Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

14 and counting.....

I know people say teens are awful and I'm sure it's going to happen sooner or later....but so far it's been a hoot. I'm blessed to have lots of teens in/out all the time. So far I really enjoy them. For Zach's birthday we had a household. They played gestures boys v/s girls. Although the boys didn't care if they lost, they ate up winning. They ate a ton of food and watched movies and best of all, had a huge nerf gun fight. It was great!! None of them ever complain about the younger kids being around.

When I cried after everyone left, being in shock my baby was 14, James reminded me so nicely "YOU KNEW THIS GOING IN" That was also what I got on Wed after freshman orientation....go figure

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Everyday fun........

The girls loving playing outside in the "nowe".

1st "bid dirl birtday pawty" with Nora, Lily and baby Lauren. Their friends are waiting for their new brother waiting in China.

We shoulda named Lize "JOY". We are so blessed to have someone in our lives whose this happy and joyful all the time.

The girls got to make build- a- bear for the 1st time ever. They had so much fun thanks to Lindsay and Bill. Sylvia and Vivian showed them the ropes.

Saturday, January 09, 2010


Today I had the pleasure of attending a birthday party with the ladies. At one point I was totally overcome with emotion. The birthday girl Lily who turned 4 is from China, one of her sisters, a friend and my 2 girls are from China. As I'm looking at these 5 ladies today, I realized the miracle I was part of. They are all beautiful, spirited, happy alive girls. These 5 little girls who started out in different women's wombs, in a country they could not remain with their birth mothers were brought more than 15,000 miles to us. They were all playing at a Mc Donalds in WI together. No clue of how much they have changed many lives. Loved by many and right where GOD intended them to be. I thank GOD for the gift of their lives in our hand's.