Ni Hao Y'all
when east meets south
Chris and Deb says
October 21, 2008 at 12:37 PM
Priceless Steph! I love every one of these pictures….the kids are truly enjoying life at the pumpkin patch!
October 21, 2008 at 12:45 PM
What great pictures! I love Judes sweet little tummy hanging out and the grin on Shepherd’s face. Cute, cute, cute!Oh and 3 cheers for the total on the Bring Cole Home chip in!!!!Amazing!!
October 21, 2008 at 1:05 PM
We are going this weekend and I can’t wait!
As always, great pics of your sweet family~
October 21, 2008 at 1:08 PM
Beautiful pics, Stef. I heard it’s stormy there today…good thing you had such a lovely sunny day for your big pumpkin patch visit! Can’t wait to see all those kiddos in person AT THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 Did that just for you, babe. Love you.
October 21, 2008 at 1:50 PM
GREAT pictures!The kids look SOOOO happyto be there. Chris looks like he was having a little fun,too.I could just eat Jude up.“High 5” on the ChipIn.Praises are in order!
October 21, 2008 at 1:57 PM
Love the pictures! Looks like everyone was having a great time. I figured Jude must have something up his shirt. The hay will get ya everytime 🙂
Chad and Sandy says
October 21, 2008 at 2:21 PM
great pics! Did you get my last email?
October 21, 2008 at 3:14 PM
October 21, 2008 at 4:26 PM
GREAT photos!!! Love everyone’s smiling faces!! The smile on Shepherd is just priceless…come to think of it, he is always smiling, isn’t he?! Must be all that LOVE that surrounds him everyday! 🙂
We’re off to the Pumpkin Patch on Thursday! Our first trip ever! (can you TELL I’m a city girl??)
Hey, I love Chris’ shirt too, by the way! 😉
October 21, 2008 at 5:42 PM
Love the pictures. Looks like everyone had a great time. Asher and Noah are so much a like with their love for football jerseys.Love to all,Denise
Adam and Cynthia says
October 21, 2008 at 6:19 PM
How darlin’!! Looks like fun was had by all!
October 21, 2008 at 8:53 PM
Steph, there is sooo much happiness behind each photo, and that doesn’t just appear out of no where.You have a beautiful family and its all through your love and direction.Beautifulxxxs
October 21, 2008 at 9:01 PM
ALL of your kids are SO beautiful!
October 21, 2008 at 10:12 PM
Why do your kiddos always look so put together??? Why girl.. why. YOu set the expectations to high for the rest of us big ol’ families!!! Too stinkin’ cute!!!!
LOVIN’ the total!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I AM…in awe of God’s Faithfulness ( ;)) …
October 21, 2008 at 11:11 PM
Stefanie – it looks like ya’ll had so much fun. I am telling you I want to come hang with you one day. I just don’t know if I could ever keep up!
I am in awe of the funds raised to bring home Cole. Praise Be!
October 21, 2008 at 11:20 PM
Oh, my do the girls look like they’ve grown when they are next to your 2 littlest. Precious photos. Thanks for sharing.
October 21, 2008 at 11:28 PM
Looks like FUN, FUN, FUN!!!
a Tonggu Momma says
I love the photos, especially the one of the zip line. When I was growing up, we called that a pulley, only I thought it was a Poley because my friend Christy Poley had one in her backyard.
October 22, 2008 at 2:55 AM
Perfect, perfect, perfect!! I love these pictures – what an amazing family you have!
The chip in – Woo Hoo! Just great.
Thanks for daily inspiring me Stef, you certainly are a beautiful daughter of the King.
October 22, 2008 at 3:08 AM
I love these pictures! Looks like everyone had fun. 🙂 All of your kiddos are just so cute!
The fundraiser for Cole is amazing, that’s so great they have enough to bring him home! 🙂
Joe and Jane says
October 22, 2008 at 3:21 AM
Adorable! You can tell they had a simply fantastic time!
October 22, 2008 at 1:59 PM
looks like fun! did you buy all those pumpkins??? can’t believe how big jude and shepherd are getting!
October 22, 2008 at 5:18 PM
What a fun and happy day! The kids look like they had a blast!Congrats on the fundraiser for Cole! God is so awesome!!!!
Anna 'B'anana says
October 22, 2008 at 5:22 PM
I swear I am losing it. I have commented twice over here and they haven’t shown up. Seeing as I am constantly trying to “fit in” little trips to my favorite blogs, I am wondering if I am even hitting the send button. Whew!
The kids look so great! So put together and so…..BLISSFUL. You are one skilled mama with the lens.Seeing the total on the ChipIn is just beautiful. So happy for your sister!!
(hoping this posts…..)
Livin' out loud says
October 22, 2008 at 7:36 PM
GREAT pics!! We haven’t had a chance to go yet 🙁 guess I better get on the ball….
October 22, 2008 at 9:29 PM
These pictures are ADORABLE!!!! Looks like such a fun time!!!
Roxanne Kristina says
October 23, 2008 at 3:13 AM
I found you via Team Houston. Wow. What a beautiful blog and beautiful family. I love your blog too. Did you design? Blessings, Roxanne
October 23, 2008 at 10:50 PM
Stefanie,Brinley was standing here staring intently at the picture of the kids sitting together. For a moment I thought, “Oooh my! Maybe there is something about Sophie that she remembers!”. Some little something about that picture that reminds her of her sweet friend from the SWI. The one she shared giggles and fun with! I kept watching her as she leaned in for a better look. I enlarged the photo for her and waited to see what she was going to say. I was literally holding my breath! She turned and looked at me with her eyes wide and her finger pointing to the screen. In amazement she shouted, “MOM!!!!!! That girl gots Target shoes JUST LIKE ME!” excitedly pointing to Isabelle’s nifty ladybug shoes! I laughed so hard! I’m sure she thinks I am nuts. Gotta love those Target shoes!
Michelle Riggs says
October 24, 2008 at 3:55 AM
Wonderful pictures. I love your blog.
Thanks for praying for Abby.
October 24, 2008 at 9:30 AM
Adorable photos, Stefanie!!
I have loved seeing how God has blessed your sister through the raffle. Amazing!!
My Heart Beats In China says
October 29, 2008 at 8:12 PM
Stephanie,What a moving, beautiful and simply delightful blog you have. I am truly touched by all the work you are doing and the role of advocacy for special needs children. I’m just about in tears, but want to finish this post.
I too am married to a AF Maj. Ret. now, but we have a SN’s adopted daughter from Hunan. I can’t explain just how special she is to me. I think I was the one with the special need, for her. Anyway, I also advocate for this program, do webinars, and have written articles for our agency. My blog is getting a makeover today, so I can start connecting with other adoptive parents. We so want to go back and adopt a second SN’s little girl. Your family is truly inspirational.
Thank you for the continued work you do on behalf of children.
Look forward to stopping by again soon.
Hugs from NJ