Family picture

Family picture

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Spring fun in February??

This lovely warm weather is wonderful in February! 
So loving it.

We have had a fun time enjoying our spring-like day with spring-like activities.

Like attending a Mother-Daughter Tea for our homeschool group

Not only did Sophia get to meet a bunch of other little girls and play with them,

she also made a new friend.

Then we came home to Grandma playing outside with the boys
and continued it.

Even Daddy got into the action by having to chase the rolling balls!

Hope this weather stays around. 

We are so ready for Spring to be here.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

An update on our adoption website for Sophia

If you would like to see Sophia's
sixth-month update on "My Adoption Website,"

below is a picture I found while writing the update.

Elijah, Philip, and Sophia are sitting on the couch shortly after she came home in August.  I think this picture was taken in early September.  It is so precious to see the three of them lovingly sitting for a picture.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

What really goes on in homeschooling

Here is a very funny picture about homeschooling that I "borrowed"
from my friend Jean's blog

After homeschooling for a year in earnest, I really find this humorous!

Just click on the picture to enlarge it.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

26 years ago today!

Twenty-six years ago,
on a cold and frosty day,

our oldest son Ted was born.

He lit up our world beginning all those years ago . . .

As he continues to light up our lives today in such an amazing way . . .

He was born on the day we celebrate "Love" . . .

A most perfect gift for Valentine's Day!

Happy Birthday Ted - your family loves you to the moon and back!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day Elijah Jiehao!

Elijah's 2nd Gotcha Day Anniversary!

February 1, 2010 was a very special day for us.  It was the day we received Elijah Jiehao.  When we first met our little Elijah though, he was withdrawn and grief-stricken and just plain shut down.

First time Mommy kissed her little boy - February 1, 2010

But oh what love can do! 
The love of our Father in Heaven and the love of a forever family!

Christmas time - December 2011

Elijah - we love you from the depths of our souls.  The road you have traveled to get to this rightful place in your real and forever family has been long and difficult for you at times, but you are home where you belong now, and we adore you littlest treasure of our family!