Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Peter!

Today my husband joined me at 25!

This year was very low key compared to the years past. 2 years ago on Peter's birthday we found out we were accepted to adopt from Ethiopia and were so excited about what the next year would hold. And last year on Peter's Birthday we saw our little peanut baby for the very first time at just 8 weeks on the ultrasound!

And here is everything I love about life right here on Peter's 25th Birthday!

I am so thankful to have Peter in my life! This last year has been the very best as I got to watch him become a daddy not once, but twice! Watching him hold our son in Ethiopia for the very first time and seeing how concerned and protective he was of Eli in the NICU are two memories I will never forget. He is so good with our boys and they love him so much! I have also watched as he has been transformed into an incredible man of God - the best thing of all! I have seen his heart turn to caring for the poor and needy and orphaned. He challenges me to do more and give more and trust more. I have seen him develop into an improved man as he seeks God's will as a father and husband! It has been amazing for me to watch him grow and develop a deeper relationship with God and to see the difference it has made in our marriage! He is everything I have ever wanted and so much more!

So with all that lovey dovey stuff being said :) We had a very relaxed and low key sort of day! Peter took the day off (for reasons that I cannot disclose at this time, but that got cancelled at the last minute - but we will take your prayers if you would be willing!). Instead Peter studied, we quickly ran down to the courthouse to turn in the LAST document to complete Malachi's re-adoption. We should have that all completed within the next two weeks! We came home, got the boys down for naps and Peter studied more. We went out to pizza and ate way too much Raspberry Pie:

Malachi liked it too!

It was a very nice day! I hope we made Peter feel loved on his special day. I so look forward to what God has in store for us in the coming year. The last two years we at least had some idea of what was to come, but this year we are totally clueless as to what this next year holds for us. Heck, maybe it will just be a year of kicking back and relaxing (but that totally doesn't seem like our style so I doubt it!)


"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

He he he---- Happy Birthday!!!!!

hmmm....doesn't sound like you ;)