Thursday, August 15, 2013

Happy Gotcha Day, Emma!!

Tuesday, August 13 was the 6th anniversary of the day we became parents to our first daughter, Emma Grace. What an amazing six years, and what an amazing little girl! We are so blessed to be her family. She is outgoing, smart, loves her family, and love Jesus. We can't wait to see what the future holds for this little girl. Here she is, still wearing the same outfit she had on when she was handed to us on that great day 6 years ago!! s

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Kings Dominion

The youth group went to Kings Dominion on Friday, so we thought we would tag along with the little girls. Boy - did they have a good time!!! They rode and rode and rode and rode some more!! They didn't even want to take a time out for lunch!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Great Fun in the Sun - Myrtle Beach on Vacation

We have been at the beach just over a week, and will be here through July 4th. We have been having a great time!! The girls love to swim!!






Saturday, February 9, 2013

Happy Chinese New Year's!!!

Today, our local Families with Children from China group celebrated Chinese New Year's - so wonderful to see all the children, and even some new since our last get together! So exciting that God has put this wonderful thing called adoption in so many hearts. Such beautiful children, and every child deserves to have a family!!

Happy Birthday Emma and Alyssa!!

I can't believe how quickly our girls are growing up!! Emma was 7 on January 24, and Alyssa will be 10 on February 16 - one week from today. We did a combined birthday party for them last weekend, and the girls had a great time! They had a Princess Spa party, complete with sparkling strawberry and lemonade, sparkle make-up, had their nails and hair done, and just got to be the girley-girls they are - except Allie - I had to make her participate - she's not the girlie-girl!! They had friends included in their special day, and we had cupcakes and a bouncy house for the afternoon. Everyone had a really great time!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Happy Sweet 16!!

On January 20, LiYang was 16 years old! I can't believe she's 16 already! She is registering for her junior year in high school, makes straight A's, and is going to be taking some dual enrollment courses! She is a beautiful young lady, and has come so far in the past 2 years. She has made some great friends, both at school and at church, is working at a local Chinese restaurant a couple hours a week, and loves making her own money. She still misses China, her friends, and "family", and we hope to be able to take her back to visit in a couple of years. We are looking forward to what God has in store for this special young lady, and, we are blessed to be her parents, and to be able to share in her life. LiYang, we love you, and are very proud of you!