Penny & Chris Goeppner are in the process of adopting two children from Russia.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Finding "N"

A few weeks ago I posted a video of Roman dancing with his friend "N". We inquired with our agency about her status since our son asks about her and prays for her everyday and is now calling her his "sister".
Today we found out. She is still at the orphanage and is currently not available for adoption as her birthmother has not relinquished her rights. I was sad to hear this because I hate to think that this beautiful little girl is going to grow up in an orphanage without a loving family. We are praying for her and the situation and I'm asking all of you to pray as well. We want God's best for her.
Our fc said we could send her a letter and some pics so we're going to do that real soon.
Thanks for your prayers!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Birthday Pics

Okay, as promised, here are some pics from the party. We went to a hotel near by and had the party there. We played in the pool and at the beach and had cake and presents. The best part, no clean up!!!

Here we are singing "Happy Birthday" to Jadon. He was a little embarrassed when we sang to him, just like my little sister used to be.;)

Blowing out the candles on the completely organic cake I made. It was delicious!

I wish you could see his face better here. It was hilarious! The boy is crazy for cars and trucks!=)

I think he was pretty excited about his bathtub pirate boat here!

Roman is having a blast with Grampy on the pool water slide!

Thanks Totya for taking such wonderful pictures!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Jadon!

My baby boy turned 2 years old today! I can't believe how much he has grown since he came home in March! We love you Jadon Paul!
Pictures of the party will be coming soon!=)

Friday, July 04, 2008

Forth of July Fun!

We had a great Independence Day with Chris' family. We ate a lot of yummy food and swam in the pool and played Guitar Hero and flew a kite! It was so much fun!

Daddy is teaching Roman how to fly a kite while Jadon cheers them on.

Roman is flying a kite for the first time...

...and having a blast!!

The boys love riding their Radio Flyer bikes at Granny's!

Big brother is helping little brother ride his bike through the grass.

Little brother has had enough "help". ;)

Roman and his first Independence Day cake!

Happy 4th everyone!

It's still so surreal to me that our boys were born half-way around the world and now they are home with their family, celebrating their new country's Independence Day. God is so good!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Family Reunion

Last week my grandmother passed away. She was sick and in a lot of pain so it wasn't a shock to anyone but it was still sad to not have her here anymore. She is with Jesus now so we rejoice in that.
Her funeral was yesterday up in Jacksonville so I went along with my mother-in-law while Chris stayed home with the boys. It was so nice to see my extended family. I hadn't seen my cousins in 10 years or more so we had a good time catching up. It's so weird to see all of them as adults, married and with children. I hope to see them all again in the fall for my cousin's wedding.
Anyway, here is a picture of all of my grandmother's grandchildren (yes, all girls) at her funeral.