Monday, December 29, 2008

There's a new sheriff in town!!!

Josh officially starts work for the City Sheriff's Department on Monday, January 5. He had his last lab work, and received his uniforms today. He tried them on for us -doesn't he look like a good guy in it!!! He is very excited about his new job, and can't wait to start.

I took a few of the girls today too, so of course, they are included in the show.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Part 3

After our morning at Grandma and PaPa's, we came home and started cooking for Christmas dinner at home with my family, and Bobby's dad and stepmom. We had put the turkey in at 4:30 am, so by the time we got home, it was done. We fixed stuffing, a couple casseroles, green beans, a cheese cake, a pound cake, and lots of other stuff, and had a great time of fellowship with NaNa, PaPa, mama, Justin and Megan, and Grandpa Charlie and Grandma Peggy. After dinner, we opened gifts. The girls got new babies again, dresses, other outfits, socks, vacuums, books, movies, pocketbooks with makeup, tons of things - way too much, but they had a great time. Here are some pics from our evening...

Christmas Part 2

Christmas morning, the girls had a great time checking out what Santa left for them! He brought a dollhouse, playdough, books, puzzles, new babies, and lots of other little things. After Santa, we went to Bobby's mom's house again, and had Christmas with them. Again, the girls had a great time - getting books, puzzles, and beautiful Raggedy Ann dolls. We had a great breakfast with them, and spent time with Bobby's family including his sister, her husband, and their children. The girls, as usual, were the center of attention, and loved it! Here are some pics from our Christmas morning visit...

Christmas Part 1

On Christmas Eve, we visited Bobby's mom and step-dad. We don't get to see Bobby's step brothers and sister very often, so we do always try to see them Christmas. This year, we only got to see Laurie and her boyfriend and children. The girls had a great time, and Aunt Laurie brought them the cutest kitty backpacks - they loved them! Bobby's brother and our neice were there too, though we usually see them Christmas day. Here are a few pics from the night before Christmas...

Weekend of December 19

I haven't had a chance to post at all in the last week - we've been busy!! Between work, finishing up Christmas preparations, and our nephew's wedding, we've been going, going, going!!

We left on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 18 for Charleston, SC to attend our nephew's wedding. The wedding was on Friday night, and was absolutely beautiful! Chris is in between our two boys. He stayed with us a lot when he was little, and we love him like our own. His lovely wife, Leslie is a lucky young lady. Our oldest, Justin, was in the wedding too. The girls did great during the ceremony, and loved the reception! They danced and danced and danced!! The photographer took lots of pics of the girls - we might have to find out who she was!

The first set of pics includes some sight-seeing in Charleston, the second set, the wedding, and the third, pictures coming home, and some foggy pics of the girls in their fancy Christmas dresses - we left the camera in the car, and the lens got foggy!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday Smiles and Such

We took a few silly pics of the girls in their jammies this morning, and some after church this afternoon - I have to say, I have a lot of fun dressing these little girls!!

The adult Christmas program was this morning, and it was really powerful!! The girls loved the music, and were good through the whole service. Tonight, the youth had their program. It is so wonderful to see a group of teens who are sold out for Jesus! They did a fantastic job presenting how God can change a heart.

We can't wait until the girls are old enough to join the children's choir, and get to participate in the Easter and Christmas programs! Music is a great tool for teaching children lots of things. Enjoy the pics from our Sunday...

Our FCC Christmas Party

We had our local Families with Children from China Christmas party last night at our church. There were about 65 people there, I would say. There were lots of children who have come home to their Forever Families this year too!! There are several families still waiting to travel for their children, and a few who are waiting on their referral too.

We are blessed to have so many families locally that love to get together and talk and support one another through the adoption process!! Enjoy a few pictures from last night....

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday Smiles and stuff

This week, BaBa was gone most of the week on the men's retreat - that's what they call it!! A bunch of the men at church go golfing the week after Thanksgiving! While he was gone, MaMa came over to spend some time with us. She stayed with the girls everyday while I was at work. She had a great time with them, and they loved being able to be home with her!

Saturday, we took the girls back to ride the train at the mall - they love it! They really get excited to see all the decoration everywhere. Saturday evening, we had dinner with Deb, Lily and Lucy, as they wait on Russ and Lainey to come home from China - they will be back this Thursday, and we can't wait to see them!! We adopt their girls too - that gives us 5 sweet girls to love on!! The Lord has blessed us with them as friends!

The last few pics are from after church today...