If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
I use a DICAPAC waterproof case for my SLR for my water shots.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
He has had a little catching up to do compared to the kids here who play year round. We just aren't that family and that's okay.
Oh yes and looking darn cute in the uniform too.
And a little cuteness from his biggest supporter to finish it off.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
I am really good at being around Ruthie but I am too often doing my own thing in her presence. Since our little talk, I have been saying no to a lot of the distractions and "getting into the pool" more.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Here are a few pics from our adventures together.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Here is my sweet girl in her referral photo.
My beautiful princess 3 years later.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
I knew Ruthie would enjoy it because my girl loves to color and paint. It was super cute to see how serious she was about getting it just right.
Jack had fun too and did a great job with his.
Sam makes a party out of every moment and was more interested in getting up to dance to the music overhead than painting.
My favorite moment was when Jack finished a section early and then came over to help Ruthie paint her stars. He even made up a little song to help her get the motions right.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Lets see there was, "Do sharks eat us because we look like seals or because they are scared?"
And, "Why did God create Satan?"
Followed by, "Who is the tallest man who ever lived?"
I loved, "If I had $50,000 could I buy a circus?" I have no idea where that came from.
He wouldn't accept my, "No," answer for, "Can snakes bite through glass?"
There is always a math question in there and tonight's was, "How many seconds are in a leap year?"
And right before he went to bed he asked, "Why can I hold my breath and live but if you cut my head off I would die instantly?"
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