Sunday, March 30, 2008

Temple Sealing

25 March 2008, Sarah and I were sealed to Abigail for all time and eternity. It was such a wonderful experience. Emily, Jon, Amanda, and her parents were able to come down from Sarah's side of the family. Jared, Siiri, and my mother were able to come down from my side. Emma and James waited outside being too young to come inside. Sarah and I were fortunate to be able to participate in a few sealings to help a couple do some of their family history. It was such a spiritual experience. It's nice to know of the blessings of the gospel and that they extend into the eternities.

Thanks again for everyone's support. I know that not everyone was able to come down to the temple with us, but we know that you were there with us in spirit.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Another New Adventure

We decided to try to feed Abigail some solid foods. Here she is anxious to try out the new food.
Before she has only tasted such treats as ice cream, peanut butter, wheat crackers, and french fries. Now she'll be able to eat them. What is this stuff?!? Rice cereal! It sure has its own unique flavor. "But dear, it's good for you."

We thought that maybe if she fed herself that she would enjoy it more. I guess not. It probably didn't help that we kept taking pictures of her. She was getting annoyed by the flash. Hahaha, what fun it is to be a parent and to torture your kids.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

It's Offical

We went to court today and finalized our adoption. We are very grateful and thankful to have Abigail in our family. Welcome Abigail Anne Stinson we are glad you're in our family.

Thanks to everyone that has helped us out and have put up with us. We appreciate it!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Yeah, I'm home!

For all of you that didn't know, I just got back from spending 2 weeks in Alabama. Yes, the first couple of days of living in a hotel were pretty cool. It was nice to have someone clean up after me and make my bed. Oh wait, Sarah does that for me. No really, it did get old after a couple of days. Eating frozen pizzas, protein bars, and other junk, and drinking V-8 (for my vegetable) wasn't cool after a week and I started to miss Sarah's cooking.

The training was great. We ran 5 scenarios a day for 7 days. It included 2 night problems. They even had a mock cave which was a load of fun. The computer on the hood of the truck controls the robot that we send down range to do as much of the work as possible.

As I get more photos from the guys I'll post them up or email them around.

Friday, March 7, 2008

What??? Snow in Texas!

We woke up this morning to a fresh blanket of snow. I never thought that this would happen here. The dogs loved the cooler weather and stayed out all morning. As you can see they weren't able to play in the snow :( Unfortunately it only hung around until ten.

Our Backyard!
Our Front yard!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Abigail's Check Up

Abigail had her four month shots on Friday. They seem to hit her harder then the two month ones. Today she is feeling much better. Abigail is in the 90% on her weight and height. She is 25 1/4 inches long. I am keeping up on the tradition of taking her picture on the scale. This time she is in a good mood. Everyone at the doctors office is in love with her and fight over who checks us in and out. She doesn't need to go back until her six month shots, hopefully they aren't as bad.