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Where did November come from?

November 1 was a fun day for us to remember. It was 1 year ago on November 1 that I was on a construction site in Jacksonville. Olivia called me crying, and not just any crying, that ‘something serious’ cry. She managed to squeak out, “She picked us” and then burst into more tears. I had to pull the sun glasses over my eyes to hide my own tears. I was shaking with excitement. What a year it has been! This time last year, we were frantically getting a nursery ready, painting walls, replacing carpet, buying two of everything…

Not a day goes by that we’re not overjoyed and forever grateful for these two precious gifts.

This month, we got 4 more precious gifts, but we have to give them back at the end of the month.  We’re keeping my friend’s 4 youngest children for the month while they’re in Eastern Europe adopting their 7th little one.  They’re ages 5 – 14 and Owen and Wiley LOVE having older siblings.

– Dan

The crew.  Sophie, Katie, Owen, Wiley, Isaac and Christian.

The crew. Sophie, Katie, Owen, Wiley, Isaac and Christian.

Before church.  These guys love being with each other.

Before church. These guys love being with each other.

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Owen eating bubbles.

Owen eating bubbles.

Hipster.

Hipster.

Stud.

Stud.

Wiley is rolling all over the place!

Wiley is rolling all over the place!

 

All dressed up and headed to church.

All dressed up and headed to church.