Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012


Happy 9th Birthday to my Sweet Boy! 

Oh how I love you.

P.S. you were born at 11:24 am and the best Christmas gift EVER. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Beyond Blessed

On a day like today feeling incredibly sad yet feeling blessed beyond measure.   I got to eat lunch with this girl, that I got to read her stories before her nap and kiss her and tell her how much I love her.  What a blessing this is.

My heart goes out to the families that lost love ones in Connecticut   Prayers for the children and families that remain on this side of heaven. 

Waiting for my two boys to come home from school.  Can't wait to get my arms around their necks.  Thank you God for my babies. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Lights, Camera, Action - Super Cool Giveaway

Donate!  $5 get's you one entry and this last package is Really Really Fun!  Go  here  here or here to give a little or a LOT to support orphans in China.

First a Pearl Then Three Rubies

Thursday, December 6, 2012


My Uganda Beauties have families to call their very own.

Thanking Jesus and praying for speedy travel.

Monday, December 3, 2012

4 Years ago

Our Family of five was together for the first time.  

So today I decided to walk down memory lane. 

and cry my eyes out. 

Finally got to hug my boys at the airport -2008

checking out the new girl in the family - 2008

very emotional for this mamma - 2008

checking out her brothers - 2008

daddy so happy to be able to hold his baby girl within minutes of meeting her - 2008

This makes me want to go back for another little Chinese princess.  Although I have been wanting that for quite sometime now.     

Welcome home Naomi ChuYu 4 years ago you grew our hearts a whole lot bigger. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

My heart

Because this precious girl has been on my heart  A.  T.O.N.  I am putting her back to the top of my blog.  She is just precious and adorable.  She has had some Hard stuff in her life.

SHE NEEDS a family.  and I know that there is a family out there that NEEDS her. 

We are praying for you sweet Adukini.

In case you needed a little more Cuteness
Convinced?  I am.

Friday, November 23, 2012


Four years ago today this little peanut was placed in my arms.  FOREVER!!!!

I have said it a million times and I am going to say it again . . . 

If you have ever considered adoption take the leap because you won't regret it.

If you have never considered adoption give it a thought and see were it takes you.  

I promise you will be blessed beyond belief.  

Truly blessed!  Amazingly blessed! 

I love you Naomi ChuYu up to the stars and down to the bottom of the ocean and all over again.   

Nanchang 2008

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Precious Jiangxi Friends

We met 4 years ago in Beijing China.  (o.k I just got chills from that thought)  

Our daughters placed in our arms the same day in the same hotel in Nanchang.

Let me tell you this is one of "those" families.  I wish I was a fly on their wall because I think I would learn allot about love and respect and kindness and patience.   GOOD people. 

Pretty in Pink 4 years ago

Enjoying some girl time October 2012

giving each other tattoos

This is one DARLING girl

being silly

This is the momma and let me tell you she is a GOOD one  She has one of those homes that you feel so welcome and comfortable in.

They took us the the little neighborhood farm to show us their horses.  It was fun for us city girls!  sorry not pictures to prove it.

We had a great day!!  The hour and a half drive to see them is so very worth it. 

and I have the pictures to prove it

Nanchang 2008

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


I WON!!!

Super cool stuff for a Super Cool cause.

Like a new camera bag, large canvas prints and photography happiness.

Go check it out it out and Donate!!  Cuz there is tons more stuff to be won.

Did I mention all donations go to Orphans in China.

First a Pearl Then Three Rubies

Here   Here  or Here

You too can win super fun stuff.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Bracelet

Pardon the blurry picture.

This was taken almost 4 years ago in Beijing China.  

Yes the best trip of my life.

I bought this lovely Jade bracelet because it is pretty but also because I am a sucker.  The lady that sold it to me told me my girls Chinese name translates to First Jade. Well this very bracelet was First quality Jade.

SOFTY me was SOLD.  and I have never looked back.  NEVER took the thing off.


Yep.  I cried

it's been a few weeks and I am still upset.  Trying to convince my hubby to go back to China and pick up another one.  he he

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My Girl

Yesterday she got her nose stints out.

Today I got my first kiss since surgery.

I also got to see my baby smile.

It's a new smile. 

I miss the old smile but love the new one.
I am guessing once the old smile comes back I'll miss the new one.  

My darling girl how grateful I am to have you.  To be your mommy.  

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Family Party

Yes Naomi's birthday was over a month ago.  I just ran across these pictures from her family party.

Made me happy because my girls smiler is broken.

Naomi loves her Ye Ye

and feeding baby Lucy

her cousin Emily is super cool and fun to hang out with. When your 5 you gotta be right by her side at all times.

2 BEAUTIFUL birthday girls.

This little girl of mine LOVES her people.  REALLY REALLY LOVES them.