Sunday, April 10, 2011

moments from this week to cherish.

Watching this community of giving, good hearted people come together and rise the Davis family above $16,000 for their appeal of Kirill's adoption. This has seriously been nothing short of amazing.

And I have to say, this comment took the cake...

That penny is from my 5 year old daughter. After seeing the video and hearing that I was going to make a donation, she ran to get her piggy bank and said, "I want to give too, Mama. I only have a penny, but he can have it." So we added a penny to our donation. :) Oh the simple faith of children!

Um... what a great lesson for all of us! *sniff*

There is less than 48 hours left for us to rise the Eicher family above $6,000... we can do this, you guys! Every $10 donation gets you the chance to win one of these awesome prizes... nice! Please take a moment to blog, facebook, tweet... be part of something huge!

Spending the day with my kids and grandmother, enjoying life in the slow lane. The weather was beautiful... quite possibly the nicest day yet this spring. Having the best lunch ever... those were Gram's words. 


Sitting in DC traffic along the cherry blossom route... looking for the rare parking spot to open. Grabbing the one spot we found... and taking a few snaps.



Gigi... love her. We spend a lot of time together and have so much fun. She and I... we are one in the same.




Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible. ~Stephen Covey

Payton adores her big brother... as in, she is pretty much obsessed with him. She wants to do what he does, wear what he wears, eat what he eats, play what he plays. And bless his heart, he more than embraces her and her obsession.


Oh... forgot one... she wants to sleep where he sleeps. The other night, I went in to check on them after bedtime. I was helping Payton adjust her bipap mask and once I got her settled, she goes, "Maymay. iPah." Haha... yeah, she totally ratted him out. He had the iPad under the covers hiding from me... he was so mad at her! Love it.

The two of them have since been separated... Mason on his top bunk and Payton on the bottom. They both are such restless sleepers, that neither of them were getting a good night sleep. Seems to be going well so far...

And speaking of Mason and his sisters... I tweeted this earlier this week...  

Fave part of day so far: Mason taking the time to say goodbye and kiss each of his sisters before running off to school. #itsthelittlethings

I just loved that moment... as insignificant as it may seem. I think because rather than a "Bye!" and a quick kiss for me, he also gave each of his sisters his undivided attention in saying goodbye to them, waiting for their response and them giving each of them a kiss. All while the car pool lane waited.

I dunno... it just really hit me. How did I get so lucky?


  1. Lucky indeed!!! Our girls are so lucky to have their big brothers!

    I love that you love to hang out with your grandmother...I miss mine, she lives in GA, but she is coming up for my b-day at the end of the month : )

    Can't wait to meet you guys....I have a feeling our girls could get in some serious trouble together!

  2. it has been a miraculous ride ever since we started this journey and it has been amazing to see all the stories unfold and the people be willing to give! I love the picture of the kids together and how Nika is looking at her siblings and doing what they are doing!
    Bree is obsessed with my oldest too and she always sneaks into her bed in the night lately! It is so cute!

  3. You are so very blessed!! I love the spring pics, you have captured the feeling of spring in each pic. You are also so lucky to have your gram!! My grandmother passed away the year Elayna was born. However, my cousin and I had our children on the very same day just 12 hours apart. We think our Gram wanted us to become parents on the very same day...grams are good like that. Cherish every moment with yours :).

  4. Ahhh your post made me really miss my grandma!!! I was/am pretty close with my grandma but it has been kind of hard to stay that close when we are many states apart and we have been for so long now!!!

  5. Those cherry blossoms look ah-mazing!! I so wish I was there last year to see them in bloom, we were 1weel late. :( Maybe one day.