Sunday, November 23, 2014

Gotcha Baby!

6 years ago!!

This precious baby girl was given to me.  What a gift she is to our family.

Some don't celebrate Gotcha day and I don't blame them.  Our gift of this precious girl comes from pain and hurt for another mother, her mother somewhere out there.  It comes from an incredible loss a loss that I will never know.

We choose to celebrate because we have to much to be grateful for.   Thank you Jesus for my Naomi.  

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


 to my man.  

I couldn't imagine spending my life with anyone else.    Grateful to tackle life's challenges and celebrate life's rewards with this fabulous man.

6 years ago

My sister, dad and I boarded an airplane.  Many hours later we landed in Beijing China.  

What a journey it was.  I am forever changed.  

Monday, November 17, 2014

Surgery 11-11-14

Apparently the procedure that my girl had done is rarely done anymore.  She had a Maxillary setback or as we like to call it the "lump" that her front teeth are in set up and back.  That entails some bone cutting and resetting.  OUCH!  


The bribery gifts that this brave girl earned. 

 Lego time! 

SCORE!!!  one of the sweet nurses delivered this AWESOME Hello Kitty blankey 

Seriously this girl is SO BRAVE!  Braver than I could ever be.  She is back to school this week, minus recess and PE.

I am excited to see how it looks once the swelling is gone and she is willing to open her mouth wide enough for me to see in.

I made her laugh tonight which in-turn made her cry because smiling hurts too much.