in 2 short weeks later that we would be matched, and 72 days I would be a mother. These past 9 months have flown by, I wonder where the time went, from the day where my baby boy would sleep on me for he wants to jump on me for legs have bruises to prove it! I have cried for the last 3 days, thinking about this day and what it means to me. It isn't just mother's day for me but it is the ending of a long chapter, one that has many pages and finally I can finish that one and let a new on begin. I know that this isn't just special for me in my family, but it is also so special for my mom. She has walked in my shoes, many years ago. Now she is a grandmother to a special baby. Adoption for us is a small part of our life. I don't want it to be all consuming, always talked about. Julian will know that he is special in his own way, just like other children, only he is our chosen child...hand pick by God. For this is the baby I prayed for. Every night before I went to bed, before and during our match, I prayed over the crib. I prayed that our baby would come home safe and in the lords time not mine. We had the crib up for about 6 months. Every night, faithfully I prayed and prayed. Now I pray that my son sleeps good and is there when we wake. I must check on him 4 times a night if not more. I think I check to make sure that this is for real and not a dream. Life has been good to me. In many ways, He tested my faith for years. Years before I met Jeff, Years while Jeff and I were trying to have a family and I think even now he tests my faith him HIM. Evil still lurks, but keeping my faith strong, there is no way that evil can hurt us. But that is what keeps me on my toes. SO much has changed in a year. Friends have come and gone, and new ones made. I Love you all! For those who are enjoying their first Mother's Day...ENJOY! For those who have been mother's for a long time...ENJOY! Just enjoy! For those who's babies are not home yet...they will be...keep your faith strong, don't let evil in...keep your faith and it will happen! Just look around! God bless...hugs and kisses...I will be posting pictures in a few hours!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sleepover at Nana and Papa's and 9 Months old

So Nana and Papa had Julian over night and here he is on their sun porch in their back yard. He gets so serious! It cracks me up! Today he is 9 months old. I can't believe my baby is 9 months old! Where has the time gone? So much has happened during that time...I wouldn't change a thing! He has is 9 month doctor visit shots this time...12 months I am sure there is...still checking into spacing them out...doing more research...We have life links at our house on Friday night, Saturday we are staying home, my MIL is coming over to visit and on Sunday...MY FIRST MOTHERS DAY!!! We are going to the Roycroft Inn, in East Aurora, NY East Aurora is a beautiful little Village south of where we live. We have alot of friends who live out there...we are looking forward to a wonderful day, filled with love and joy! I will check in over the weekend to give a progress report on Jules!

Monday, May 5, 2008


Yes...I have been MIA! Trying to take a break from it all. Spending more time with Julian and Jeff. It has been a busy few weeks with work and life in general. So I wanted to post a couple of recent pictures of our presious baby! He melts my heart most of the time! He is now saying Mama and Baba...rolling all over...and he cut a few more teeth...I think a few...I know of one when he bite down on my finger! OUCH! So we will see later this week.
I have been a bit sad too...I can't believe that our baby is going to be 9 months! Where has the time gone? Last year at this time, we were being profile for 3 babies...2 ended up with CPS, the birth mom left the hospital without letting anyone know and then on May of the happiest times of my life...we were told we were chosen! For the next 72 days...we waited...I will tell our story more as the month goes on, so please keep looking. Meanwhile please stay safe...hugs and blessings.