Family picture

Family picture

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Home from China

Is China calling you?

Those are the words written on a T-shirt I bought for Kevin and me.  Is China calling you? 

To adopt?

To serve?

To give generously to orphaned children living there?

Our team spent the last ten days in China serving at Shepherd's Field Children's Village in Tianjin, China.

That is where our Philip lived for the first three years of his life.  (Ted and I were there on his 4th Gotcha Day - an added bonus!)

It is an amazing place, full of people who love the children who live there.

Our team was blown away by the feelings they developed for the children of the foster village.

We went to serve the children,

But somehow, somewhere along the way,

We were the ones who were served,

Who were touched,

Who were changed forever . . .

Isn't that just like our awesome God?

Enjoy some of the snapshots of our week at Shepherd's Field.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Catching up

We have been busy having fun!  That is the best kind of busy to be.  We have had family parties and China travel group parties.

Round and round with friends

Having fun in the pool

All those little dark headed children - oh, how cute


All of our young children - some older ones
did not make it this year to the reunion

These four treasures came home at the same time four years ago!

Below is a picture of our China Team, ready and eager to go serve for a
week at Shepherd's Field Children's Village.  Shepherd's Field was Philip's
China home.  This will be Ted's first time to visit China, and he is
looking forward to staying where his little brother was so loved and well
cared for.  I am looking forward to serving at Shepherd's Field with Ted and
the rest of our awesome team.

You can follow our team's blog here.  We leave this coming Saturday, June 16th.

Since Ted and I are going to be in China on Father's Day, we celebrated Kevin's day early.  The following pictures are of the children "helping" Kevin open his presents. 

Little kids helped

And big kids, too!

Kevin - you are a wonderful husband and father.  We love you dearly.  Thank you for
all you do for your family.  We are blessed to have you in our lives!

Then, last but not least, Sophia and Philip played their first game of
summer kickball and had a blast!

Philip and Sophia strategizing at 2nd base
The cheering spectators

Relaxing after the big game


Monday, June 4, 2012

Our littlest one. . . . .