Monday, August 31, 2015

Three years.........

It seems like just yesterday in a small government office in Kunming
China a scared little 2 year old girl was placed in our arms.  She has definitely filled our lives with joy and laughter!  We are amazed at the transition that our littlest has undergone.  She is a ray of light.  We love you to the moon and back baby girl.
Happy Day Dumpling!


The frog turns 14 !  

soccer girl 

tea party

Popi's birthday

sleeping beauty 'campout'

apple farm

new glasses

run Princess run

Saturday, August 15, 2015

A little update.......

The summer has flown by.  We made lots of wonderful memories.  We enjoyed time with family and friends.  We had opportunities to celebrate life and love.  These are sweet times.  Now, we start a new chapter as school has started.  We have an 11th grader, an 8th grader, a first grader, and a little pre-K!
Flower girls!

Beach Fun with our cousin


Family time

eating M&M's at camp

Going to camp for the first time with Mommy

camp was really  a lot of fun

school open house

First soccer practice

First day of school-8th,1st, and pre K
Start of Birthday celebration

a driver in our midst :)
Our boy is alive and well, but doesn't like his picture take.  :)
Second soccer practice

Thursday, July 2, 2015


 We are blessed to have these  friends in our lives. It was such a sweet reunion :)

Father's Day 2015

What a blessing fathers are in our lives!

Monday, June 8, 2015

This little girl is 5 today!

trying out the mermaid tail in the pool

5 today!

It's a privilege to parent this little girl.  She is so joy filled, loving, and happy.  Few people can say that they get to experience life filled with everyday joy.  I can honestly say that I do.  Our little girl is growing up quickly.  Although we'd love for her to stay little, she asks daily if she can be taller than me one day.  In due time Dumpling.  We love you!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Somebody is turning "5" an early birthday party..........

Special birthday card from her sister.

all smiles

finally, a mermaid 'tail'!