My friend Lori from her blogspot, Joy Unspeakable, is hosting a very cool fundrasier to raise funds to bring home their newest son from China. For a donation, you can receive a chance to win a brand new iPad!
Whoo-hoo - getting a chance to win a wonderful prize and helping an orphan find his family
Can't beat that!
Just go to the button on my sidebar for Joy Unspeakable (it's at the top left), and follow it for details on entering the contest.
We spent the most wonderful afternoon and evening yesterday with Philip's China travel group. Vince and Marcy graciously hosted all of us at their farm for the fun reunion.
Out of the twelve families who traveled to China to receive their children (us being one of them), seven of us were there. We had a blast playing, swimming, eating, looking at pictures, taking pictures, and catching up with all of these dear families. :)
We missed the five other families who could not be there. :(Hopefully we can see them next summer!
Our little cuties two years later
All of our sweet children who were there . . .
Ted gets the prize for being the "oldest" child in attendance.
The beautiful mommas!
The handsome poppas!
A little pool time
A little farm time
Even a little "pig" time (not Philip - see the pig in the background)
We are so incredibly blessed to be part of this wonderful group of people. What a special bond we all share. Essentially, we were all present at the births of our Chinese children!
Our little Elijah might have a more significant hearing loss than first thought. Even with the tubes in his ears, his readings still showed a slight loss today at his ENT appointment. Does that account for his seemingly noncompliant attitude?
Maybe sometimes . . .
But my guess is that even if Eli could hear 100%, he would still be a tad bit noncompliant!
About a month ago my mother-in-law and I were talking about how wonderful our boys were and how glad we were that they were here, and I made the comment that if Kevin and I had started earlier, she would have about 10 grandchildren from China by now.
She replied, "Well, I just have room on my grandmother's ring for two more!"
I'm not saying we are yet, but I am just saying . . .
Kevin and I wonder if anyone is missing from the picture above??