Introducing the newest family member~ Lexi!  We have had the amazing privilege of being able to spend some time with Lexi in the past couple of months while the adoption paperwork was being processed.   I thought I would share a few pictures I took during that time.   While we never used the word "sister" during that period of time,  Lila quickly fell into the role of big sister.

Sweet girls

Check out her eyes!

This is my favorite expression- she loves to give a little sideways glance!

Happy Girl!

Mutual adoration

Justin, Maggs and Lexi

 She's probably wishing I would put the camera away.  Never.gonna.happen.

Checking out Justin's facial hair

 Love this one

 Favorite toy!

I will be writing a post about our adoption story.  Before I do that, there are two other kids of mine that are wayyyyy overdue a blog post! 

Wedding post coming soon.    Adoption post after that!   And an explanation of the incredible way they tie together.   

5 great kids.  3 by birth, one by marriage, one by adoption.  We are very blessed.




  1. SO excited for you! I can't believe how fast this went for you all! Wonderful God kind of blessing!!!

  2. I.can.NOT.wait!!! Such a cutie and so sweet with Lila!

    The other two are sweet and cute, too. So is that other one who isn't there now.

    Love you guys! All 7 of you.

  3. I can hardly wait to hear your adoption story!! She is beautiful :)

  4. What an angel!!! She has so much spunk to her it's adorable! Can not wait to see these cuties again! Congrats on another perfect little one!

  5. omgosh, i love her! was so special watching you this weekend ... love you!

  6. She is beautiful!! Congratulations! I can't wait to hear all about how she came to be yours. Welcome little Lexi!

  7. My first time visiting and I have to say - your girlies are so cute! :) Congrats on the new little!

  8. You are so very, very blessed and lucky!

    Cannot wait to hear your story how beautiful Lexi came to be!

  9. Congrats! She's SO SO pretty! I can't wait to hear all about it.

  10. I love this and I love each of you. Can't wait to hear more!

  11. Blessed indeed!! Lexi is precious and it is so beautiful to see the way your other kids respond to her. I'm on the edge of my seat for wedding stories and adoption stories!!!

  12. Eeeee! All of your children are so beautiful! I'm looking forward to the next few posts. Can I sneak in at least one Lexi snuggle at the BW? ;-)

  13. I am just SO excited!


  14. oh my goodness is she ever adorable!!! Congrats on the addition of Lexi to your family! Can't wait to hear the story of how it all came to be!