Thursday, May 31, 2007

A Couple of Days in the Sun!

I've added two new slides from last weekend. We flew down to Arizona to spend the weekend with Kim and getting to know Doug and Carter. The boys were completely water logged by the time we left on Monday! We all had a great time and totally enjoyed ourselves. I had a much longer post but the computer ate it and it's getting late! I'll post more later...

How to cross the rocks - according to Paige

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Finally an update!

Ok, I finally have a couple of minutes! Miss Paige has been sick with one thing or another it seems like for weeks. She is on antibiotics again for a probable sinus infection and possible double ear infections. Last night she pretty much didn't sleep and therefore neither did I! Isn't motherhood grand?!
School is almost out around here and we are looking forward to a looser schedule for a while. The boys would just like to spend the entire summer in a swimming pool! We have some plans but nothing set yet. Our plans to make it to Washington are sort of on hold because we can't afford the airfare and I refuse to fly standbye alone with all three kids! Go figure huh? I am hoping we will make it out to New Jersey to visit friends we met in China and go to our agency's annual picnic in early August. We also plan to get some camping trips in - just close to home considering gas prices!
Other than that, things are about the same out here! We may make it to Phoenix this weekend so I'll add new pictures after that!

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

We're still here!

I promise to get some pictures up this week! I have been busy trying to finish our China photo album on Snapfish and get Paige's adoption video done. I've been working on both projects forever and finally got motivated to get them DONE! There isn't really much happening around here anyway. We had Paige's six month post placement visit and "passed" - not that they were going to take her away! The boys are keeping busy with soccer and finishing up the school year. I'll post more this week.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

A Different Mother's Day

Mother's Day will be very different this year. Obviously because I now have three children instead of two! But also because I know my family is complete. I now have a daughter. A little girl to paint fingernails with, and hair to braid (eventually), to hopefully buy a dollhouse for and pass on my special dolls (and her Nana's and great grandma's). Yes, this mother's day will be different. Also because I have a two new mothers to honor this year. Women I've never met but dream that someday I might. One woman with love so deep for her child that she would risk her own life to give that child life. Another willing to take that child and love her for eight months only to have her heart broken. Two women I respect and admire tremendously. I may never know if Paige has her first mother's eyes or smile, and she may never know how loved "our" daughter is but I pray that deep in her soul God will give her peace. Paige and I will honor her mothers in China on Mother's Day in a personal way between the two of us. And each year I hope she will develop a stronger respect for what they did for her.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Twelve Years!

It is pretty amazing, but as of today we have been officially married for twelve years! We started dating four years before that though so we have been together for 16 years!!! I do not feel old enough to have been married that long. As our friends and family know we have certainly had our ups and downs. But with a lot of determination, counseling, support and just plain growing up we have succeded where so many don't. We are proud of ourselves but also very happy to finally be at this point in our marriage!
Now, I'd better get to bed tomorrow will be a busy day again!