Monday, February 21, 2011

Every Good and Perfect Gift....and Giveaway Winner!!!

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

I am starting with my sister's favorite Bible verse because this post is dedicated to my twin Melissa and her son who was adopted into our family as an infant. Today we celebrate Kade as he turned four years old today! For anyone who is considering adoption I have to say it has been the most wonderful blessing not only for mom and son but for every member of our family. We love him dearly and can't remember a time (BTWK)-Before There Was Kade!
Our Kade as we call him, has changed us forever. He has brought so much happiness and smiles. It amazes me that just as Brian and I were weary from multiple miscarriages and infertility treatments God gave my sister this gorgeous baby boy...and being as sweet as she is she shared him with me letting me rock him, change him, shower him with kisses and even walk proudly into restaurants with him on my arm! It was the salve I needed and my first taste at becoming a parent. Brian and I will always consider Kade our son and are raising him and Teagan as if they are siblings. Brian just bought him his first set of golf clubs for Christmas and can't wait to get him out for lessons as the spring weather rolls in.
Kade is the funniest little boy always looking at this silly side of things. He's great at impressions and practically bounces off the walls with energy and excitement 23.5 hours of the day. He's a hugger, which makes him fit right in around our house. And he's so amazing with Teagan. She's his little tag-a-long and wants to copy all he does. He fascinates her and she usually starts each day asking where he and "Auntie Wiss" are. We love you both, Melissa and Kade. Thanks for adding so much joy to so many of our lives.
I have not forgotten to announce our super special first giveaway winner on Teagan's Travels! But first I'd like to thank our sponsor KaydenAshley for so graciously supplying the fabulous personalized recipe cards! I'll be featuring this Etsy business again in an upcoming blog so stay tuned!

And to you readers who have joined us in the past few weeks and have taken the time to follow our family and friends, a very big thank you! You are always welcome here and I look forward to seeing what adventures we all get up to in 2011! Keep those comments coming as I'd love to hear from you!

Drum roll...

Our winner is Brittany McNamara!!!

Congratulations Brittany! Please email me at so we can arrange to have your recipe cards personalized, printed and shipped to you along with the digital file.


  1. Thanks for the special post Michelle! Bring tears of joy to my eyes. You, Brain, and Teagan are so special to Kade and I. We are blessed to have you.

  2. Our sweet boy! Truly a gift.


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