Wednesday, November 24, 2010


We got it!!! SNOW . . . the kids have been out of school for 2 days.

I gotta tell you this suburbia thing is GOOD. 

Our neighborhood is surrounded by golf course which is a perfect place to take walks, we grown up like that. 

Golf course sledding is PERFECT!! safe and fun and safe, we grown up like that too.

Our kids are having a blast.  Yesterday the neighbor brought out her fire pit and we roasted hot dogs smack dab in the middle of the street (we do live in a cul-de-sac)

New Neighborhood is Great! New neighbors  . . . couldn't have asked for better. 

Life is Good! 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

In My Arms

I have been kissing these cheeks for 2 years now (hard to believe).  I am one blessed momma.

 2 years ago in Nanchang China this sweet little girl was placed in my arms forever.  I wish I could put into words how amazing it was, how adoption has touched our lives in the most indescribably amazing and beautiful way.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

2 years ago

We were a day into the most amazing trip of my life

The Great Wall of China

Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Pete

Happy Birthday to a man that I am blessed to call my husband and a fabulous Daddy.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Yesterday afternoon I decided to paint our family room.  I like the color it is sort of a hot cocoa color, warm and cozy. 

My girl was looking awfully cute this morning in her polka-dots so I let her asked her to pose on the ladder.  Like the cheesy scrunchy smile?  I do!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Moment


You see I am back in my routine working out early in the morning then grabbing my cup of coffee and sitting down at my computer visiting all my favorite blogs (99.9% adoption related).

It feels good.

There are always fun inspiring stories of families that are formed all by the grace of god through adoption.  Stories of the struggles and heartache of adoption. There are struggles but for us the joy far outweighs the struggles. 

The ones that really get me are the  sweet little faces that still wait, there are so many that still wait.  so many.

My heart aches for the babies and big kids. Most that I see are special needs but really when you look at those sweet faces you just see a sweet face a child not a special need. 

Babies that don't have a mommy or daddy.  Incredibly, unbelievably, horribly sad.  Stop and think about it for just a second.

It hurts.

So my moments have turned into weeks and months of praying and wondering what my next step is?

I would love to adopt another.  I hope that is our next step.  But I am open to other ways.

So I keep praying

An orphan NO more


Not always joyful

My daughter

I am so blessed to call you my girl Naomi Chu Yu

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

30 Days of Giveaways

Go check out Stefanie's blog she is hosting a 30 day giveaway.  Her blog has been an inspiration to me.

Ni Hao Y'all

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sweet Friends

We had a visit from some very special friends.

You see we met in China almost 2 years ago.  We were handed our daughters the same day just doors apart in a hotel in Nanchang Jiangxi China.


I feel blessed to know this family and look forward to celebrating our 2 year gotcha day anniversary soon.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Poor Poor Pitiful Boy

Poor boy got groomed and did they ever give him a hair cut, they shaved the poor guy.

Duke just a couple days before the mishap all fluffy and warm.

 Now he is freezing cold and all out of sorts

He seems kinda sad . . . I did laugh hysterically when he walked in the door

Goofy boy

Poor Duke,  the big dogs get a pretty good laugh at him.

He does make for a good snugly little boy.  Kinda cute too.