Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year….and a kinda big announcement!!

HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! We hope you had a wonderful time ringing in the new year, as well as, a wonderful Christmas!! We hope that 2014 is full of happiness, love and good-times for you and yours!!
Our Christmas was very relaxing and spent with both our families. The boys enjoyed being spoiled by the grandparents and David and I enjoyed just relaxing and of course eating!! David and I brought in the New Year with a date night to celebrate our ninth wedding anniversary, a great way to close out 2013!! A big thank to you my in-laws who gave up their night to watch the boys who had so much fun playing games and watching movies!! 
Now that 2014 is upon us David and I are looking forward to the excitement that is ahead of us. Misha will be turning 5 in a few weeks, Ryan will be turning 9 in a few months (his last year in the single digits), lots of little league games coming this spring and summer fun to be had!! I am so looking forward to the fun times 2014 has in store for us!! 

OK...Are you ready for the kinda big announcement??...Are you sure??...Ok, here it is:

David, The Boys and I have someone VERY important we’d like you all to meet. For right now I’ll refer to her as Baby C (until we decided on a name)...her listing name on Reece’s Rainbow is “Chava” but that is not going to be her forever name. Baby C is 4 months old and has Down Syndrome and is currently stuck in an orphanage in Eastern Europe. And the BEST part is she is going to be joining our family sometime this summer!!!! We are super excited to be adding another child to our family and I am excited to bringing a girl into my world full of boys!! 

We hope you all will join us on our exciting journey to bringing her home...I know we sure are excited to get the adventures of 2014 started!!!! Happy New Year Everyone!!!


  1. Soooooooooooooo very excited for you and your family!!!!!! Love, Janis Brock-Leland

  2. That is absolutely AMAZING!!! Congratulations Melissa and family!!! I'm SO happy and excited for you guys! Summer could not get here soon enough, right? lol

  3. Congratulations to everyone. So happy for all of you.

  4. She is so beautiful! What a blessing!

  5. YAY!!! I'm so excited for you!! Congratulations. :) - Katey

  6. Congratulations!!!
    She's beautiful

  7. Congratulations! She is beautiful!