How do you serve soup for 40+ people? In mugs, of course!
Jennifer and Brandon
David and Farren
Everyone getting their food.
So excited to be with family!
The Patriarch: Big Daddy with his wife, Elsie
Eating on the back patio
The cows coming over to check us out.
I think we had enough wood to burn.
The menfolk firing a potato gun. I did not even know such a thing existed.
Daisy girl had a big day!
Baby Bowen! One of our newest additions!
Adam getting ready to fire.
Lots of cousins!
Me with a potato gun. Are you impressed? Don't be.
I just held it. Lee pulled the trigger.
Cousin Jennifer, me and Daisy girl
Cousin Royce with Adam
Yancey and Holden heading out on the four-wheeler.
The cows did not like having us all up in their space.
Somehow Yancey talked his mom, our Aunt Jean, into taking a spin on the dirt bike.
About to head out on the hay ride with my bird.
Here we go!
Farren, David and Aunt Jean rockin' some good looking shirts!
Adam was brave enough to feed the long horn.
I stayed on the trailer.
She is pretty, but...
Look at this sweet family supporting us as we work to bring our babe home for good. I know a lot of people out there struggle with their in-laws. Please allow me to say that I am not one of those people. I married into an incredible family. These beautiful people have loved and supported us while we were dating, through our engagement, into our marriage and on this adoption journey. The Lord has blessed us with such an incredible family, and we cannot wait to welcome Baby Knott into this crazy bunch.
And here are all the ladies who have made me feel like part of the family from day one. Thank you all so much for being such a positive force in my life. You have shown me what it means to be a Godly woman and wife. I will be calling on you for advice once we get the little munchkin home!
Adam talking with Uncle Ken.
My fantastic in-laws!
Dessert over at Big Daddy's old house in Deatsville. This is where all the Cox kids grew up.
Lots of tasty treats to choose from.
Aunt Dawn hung up pictures of Cox Family Christmas get-togethers through the years. So much fun looking back through time.
Everyone loved it!
The three sisters: My mother-in-law, JoAnne, Aunt Jean and Aunt Joyce.
Such a sweet and special lady!
I inherited 5 nephews when JoAnne and Mike got married. They are each so precious.
Big Daddy and Elsie
OK. This is too sweet. These are Adam's old baby clothes. One of his cousins, Jennifer, used them for her son, McCoy. But he has since grown out of them, so she returned them for us to use if we get matched with a son. All of the boys in this family have worn these clothes, and now ours will, too. Well, if we have a boy...
And then another one of our cousins, Piper, gave us these adorable pants for our Little Bird! Throughout this whole process, I have been so overwhelmed by people's loving thoughtfulness.
And finally, here is my birthday present from Mike and JoAnne. An ornament with our very first waiting list number on it. Hopefully we will be done with numbers by next Christmas and will be posting pictures of the Bird instead!!
Well, I am worn out and off to bed. Merry Christmas!