Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Saturday, Matt and I went to see Snow Patrol and U2 in Chicago at Soldier Field with our good friends Doug and Mara. I have been to see many concerts in my life that I can't even remember them all. This one I will NEVER forget. It was absolutely mind blowing. The stage was enourmous, the lights were spectacular and the sound was fantastic. We had awesome seats and the weather was perfect. You really couldn't have asked for a better night.

Here is a video that Mara took. I hope it works! Enjoy!


Monday, September 7, 2009

Families in Rwanda

There are currently 3 America World Families in Rwanda picking up their children. It has been so awesome to follow their journeys. Because Rwanda is such a new program, there just isn't the amount of information out there that we had when we were adopting from China. It has been really helpful to follow their trips and begin to piece together what the trip will be like for us when we go get Jack.

If you would like to follow along, here are their blogs!

The Limmer Family is adopting a baby boy, Moses- http://limmerfamilyadventure.blogspot.com/
The Higgins Family is adopting 2 boys, Zeke and Etienne- http://higginsadoption.blogspot.com
The Himes Family is adopting 2 girls, Maya and Keira- http://lifechange.typepad.com/lifechange


Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandpa Ross!

Today is my dad's birthday! Happy 56th!
We are speding a couple of days in Trufant to celebrate Labor Day. Friday night is always the Kiddie Parade. A few hours before it started, my grandma asked if Emma was going to be in it this year. We hadn't really even given it a thought. Matt said that he would walk with her so we got out one of Jade and Sidney's old Halloween costumes and Princess Emma was ready to go. When she looked in the mirror she said, "Emma Butterfly!" and smiled.
yes...she is still into making sad faces.

Emma with Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa Hubbard

Thursday, September 3, 2009

B-O-O-T-S In my yellow boots

When my niece, Jade, got to be a toddler my mom started buying rainboots for her to wear around the lake. The cabinet in the garage is full of rainboots to fit kids from 2-10. Jade, Sidney and now Emma love to splash in mud puddles, wade in the streams, and run through the fields in bright yellow rainboots. Today, Emma decided to help Grandma water the flowers. At least her feet stayed dry!

Sad Face...Don't laugh, Don't laugh

Right now Emma is into making sad faces. She will make what she thinks is a sad face (I just think it's cute) and then we both say, "Don't laugh, Don't laugh!" until we both laugh. She could play this game for hours.

Don't Laugh!
Also, the adorable dress is from Panama! David and Heidi brought it back...along with a diamond ring...from their trip this winter. Isn't it awesome!