I have 5 sons and 3 daughters. When we started for Isabelle in 2004, we had 3 sons and 1 daughter. So it was a logical conclusion that we would be going to China for a girl. I guess I never put much thought into it, a daughter it was to be from the start. Sophie, who came home next,… Read More
We finally arrived home veeerryyy early Wednesday morning. It was one long drive. We left Iowa City at 12:00 PM Central time and didn’t arrive home until 5:30 AM Eastern time. Yeah, it was way too long to be in the car with 5 kids under 8. But we made it! I am SO thrilled to be home, and we… Read More
I received several pictures from a traveling mom who visited Gutian in early April. Jude looks so somber in every picture. Either he is wary of strangers, or he just needs a good reason to smile! I can’t believe Tori and I might be leaving for China in as little as one month! We received our LOA on 4/27 and… Read More
Tonight we celebrated Jude’s birthday by eating cupcakes and singing “Happy Birthday” to our boy who is half a world away. The girls had no idea what we were celebrating, all they knew is that they were getting to eat the cupcakes they had been asking for all afternoon. Asher and Dalton were excited that their little brother was turning… Read More
We received an update today! Just look at this handsome man!
Our newest blessing! We thank God for providing the resources and the encouragement to bring home another child from China, Jude William JiaMing! He was born February 9, 2006 and his special need is bilateral clubfoot. We’re in love!! Check out his blog HERE!