2016 November Recap

November FLEW by. It was a fun of announcing our pregnancy, taking fall family pictures, and preparing for Christmas. We also had a few chances at being matched through our agency, but they fell through. We are trusting the Lord that if it's His will, we will be matched before we are paused at 20 weeks.

Littlest one is 14 weeks!
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I couldn't remember if I posted these of the kiddos, but I took a few shots of them the day we did our pregnancy announcement photos. I love these little hams. 
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C had a program to finish off the fall semester of his Thursday School. It was precious how excited he was. 
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 So SOOO proud of the big boy! He loved going to Thursday school this semester and we plan to take him back for the spring semester. It's only for 2.5 hours on Thursdays only. Any longer, and I don't think I could handle it.  photo IMG_9691.jpg

Late night cocoa and cookies with friends! photo IMG_9739.jpg

 Each holiday some of the mom's throw a little party for the kiddos. We did a thanksgiving party at the Bobos full of brunch food and turkey crafts. It was hilarious how many kiddos were running around. But, I'm so incredibly thankful for all the women the Lord has put into my life. The kids had a BLAST! photo IMG_9753.jpg photo IMG_9755.jpg

 This photo of all of them killllls me.  photo IMG_9767.jpg

Picnic at the mall playground. We tried to squeeze in a lot of these before the weather got too cold. 
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 Sweet little nephew. SO thankful my brother was able to come in town with his wife and baby Lincoln. I snuggled this little fella during the sermon on Sunday. So thankful for him, our church, and my sweet husband is always points us to Christ.
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 little snug bug.
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Thanksgiving day with my sweet family!
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 Snuggle bugs!
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He is in love with this train and HAS NOT stopped playing with it sense we put it under the tree. Every year it becomes his favorite thing. I love that his love for trains has never wavered. 
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 Decorating a gingerbread trains! Thanks to our Mudgy for the awesome gift! They ate more than they decorated.  photo IMG_9977.jpg photo IMG_9980.jpg

My sweet little spideys. He hugged her all on his own. Goodness I love their relationship. 
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The Great Tree Hunt of 2016

This is easily one of my favorite traditions. The great Christmas Tree Hunt. I've documented this day the past several years and It makes me all kinds of emotional to see the kiddos getting so big. Josh's dad owns several nurseries. We are so thankful to get our trees from him. It makes it all the more special.

C & W played and played and played the entire time. In and out of the trees they went while we picked out the best looking one.
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Her little sweet nose, cheeks, and round belly. Goodness. 
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 oh they know how to make me swoon.  photo IMG_9915.jpg photo IMG_9863 copy.jpg

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 So thankful for this little tribe of mine.  photo IMG_9897.jpg

 They love giving each other all the kisses and hugs.  photo IMG_9904.jpg
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 goofy ones! photo IMG_9901.jpg
Found the perfect one!!! It might be might favorite out of the last few years.  photo IMG_9919.jpg
 this hunk threw that tree up there like it was nothing.  photo IMG_9921.jpg

Here are years past-




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!!!!