Today is my oldest sons 17th birthday! Spenser is such a good kid, awesome son and brother. He loves his little sisters who both have Down syndrome so much. Since Anna has come home to us from Rus$ia he loves to tote her around and show her off. :) He takes both of the girls on rides through the neighborhood and takes Anna to the store with him every chance he gets :) He would take Ashlyn more, but she is too difficult to deal with in the store and doesn't listen to authority worth a hoot!!! Yep she is my stubborn one. Here are a few pics of the kiddos today after we went out to dinner for Spenser's birthday. Aren't all my children so photogenic? LOL- NONE of them would cooperate except Anna and once in a while Spenser would when he wasn't tending to Ashlyn who was misbehaving!! So here ya go....the crazy Williams clan......
So our adoption is finally over! We have sweet pea in our arms, in our home, in our family and life couldn't be any better. Seriously. Anna is doing so well in our family and our family loves this gal to pieces! I haven't blogged on this blog in almost a year because my life was consumed with our family, our adoption and life in general. I concentrated on our adoption blog as we were busy, busy, busy doing fundraisers to help bring Anna home and I totally neglected this blog :( Now that Anna is home I want to bring our family blog back to life! Another year has gone by and I am posting pictures from Ashlyn's birthday and of course you get to see her sweet, new sister too!!!
Ashlyn is a big ol' 12 years old this year and I am still having a hard time believing it! It seems like she has just grown up overnight and we will have a teenager before we know it...YIKES!!!!
Big Girl blowing out her birthday candles!!
Sisters - FINALLY!!!!!!!
Somebody missed her nap, and actually fell asleep trying to eat her cake and ice cream!
"The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been,
but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It’s for you I created the universe. I love you. There’s only one catch. Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you’ll reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach out and take it is a gift too."
I am Traci, mommy to 4 wonderful kiddos- Spenser, Ashlyn, Mason and Anna and wife to Mike. Our daughter Ashlyn has Down syndrome and we adopted a little sister with Down syndrome named Anna aka Anastasia, from Vladimir Russia. Our family is richly blessed! God is so good!