Monday, November 26, 2007


It was so much fun putting up the Christmas trees this year. Maci just had a ball putting the ornament on. (when she could get them to stay and not fall off) I always put a tree upstairs in the Living Rooom and I decorate that one. Then I let the kids decorate the tree in the Family Room. But this year, Maci got to help with mommy's tree.
Here's a video of Maci TRYING to put her ornament on the tree.

Maci decorating the Christmas tree!

She had a little trouble trying to get this one to stay on the tree!

Grandma Barb got Maci this little elf hat. She loves wearing it around the house. You can't see them in this picture, but the hat has elf ears on it.

Dillon, Peyton and Maci in front of their beautifully decorated Christmas tree!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


We spent our Thanksgiving at Donnie's Aunt Susan's and Uncle Tim's in Princeton, IN. We had such a great time and got to eat lots of good food! Whitney went to Greg's grandmas house for dinner, but she ended up showing up later in the afternoon. We were all really excited that she came.
Maci just fit right in with the Farmer family. She wasn't shy at all, which was great! I can finally see her settling into the family and realizing we are her family and we are never going to leave her. She has brought so much joy to our home. It almost brings tears to my eyes to see Whitney, Dillon and Peyton with her. They love her so much, and Maci loves them too! This year we are so thankful to have four wonderful and beautiful children to love.
Our family of 6!

Maci having her first Thanksgiving feast!

Maci loves pumpkin pie!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007


This weekend was the first gun season for deer hunting in Southern Illinois. Donnie left Thursday after he got off of work for Salem. A big group of men go there to camp and hunt for deer. It's a lot of fun for Donnie. He called me Friday evening to let me know he shot a 10-point buck. He was pretty excited! He had to put it on top of the pop-up camper to bring it home since the 4-wheeler was in the back of the truck. I'm sure that was a sight to see going down the highway. I snapped this pic of him with the deer and then I wanted to get one with Maci. She wasn't too cracked up about getting her picture taken with a dead deer.

This was as close as Maci would get to the deer.

Our High School Football team went to Bloomington to play in the state semi-finals today. We didn't go to the game, but as you can see, we supported our team from home. I had Maci wear her Golden Aces sweatshirt and we listened to the game on the radio. Unfortunately we lost the game by one point. We are very proud of our football team and how well they played this year. Next year Dillon will be playing football as a freshman in high school. Wow-that will be exciting!

Our little Aces Fan!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007


I snapped some pictures of Maci after church today in her pretty polka dot dress. Maci's Aunt Pat got her that dress when we brought her home from China. It's a 12 month dress and she is just now fitting into it. I think she just looks adorable!!!


I just love this black and white picture of Maci!

What a beautiful smile!

Maci is laughing at me in this picture because I put a leaf on my head!

Friday, November 9, 2007


I made cookies tonight and I let Maci lick the beaters. She definitely likes cookie dough!!!

Yummy!!! One for each hand!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Maci loves for me to sing the "I Love You" song to her. (She must love me a lot, because I certainly am not a very good singer) Tonight while I sang it to her, she tried to sing it too. What a sweet little voice!!!


Today I took Maci to "Blades" to get her very first haircut. Dillon has been telling us for months that we needed to go get Maci's bangs cut--so today was the day. I snapped a picture of her hair before...
Then the screaming began!
Still screaming...
...and still more screaming!!!

I took this video of her getting her haircut. As you can tell, she didn't like it. But, at least she sat still.

...and here is the after. As soon as Christy was finished cutting her hair, I picked Maci up and she instantly stopped crying. What a beautiful little girl!