Tuesday, December 27, 2011


I am thankful for an amazing family. Our family isn't ordinary, just incredibly special. We have some amazing friends that are also part of our forever family. We are connected by love. An incredible gift. I am grateful that my children are so loved, and that they can be who they want to be. This retail Mama is taking a few days off. I can't wait to play with the sweetest kiddos ever. They make every day an adventure. I love them so much!

PS love the Kitty that found a safe place under the Christmas tree.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas

Here we are 5 days before the most blessed day of all. Presents are bought, menus are planned, and we are so ready for Christmas day. I am praying for all of the families out there that still are in need. There are many. I am praying for Jenny and Ivy, I want them to finally come home to families who love them. R and I are so blessed and fortunate to have such a sweet and perfect family. My happiest of moments are those where everyone I love is under the same roof. We won't have everyone celebrating with us, but there will be a very impressive gathering. We will miss those who couldn't make it. We will celebrate our special brood of 5. We are hoping that everyone has the most amazing Holiday. It's a little early, but Merry Christmas, and have a very blessed New Year.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Our Littlest Chef

This boy can cook! He wants to be a chef. These pictures were from a few weeks ago, but he can make anything taste amazing. I think he has found his calling! A special congrats to a this year's G All Star soccer team member! You rock Quinn.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Shaelani's Special Night Front and Center

Tears were streaming down my face as Ms Shaelee sang her little Kindergarten heart out tonight at her very first musical performance. Claire and I tried to get pictures, but while she was front and center a really animated little boy kept taking her space. Grrrr. But he was as cute as could be, think Quinn 7 years ago! Shaelee was so proud of herself, and Claire made sure she looked beautiful, as I was sneaking in at the last minute (on a plane, what can I say?), I was awestruck by how pretty she was. Claire and I sat on the floor in front of the stage, and she waved and smiled at us, and I am pretty sure I heard her say "that's my Jei Jei."
She did a wonderful job...
And when we got home, she opened the most thoughtful and amazing gift from her best buddy in the whole world, Ms Tung Tung. Sienna, you picked out the perfect gift, and your buddy loves you so much! Thank you for making a really great day, extra special and perfect. Nadi loves her blanket, but she loves it most because it came from you Sienna. Hugs little friend!