Psalm 127:3-5
Children are a heritage from the Lord, 
offspring a reward from him. 
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are the children born in one's youth. 
Blessed is the man 
whose quiver is full of them. 

We are so excited to announce that a third Kubler Kub is headed our way!!!!! Due May 5th! (but if he/she is anything like my last pregnancy, he/she will be here in late April). We are so thrilled that the Lord graciously blessed us with another pregnancy. We are so undeserving of the grace He pours out on us, and we CAN'T WAIT to snuggle this new babe. We find out the gender in December just in time for a Christmas surprise. I am currently 14 weeks and really hoping these first trimester symptoms disappear quickly, but really I can't complain. Never been so thankful for the nausea and exhaustion.

C and W are so thrilled. They ask me daily to look at pictures of the baby on different pregnancy apps to see how the baby is growing. Sweet W is so ready to have a baby and we CAN'T WAIT to see her as a big sister. 

Are we still adopting? Yes, we are. We have until I reach 20 weeks, and then we are paused with our agency. However, we could adopt outside of our agency since our homestudy is active until August 2017. We would just need to somehow be connected to a birthmom, but we know the Lord is able if He wills it. We found out about this pregnancy the same day we found out about our previous match. We were overwhelmed with excitement to learn about two babies on the same day. Sadly, our adoption match failed. One child simply does not replace another, so grieving that failed match was really really hard. We've been waiting over 3 years for a match and this child. We are MORE than ready to welcome the baby and the birthmomma into our family. But the Lord in His grace gave us a reason to dance during our season of mourning. His timing in letting us learn about the pregnancy was perfect. Goodness, we serve a good father! We are praying for a miracle and a match before we turn 20 weeks. I would love two small babies so close together (Bc secretly I wish we were having twins. I've always wanted multiples. I know, I know, Craziness:)

We found ourselves in this exact same situation when we learned we were pregnant with W. She came right in the middle of us trying to adopt and we were eventually put on pause until she hit 6 months old. Looking back now, I obviously wouldn't change a thing. I can't imagine life without her. She's been the best little thing to happen to Josh, Me, and C. So, I'm so thankful for the Lord's sovereignty with this pregnancy. He knew this baby was needed and He has a plan and a purpose for his/her life and we feel so blessed and undeserving of this precious gift.  We know He is still calling us to adopt, and that this 3 years of waiting and pausing is all ordained by Him and has a purpose. But, Please join us in praying that by His grace alone, this adoption would still happen. It's hard to imagine pausing it again and continuing the waiting. Waiting is hard, hard, hard. But we know one day, all the no's and all the waiting will be worth it when He allows our adoption to come to completion. If it doesn't happen by Christmas, we know that Jesus is still good and enough for us. Because at the end of the day, Jesus is our desire. Our prize. We want to desire Him about all else. Above all other wants and prayers. Above this adoption. Above everything, We want more Jesus. He is only, ever good. We trust and rest in that. 

Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, 
just to take Him at His word
Just to rest upon His promise, 
Just to know, "thus saith the Lord!"

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I've proved Him o'er and o'er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more!


October Recap

October was here and gone before I knew it. We celebrated the kiddos birthdays this month too. So thankful for such a fun, busy month.

chalk before naps. Yeah, it definitely stained their hands a little. 
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Our annual pumpkin patch visit with my family. I took pictures of the entire day on my Canon, but the images were lost when we had some major computer problems. I was so sad to lose them, but thankfully out of all the images, they were the only ones lost. I managed to snap just a few on my phone and my mom sent me some she took. 
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 they love getting to ride these ponies every year.
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 we spent the entire morning at the pumpkin farm, little girl couldn't hang on the drive home. She fell asleep after being in the car 1 entire minute.
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we got together with several of my SAHM friends from church for a kids Halloween party.It was a big success and a little bit chaotic haha. But, the kids really enjoyed the themed lunch and craft.
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 Frankenstein juice and grapes, toxic mac n cheese, pumpkin rice krispy treats, pumpkin mandarian oranges, pizza bits, monster cookies, and little sausages.

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Canaan started Thursday school this fall. Its a free program offered by a local church. They learn bible stories, numbers, letters, colors, etc and play with friends. So far, he's enjoyed it and he loves going to "school".
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I used to wear my hair in these curlers all the time growing up. W thought they were so silly and fun. Her precious little curls killed me. 
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 Our sweet nephew, Henry Call was born! So thankful for this friend/sister and this new babe!
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oh this girl. She has my heart. 
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These toots went for their yearly checkups radiating their personalities for all to see. 
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 Fun in the bath!
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Halloween was so fun this year! I took the kids to a festival one night while josh worked. C got to meet spiderman and it thrilled his little soul. 
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On Halloween day, we took the kids to josh's work. They threw all the work babies and little party full of candy and photoboths. 
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We came home for quick naps, then went to see Josh's mom and trick or treat at her house. 
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 Afterwards, we went to my sister's in laws and ate chili and grilled cheese and then trick or treated in their big neighborhood.  photo IMG_9576.jpg
 Goodness, these two.
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 Afterwards we stopped by my parents church to play at their big festival. The kids petted some animals and the petting zoo and jumped on bounce houses. So thankful for such a fun Halloween and month of October. HELLO CHRISTMAS SEASON!!!!


Our Birthday Babes!

Both C and W were born in October. We love that their birthdays are so close. This year we combined their birthday parties, but still celebrated them on their individual days as well.

C's birthday is on the 3rd. This year he got a bike. He is, of course, OBSESSED. It's an avengers bike with spiderman helmet and pads. His little face lights up everytime he puts them on. 
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 On the day of his birthday, we met a bunch of friends at the park for cupcakes. C loved being able to just play with all his best buds.
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That night, it just so happened that our city was having a Safety night. Local fireman and policeman brought their trucks and cars up to a local park. The kids got to play on them, see a helicopter, eat hotdogs, and jump on bounce houses. C thought the whole thing was just for him haha;). It was definitely such a great coincidence.

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 He accidentally set off a siren and the fireman had to get on to him a little haha. He was so embarrassed bless his heart.
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Willow got a precious little princess dress for her birthday and she has lived in it since. 
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 Be still my heart.
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 We started a fun tradition last year. Every year, her daddy gives her a bouquet of flowers. She didn't really understand it last year, but this year she was so beside herself. She just kept smiling and smelling them. I'm saving a few each year and drying them. Hopefully by her wedding one day, I'll have a nice big bouquet of dried flowers from her daddy to display somewhere. Goodness. That will make me tear up quick.
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 We had josh's family over that night to celebrate the both of them.
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I was hoping to always make their cakes, but this year time just got away from me. So we ordered some and then decorated them in their own little them. I'm sure you can guess who is whose
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 A couple weeks later, we had a joint party at my parents house celebrating them and their cousin Jack. They all have October birthdays so we did one big party and rented a bounce house. They jumped for hours.
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We had cupcakes and icecream!
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 and of course presents. World meet baby Ellie. She goes EVERYWHERE we go. Literally. photo IMG_9465.jpg

 After presents, we decorated pumpkins. They loved making a big mess, and the pumpkins turned out adorable.  photo IMG_9471.jpg photo IMG_9472.jpg

 And obviously, we had to end the night with matching cousin pjs. I love all these toots.  photo IMG_9487.jpg photo IMG_9491.jpg photo IMG_9494.jpg

Thank you Lord for 4 years with our C and 2 years with our W. We don't take a single day for granted. On the good days and bad, they are an immense blessing. I don't know what we did to deserve such wonderful kiddos. But I'm so thankful for the Lord's grace in giving them to us. C and W, we love you we love you we love you!