May 31, 2008


so proud of her earrings

Tomorrow marks ONE DAY MORE that Claire has been with us. I am not sure her nannies would recognize her now. She has and is continuing to grow into such a beautiful little girl. She has never been a baby doll lover. She readily gives and receives affection with us but not with any other "thing". This has really begun to change lately. Remember how a few posts back I mentioned that she was completely mesmerized by Mulan...well Hannah gave her a Mulan Barbie. She won't put it down. She sleeps with her and even tried to calm her in a thunderstorm. I am so glad to get pictures to show you. Once again, I must thank my wonderful God for picking us to be her family. She has really changed all of us for the better

Hannah has finished the 6th grade with As and Bs. We are so proud of her. I am also posting her award for Acedemic Excellence...signed by the President, of course. I tried to explain that to her, but she didn't want to hear it. Fine by me. She is growing more responsible everyday, thank goodness. I was afraid that would never come and I would be looking for her shoes and backpack when she went away to college.

We are eagerly awaiting our LOA for Kevin. We so hope to travel before he turns 2 in Nov. It has been told to us that the Olympics won't put a damper on travel approvals and such. I hope that turns out to be true. We are having our HUGE yard sale next week. Everyone has been so generous. I can't wait to post how geat we did with that. We have even had people volunteer to help us run it. Awesome!! Here is wishing you all a great summer!!

May 25, 2008

Remembering our Troops

Please bring them home.....

May 22, 2008

Steven Curtis Chapman

Please take a moment today and remember the Chapman family. They lost their 5 yr old Chinese daughter in a terrible accident at their home last evening. They have been such wonderful supporters of international adoption. Please take a moment and remember them in prayer today

May 20, 2008

You say its my birthday

Today marks the 44th yr of me being here. I will celebrate doing this...

May 17, 2008


As requested, dear friend

Mother's Day lunch

My mother

Easter with my sister.

Hunting Eggs

Easter Morning.

At the drive in movie

For Kevin's photo album

Every call has a beginning. A quiet moment when God whispers a promise to a mother’s heart . A holy place where a father bows and faithfully accepts the journey set before him. A miraculous morning that unexpectedly dawns… Casting its first light on a chosen threshold. A gentle knock..a closed door opens, a sacred invitation sent by the Father.. leads to the other side of the world. Where lonely hearts stare out orphanage windows praying for someone to care.. and then one morning, on an ordinary day an orphan’s life changes... God sends them a second chance...Through you..
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We are a family now, a whole,of which you are a part,and you are just as much our child as any in our heart. We do not love you differently,nor would we give up less of all that life has given us to bring you happiness.There is no limit to our love,no boundary you might cross,no price you may be asked to pay,no need to fear its loss. We are now one, the five of us,windows of one home. As long as we have life and breath,You’ll never be alone.~Nicholas Gordon

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