Friday, November 30, 2007


I love this picture!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I love this little girl sooo much!

Sophia is like a little doll to us all, We love to dress her up. We were at Aunt Lori's house on Saturday night and she was playing...
She snuck right in Aunt Lo Lo's purse...Yep, that is Money in her hand..LOL
Want a deposit slip mom?
Lo Lo always lets me color
Don't you love her eyes?
Look at them little feet
Again, I love them eyes
Sophia loves her Lo Lo So much!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

When I say Smile....I get this...

♥Big cheesy smile....with eyes closed♥

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Our attempt at Christmas Card Photos

Before you go further, go to and do is ours...
I am still laughing!
Ok, So we thought instead of fighting with the kids to go some where and have pictures taken, we decided we would put Santa hats on them and just take the pictures at home...What the heck were we thinking?
Sophia looking to see what Katelyn and Frankie are doing?
Katelyn and Frankie think they are funny
Ok, I am losing my patience now..
Sophia taking off..
We did end up getting a few cute ones...This is one of my favorites, but not the one we used...
Yes, Katelyn and Frankie have CAVS shirts on, but in the picture we used, you can't see that it says CAVS on it..LOL
So, I get up all excited to go pick them up from Walgreens and I get a message on my cell phone that says, Hi Miss Lisa, our photo machine is down and we aren't sure how long it will take to be fixed, we will call you when it's up and running and your photos are done....URGHH!

Friday, November 16, 2007


Frankie got a new Nerf toy, It didn't take Sophia long to get in it and was having a blast!

Monday, November 12, 2007

She's a climber!

Anyone else have a climber? My goodness, the girl climbs on everything!

Friday, November 09, 2007

FFF & Birthday Shout Out

This is my favorite foto this week....
We were at the cabin last weekend and there was deer in the yard and Sophia watched Frankie look through the binoculers and 1/2 hour later this is how I found her...She always makes us laugh!!
And of course a great big HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY MISS DEVON!
This is Katelyn's friend Julie holding her while we were at the outlet mall in Lodi.

Thursday, November 08, 2007


Monday, November 05, 2007

Horsing Around

Nothing makes me happier then watching the kids play together, even if it's horsing around =)
This is at the cabin on Friday Night

Sunday, November 04, 2007

*Officially a US Citizen & More*

Sophia's Appointment was at 840am on Friday and we made it with no time to spare, thanks to Cleveland Traffic. I spent loads of time making sure I had every single document they asked for...And guess what? They never asked to see any of them. We went it to a room,a guy asked for her green card, swore me in so I could sign her papers, asked a few questions, I signed a few things, and we went back in to the waiting area and 10 minutes later he called us back in and we signed 2 more papers and he gave Sophia a flag, that she proudly smiled and waved around to everyone that would look. And he said Congratulations and we were done. Here's a few pictures....We were in and out a hour, so we got to look around the city some..

Anthony J Celebreeze Building

Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

Cleveland Browns Stadium

Science Center
This is a fantastic Statue in Cleveland between the stadium and Science Center
Baby girl sleeping on the way home....she had such a big day and didn't even realize it. It really was the greatest feeling to be all done.
I cried while watching her sleep, It was a long journey, but now I no longer have a empty void. I feel Completed!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Very Special Day

Friday we head to Cleveland for Sophia's Certificate of Citizenship Hearing. We are taking Katelyn and Frankie out of school so we can all go.We started this journey as a family and we will take the last and final step as a family as well.
So, I thought I would share our Journey to Sophia via our monthly updated pictures.
*First time we ever seen her, 19 days old*
*Almost 2 months old*
*Almost 4 months old*
*Almost 5 months old*
*Almost 6 months old*
*Almost 7 months old*
*Almost 8 months old*
*Almost 9 months old*
*Almost 10 months old*
*Almost 11 months old*
*Almost 12 months old*
*And of course now at 22 months old*

*As one chapter ends, another begins*