I rang in 2012 with my family (Sean had to work)in Muscatine. We had no idea what 2012 would hold!
We had only had Cason for a few days and didn't know if we would have the opportunity to adopt him, though we prayed everyday we would be able to have him as our son forever.
We celebrated his 1st birthday with him...
Then, we got the call that we were selected to adopt Wesley. Shocker! We had our first family time with him only a coupld of weeks later...
Then we started the transition process of transitioning him to living with us. We had our first overnight with him at the end of February...we realized our hands were going to be FULL! He officially came to live with us on March 8th...
We realized there was no way our growing family would fit in our tiny house, so we bought a bigger house...3 times bigger than the one we were living in!
That same day we took posession of the house, Wesley was hospitalized for a week...we never left his side.
Tate turned 6 on the SAME DAY we finalized the adoptions of both Wesley and Cason!
What a memorable day!
Wesley turned 4!
Sean and I took Tate and Wesley on a mini vacation with Mike, Sarah and the girls to Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort as one of their Christmas gifts the day after Christmas...
This year has flown more than any other year ever has! It's been full of stress, worry, decisions, work, appointments and LOVE...mostly full of love.
I must say, I am okay with 2012 being over. It will be a year we will never forget. Hopefully 2013 is a bit more low key for our family.
Happy New Year to all of you!!! We couldn't have made it through 2012 without you!