Monthly Archives: January 2009

Flashback Friday

A week ago today, Pumpkin discovered his evil-eye look.  You’ve been warned.

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  • CathyJanuary 30, 2009 - 7:15 am

    I had a good laugh at his look. He is such a great kid.

  • Heather KeeleJanuary 30, 2009 - 4:22 pm

    “You have been warned.” Love it!

  • sarenJanuary 31, 2009 - 6:14 pm

    That’s hilarious! Wish I could do that look!

  • BridgetJanuary 31, 2009 - 10:46 pm

    Bwahahahahahaha! I am seriously laughing so hard. 😀 He is just too darned cute to pull of being mad.

  • supermanFebruary 2, 2009 - 3:02 pm

    That picture is definitely my new “wallpaper”. No matter how bad of a mood I’m in, one glance at that photo makes me laugh and brightens my day!

Flashback Friday

Little feet.  I miss you.  How fast you have changed from little baby monkey toes into something of a size 5.Little feet, you’re now toddling around the house, getting braver with more steps on your own.Little feet, what a year you have ahead of you.  

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An end to a short beginning.

Rejection is hard, and quite common with adoption.  And we have experienced our first.  The birth mom previously  mentioned is keeping the baby after all, and I hope this time it’s a closed ride, because this roller coaster isn’t very fun.Thanks for all your well wishes and congrats. We’ll save them for another day.

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  • ashleyJanuary 20, 2009 - 8:13 am

    so sorry to hear… you’ll be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • BridgetJanuary 20, 2009 - 8:40 am

    Sending more prayers and hugs and kisses your way and dreaming of the summer fun we will have…

  • amberJanuary 20, 2009 - 12:28 pm

    oh – sooo sorry. it will happen ….it will.

  • TandyJanuary 20, 2009 - 8:05 pm

    Oh darn it Lauri, I am so sorry. I will keep you in my prayers until the right time comes along.

  • Tiffany MontgomeryJanuary 21, 2009 - 12:50 pm

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said? My heart is broken for you, Perry and me too! I felt like it was meant to be and I was so excited to bind our two families together. I feel responsible for inflicting pain on you. 🙁 I’m so sorry it didn’t work out. We love you so much. You all remain in our prayers! I know it will happen again and what a beautiful day that will be!!! All my love, xoxo, Tiffany

  • amyJanuary 26, 2009 - 9:33 am

    I am so sorry to hear that things didn’t work out. this time. This is Tandy’s sister in law in case you were wondering. I can relate with all of the feelings you are going through right now. We had 3 adoptions not work out last minute before we got our daughter. Take your time processing your feelings. let no one tell you how to feel. Be angry the days you want to be angry. Be happy when you want to. Cry whenever you feel like it. And keep praying even when you don’t want to. I feel a little weird giving advice to a stranger but I hope it helps in some way. You are an AMAZING photographer, keep busy doing the things you love doing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Where do I begin…

I guess it started back January 5th, when my friend called to say that she knew of a baby possibly available for adoption. We waited, hoped, and wondered if it would really work out.  It was a long shot after all. We didn’t know the birth parents. The baby was 5 days old then.Two days…

  • YolandaJanuary 16, 2009 - 10:07 pm

    you are a wonderful mom – bring on #2!!

  • LeahJanuary 16, 2009 - 10:20 pm

    Congratulations! That is truly a miracle.

  • TomokoJanuary 16, 2009 - 10:54 pm

    How exciting!!! Let me know what you need – girls clothings for sure though! Whew!!! She is beautiful. Congratulations.

  • CrystalJanuary 17, 2009 - 2:14 am

    Oh, my goodness!!!!!!! It’s like our conversation on Thursday carried to the birth mom in whispers. WOW. I think that was a good-luck conversation. I am so very happy for you. I’ll dig into my box of newborn girlie clothes, if you’d like 🙂
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! yay yay yay yay

  • CrystalJanuary 17, 2009 - 2:14 am

    p.s. This is one lucky little girl.

  • KarynJanuary 17, 2009 - 7:26 am

    Yeah!! That is so great! Congratulations.

  • BridgetJanuary 17, 2009 - 8:46 am

    I am going to cry. This really is such a miracle and so perfect. I can’t wait to see you with your daughter! And if any little girl up in heaven wanted to come down and be doted upon by a loving mommy, so would have chosen you, and I’m sure that’s what happened. And yay! Luka will have a buddy amongst all of these boys now!

  • Stephanie CJanuary 17, 2009 - 9:42 am

    AWESOME!! Congratulations! She’ll be so blessed to be love by you guys.

  • ashleyJanuary 17, 2009 - 9:53 am


  • BETHJanuary 17, 2009 - 2:17 pm

    She is so cute:)

  • TandyJanuary 17, 2009 - 3:36 pm

    I am so happy for you. Chris’ brother and his wife just went through an adoption similar to this one and it has been such a blessing. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

  • TandyJanuary 17, 2009 - 7:08 pm

    It is Casey the one just younger than you and I. Their 6 months will be up in April and then they can have her sealed to them. If you go to my blog there is a link to theirs and you can see her. She was 6 months old when they got her. They basically heard about her on like Wednesday and went up to meet her that Friday and the family asked what they thought and they said they wanted her and they said well go ahead and take her today and have your lawyer draw up the paper work. Crazy huh? This was after two parents backing out on them so it was such a blessing. Sometimes the Lord just has great plans for us. 2 babies will be hard but if anyone can do it you can for sure. Love ya and we’ll be thinking of you!

  • ashleyJanuary 17, 2009 - 8:16 pm

    3 Cheers for babies! Hooray! You’ll be in our thoughts and prayers… we loved the pics you sent by the way… holding our breath & keeping our fingers crossed~

  • sarenJanuary 18, 2009 - 12:38 pm

    Congratulations Aunt Laurie! Good luck with the preparations!

  • SheenaJanuary 18, 2009 - 3:33 pm

    Oh my heck!! Wow i had no idea you were ready for another little one! So exciting! I just happen to look up your blog so i could call you to do Affy’s 1st birthday this month. But….i guess i will have to wait till you are ready to shoot again. Good Luck…my prayers are truly with you. Call or text me….lost my phone with all numbers….ahhhhh!

  • ShaunaJanuary 18, 2009 - 6:12 pm

    So fabulous. I’m so excited and happy for you guys. Let me know what I can do to help!

  • nicoleJanuary 19, 2009 - 4:30 pm

    All I can say is congrats! Thanks for making me smile on a day i so needed it.

  • Lucky Red HenJanuary 19, 2009 - 11:05 pm

    My heart is overflowing for y’all! Jack will be an AWESOME big brother 🙂

Flashback Friday

A year ago, Perry had been gone three days, working in Bear Lake.I think this was my first time completely alone with Jack, nights and all, and hoping I could make it on no sleep.We did, and I’m sure my sister-in-law came over to watch Jack while I slept.  She helped me on those times…

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