25 November 2012

a blur

Boy oh boy has this been one crazy, yet amazing, month.  I have been very absent from the online world.  It has been a good break for sure because I have been living life.
Here is a little snap shot into the past month here.

*  We voted

*  we celebrate my AMAZING mom's birthday

* We saw PAUL MCCARTNEY!!  Omg, that probably deserves it's own belated post because it was just amazing.  I loved it.  It was an awesome surprise birthday present for Adam :)  

*  Adam celebrated his 32nd birthday :)

*  He was also in and out of the ER three times this month with crazy symptoms and even the ICU (which was scary) but praise God, he is home and feeling so much better.

*  Amelia had a Christmas Photoshoot with Fresh Art Photography (favorite)!

*  We went to my friend Marie's wedding where I got to see all of my besties :)

*  Adam's sister came for a visit!!!

*  We decorated the house for Christmas :)

*  and most importantly, Miss Amelia FINALLY became a MacLean (legally).  Amelia was officially adopted on National Adoption Day this month!!  November 17 was the BEST day ever  (Again, I will write a whole post on this soon)

(look how happy she is here with us and the judge)

*We also had a HUGE party for Amelia's "Gotcha Day!"  We had a photo booth, and a cupcake truck and it was a perfect way to celebrate Amelia.

What a blessed month.  We definitely had some ups and downs but the Ups outweigh the downs by thousands :)
Hopefully, I can get back into the swing of blogging in the next few days.  I was planning to just close this little blog indefinitely but I received a couple of really encouraging emails and I am excited to be back.
Thank you to everyone who has stuck around through my little hiatus :)
I love you all!



  1. Everyone needs some time offline everyone once and a while. Super happy that it is all official now, congrats! Most adorable thing ever in her x-mas picture.

    1. I agree! I feel refreshed and ready to get back to my blog but it was so nice not having to worry about it :) Thank you!!! xo

  2. Love all the photos. So happy for your little family. Amelia has made me smile through this almost year. I have loved reading the ups and downs of this journey with you and Adam. Her photos make me smile every day.

    So glad Adam is feeling better. Ya'll have been in my prayers.

    1. Your sweet comments always make me smile too!! You are such a blessing Sandy and one of those people that make this blogging community so special. Thank you for being my friend Sandy :) love you!

  3. I'm so glad you'll be sticking around. I love your blog and following your story. :) Congratulations to your new forever family.

    1. Awww thank you!! That means a lot :)

  4. what a busy month you've had dear janel! so glad your adam is ok. amelia looks effervescent playing in the lights. :)

  5. where did you get your adorable silver christmas tree? I love it!

    1. It's vintage :) It's one of those aluminum ones with a color wheel. It was my moms :)


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