It Happened–She’s ADOPTED!!

So after 486 days in foster care, we are official adoptive parents of our precious baby girl Gracelynn Marie Johnson! We love her to death, and she is definitely our “wild child” of the bunch and we are SO glad she is officially ours!!

I wanted to incorporate an entire blog post with SO many pictures of our baby girl that we have never been able to share without having to blur her face, to let you all in on our journey from day one to now! Thanks to EVERYONE for loving on us and supporting us throughout this journey, we LOVE you all!

 














These are some of my most favorite pictures from her since day one (especially her monthly photos when she was SO tiny) to now! Hope you all enjoy them and love them as much as Shane and I do! ♥♥♥

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Easter 2017 photos!

This year, I wanted to take the Easter pictures a little earlier than normal, because I couldn’t wait to put the precious outfits that I bought them, on them! I wish you all could see the precious, adorable, children behind the blurred images (but due to foster care regulations, that is not allowed), but let me assure you… they are some cute kids!

I decided to to take them at a bridge in Gonzales, Tx and it seemed to turn out so GREAT! I also took a few in our front yard, by a run-down barn we have out front.. and we it has made for some awesome backdrops for my kids!

I hope everyone has an amazing Easter this Sunday and spend it with lots of love, food, and amazing fellowship with your friends and family!

 

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Time to catch up + Giveaway Time

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I truly can’t believe Friday has come once again! It seems so long away on Mondays, and then before you know it.. it’s the weekend!  I am linking up with Karli, who blogs on over at September Farm to tell you about five happenings with the Johnsons,this Friday!

First off, let me apologize for not really blogging in the last couple of weeks.  Once all my kids went back to school, I thought I would have the time/motivation to keep this going pretty steady.. but that didn’t exactly happen! So, I wanted to do a little catch up with you all and a pretty cool giveaway at the end!

  1. My oldest two went to get their updated psychological evaluations done, which I am pretty excited to see what the outcome of that is.  When children are in foster care, they must do this yearly to keep up with how the children are adjusting to their families, friends, foster parents, and overall environment.   I will be most interested in seeing a comparison from when they first came into the “system” to see where they are at now.
  2. My infamous overscheduling occurred again where I was supposed to take baby girl to get her monthly synergis shots at the same time as the boys needed to be taken out of school to make their counseling appointment on time.  Let’s just say.. Nana and Papa are the absolute greatest!!
  3. Baby girl has had some HUGE milestones happening lately, especially for a mircopreemie such as herself.  She is 9 months old (but 5 months old adjusted age since she was born 4 more months early), and for the first time is able to sit on her own (even if it’s for a little while), and making huge strides in weight growth  (baby girl is 15 pounds now which is so good for her), and making a lot of improvement in her ability to turn from back to belly!
  4. I spoke to the Lawyer for the first time who is going to be representing us in the fight for custody for baby girl! Nothing can be officially made until baby girl has been with us for 6 months, but hopefully soon we will know something regarding her case and where to go from here!
  5. I got all my boys a hair cut(including my husbands) and that was the best money I have spent in a long time! Their hair cuts have been WAY overdue, and we keep saying every time that “the next check we will make time to do it”, but I decided today was going to be the day, and they all LOVED it! They look so handsome and so grown up!!

** Now best for LAST!

In order to be entered into my $25 Visa Giftcard giveaway, you must click on the Rafflecopter giveaway below and follow the tasks! 🙂 Good Luck everyone!!

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Photoshoot time!

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Just two days ago, I had the honor of taking two year old and six year old birthday pictures of my handsome nephews Rae’Sean(6) and Everett(2)! I loved how they turned out and wanted to share them with you all!  I loved by the end of the photo shoot Rae’Sean was asking to take more pictures in different spots, and was posing so cute!

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