Thursday, May 21

We are alive!












Life is so busy these days. I can't reiterate enough how trashed my house is. I remember the Hutchinsons, who have one more kid than us, talking about this. My goal is in the next two weeks to have Karl take the kids for two days so that I can do some purging and organizing. It is ridiculous. I need a month, but I'm hoping two days will hold me over. The thing is, I love being a Mommy to these four amazing kiddos. Life is beautiful. I just hate that an always messy house needs to be part of the mix :) To name just a few of the last month's events:
  • Precious, sensitive, wonderful Kole turned six and just graduated from pre-K (he was a penguin at this graduation/end of the year program).
  • Selah now has four teeth--a slight problem for nursing, but very, very cute.
  • Braden got accepted into the P.roviding for E.xceptional P.otential program and, therefore, he and Kole will be switching elementary schools next year.
  • I am reading Raising Your Spirited Child and it is really helping on my Owen perspective. I love his energy and drama and zeal. I just need to remind myself of this on a daily basis!
  • Crossroads North Campus is going really well. We are building new relationships and the campus, where Karl is pastor, has a really good feel.

We have so much to be thankful for! But, my timer just rang to play with Owen, so I'll have to add more pictures later (I wonder how much later that will turn out being!!!) Thanks for your patience....

7 comments:

Kristine said...

I was beginning to wonder if you were still alive!!! We missed you at prayer night.:( Hope to see you soon.
Love,
Kristine
PS I completely understand the house situation. The Ostrom house is in full organization mode and the kids don't like it so much.;)

Jeff and Amy McKissick said...

Glad to hear from you and see your beautiful family!

Libby said...

look at Selah in the fam pic. She's just like "what did i get into?" :)
And I'm glad you're still alive as well. I would've missed you this summer but that would just have meant all the more time for us gals to be with Selah!!

eric signs said...

Selah definitely knows how to smile for the camera :)

Kari said...

Danielle,
Oh the children look wonderful & Selah is so stunning. My house is always trashed & I've been home almost a year:) whew!! Its quite the adjustment, I agree. We'll be stalking for new updates soon:)
xoxo

Zack, Rebecca and Caleb Caldwell said...

She is so pretty and getting so big! Thanks for all the pics!!! Love them!

Adrienne said...

Danielle, that is amazing that you adopted a little girl! We are so happy for you guys. She's beautiful. Love, Adrienne and Jeff