Monday, December 26, 2011

December fun...

The girls sporting their new scarves and hatsWill was a shepherd at church for 3 services

The kids get so excited every time Mrs Trish sends a package
Wills favorite gift from his friend Evan to wear on the cruise ship
James made these for our Christmas part-they are way toooo cute
James's gift to the family was Packer stock. You really have to live in WI to know how cool and awesome this really is

The ladies with Jules. I made sure they all had matching outfits somewhat
At our dear friends house Christmas day. What a huge gift it is to have friends that treat you like family.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The cute things kids say....

Lize and Sofi's "best fwiend" since meeting has been Jules. They are so sweet when they are together.

Jules was home with her mommy cleaning. For some reason she was asking her mom where things were made....
She hears many times, made in China. She excitedly says "I love China".....
Her mom asked why? "because my sisters Sofi and Lize came from there" "and my favotite toys".
I never realized Jules even understood they were from China and I love that she calls them "her sisters".

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend....

Our lil fairy Lize...Zach making cookies....
The ladies eating again....
Our sweet, tortured dog Molly. The girls dress her up, do her hair, tote her around and lots of other things. She never bites or fights them.
Thanksgiving dinner with James brother Dewight and our nephew lil D

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Bear Bear....

We will never be able to convince Lize that bear bear isn't a "real" living person. Lize got her at the airport when she came home. It was instant love. She gets dressed daily, fed, loved, hugged lots.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday, November 07, 2011

Sofia Gotcha Day

5 years ago today we met our sweet, tiny, timid, scared, beautiful Sofia. She has blossomed into a beautiful, strong, decisive lil lady. She loves dance class, anything with bling and girly. Her favorite place is the beach. Praise GOD for the gift of her!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Gothcha Day....

Three years ago today GOD blessed us with the most joyful gift Izabela Grace! Lize remains the smartest, kindest, joyful child I have ever come in contact with! She makes us laugh every day of our life! Thank YOU GOD!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Life happenings....

Sofia is so tired everyday she comes home from school. I don't think she's made it to even 8:00 any night.
Lize loves riding her sisters bike whiles Sofi's at school.

Monday, October 10, 2011


In the last week our world has been rocked. Our closest, dearest friends Ted and Trish have had their world turned upside down. Their youngest daughter Hailey was diagnosed with leukemia. Sweet lil Hailey has the most beautiful smile. Her smile literally makes your heart melt. She is silly, funny, kind and so sweet. She loves sparkle, lip gloss, make-up, hello kitty, pretties for her hair and looking girly! Her brothers and sisters ADORE her. Her mommy and daddy are amazing. They need your prayers!! No one plans for this or ever sees it coming. In one day their entire world has changed and for 2 long years (maybe longer) life will be very different for all of them. There are many praises- the biggest being GOD placed her with the perfect family in a country with the best medical care. Did I mention how very blessed we are to be part of their lives?!

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Silver Birch 2011

This was our 6th year at Silver Birch. I soo love this place! It is a magical place filled with amazing people.The girls loved mini golf....
Lize went zip lining along with the "bid people"
The girls and "their" Mr Neal
James actually went horseback riding
Zach tubing
Will tubing
Bow / arrow and bb gun shooting

Isn't Lize Bell just too sweet
Lize got to horseback ridding