Sunday, February 24, 2013

Three Years. Really???

Yes. Really!

Where do the years go?

Avery came to us as a very frightened little girl.
She was almost four when she became our daughter.

It took her a while to give her heart to us.

Hugs and kisses were cautiously given.
Smiles and laughter were sparingly shared.

As I look back over these past three years, I now see the transformation.

I now see how this little girl gave herself to us.

I see how God has worked in her life.

She loves us....with wild abandon.

She is happy.

She is sassy.

She is mischievous.

She is silly...or so silly!

She is our sweet girl-y girl.

She makes us smile and laugh.
She brings us joy EVERY SINGLE DAY!

We are so crazy in love with this child!!!!
*deep sigh*

We are blessed.

Ni Hao Yall

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Help Brad Come HOME!!!

Awwwww, sweet Brad!

As it says on our AOW blog....

"to know Brad is to love Brad"!!!!

How true.

I had the privilege of meeting Brad in October of 2011.


He is a loving, happy, and caring child.

He has a twinkle in his eye.....and one can't help but be drawn to him.

Brad has a chance to know the love of a family.....forever!

from our AOW blog:

"...our sweet boy has just been given a chance to see his dream become a reality. But we need YOUR HELP to make this possible.
Brad’s adoption papers have been released for international adoption, but the papers have assigned to him a birth date of 1999. This means that a family coming forward for Brad would have barely 7 months to complete the adoption before Brad becomes ineligible for adoption. We never want to see the words “aged out” next to Brad’s name. We owe it to him to do everything in our power to give him THIS ONE chance. Let US gather as the AOW Community and Let US stand in the gap for Brad. Together we can raise the funds to help his family with the costs of Brad’s rushed adoption.
We simply cannot let Brad’s dream be crushed … With your help, Brad can be a brother and a son FOREVER!"
To learn more about Brad, please visit our AOW blog here.
Would you consider donating to his adoption fund?
Please visit Reece's Rainbow: Brad.

Would you consider helping us to spread the word about Brad?
Click on Brad's picture (below) to do just that!

An Orphans Wish

Together, we can help BRING Brad HOME!!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

My {little} Valentines!

My Littles!!

My littlest Little....and his momma!

Archer's first HEART day!

Look!  He is trying to read his Valentine's Day card!!!

Oh.  Wait.  I think he wants to eat it. lol

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

CNY 2013 ~ The Year of the Snake

We sure love us some Chinese New Year!!!

The girls love putting on their 'special' dresses.
They were absolutely thrilled to be able to wear them to church today!

Next stop....
A yummy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant.

After our lunch prayer.....

We are good to go!

Here is our Year of the Monkey!

Here is our Year of the Dog!

As for the Year of the Snake?  We do have one person in our family representing it.  Our oldest daughter, Faith.  Go Year of the Snake!!!  Go Faith!!!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Zhōngguó xīn de yī nián kuàilè

Check out some more {wonderful} Sunday Snapshots at Ni Hao Y'all!

Ni Hao Yall