Michelle Smiles

Teaching my children to question authority, except mine.

Our newest family member


My sister in law and her husband just adopted this beautiful baby boy. The girls and I couldn’t miss the opportunity to go and meet him when spring break rolled around. So up north we headed. When preparing for the trip, I decided that I was done with listening to 12 hours of Disney. I wanted my radio back. That meant headphones for the girls. Tessa was either going to have to get on board with it or watch movies with no sound. I wasn’t budging on this issue. Let’s just acknowledge that Tessa watched a lot of movies with no sound. But momma got to listen to books on CD instead of Disney and felt much more sane at the end of the drive. Win! (Wicked was my book of choice. 17 discs. Still not finished – 1 1/2 discs left. I’ve tried to read it several times and had trouble getting into it. I find I can get through a book on CD much more easily.) (Also speaking of books, spent all week reading Stephen King’s 11/22/63. I’m more than halfway through and I have to say BEST KING BOOK IN AT LEAST A DECADE.  Loving it after struggling through so many of his more recent books.)

I can not describe the joy of seeing my sister in law and her husband realize their dream of becoming parents. It has been a very long journey for them – but that is not my story to tell. Pat is just so excited and Krista just looks so content and complete. So amazing to see. And the baby is such a sweet boy! Our family is very blessed. The girls were enchanted with him and now want to play with baby dolls where they never have before.

The girls had a great time hanging with family up north. I enjoyed seeing everyone. Easter was full of dying eggs, eating candy, and hunting eggs. A good time was had by all. And the girls cried when it was time to return home. Poor Steve was left all alone for the week so he was quite happy when we returned.


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4 Comments to

“Our newest family member”

  1. On April 12th, 2012 at 8:33 pm jane Says:

    Awww. I want a baby! Not at MY house. Just close to me so I can play whenever I want. Glad you had a good trip and have made it home again.

  2. On April 14th, 2012 at 9:22 am Melany Says:

    SO sweet. Congrats on the newest addition. He is ADORABLE.

  3. On April 19th, 2012 at 1:22 pm tehamy Says:

    He is precious! Congratulations on the newest family member!

  4. On April 22nd, 2012 at 7:31 pm Bobbi Says:

    Seriously, that last picture of your girls is too cute!! Cannot believe how grown up they both look!!

    Congratulations on your newest family member. He is adorable. So great that adoption has touched your family again.