Sunday, January 24, 2010

Uncle Bryan!!!

My brother, Bryan is in the Army Reserves and came home from Iraq last October. He is back in College in Missouri. He had an Army Convention here this past weekend. His mother, Kathy and his little sister, Jenna came too. We were able to go downtown last night to see them and have dinner. The kids were so excited, especially Jack who idolizes his Uncle Bryan and wants to be an Army man just like him.

Jack and Uncle Bryan

Olivia, Lucy, Jenna and Bryan and Jack

The girls

"Mom, are you really bringing your camera?"


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sweet Little Lina

Here is the sweet little girl we sponsor through Pearl River Outreach. She is from Hengshan, Hunan China, just like our Lucy. Pearl River Outreach is a great organization to help orphaned children in China to be cared for in foster care, rather than an orphanage. I love that we can actually see the child we are sponsoring and get updated photos. It feels good, knowing that without adopting again, we can still help to make a difference in the lives of the children who have yet to be placed with their forever families.


Saturday, January 16, 2010


This was a photo I snapped with my phone last Saturday night at the Hockey game. Jack and Lucy were so excited to be there. Olivia was a friends house and did not go with us. Our team won!!!


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!! I can't believe it's 2010. Where does the time go??? I realize I have been blogging now for almost a year and a half. It's been fun for me to post the daily craziness of our lives and it serves as a journal/scrapbook for the kids. It's a great way to keep our, out-of-town family and friends connected and it's a creative outlet for me. I have found I actually take more photos of the kids, knowing I am going to post it on our blog. Thanks for following along. We hope all of you have an amazing 2010!!!