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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"Payne Day"

One year ago today, we had the honor and privilege of becoming Ayden's parents. I can't tell you how much joy this little man has brought into our lives. He is such a loving, fun, energetic boy. He constantly puts a smile on my face. Don't get me wrong, he has his evil side. Oh boy, can that boy scream!! But I couldn't imagine life without him. I am so grateful to his bios. for allowing us this great blessing to be in our lives forever. We have come to have a great love for them as well. I don't think we could ever thank them enough for this great gift they have given us. Words and gifts just don't seem enough.

We have decided to let our kids know how special they are and how happy we are they came into our family, we will get them a present and go out to dinner as a family. So! Here are pictures and a video from Ayden seeing his present. With the video.. keep watching. I know the first 20-30 your looking at a wall, but I thoughts Jared's singing was too precious! lol  

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"Belle"'s room

This has been an exciting last few months. Devin and I decided to take in a special needs foster daughter. I want to say that this girl gives me nightmares. Not because she is hard to deal with but because she is medically fragile. I have dreams that I am changing her diaper before going to bed and I notice a little black spot. I dismiss the spot and the next morning she is covered in black and dead. 

Now I am not the medical expert in the family. I will leave that for Devin. All I knew was that this little girl needed a good, clean place to live.

 This bed just had to go it filled a room that now needs to be filled with other medical things.

Watch Devin take it out all by her self. While I take pictures

Now that the only thing in the room is gone it is ready to get updated

As I said not being a medical person I just figured that bacteria and other things do not like white. That means I just had to paint the whole room white.

Devin then informed me that bacteria does not care about color and she decided to pick the new colors in the room

I will give you one guess on what Devin's favorite color is.

I am getting excited that about half the room is done

Now the other half. Devin still got to pick the color.

And the final product with all the new furniture and medical supplies

Saturday, April 6, 2013


Ayden has something he'd like to say:

That's right!! We will be adopting our sweet little "Belle"! She has a been such a blessing to us and we can't wait for her to join our forever family. We, however, would ask that you as celebrate with us... remember her bio. family as well. They have made such a selfless choice in making this possible. Please pray for their peace and comfort at this time. Yes, we will be having a open adoption with them. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE open adoption. No, we don't have a finalization date yet. Also, as it was with Ayden, so it is with this little angel... we cannot post pictures until after we finalize.

Have a great day! Love to all!!!