Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Gotcha Day Kylan

Our referral picture of Kylan this was the very first picture that we saw of him! 2001
This is the 1st time Kylan and Kevin meet at the Tulsa airport! 2002
2002 first time Kylan and I met in Korea
2002 hanbok photo
2002 tired mom with 2 kids
2002 with Papa
2002 at Connie and Brian's while Kev and I were on our 10 yr anniversary cruise
Dressed as Peter Pan for Halloween 2003

2003 playing in the snow
2003 cowboy Kylan
2003 playing with bubbles
Pumpkin pic 2004
Playing on the beach in Hawaii
Trying to shave like daddy 2004
Eating pancakes while camping 2005
2005 Yellow Balloon Preschool
2005 they could both fit in the golf cart at the same time!
2006 kids choir FUMC of Owasso
Skatepark 2006
Easter 2006

WDW 2006
2007 Christmas with broken arm
2007 Durango Mountain
2007 craft-turtle
2007 WDW
2007 Sea World
2008 Cruise to Mexico
2008 skatepark

2009 sledding
2010 Osage Hills State Park

Today is a day to celebrate that Kylan has been with his Forever Family for 8 years! It's hard to believe that it's already been 8 years but it has! Time flies when you have kids that keep you busy. What a blessing he's been to our family we can't imagine life without his sweet smile or his ornery ways. Here are some pics of him growing up over the past 8 yrs. I also want to let you know that if you are on the Internet searching for adoption info here is a link to Dillon International they are the adoption agency that we used 9 yrs ago to adopt Makenzie and 8 yrs ago to adopt Kylan. They truly were a blessing to our family and helped change our lives forever. Once you get the child home they don't just leave you either they offer post adoption and pre adoption support and they also have Korean Camp during the summer, cooking classes, support groups and many other things that help make the adoption option a very smooth transition! If you have any questions please email me at

To read more info and about Kylan and his gotcha days
7th gotcha day post go here
6th gotcha day click here
5th gotcha day go here

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

St Therese Parish

One Tuesday per month Makenzie is in Girls Club so Kylan and I have to find something fun to do together, it's our mommy/son date time.  Today we decided to go geo-caching and it took us out to St. Therese Parish in Collinsville and WOW were we surprised!!!  It's gorgeous out there, beautiful pond, flowers, and the adobe building looks like it was taken from NM (where I was born) and dropped here because you would never find that much green, lush, vegetation in NM.  We will have to come back sometime to take pictures, I'm sure this would be a gorgeous backdrop for wedding pics, senior pics or even school pics.
Oh, by the way we DID find the geo-cache here!  Kylan found it, not me!
My friend Cathy was telling me that sometimes they go have a Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Therese Parish and that it's so good and that the inside of the Parish is just as beautiful as the outside.

Owasso Historical Museum

This was a children's pew at the Mennonite Church

This window was taken from the Mennonite Church that is now Discovery Bible Fellowship where we attend church

This month has been full of field trips to museums and as we were driving down Main St. in Owasso we wondered why we haven't ever been to our towns museum? HMMMM, we better stop now because we saw the open sign on the sidewalk. The Owasso Historical Museum is a neat little museum and the ladies were so helpful and told us a lot of information about the things we were looking at. We will be back to enjoy it when we have more time.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Treasure Hunting

Kenzie's friend Peyton helped us find our first geocache

They each took a treasure and left a treasure
Putting it back
This was a fun one
Easy one

Kylan's first find

For years our family has enjoyed letterboxing and now that we have these neat iPhones with a GPS in them we decided to try Geocaching and we are hooked! It has become our new family hobby and we've had so much family time hiking and enjoying this spring weather plus the fact that you get to pick a "treasure" out of most caches but you also need to bring a "treasure" to leave for someone else. I had the kids go through their rooms and find little things that we could put in the caches and they came up with a little container just full of "treasures" that they don't want anymore.
WARNING If you plan on going geocaching in Owasso don't look at the pics because they will give away some of the cache sites!

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