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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Families are Forever...right?

When I think that Boo and Baby girl could have grown up
so very far away from me, and we might have never chokes me up. I cant imagine my life without my 2 lil babies. I love my babies so much , and am just humbled by GOD's plan for our lives.



Bug crashed after VBS with her cat....

It has been sooooo hot lately, I let the babies play with
the water table and they had a blast ! It was so funny to see
them splash each other and just laugh !

My lil' beauties ;)

How stinkin cute is my girl ??

Baby girl has a little birthmark on her back shaped like
a butterfly :)

Getting ready to splash me !

She is such a happy baby. ( the screaming stopped ;P oye.)

~JON & KATE PLUS 8.... MINUS 1 ?
Its weird how I care so much about this I know, but I was really in a funk last night after the show. I HATE TO SEE THEM BREAKUP. And btw what is up w/ JON'S EARRINGS?? He didnt have earrings before, now 2 diamond studs, and a funky t-shirt and smoking? Why do people give up on their families SO easily? Yes marriage is hard. Yes raising kids is hard. Sure it is harder in the spot light...especially when you are out with a 23 year old teacher in a bar who is NOT your wife ( just saying)
No one ever said it would be easy, but it is worth it. I wonder if they were not financially secure if he would walk away to explore the next chapter in his life (since he is only 32.....his words) Who cares how old he is ? He has 8 children to provide a stable family for and to love their mother! That is what counseling is for , right? I know she was tough on him and they have problems like everyone can, she clearly was the stronger of the 2, but it seemed to work for them. I just felt so bad for Kate, when she said he wont even talk to her. I'm sure it is complicated, I just hate to see a family break up, and the hubby go off and re-live his 20's.. without trying super hard to work it out. Guess the tabloids win again :( sorry. had to get this off my mind :)
Any thoughts?
On a happier note !!!!!
~welcome home to Kristi and her beautiful Lucy Lane !!! Check her pictures out here. **


Rhonda said...

Oh Maria, I so loved those pictures......Yes, those girls of yours are truly just beautiful!!!! And I have to say that I think that picture of Bug and the cat is just priceless!!!

Never watched Jon/Kate show but sure have seen them on the talk show!

April said...

What sweeties...We are praying for our 3rd adoption, not for 2 years though, and we are looking into Ethiopia now and praying about it, thanks for visiting our site...

Michael said...

I am totally with you on the Jon and Kate thing.....what's up??? I wish they would try to work it out, it's so sad:(


Kristi J said...

Thanks Maria for the Welcome Home!! I had to tell you...while in ET, I had atleast two people say, "hey, there is this girl in Fla. that puts big bows on her baby too"....I had to tell them that I already knew you and your little one was my inspiration :) ha. Great minds think a like :) The pics are great, kj

reaping joy said...

I love the pics of your family, Maria! They are just precious!!

I agree on the Jon & Kate thing. Richard asked me what I thought about it & I said, really, I'm just disappointed. I'm sure there are 2 sides to every story, but it just seems like Jon has totally disconnected. (& I saw the earring thing, too...come on - you're 32, not 23!!) I think they had a great opportunity to show how marriage really is - hard work that is sometimes awesome & sometimes really stinks, but it's a commitment that's not to be taken lightly & I wish they would have tried counseling or something, esp. as a Christian couple being held up in the spotlight. It is sad.

But your kids are beautiful & that's HAPPY!! :-)

Alexandra said...

those pictures are so beautiful!!!

I was also sad to hear about Jon and Kate. What has happened to commitment? or dealing with the choices that you made? it seems reality tv has taken down another family. :(

Kimmie said...

Your girls are beautiful, you are truly blessed.

On the "drama" ...well, I have been praying for them for awhile now. My heart grieves with God, as they had a platform to glorify Him...they had such opportunity to shine as Lights. Now when people are reminded that they professed His Name...well, another one for the enemy.

And, Maria..thank you for your sweet words of encouragement. I appreciate it, truly.

mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

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