Friday, February 26, 2010

I love to dress Brase in little boy rompers!

An Olive Branch

There was a lonely olive tree setting in the corner of the florist shop. A sign of peace and symbolic of the storm that passed with the birth of our son. I purchased the tiny tree and gave it a prominent place in our home. This is the passage I later read, "And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: So Noah knew that the waters were abated from the earth." Genesis 8:11

Monday was full of activity. I maintained Brase's feeding schedule, changed diapers, and ensured our home was in perfect order. In addition, I visited our favorite bakery, florist and personally made tea sandwiches. This was judgment day! Actually, it was our 1st post placement visit with our social worker.

The 1 hour meeting quickly passed into a 3 hour visit. The 3 of us got lost in our conversation. The visit went well and the social worker acknowledged that everything was on track. We should be able to consummate our adoption in early July.

By the Grace of God we have been given a son. Our adoption journey has not been easy but worth all the tears and heart ache along the way. We have lived a lifetime within the last 16 months. We feel very grateful for all that we have been given and all that we have learned along the way. This experience has made us acknowledge all the little signs that surround us. As for the olive tree... it's just another reminder of the joy we have found at the end of our adoption journey.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Cozy Sweater Day!

New Adventures with his Bebe Pod!

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

How time flies... Brase is 6 weeks old!!

We think of you when we look into his eyes

Dear Liza,

Please know we are thinking of you every day we look in our child's eyes. Brase is a special little boy that is greatly loved. We thank you for letting us parent him. The posted photos are for all our viewers but are truly intended for you. If you are looking at this post, please know Brase is healthy and growing daily. By the way... he has a happy disposition and loves to smile! Jose and I hope you are safe and taking care of yourself.

Lots of  Love,
Brandon and Jose'

Ready for bed and eyes are wide open!

Monday, February 8, 2010

You be the judge... with or without the hat?

Game Day...

We did not watch the Super Bowl yesterday but Brase did practice his cheers and waves!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Adjustable buttons...

These little outfits are my absolute favorites.  Brase has many in various styles and colors.  The beauty of these are the adjustable buttons on the shoulder straps.  The buttons can move as he grows!

Traveling coat...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Growing like a weed!

Another day and another outfit.  Brase has to wear things quickly as he is growing like a weed.