Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Naomi!

TODAY is a very SPECIAL DAY!!!! IT IS OUR PRECIOUS NAOMI'S BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!
Since our cutie pie and daughter & sister of our hearts can't be with us today.......
We decided to celebrate anyway! We wanted to laugh and play and celebrate like she were here with us! It is important- because it is our reminder that we are SOOO THANKFUL that she was born. We are sooo thankful that her mother made the choice to give her life. We are Thankful that God CREATED HER LIFE!!!
So today while our children sang Happy Birthday.....we remember Naomi's biological mother. That she is giving her beautiful daughter to be a part of our family 1,000's of miles away. But, if you look closely at our knit together family....you will see a bit of all the wonderful families that are now a part of all of us.
You can see it in their beautiful faces, in their laugh, in their personalities, and in our family story that has been written by our Creator :) So today we give THANKS for our youngest daughter who turns one ...... Thank you Lord for all 8 of our precious babes that you have knit together in the womb....and then brought into our hearts and home!
Couple of pics of our fun with England week of homeschooling- note the British Flag & British Airways plane......just like the one we fly out on in 9 Days!!!! To go see part of our family heritage - ENGLAND :)
We are soo excited to see family & friends & all the history of England :) It's such a bummer (he he) to have a great excuse to go overseas. We have a very multicultural family- some from Iowa, some from Louisiana, one from England, some from Ethiopia- What a great mix of wonderful people in our family. Ok so I am a little tiny bit biased :)

10 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Naomi! It breaks my heart that she can't be with you on her birthday. I can imagine that must be difficult but I am glad you guys were able to celebrate anyhow.

    Any news on a court date yet?

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  2. Happy birthday to sweet Naomi!!! Can't wait until you can finally be together!!!!!!!!

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  3. Happy birthday to N.

    We lived in England 88-89 and 96-99. Was fun to see everything. I'm ready to go back now that the kids are much older.

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  4. Happy Birthday Naomi! What a wonderful tribute to her and her mom and your family :)

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  5. Happy Birthday Naomi. What a fun idea to celebrate even though she isn't officially here yet.
    I hope you have a safe trip!

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  6. England! I am jealous! And happy b-day Naomi...I hope I get to see her in a couple of weeks! I will tell her all about that wonderful birthday part!

    Theresa

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  7. Happy Birthday Naomi!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Pictures of your family warms my heart!

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  9. You guys are so busy! Love your Christmas stuff too. We travel the wisemen around, but we might add Mary and Joseph this year. I'm not sure where to put them all now that I have a little one who wants to eat everything. Say hi to your family! They all need hugs from us. : )

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