Thursday, June 25, 2009

Owen Reed's 1 yrs old!

It's hard to believe that just a year ago today I gave birth to one of God's most amazing little boys, and gave a new hope/love/faith to a family that so desperately wanted a child of their own. Owen Reed Tucker was born on 06/25/09 @ Memorial city Hospital here in Houston, TX.

From the first moment I found out I was pregnant, until the day he was finally born I would pray hard and daily for God to give me strength and courage to do what was right for my unborn child. God could not of answered our prayers better than by delivering us to Kim and Troy. I remember the first time we met them, at the Chuy's by our house-I was about 6 1/2 months pregnant at the time and was so nervous- what would they be like? What would they think of me? So many questions swirled around my head that day- but from the moment we walked up to the table seeing their smiling faces and feeling their sweet warm embraces, we knew God had perfectly hand picked them for us.

And now, an entire year has passed (so FAST) and every time I look at this little boy my heart races...he is so handsome, so smart and so so very loved! I never doubt my tough decision to place him, and I will never declare that I "gave him up" he is and forever will be my son-by-birth...a brother to John-Mark and Bailee...and the most precious/unselfish part of me. Owen...I love you, Happy birthday!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Houston Zoo!

So, for the last few weeks I've been pretty lazy...skimming the blogs of my friends and family...distant relatives and people whom lives touch me in amazing ways just never quite finding time to do "my thing"...FINALLY today I'm posting the pictures/stories of our Zoo trip we took on Memorial Day weekend.

It started off wonderful... I had been planning this trip with a my friend Melissa for quite some time trying to coordinate schedules, find time and acquire patience before the big day. Finally, we settled on Memorial weekend and the timing could not have been better- the weather was beautiful, the kids were in high spirits and I knew in the back of my mind I had an extra day of recovery just in case! The morning started off pretty rocky, I HATE being late at all and I felt the pressure trying to get everything ready and packed up that day. I ended up texting Melissa and telling her that I thought we should meet 30min. later...(only later would I realize how unnecessary that was) I got the car packed and the kids in and left from Katy that a.m. with a full cup of coffee a hopeful attitude and 2 well behaved children. By the time we arrived at the Zoo approximately 45min later, I was not only "on time" but a half hour early...meaning I now knew I would have to wait for Melissa for at least an hour since I had told her to postpone her leave departure time.
All in all it turned out to be quite the adventure with a bloody toe (JM) a every 10min pottier (B) and a very hot, very sweaty mommy. Thanks again to the Dudleys for getting us the year was a lot of fun and Ill continue to add to these adventures through the year!