Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A little glamour in our life!




It was Claire's first dance performance! She wasn't posing for pictures in front of all of her High School friends, so the best I could do was snap one of her getting into the car. She did an amazing job! Mom got to see her tonight, and Dad gets to go tomorrow. She is so graceful and sure of herself. How fast she has grown up. How proud I was of her! Dad has a real treat in store tomorrow night.
And then there is Emily. It's 80's day tomorrow. Can you guess who she is? Think Madonna.....She is so excited to be all dressed up with ribbons and sparkles in her hair.
And Miss Shaelee, needed to be in a picture with her big sisters!
A special shout out to Karen, I bet your Dad was thrilled to see you today! Thinking of you!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sweet Dreams



Kind of like the ever ready bunny, she just goes and goes until it's just time for a quick nap.
Check out the "candy" in her lap... And Ammi gets to cuddle!
And the happy little face when she gets her zzzz's and wakes up.
Love you baby!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sienna has her TA

We are so happy that Shaelee's best friend Sienna is coming home!
Her family received her TA this week and will be traveling to China soon.
Tonight Shaelee looked at Sienna's picture and called her by her Chinese name.
We showed her Sienna's new Jei Jei and Mei Mei.....
I think she understood, that her best and oldest friend was finally coming home to her new loving family!
Our thoughts and prayers are with Sienna's amazing new family!
And with Sienna.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Emily's Birthday!






Great gifts, great company, a trip to the zoo, and a happy new 7 year old!
And Erica, it was so good seeing you!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Emily is 7!




HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMILY!
You are such a special little girl!
You are smart, beautiful, kind and loving.
God found us the perfect daughter in all of Korea.
Your family and friends love you so much precious girl!
We hope you have a wonderful 7th birthday.....

Friday, January 8, 2010

Emily's report card



Just had to share. Ms Emily received her report card yesterday.
When her grandparents picked her up they asked her how she did.
She let them know that she had received all A's and an F.
They were quite sure that Emily could not have actually received an F so they checked her 1st grade report card.
Sure enough there was an F.
Big as life, right on the report card. Marked F for Female (:
You can't make this stuff up!
Viny also had a terrific report card. No F's for him!
Love you both!
And back to painting tomorrow.
This should be very interesting!

first a pearl then a ruby

If you are reading this, google "first a pearl then a ruby".
God has blessed a family from AZ and MINN.
Lots of love...no pictures. Just prayers to get Sienna home!
BFF

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year from HJ




We spent the weekend up North where there was still snow. The kids couldn't get enough of playing outside. It was a crisp 50 degrees during the day, and perfect for throwing a few snowballs. Hope everyone had a wonderful New Years celebration!