Wednesday, December 30, 2009

First snow!!!

All bundled up and ready to experience the snow for the first time...she was pretty excited. :)

Backyard fun with mommy and daddy!!!

Fun with daddy!!

Ready to go in, mommy! It's cold out here!!!

The highlight of our days...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Grandma and Grandpa Vos came to visit! We had SO much fun!! We took some adventures to do some Christmas shopping and go out to eat for the first time. We spent a lot of time at home just snuggling, too. Thanks for coming to visit grandma and grandpa! Miss you already!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

3 weeks...

Anika is 3 weeks old today. She is growing like a weed, and changing so much each day. Sometimes it seems like she's been here forever, and other moments it seems as though we've blinked and the last three weeks have gone by.

Naptime with daddy...

First Thanksgiving...pretty oblivious to all the holiday action. Our best Thanksgiving gift ever.

Caught a smile...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Vos, party of 3!

We are ecstatic to announce that our daughter, Anika Grace, was born Thursday. She weighed 7 lbs. and was 19 inches long. The hospital was wonderful and set us up with a private room with her until we were released on Saturday afternoon. She is the most beautiful baby we have ever laid eyes on, but we might be a little biased. :) We'll let the photos speak for themselves. So far she is a wonderful, pretty laid back baby. She has her nights and days a little mixed up, but that's to be expected. Mom and dad are exhausted, but quite smitten and thankful for our precious gift.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Baby girl Vos is one loved little girl! Her grandparents have already started spoiling her, and she's not even here yet! :) :)

This beautiful cradle that is waiting for her was built by Grandma and Grandpa Vos. They did such a great job. It's gorgeous.

All the goodies inside the cradle are compliments of Grandma and Grandpa Faw.

I think the grandparents are as excited as we are to meet this little one! :)


camera's have been charged...

Bags are packed and ready...

"Due date" is 5 days away now, so it could be any minute, or it could be a couple of weeks. I think we're ready, though. :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Well folks…exciting news in the Vos home…we were chosen by a birthmom to be the adopted parents of her baby girl who is due to be born the first part of November! So, barring any unforeseen circumstances we’ll be bringing home our tiny princess in about 6 weeks! We are ecstatic, and feverishly preparing to be mommy and daddy! Please continue to pray for us, our little girl, and her birthmom in the midst of this process. We'll keep you posted!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Girl's weekend!

I just got back from an early birthday present from my wonderful husband...a girls weekend with my two best friends!!! We were college roommates. Amanda moved to Illinois a couple of years ago. Nikki and I both live in the Vancouver area, and decided it was high time we visited the Gentemann gang. :) We had SO much fun seeing the Gentemann's new life in Illinois...seeing all the sights (including the ghetto of St. Louis a couple of times by mistake :) ),meeting all their new friends, and seeing their extended family again.

Lunch at the "Loading Dock" on the Mississippi River. YUM!!! We still got it, girls. :) :)

We got to be there for Amanda's baby shower (baby #3, a GIRL :), is due in November) which was very special, and super fun.

MISS YOU, Gracie-girl!! Can't wait to play polly pockets and make chocolate cupcakes again soon!

The last morning we were there, we got to accompany Charlie on a field trip with his preschool class to an apple farm. Super fun!! Miss you, Charlie-boy!!! Can't wait to visit again and play lego's!!!

Hot mama's!!!! :) :) Can't wait to meet those little one's!!!

Thanks for a great time, Amanda! We miss you SO much!!! Love you both, and can't wait for the next time!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The City of Vancouver has free concerts during the summer every Thursday night at the park downtown. It has become a Vos family tradition to go. You can't beat good music, lots of people, warm sunshine and some ice cream! Wonderful summer nights!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK MOM AND DAD VOS!!! Today is mom Vos' birthday, and Saturday is dad Vos' birthday. We hope you guys have a great week! We're thinking of you, and wish we could be there to help you celebrate!! Thanks for all you do for us and everyone around you!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Mountains of paperwork-done. Background checks and interviews-done. Home Study-done. Now we just wait to see who God is going to bring into our family through the miracle of adoption. Stay tuned! :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wow. I have really gotten behind in updating our blog. Sorry. Life has just gotten away from me. A few weeks ago my mom came to help me paint the main floor of our house. We went with YELLOW. Although it is pretty bright, and we are still getting used to it, I think it turned out great. We had a lot of fun together, too. :) Here's some photo's for those of you who have been bugging me to see the finished product (you know who you are :) ).

Hard at work...actually this was posed by Brad right before we left to go to the train station, but you get the idea :). We were amazed that we got the whole main floor painted in one day.

The finished product...

My mom rode the train back home. We have the cutest, nicest, cleanest, easy-to-use train station in Vancouver. It's SO great! And she could get off right in Ephrata! How great is that?!


Here it comes!!

All aboard! Thanks for a great few days mom, and all your help! It is greatly appreciated! Love you!

Monday, April 27, 2009

When we were in Quincy over Easter weekend, Staci took some photos for us...they turned out's some favorites...

...thanks for the good times and photog genious, SJ!!!