“We’ll do what millionaires do!” {Jess}

Kids always bring out the inner kids in us. And no two better kids to be kids with than E and K (our cousins).

So, what do you do when you have two kids almost solely by yourself for two days?

play board games
Play board games.


gingerbread house building
Build gingerbread houses. And eat them.


Make paper airplanes and have a contest.


Oreo as a snowflake
Play dress up with the dogs.


E cuddles with Ellie
Cuddle with the doggies. We are so glad the dogs are so good with kids.


Start teaching them how to fly remote control planes. Both E and K did great for the first time! Chris said he was very impressed.


Ellie naps
Take naps on the crazy amount of blankets we own.


and so much more…Christmas stories, dance battles, drinking hot chocolate, nature walks, visits to town… We had lots of laughs. Many of them seemed to include a lot of potty humor (sorry Angela).

I can’t wait until we can visit with E and K again. Hopefully, Chris won’t have to work next time. I know when he gets home today he’ll say, “I miss them already.”

And to bring this post full circle…Both E and K are very affectionate with our 5 fur kids. At one point, they were loving on Baby, one of our cats. E stated, “We’ll do what millionaires do!” I asked her why petting Baby meant we were millionaires. She reasoned that millionaires have tons of pets, and they would thus be petting them all the time. Well, sheesh. That makes sense. Haha! Kids really do say the funniest things, but then I realized we are like millionaires. Not in the dollars and cents sort of way, obviously. But we are rich in every other way. We have family and friends (and even strangers) support us both in general and in our adoption journey. We are blessed with jobs we enjoy, a roof over our heads, and food in our bellies. And of course, we get to pet our fur kids every day.

We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. We can’t wait to share more about our “millionaire” lives in the next days and weeks.


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