Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Merry Christmas~ 2008

Merry Christmas...

Trying to get a two year old to smile and sit still is completely impossible...It's just not going to happen!!! Soooooo...
Of all the pics taken, we've decided to have fun with it and go with the one of us cracking up.
Here are some of the other pictures taken that we just fell in love with.
This is the our kids with their cousin Michaela
Here is the ultimate of them all.
We love it because Levi actually does have his sisters wrapped around his little finger. LOL
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas break.
The kids get out of school today and will be home for 2 weeks. Yay! Lots of popcorn, hot cocoa, card playing, sledding and watching old movies together. We will be traveling to see family during the next few weeks to celebrate the holidays.
Although things have been tight, God has been good to our family and we are looking forward to next year and all that He has in store for us.
What a wonderful God we serve!
Sending love to each of you and praying that your families are blessed.
The Warings

Isn't She Beautiful...

Wanted to share some of the wonderful pictures my sister took of Michelle (Bailey's birth mother) and her family, the other night. Isn't she just beautiful in these pictures?
These were taken right after our family finished taking theirs.
This is David, Michelle, and Kathryn

The two of them...
They do not have but one, family picture when Kathryn was much younger. I don't think they have any of just the two of them.

I love this one of Michelle

Kathryn looks so pretty here. She is a year younger then Bailey.

Now, after they finished having their family photo's taken, I hugged Michelle and said ..." Merry Christmas" And called Bailey over to her and Kathryn. You can see by the photo that Michelle was almost in tears from joy. I have to admit, I was tearing up myself.
She's never had a photo taken of the two daughters she's birthed.

Bailey, Michelle, Kathryn

Then, we took one of Bailey and Kathryn.
How precious! It turned out so sweet and I know it's touched Michelle to see these half sisters together like this.

Bailey and Kathryn

Both of us were still rather emotional after the photo shoot and we decided to have one taken of the two of us together. I love this lady so much. Without her in my life I would have never been a mother and the heart ache and tears that consumed me, would have never been healed. This woman means the world to me and I could never thank her for all she's given me.
We started our journey in fear of each other and look how much God has molded us together in love.
What a difference the Lord has made in both of our lives.
I will frame and cherish this picture for the rest of my life.
God is so good!

Both of Bailey's Mothers

Thank you Jesus for setting my life upon a course I could never have imagined to be so blessed.
I trust You with my family and my cherished dreams of being a mother.
have been so good to me!

Monday, December 15, 2008

My Baby Girl is now 10

Saturday we celebrated Addison's 10th birthday. This year she wanted to have a skating party with her family, birth family (Travis, Julie, TJ & Tyler) and a few close friends. I borrowed a camera and nabbed some very priceless pictures. For some reason, today...Julie allowed me to take pictures.

She even smiled. LOL :))
(Julie hates her picture taken so it's a real treat to be able to blog these ones.)

This first one is the cake Julie made for Addison. Addi, wanted a florescent one with black. Julie makes the most beautiful cakes and this one was the BOMB! We loved it!

Oh..the camera I borrowed has no screen and no view finder. You just point it and shoot. So I wasn't sure what I was actually getting until I got home and downloaded them.

That's why some of the pictures are off center.

Addi, her friends Jaiana, and Jake

The kids had glow sticks too...What fun!
Blowing out the candles
Levi, was feeling much better today and got through the whole party without being sick. Yay!
This is his "You are annoying me with that camera look." Hahaha...

He also looks so much like his birth mother, Reiko in this pictures.
What a silly and beautiful boy!

So... Yep, you guessed it...
For the love of my daughter, I'm strapping on the skates and going for it.

Me doing the "YMCA"
And the "Hokey-Poky"
Poor Tyler (Julie and Travis' daughter) was benched for the entire party due to a hurt knee. She's such a trooper though and hardly let on that it was COMPLETELY breaking her heart to not get to skate.
(I'm so sorry Tyler...We love you so much!)
She did however get to play Air Hockey with Bailey. I'm not sure who won. (Sorry the eyes are scary...bum camera)

Addi and her friends

Natasha, Jaiana's mom came and was such a blessing.
Thank you Natasha soooo very much.

This is TJ. (Julie and Travis' son) He's so funny and every time I see him, he's grown another 4 inches. I think I can use this picture as black mail one day when he's too busy to fix my computer or something. He's one of those super smart teens that can do anything on a computer that we adults can't.

What a goof-ball!

Had to throw this one in of my VERY handsome hubby that is an incredible Daddy to our children!

This year has been a very difficult financial year but God has been so good to us in that even this party, He's paid for. It was such a relief that although works been slow for hubby, it did not effect the joy of our 10 year old and her dream skating party. Again...God You are soooo incredibly good!
Happy Birthday Addison!
You are such a blessing in our lives
and we are so proud of you...