Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Snapshot {the Princesses}

Oh, yes they are!

Pretty much 24/7.

So imagine my surprise when they told me they wanted to be Princesses for Halloween.

I mean really?


Come on?

My girls?

Of course, they couldn't be exactly the same.

Shea declared herself to be a Fairy princess.....

Take note:  the pink wings.

How about the Fairy 'tude......

Rather cheeky, wouldn't you agree??

Then there is the 'regular' princess.

Princess Avery!

In  all her royal sweetness and cuteness!

I don't think there is anything 'regular' about her!

Tomorrow night is the grand event.

The Princesses will make their appearance, gather as much candy as possible, and call it an enchanted night.

Make sure you check out the other Sunday Snapshots:

Ni Hao Yall

Friday, October 28, 2011

AOW Visit (courtesy the AOW blog)

AOW Visits

LeeAnn, the Founder of AOW, and Chris, our Sponsorship Director, spent 3 days with us here at the House of Love in mid-October.
They were jam packed with lots of time with kids and extra hands put to good use!
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(LOVE LOVE LOVE all those piggy tails!)
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It was wonderful to visit with LeeAnn again and a pleasure meeting Chris in person.
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We wrapped up our busy visit with some dinner and chit chat.
Thanks again for visiting and lending us your helping hands for a bit!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A friend's journey to her daughter.....

My sweet friend, Maureen, is on her way NOW to China to bring home her precious daughter, Molly.

This journey has been incredible!!!

Please keep them all in your prayers as they become of family of seven.

I invite you to read her post, "When God Knocks".  Prepare to be amazed!

Friday, October 21, 2011

I am so honored......Really? Me?


I was asked if one of my blog posts could be re-posted over at We Are Grafted In.


Really cool!

Have y'all had a chance to check out We Are Grafted In?



A place where adoptive families can learn and grow together.

Love it!

And, they asked me to be a 'contributor'.


Please click here to read my post at We Are Grafted In.


And really, go check them out.  It's a good way!  :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"Hand in Hand" ~ Part 1

I have only been home from China visiting the House of Love (An Orphan's Wish) for three days!

It's been a whirlwind......

From jet lag to catching up on things at home...things at massively spending time with my Littles.

Re-entry.....gotta love it!

Since late Monday night, I have been obsessed focused on something that completely took my breath away.

Rocked my world.

And once again, caused me to marvel at how our God works and humbly submit to His divine plan......whatever it may be.

Are ya ready?

One of my FB friends posted a story from Half the Sky that featured my daughter Avery and her best friend from her orphanage.


I was just (innocently) checking my FB before going to bed on Monday night.  Typical, right?

Saw the posting and thought, hmmmm (?) this picture kinda looks like Avery.

That's weird. (to say the least)

Started to read the first line.


Immediately knew it was Avery.


Her Chinese name is ZuLa.

You don't see that Chinese name very often.

Read the story.


My hands were shaking.

My heart was pounding.

Tears were flowing.

Are ya ready to see how God works?

Here is the link!  Please, check it out.....

Well, what do y'all think?

Pretty emotional stuff.

Amazing stuff/

Oh, the potential!!!!

I am not sure where this is going to lead us.

Only God knows.

Of course, I need to find ZhuLi.

One way or another, I hope to find her.

I have already been in touch with HTS.

They are contacting their Beijing office to inquire about ZhuLi.

I am waiting to find out if she is still in their Little Sisters Preschool program or if she has been adopted.

*deep sigh*

I will definitely keep y'all updated.

Oh, and prayers......

They are very needed and deeply appreciated.


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Snapshot: Guess where I am going? Part 2

Y'all are some smart people! (see this post)

YES!  I am going to the House of Love, otherwise known as An Orphan's Wish!!!  I am honored to tell you that I will be traveling with LeeAnn, the founder and US co-director of AOW.

YES!  I get to meet all the precious children for whom I work!

Yes!  I get to love on them!

My oh my, I feel so blessed!

I can hardly wait to meet......









Oh and the list goes on and on and on and on........

And believe you me, when I get back I will be probably talking and blogging about this trip for months.

Months,I tell ya!

By the way,  I leave in five hours!!!!!

Guilin, here I come!!!

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Ni Hao Yall

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sunday Snapshot: Bugs in a Rug - the snack!

Sunday afternoon the Littles and I thought it would be fun to make a Halloween treat.

'Bugs in a Rug'

Cocktail sausages....

Potato sticks.....

Pillsbury dough...

 Ketchup and mustard.....

We are talking gourmet stuff here.

A chance to be {somewhat} creative.

As well as a trifle bit silly.

The 'bugs' passed the taste test....

With flying colors (and a huge smile)!

I deem this 'project' a success.

Mostly because it was so stinkin' easy!  (And the 'bugs a kinda cute....and tasty.)

Apparently our chocolate lab liked these as well.
While changing into our jammies, Bretta (the hungry and very naughty) dog ate about 80% of the 'bugs'.

Lucky for Bretta, we all love her.  
At least, she left a few for Daddy.
Smart dog.  ha!

Check out the other Sunday Snapshots here.
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