Friday, May 17, 2013

Mother's Day

See... I told you I was behind in posting!!!

Mother's Day was so much fun!  The kids and I splurged on season passes to Great America last fall which enabled us to go to Fright Fest last October and will get us in free all summer.  They had a great deal when you bought four, included upgrades like free parking all season, and we took some of our gift money for different things and purchased these to use all summer.  So our first time going was Mother's Day... my kind of celebrating!

We had a Blast!

It was a gorgeous day, but chilly.  And even so, those crazy boys decided to go on the ONE water ride that was open.  And their even crazier mom let them! :)  I did mostly because Braeden doesn't like rides.  I know... he doesn't like rides but you bought season passes?!?  Yes, because he loves the FOOD :) and the experience.  He rode THREE rides this day, so I let this be one of the three.  I made them take off their fleece jackets before going on...

and I'm glad because they were SOAKED!  So we stripped the shirts, wore just the jackets, and hung our laundry to dry. :)

This pic cracks me up... I only wish I knew WHAT he was telling Bugs! :)

A very happy Mother's Day indeed!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

Braeden - 11

Liam - 9

Liam - 9

Macy - 5

Macy - 5

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• 147 million orphans in the world
• 50 million orphans in Africa 
• Every 14 seconds a child is orphaned by AIDS
• 16,000,000 have been orphaned by AIDS
• Every week, AIDS claims as many lives as American fatalities in the Vietnam War
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• Every 2 seconds an orphan dies from malnutrition

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Little Did I Know

Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
Little did I know that the trip would take so long
Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong

Little did I know that love could be so powerful
Little did I know that a dream so far could go
Little did I know that God would place the right ones
Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
Little did I know that this day would finally come
Little did I know that four souls would be sent to guide me
Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom

But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
God knew all along that my dream would soon come true
God knew all along that we five should be together
God knew all along that I’d share it all with you