Sunday, November 30, 2008

Let it snow......

Our first snow of the year......and the kids couldn't wait to get out there!
(and I couldn't wait to try out my new zoom lens! I love it...)
And I had to throw this picture in here, just because I loved it!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thankful for......

family.......

fun......

my dad and his grandsons......
husbands who do the dishes.......
my sister (and her yummy pies!).......
hilarious memories.......
cousins.......
our health.......
love.......
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Gotcha Day Addie Grace!

Two years ago today, we walked into the Civil Affairs building in Jiangxi, China, and met this precious little girl. Time really does fly, because it feels like yesterday that we were still waiting and hoping for a referral. What a gift Addison has been to all of us. She has touched so many hearts and lives, and I pray that her joy and laughter and love of life has inspired others to consider the possibilities of adoption and to give more orphans the chance to have forever families. I have been so blessed to be able to share our story with many people, and it has been my passion and my joy.
God is so Good, and we praise Him for this life that forever changed ours!
Happy Gotcha Day Addison Grace!
These pictures are the first glimpses we had of our daughter. She was only 5 months old. They are the only pictures I have of Addie before we got her at 13 months old.
Gotcha Day! Our first few moments together.....
There were no smiles on this day from our little XinSi

What a long way we have come................

Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Alyssa!

Happy Birthday to my sweet girl! You are loved!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Fall Soccer

We finally finished fall soccer last weekend. I'm hoping to have time now to get back to my blog, and to catching up with everyone's blogs that I haven't been able to check in on for so long. I have missed you all! 2 kids playing soccer, 5 practices a week, and 2-3 games every weekend has left me exhausted! I'm enjoying the next few weeks off before indoor season starts. Then it starts all over again....(at least only one of them plays indoor!)