Thursday, December 31, 2009

Painting the house and it needs it



So 2 of my favorite men are painting the house. It doesn't get better than this! And 2 small ones are supervising...Shaelee and Viny (:

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas with Kim and Chris..





One more Christmas this evening...
Thank you!
We are blessed to have such an amazing family!
Absent is our dear Quinn, in bed with a headache.
He made it through opening his presents, but wanted no part of pictures.

Christmas pics





Christmas was wonderful this year!
All the kids had a great time.
The girl's loved their new boots!
Shaelee her new kitchen!
And lots of nurf toys for the boys!

Friday, December 18, 2009


The little kids with the Macy's Santa, the one in the Parade....
I can't believe that Christmas is just around the corner! So much to do, not enough time to do it....and we wouldn't have it any other way! We have plans for Christmas Eve service, and then onto our friend Bridgitte's house. A Holiday tradition for us.
Looking forward to seeing Lexi's family (all 4 other children) tomorrow evening. I think we'll be outnumbered, 10 kids to 4 adults. Quinn and Brady can compare notes on their new sisters. The 2 sets of parents who met in China still marvel that we found each other in Changsha thanks to these 2 little boys. All of the kids are doing well. Claire is wrapping gifts for us at 50 cents a package. She's trying to earn money for a new phone. Quinn is working on a new Karate belt. Claire and Emily are doing their gymnastics parent show tomorrow. Vincent has proven to be the most amazing big brother, and got a week's worth of green this week at school(and 100% on his spelling). Shaelee continues to fascinate all of us. God is good.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Christmas is almost here. Shaelee and Hailey can't wait for those presents!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I like cheetos too!

Caught in the act!!!


The child who wouldn't touch anything but Ramen, eggs, and ice cream, has discovered something new (:

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas pictures again


And one more.

Christmas Pictures


Today, a really great friend took our Christmas pictures. These were a few I took. What great kids!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thank You


Wanted to update the family and friends on Shaelee. She is doing incredibly well, she is such a happy and joyful child. She loves her new siblings, and her dog. She is picking up English so quickly that it makes our head spin. A public thank you for everyone's help and support over the last few weeks. A very special Thank You to Kim and Chris, you did such an amazing job loving our kids in our absence. Priscilla, Linda, Katrina and Emma, thank you for all of your ideas and hard work in helping Kim and Chris redecorate the kid's rooms. They are beautiful! Again, THANK YOU!
Love,
The little princesses and princes at our house....

Tuesday, December 1, 2009











A tea party fit for a King!
Greetings Ammie!
The kids had a party just for you on your Birthday!
We miss you and Papa!