Wednesday, December 31, 2008


WOW is all I can say.....

Watch THIS...

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Goodbye Circus, Hello Retreat.....

Okay so I'm sure the Orange Stripes on the walls made you guys as sick as they did me, You could have told me I wouldn't of cared. Just kidding, But they did make me feel as if I were entering a Circus every time I walked into the room. So I took the left over paint I had and made it a retreat rather than a circus. Now our boy has the most calmest place to lay his head!

Here is the dresser/All ready for him

The Toffee Wall, matches his bedding perfectly

His Crib with his bedding and his Dino Roll Toy

Where the Toffee wall meets the Tan wall

Another View, This looks amazing....We LOVE it

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Singing Christmas Tree....

Here are some photo's of the singing Christmas tree, The whole show was awesome. Madisyn really liked it, Lots of music and singing which she really enjoyed. A 5 year old girl sang the whole song "I could only Imagine", Which was totally awesome. Well here are the pics..Hope you enjoy!

The whole Tree - the people in it.

I think we have a musician on our hands, This girls loves piano's and drums.

Miss America, NOT....We were playing around with Tom's roses.

And really the Future " Miss America"

The tree all lite up....IT was beautiful

Merry Christmas Blogger friends from Our Family to Yours

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Monday, December 22, 2008

A weekend GetAway......

So we went to Jed's Uncles house this weekend in Jupiter Florida. We had a blast, we visited a Singing Christmas Tree at the St Peter Catholic Church down there, It was awesome and Madisyn loved it. We lived like Kings and Queens for a couple days, His uncle waited on us Hand and Foot,
Thanks Uncle Jode.
We are getting our last minute Christmas stuff done before it hits us in 3 days...Actually 2 because we celebrate at my father's on Christmas Eve.

Here are some photo's from our trip...This was when we first got there and he wasn't there yet so we waited outside and Madisyn was less than thrilled.

After 2 hours in the truck....Not a happy baby

Only Dora can make a baby that happy....That Quick

Mommy and Madisyn 2008

My Beautiful Angel watching Dora....Waiting on Great Uncle Jode

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

SNOW in Florida NO WAY.......Christmas 2008

Today we took Madisyn to what Florida calls snow, A big pile of ICE.. We had a local Christmas celebration and so we took Madisyn down to see Santa and get a glimpse at her first Snow. She talked all day about making Snow angels until she got there, Then she said it was too Cold. Jed had on Sandals tonight, I mean it was 81' today, So his feet were more than frozen and you guessed right I laughed about it...It is WAY to HOT to be Christmas Week...

Well here are some pics for your enjoyment.

I love this picture...Look Mommy, It's SNOW

This Stuff is Cold Daddy, Get me the Hell Up...

Before she realized how cold it was

A Giant Snowball...

My Precious Angel with Santa...Christmas 2008, She went right up and said HI Santa

Before we got in the truck, She is all ready to go see SNOW

Mommy and Madisyn beside a HUGH Christmas Tree

Daddy and Madisyn by the same Tree...

The most precious Picture ever...They were both mesmerized by each other...LOL

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Monday, December 15, 2008

I don't know how to stay caught up.....

Okay can anyone stop the time? I don't know where it goes....The weekend of the 5th we went to a parade and then the 6th we went to Jed's company Christmas party....It was a blast but of coarse I was controlling the camera and didn't get any pics of Jed & I. We have some awesome neighbors who is actually kin to Jed's Step mom but we all love them, Including Madisyn she absolutely loves them...she calls Tommy (Baldy) he is bald headed. LOL

Madisyn at the Parade....

Madisyn with Skylar and "Baldy"

Madisyn with Laurie

The Christmas Parade

And the Christmas Party, Our Friends Gary and his wife.


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Friday, December 5, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday a week late...LOL

My weeks run together so I am a week late on my Thankfulness FFF....

Here are a few of the things I am thankful for this year..

Jayden and Madisyn, If it wasn't for me watching Jayden I wouldn't be able to stay home with Madisyn so therefore I am Thankful for that.

And a Family Thanksgiving Shot...We tried to put Madisyn in the middle but this was one of those days when I am a little less than Chicken S&@T...You know what I mean?

Sometime's when her daddy is around I mean absolutly nothing, So we just deal with it...
I'm also very Thankful for my husband...He is a hard worker and because of him we have what we have.

I love you Honey!!!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

When does it go Away.....

When does the desire to adopt and have children go away? Me & Shelby was talking about this the other night and I'm curious myself to see what others have to say....My desire to parent children and collect them up like aluminum cans will not go away! As hard as I fight it, through the tears, and the arguments, The desire is still so very deep in my heart. I can't make it cease. When I read Corey's blog post today it broke my heart into about a thousand different pieces for those children of Guatemala...About a month after Madisyn came home we wanted so badly to do another child from Guate and then the problems started and No money we couldn't do it then. But now that I see all the problems and the children on the streets begging for Food...They aren't asking for Littlest Pet Shop's and Thomas the Tank Trains, They are asking for Bread and water so they can live. No one knows how this rips my heart out of my chest. I would love to go back to Guatemala but I'm afraid I would be traumatized Seriously....My heart already hurts.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday Almost.....

So the kids are out of school this week so Austin came to visit. He doesn't come over often so we enjoy every minute he is here. He has alot going on with his life, He weight lifts, is just starting Tae Kwan Doe, and not to mention is 15 and totally into Girls. Where did my lil man go?

Austin and Madisyn

Okay so these are totally outta order but did you expect anything less from me?

The New Nursery

The Striped walls with the Changing table...A gift from Church

This is the first wall I painted...So this was the beggining.

PRE- Paint

We had old intercom systems in our home so Jed had to repair the hole for the stripes.

Our new Master Bathroom Finished

Another View

Our Beautiful Bedding...

View of the Bed....

Not so Wordless but Anyways....... HAPPY TURKEY DAY from the REAVER Family.....

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Legacy of an Adopted Child

Once there were two women who never knew each other, One you do not remember, the other you call Mother,Two different lives shaped to make you one,One became your guiding star, the other became your sun,The first one gave you life, and the second taught you to live it,The first gave you a need for love, the second was there to give it,One gave you a nationality, the other gave you a name,One gave you a talent, the other gave you aim,One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears,One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears,One made an adoption plan, that was all that she could do,The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you. Now, which of these two women, Are you the product of?Both, my darling, Both, Just two different types of love.---- Unknown