Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gotcha Day

Three years ago today I was given the most precious gift.

This morning I went back and read  this post then this one and another and all of them in-between, my words were sparse but the memories oh the memories. And the tears just came and did not stop for quite a while.

Adoption is just amazing and beautiful completely unimaginable.  Never in my wildest dreams would I have put our family together in this way only God could orchestrate such a miracle.

If any of you are pondering adoption I say take the leap the reward is AMAZING!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fill Their Stockings

Check out my sidebar a new button has appeared.

3 amazing ladies
3 amazing organizations
all supporting Orphans in China

Check it out  "Fill Their Stockings"


Fill Their Stockings

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Happy Birthday

to my Hubby.  

Every year we have a "Friends Thanksgiving"  this year it happens to fall on Pete's birthday.  We will be celebrating surrounded by friends.  . . Sounds pretty good to me.

 I feel pretty blessed to have this man in my life.  

Anyone recognize this?

Hainan Air - Flight to Beijing. 

3 years ago today on my hubby's birthday he drove me to the airport, kissed me goodbye, never again would we be a family of 4.

My sister, dad and I boarded a flight to China that forever changed our family. 

Oh the memories!!!!

Can you tell we were just a little excited??

Friday, November 18, 2011

My Girly @ 104

Naomi had a fever of 104 a couple of nights ago.  Today no more fever but a cough and a run down little girl.

I hate to say it but it is kinda fun for this mamma.

She is snugly and can sit still for more than 2 seconds and her voice is a little horse so she is whispering. 

You see my girl is an ON THE GO kinda gal and a bit LOUD most of the time.

A little break from the norm is kinda nice

especially when I get to hold and love on my girl.  I always remember that there was a day that she did not have a mommy to just sit and hold her.  I LOVE being this girls mommy It makes me happy.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween in Pictures

Just in case you can't quite tell who's pumpkin is what . . .  Nathaniel made "Jump Rope Guy"
Zach 's is a mummy and Naomi made Hello Kitty

We had a bunch of neighbors over for a quick dinner before we all went trick-or-treating. At one point I counted 20 kids never counted the parents but all the kids had at least one parent most had two.  We had a great time but I never got out my camera.  You know kinda busy getting dinner on the table.

These pictures are from today.  I tried to just forget about getting shots of the kids but it just did not seem right.  I NEED them for history.

So here goes

My girl was an Fall Fairy, she never put on her costume yesterday. Too scary!!

Truth be told she really wanted to be a green apple.  We went to the fabric store to get the supplies but when we got there this costume was 70% off . . . I was sold.  I kinda "sold" her on it.  This mamma does not know how to sew.

Look how beautiful she looks as an Autumn Fairy

Pirate Zach


Ninja Nathaniel