28 May 2010


A friend of ours video taped the Baby Dedication at our church on Mother's Day. Was a nice surprise to see our good friends in the audience and a cool surprise that they recorded the occasion.

25 May 2010


After I put her hair up, David wanted a ponytail too. After a few minutes he wanted his hair back down and wild...

22 May 2010

Mom's Weekend

My Favorite Flower (Gardenia)

Eggs Over Medium With Queso Frita (Fried Cheese) and Cuban Toast

Me and My Mom

My Mom and My Sister

11 May 2010

Keeping it Real

Things have been fun at our house lately and we are all getting used to the new routine. I've been posting some sweet pictures of the happenings lately, but I think it's important to keep it real.

Some of us are learning to share and it's really HARD sometimes.

And sometimes the kids are best buddies and so stinkin' sweet...

Sometimes there are accidents....you can see where this is going, right? (There was some head knocking Three Stooges style shortly after I snapped this photo.)

And we don't always agree on the same book...

But there is still love and happiness...

09 May 2010

Day of Mothering

Children up on stage for Mother's Day program at our church.

David giving Mommy a rose (Emi and Aubrianna did too)
What a goofy girl (plastic toy pliers)

Hangin' out on the Gathering Room stoop
Dogs needing some mothering too...

05 May 2010


Well, we knew it could happen and just might happen once we purged our house of Everything Baby. Emi has bugged us to adopt from Africa and Haiti and we've told her to pray about it. We had so much grief in the past in trying to start a family with 3 tubal pregnancies and 3 miscarriages (2 after IVF and FET cycles) and with failed adoption attempts that we decided to give it over to God. Years ago we agreed that if God wanted us to have (more) children, He would have to bring them TO us. He did that very quickly with Emi and when we adopted her we decided we would always have open adoption so no one involved would wonder about their family.

So this past Winter we finally got rid of the last of the baby stuff and right after I was contacted by the adoption agency about 2 toddlers. They knew we had experience in transracial open adoption and felt that we would be a good family. We were really relaxed about this opportunity because we knew that God would put the kids where he wanted them and now we know that he wanted them in the Morgan Family.

I can't begin to thank the friends and family and friends of family who have blessed us with All Things Toddler now that we have two of them in the fold. We have received toddler beds, toys galore, so many cool clothes and lots of love from so many people. Scott's work and Emi's soccer team are hosting "baby" showers for the kiddos so they will get some cool new clothes, toys and hopefully Pool Stuff soon.
The house is continually transforming with Emi moving all of her stuff up to her new room, but sleeping with her new brother and sister in their room. We're all cozy and adjusting to this new life.
Learning all over again from the little ones the importance of play and nap time and also delighting in showing them all of things that life has to offer. Last night life offered a nice piano concerto, actually Emi offered us a piano concerto while we ate dinner at the dinner table.
So what if we are behind on our stories? They are DVR'd and we'll get to them...