This is blog was created to share some tidbits of our daily lives

and advocate on behalf of the 143 million orphans around the world!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Playdate to meet our new friend Bella!

What a personality! This is one fun girl!! Lola finished her bottle, so, Bella thought she'd see what all the fuss was about. Lol!

Amy and LJ making a silly face!

Bella having fun with Emy!

Lola, Amy, and Bella...I wonder what they're thinking!

Shelby got home from pre-k ready to play!
Fun with Keenan on the couch!

Heather feeding Lola Joy and filling us in on how things are going.
Sweet Bella and Me!
It was an amazing day with great friends!
We are so happy God has knitted this beautiful family together.

Homecoming and Playdate Pics

God has blessed us with the SWEETEST family who bagan their adoption journey to China the same time we began our adoption journey to China. They prayerfully changed over to the "waiting child" list and were eventually referred a BEAUTIFUL 3 1/2 year old little girl, Bella. We were recently able to welome this family home and meet the newest member!
Check out this homecoming!
Here are the big brothers waiting!! Here is our wild bunch of kiddos who were soo excited as well!!

Momma and her baby girl!!!
Friends GOD has blessed me with.
Emy, Me, Lola Joy, Bella, Heather G., and Amy

At last, of five...complete...for now! lol!!!!
God is sooo good!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

So, what have we been up to?

We went to King's Island the day before school started trying to squeeze in one last hoorah!
Lola rode the Grand Carousel for the first time!Sweet boys!
I love these faces!!!!!

Woo hoo!

We visited the Aquatic Center with great friends!

Here's the whole crew!

Lola catching up on her beauty sleep while everyone else had a big time!

The "pencil".

Goggle faces!
Isn't this the cutest pic?

Here we are at the Reds game! They actually won!

On the rainy days, the boys rode in the mud! Fun stuff!

I love my little men!

Lola gettin' lovin's from Zoey!
Tummy time!

She plays with her hands and feet!

Sweet smile!
Bryson on Big Blue!

Bren on Big Red!

It was an amazing end to our summer!
Missing the boys, but enjoying my time at home with Lola Joy!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lots to catch up day at a time!

Sorry it has taken me sooo long to update! This Mom has been busy bonding and trying to party like a rockstar with her boys before they had to go back to school! I am going to post starting from now and go backwards. I will try to post more regularly now that the boys are back in school. I wanted to take every moment to make the end of their summer special and fun.
Here's Lola Joy, STILL the BEST little baby!!! She is rolling over both ways now and is doing amazingly well! She rolled like a rolly polly all the way across the floor yesterday. We just sit around and laugh at her! Her new favorite is the "jumparoo". I will show footage of that soon. The boys are back in school! This makes me GRIEVE every year! I am not kidding, it really throws me into a funk. These little guys are my BEST friends! We had a WONDERFUL time this summer. I hate to see them back into the routine of school and am missing them TERRIBLY. Thankfully, they have wonderful teachers.
Here is Bryson and Mrs. Barker. She's so much fun!

Here is Brennan with Mrs. Drysdale. She, too, made Bren's first day fun! Thank you, God for WONDERFUL teachers! Take good care of my babies!!!!

Thanks for your support and prayers during our trip to Ethiopia. We couldn't have made it without all of you!