My mom, sister and her kids came down on Friday to spend the night. Four years ago, we all got together and let the kids make gingerbread houses out of graham crackers, icing and various candies. We decided to do it again this year, except this time there were three new participants. Very willing participants, I must say. Tori helped… Read More
My oldest sister Melissa, my mom, Lucy, April (Angie’s best friend since childhood) and I had a ‘Welcome Home’ celebration for my new nephew Dane and my sister Angie. We had to plan it secretly because Angie hates a surprise. But even more than hating a surprise, she hates people doing things for her. So we decided to do both!… Read More
We had the best time! My sister and her family came down to go with us yesterday. The weather was perfect and the kids had their fill of corn dogs, funnel cakes, cheesy midway toys and precariously-put-together carnival rides. The place was packed, but we were able to get in a full day of fun anyway. Isabelle was a bit… Read More
My mom came down to visit us this weekend. It was great to have G.G. here, the girls loved having someone around who would accomodate the most indulgent request they could muster. We spent a majority of our time together just hanging out, playing Jenga with Asher and watching the girls act silly in front of the newest spectator. But… Read More
Chris came home on Thursday and we headed to Birmingham on Friday for a weekend away. We took the kids out of school for the day and arrived in the early afternoon. We lunched with some of the folks from Lifeline (the adoption agency we used to bring Sophie home) and had a great time talking adoption talk and getting… Read More
Without further ado, here he is! Meet my newest nephew – new son to my sister, Andrea – Dane Xiaoyu!
Isn’t he just gorgeous!?! My sister, Andrea, and her husband Bob are hoping to bring him home this summer. She just received these new pictures from an incredibly kind family that travelled to their son’s orphanage in February. His name is Dane Xiaoyu and he is 2 1/2 years old and we can’t wait to welcome him into our family…. Read More