Tuesday, July 24, 2012


We had our Good Cause hearing yesterday, that is the hearing were they make sure there is no objection from any party for us to move forward with the adoption process. My biggest worry and stress was the tribe. We were only in court for a few minutes and everything went really smoothly, thankfully! I had a little anxiety about it. Our worker is thinking the adoption could be completely done in 3-4 months! Tomorrow will be exactly one year since we brought her home to live with us. Seems impossible it's been that long, and at the same time it's hard to remember life without her. There are times when it's just plain hard to be mom, but when she wraps her arms around me so tight and gives me a great big kiss all that pretty much vanishes. We feel truly blessed to call this little girls ours!

I seen this saying going through some things on Etsy
"I didn't give you the gift of life... but the gift of life gave me you"

I hope that as we embark on this life with her that she will always know that to us she is our own. I'm slightly nervous about all the emotions we will have as she grows, but we have a great support and I know we will all get through it!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Some of the 4th

We had a real low key 4th my Uncle was down from Chicago so mom made some fried chicken and then we headed to Keifer to watch the fireworks. They have a great show every year. Then Jaxxi and I stayed at Kass and Robbys, so Shane could meet us there in the morning. We all headed back to Beggs for a cookout the next evening. We were going to go to the Sapulpa firework show but the kids decided they wanted to have there own show. So we all set out in lawn chairs ate some watermelon and watch money literally blow up! :)

The whole crew at Keifer Fireworks on July 3rd!

We rode horses on July 4th... I haven't been on a horse in years but it was a lot of fun and we had nice little breeze.

This is what Sweets did most of the day. She also figured out that she could lead him around. I told Shane I think we bought an over sized dog! Ha

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Jaxxi update

I haven't updated about Jaxxi for a while and since this is where I keep all this stuff I wanted to make sure I get all of this down. Jaxxi started walking at just over 16 months old. We went to OU for orthopedics and she was completely fine for now, we go back in 7 months for more monitoring. she has said two real words, Horsey, and Huckie. She still won't say Mommy and Daddy to either of us, so we know where we rank! ha! She has all of her top teeth I think and now she's working on the bottom ones. I haven't slept much in over a month. Oh well it's worth it, just wished she would start feeling better.

The biggest and best update is that on June 25th exactly 11 months from when she was placed in our home, the birth parents relinquished rights! I was in tears when they told us they wanted us to adopt her and take care of her. I can't explain what a relief it was when that was finally over with! Now we have to wait for a hearing to move her case from the foster care side to the adoption side, and have to make sure the tribe that Jaxxi was born into will let a member from another tribe adopt her. Our worker doesn't think there will be an issue with that, but it is another hurdler on this road. So Hopefully by 2013 she will officially be ours forever and ever!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

First Love...

Since Jaxxi was nine months old she expressed an interest in horses. So we have encouraged her by letting her be around them and you seen on previous post we have her in a round up club even though she's only 16 months old. Anyways her first real word is horsey so I think the child is in love. :) My in-laws were looking into buying a pony for the grand kids and I went to pick it up on Sunday. Well while we were there looking at the horse they had picked out. I spotted a cute little horse I couldn't resist. He was so sweet and calm even in the feeding frenzy going on around him. So I decided to get it for Jaxxi. We messed with both ponies all day Sunday and it's amazing what one day of attention will do to help with horses.

Here's Dukes or Duke haven't decided yet. lol!

This is Scoot, He's got some spunk!

Here's sweets on Dukes for the first time!

We were sitting out around Pa's arena that we had been sitting at for two days and I looked up and see this on a tire! I have never seen anyone spell Jaxxon like we do. I think He could have been saying hi:)