Sunday, July 28, 2013

Family, Fireflies and Fireworks











Just wanted to post pictures of the kids in St Louis, visiting their Grandparents and Aunt Carrie.  It is so green there!  We were amazed at the beautiful weather at this time of year.  We always have a good time, and wish we lived closer.  Praying for Grandma.  We love you. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Shaelee's China Reunion




I still have to post pictures of Claire's reunion, and of our trip home to St Louis, I am so far behind.   Before I close my eyes tonight, I wanted to post these beautiful pictures that Claire took this evening.  We are so incredibly lucky to be able to connect our daughters to a piece of their heritage by staying in touch with other families that traveled with us at the same time to meet their children in China.  We have had such a special week with Shaelee's China friends.  I look at these beautiful children, and feel so amazing blessed to watch forever friendships being made.  These children are cherished by their parents as well as by each other.  To Karen and family, you were never far from our thoughts.  Love you all!  Already looking forward to next year. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Family Time in DC










We had a great time in our Nation's Capitol.  It was a great place to be, as we watched the city get ready for what promised to be a great 4th of July celebration.  It was great to see friends and family during Claire's reunion at the beach.  We couldn't have asked for better weather.  Mr Ralph loved talking about the history of our country and patiently explained everything that he could to the kids.  He loves teaching his kids, and they were quick learners.  I happen to love that very first picture of Ms Emily.  Looking forward to fireworks and family.  Happy July 4th!