Family picture

Family picture

Monday, August 29, 2011

Jet Lag - uggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh

We are settling into life with four children. That part is absolutely wonderful.

The jet lag . . . not so good. Our bodies are definitely still on Ch*na time. Our littles wake up every single night after about two hours of sleep and for hours! Yuck! We are all feeling the effect.

Some scenes from our life now . . .

Mommy is loving playing "girlie" things like Barbies and such.

Sophia keeps drawing her new family . . . so sweet!

Prayers are needed for our little guy. He is really

having difficulty adjusting to this new reality and jet lag.

These two enjoy each other's company. Now we are working with them to include Elijah, too!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

We are home!

We are home! Thank you God for your protection on our return trip. We are tired but so happy to be home where we belong!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Thank You to All

Our little sons want to say a big

"Thank You"

to all of you who sent us donations

to take to Philip Hayden's Shepherd's Field Children's Village.

(And we do, too!)

Shepherd's Field is where our Philip lived happily in China

for three years before we met him.

Families whose children once lived at Shepherd's Field sent donations of shoes,

school supplies, bandaids and such. While a sweet young lady who once lived as

an orphan gave us many hats she personally knitted for children still orphans. A couple

of people from our church even gave us shoes to take to the village.

Only two more days and then Kevin, Philip, Elijah, and I fly across the world.

Our first stop will be to stay at Philip's China home, Shepherd's Field.

We are all pretty excited about that!

Then the next stop will be to receive our Sophia Yilin! She has a little less than a

week until she is an orphan no more!

So very excited for the journey. Follow along at:

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


We will be here!

Oh my!