Monday, December 15, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

One Year Ago........

We got our sweet girl's referral. I'll always remember driving in the car after picking up the boys when I got the call. Mike happened to be with me, so the whole family was together. Barbara from the agency called my cell and I honestly thought she was calling for something else( getting our paperwork in order or something). So I was really shocked to find out that our referral had arrived. And so I bagan screaming and laughing and crying all at the same time. And Mike was just trying to get me to pull the car over and smiling form ear to ear. That day we found out that Feng, Yun Man was in Jiangxi Province in Fengxin County SWI. Her birthday was March 18, 2007. And that she had lots of hair.

On December 6, 2007 we all gathered around our computer to get our first look at our Mei Mei. My sister was there and recorded the whole thing. It was just as special as giving birth to my other children. I just couldn't take my eyes off of her. She was just breathtaking.

I love you so much baby girl. I can't imagine our family with out you. You are one amazing daughter and your daddy and I treasure you from the bottom of our hearts.


Madi and the boys went to see Peter Pan in Columbus this past Sunday. I taked Madi into dressing up, but failed to fully explain that she was going to watch the play not be in it. So when the program started Madi was very upset and confused as to why she wasn't on stage. Then she wanted to know why no one else was dressed up. Oh well...I thought she looked too cute for words.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

This Picture Says It All

This picture is all about family. Here are my parents with all nine of their grandkids. Starting with age 8 all the way to 0. I know my parents never thought in a million years they'd have nine grandchildren. And that's just from me and my sister. My brother and sis-in-law have not started their family yet. I am so thankful for my family. I love it when we are all together. BTW this picture was shamlessly stolen from my sisters blog.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

One Day Longer * Update

Today is a special day for our Mei Mei. She has been with us one day longer than she was in the orphanage. She is twenty months old and soooo cute. It truly seems like she has been here forever. The past 10 months have flown by. We cannot get over how gracious the Lord has been to us. She has changed from an adorable baby to a beautiful toddler. We love you Mei, with all our hearts.

UPDATE: I just realized that I got the date wrong. We will have had her one day longer on the 23rd. Oops!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I just had to post a quick congratulations to Karen and her family. They received their long, long awaited referral today. She is absolutely beautiful and I love those lips.:)

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Ive been tagged by my great friend Karen

So here are seven weird/random things about me.

1. I have known my husband since we were 6 years old. We actually lived down the street from each other at one point.

2. I have a habit of spelling thigs out in my head. Like While riding in a car I will spell out the sign that we pass. I know very weird, huh?

3. I hate to cook. I love to bake, but hate, hate to cook.

4. I've lived on the west coast and the east coast of the USA.

5. I hate the taste of strawberries and sage.

6. I require an abnormal amount of sleep to function normally. Like 10 hours a night. And no, I do not get that much sleep a night. But I really could sleep that long if you let me.

7. I cannot eat a sandwich without putting Sour Cream and Onion chips on it.

So here are a few that I've tagged...
I know I'm supposed to tag 7 people. But three is all I could come up with.:)

Friday, October 10, 2008

My New Nephew

Introducing Baby Grant!!!! Born October 9, 2008 at 2:25pm. He wieghed 7lbs. 13oz. Looks like a Jenkins all the way. He has the sweetest blond/white hair.`:)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Mike and I will be watching this tonight.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Political Post

I read an article today by Michelle Malkin, a conservative blogger, that stirred my heart. I have been very heavy hearted for Sarah Palin since she stepped up as McCain's running mate. She is an incredible woman and does not deserve the ridicule the liberal MSM are giving her. And I believe it's just because she has an "R" by her name.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Big Day For Mei

Today was Re-adoption Day for Mei. It was just a formality to get her a Georgia birth certificate, but it represents the very last hurdle we needed to jump to be done with all the paper work. The Judge was so sweet and kind and said we made his day.

I LOVE this photo of Nate and Mei. It was completely spontaneous.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Better Hair Day

My hair was doing a little better today. I'm hoping to purchase a straightner this morning. I always have a friz glow about my head because of he humidity. So maybe that will help.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

For Aimee

Not a great hair day because of the weather, but at least you can see the color. I'll try to take other pics tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

School Days Are Here Again!!!

Nathan and Charlie are ready for school. Nathan is in Second grade and Charlie is in first. Madi will be in pre-K in a couple of weeks.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Six Month Anniversary

I can't believe it has been 6 months already. Mei has added so much to our family. She is such a sweet heart. We love you baby girl....
Here is Mei right after she was handed to me. This was taken January 22, 2008. She was 10 months old.

Mei at 16 months old. Can't believe how much she has changed.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

More 4th Pictures

I'm One!!



Sweet Again

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th!!!

Eatin Dinner

Paci Girl