Feb 23, 2010

Simple pleasures

Baths with your brother

A new princess hat.  (footless tights)

Wathing TV in said new hat

Cowboy hat.....you knew it had to happen sometime.  Texas, remember?

A big chair with your brother.

I am going to take time today to really enjoy some simple pleasures.  My husband is off today, I think I will begin with a bit of reading.  Ahhhhh, simple pleasures.

Feb 21, 2010

Sunday Snapshot.....Hannah

Our oldest has taught me how to be a mother.  She is beautiful both inside and out.  She has taken well to having TWO small siblings added to her life within 3 yrs.  She was our only baby for 10 yrs. and moved right into sibling mode well.  She is smart, funny, and loves God.  She is such a good friend and loves to help serve at church.  We can't believe she will be starting high school next year.  Where did our baby go??

Loving her ferret

Her smile lights up the room

Oh how she makes my heart sing

Thanksgiving beauty

Already a great big sister.  Gotcha day reading

Still getting in the mood for Halloween

Feb 17, 2010

Black and white wed

Getting to know each other in Nanjing

Bathing in GZ


Feb 15, 2010

More pictures

We enjoyed a quiet New Year celebration at home.  We did alot of traditions this year.  We all got haircuts and we swept the house. We have our oranges and lanterns at the ready.  We have bought new clothes and REALLY feasted.  The little ones went without naps on Sat so we had a really quiet evening as they went to bed by 7:30.  I may have to re-think napping.  I sure love that bedtime. 

I will begin a new job shortly.  It will be part time but will still require the little ones to go to the sitter.  They love her and I know the time with the 2 others that are in the home is good for them. 

We are planning another travel group reunion at Disneyworld this yr.  We can hardly wait.  Claire's feet won't touch the ground and I think Kevin will really enjoy it by the time we go (oct).  He still is a little skittish around large animals that want to shake your hand.

Rare sighting of mom and dad.

Happy New Year to all.  Make this a time to start fresh and live life to the fullest.  Life is such a precious gift, we mustn't waste it on time wasting things like anger, jealousy, and pride.

Our knight in shining armor

Feb 7, 2010

Lots of pics....not a lot of talk.

So handsome in blue

After bath fun

Proper tv watching equipment

Guess who got lip balm for Christmas?

Hand holding during nailclipping.

KEVIN'S coloring skills.....WOW!!!!!!

We have been busy getting back in the groove after the holidays.  Hannah back in school and lessons.  The small ones and me crafting and cleaning on a daily basis.  On a side note.....Claire had a "leaving me experience" today.  She has been home 3 yrs and out of the blue, comes panic and crying.  I went in the bedroom to fold laundry and she "couldn't find me and thought I left her".  It hurts my heart that this is still a problem with her.  I guess it will be somewhat of a hidden fear for the rest of her life.  Hannah nevers worries that we will leave without her(although we have threatened many a times when running late), Kevin and Claire are always concerned when shoes are on in the house and they aren't involved.  We were never ones to sneak out when leaving our children, now the process takes a little longer.  That is ok, I will do whatever is necessary to make them feel secure and loved.

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..
--author unknown
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Favorite Poem

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

People Checking In