Matthew and Harrison
I love swimming, and being in the sun! On my birthday I also got to choose what to have for dinner [chinese-SO yummmy!] choose a cake [ice cream cake- chocolate and chocolate chip ice cream :)] and Jared and Jani got me a Juicy Coutoure watch! It is so nice and so cute and fun! They have a tradition at their house that on someone's birthday they all tell that person why they love them. Jared and Jani even participated and I teared up. What they said, and what the kids said, really touched my heart and I could feel how much they really do love me, and I love them SO much too! I ended up switching my flight, to stay an extra day, and was able to go watch their Showbiz performance. It was really cute! They sing and dance and I loved watching it (while I wasn't chasing Amanda or Alexa around) Kira did a High School Musical mix, she had a solo and was dancing and singing a duet with a boy, and I teared up, again! I just pictured her growing up, really liking boys, and I'm not even sure what else but I definately felt more than just a babysitter to her. Samantha did a Best Buddies song/dance, and she had a solo too! It was so fun to be there!
This is Samantha (in the blue and green) During Kira's I was holding Alexa (she fell asleep on my lap! and I couldn't get to my camera)
I am SO grateful to have had the chance to get to know, love, live with, and be a part of this family. They have played a tremendous part in me becoming who I am, influencing who I want to be, and been an amazing example of how to get there. I will always love them and hope to always keep in touch with them!
Joseph and Alexa (he looks huge!)
Them again, watching TV.
I can't believe he will be 2 in about 1 month. I met them before he was even born!
And Alexa posing for the picture :)