Saturday, October 25, 2014

And we grew...

 A lot has happened since I last blogged... but the biggest and most important thing is we completed the Allen family by adopting our second miracle Cayson Brett Allen on August 26th, 2014. It's still hard for me to believe how much God chose to bless me, with two wonderful kids. And a fairly easy experience with foster care. That in it's self is a testament to what God can do. Many prayers were said on our behalf and they were felt and very needed!

We stuck with it and fought the fight and the rewards are awesome!

Some of his fan club!
I seriously can't get enough of this mama's boy! He is a light to my life every single day!

Aunt Heather and Hunter man!

Allen Cousins!

Love all these guys!

Our first family picture as a family of 4! This Judge done the adoption for Jaxxi also. Such a sweet memory to have.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Christmas Light Looking :)

Christmas Eve we decided to go to the Muskogee light festival and the Castle to see all the lights! It was so cold that we asked my Mom to watch Cayson, I just didn't want to get him out in that cold.

I Love this girl so much! She loved looking at the lights.

At the Castle with her Daddy

Even though she has her own pony to ride she still NEEDED to ride these ponies. :)

Feeding the goats.

We had a really great time and I'm hoping we can make this a tradition with our babies!

Carner family Christmas/ New years!

We always do Grandma Corene and Grandpa Jack's Christmas the Saturday after Christmas.
Playing the annual Cranium Game

Me and Jen Love this girl so much!

We haven't got to ring New Years in together for 2 years! It was nice to get to spend it with him and get my NYE kiss! We've seen 9 New Years together. I hope to see many more!

I love my little family and both my kiddos!

Monday, January 13, 2014

leading up to Christmas

I usually have a lot more Christmas spirit but this year I just didn't really get into it. I have no reason other than I just didn't really feel like it... lol. And I feel like every person in my life has more than everything they need and want, and what's fun buying people things they just think of because they have to think of something to tell you so you can spend money. I do have small children so I had to suck it up and try to make it magical for them. :)

Cayson's first time to see Santa and he had no tears!
Jaxi third time to see Santa and first time with no tears!

Preston first time to see Santa and he had no clue what was going on so he had no tears :)

Jaxxi hanging up her 2013 Sophia ornament!

Cayson and daddy decorating the tree. Miss Jaxxi was bossing us about where to put stuff on the tree telling everyone to be careful.

Daddy and Jaxxi at Rhema Bible College looking at lights.

They have a lighted tunnel that blinks to music Jaxxi loved it!

Me and bubba before a court date :)

I love my kids and they are what made my Christmas season!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Allen Christmas 2013

Better late then never with the holiday post I love to be able to look back on all of our holidays as a family! We had Brett and Brenda's Christmas first this year! With Shane's works schedule we have to fit Christmas's in when we can... The day we decided to open presents we got an ice storm and lost power about an hour before dark. So we had to rush and open presents because we had already told the kids they could and we didn't know how long we would be without electric.

Bree, Scott, and Sawyer

Sawyer and Jarrett waiting patiently :) 

Pretty tree in the dark

Aunt Tisha and baby boy!

Daddy helping Jaxxi, She loved opening presents this year!

She got a princess skirt

Bree ripping into some gifts!

Jarrett is so fun to watch open presents because everything he opens is just what he always wanted :)

After church the next day Cayson was so worn out from all the festivities I had set him in his high chair and turned around to get him a cracker then turned back a round to hand it to him and he had fallen a sleep and then slept in his high chair for and hour and a half!!!