Monday, April 14, 2014

I800 Approval~

We are getting closer and closer to our sweet HollyMei.
Waiting for our cable letter and then Article 5 can be dropped off.
Travel probably in June.
SO excited!!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Payne's Boo Boo~

Things aren't always happy at our house especially when someone gets a big boo boo.
Payne slipped last night and cut his brow~
Sending us to the ER but he was SUPER brave and only required glue and steri strips.
He also had a SUPER sweet sister with him!
Thankful he did so well and has had a pretty good day today.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Two New Bracelet Sets to Share~

I would like to share two new bracelet sets~

$25 each.

Just go to side bar and click Buy Now button for Beautiful Bead Bracelets Set of 3.
All sets are still available!!!
In the instructions to seller via Paypal window, specify the set you wish to choose.
Thank you SO much for helping us bring sweet HollyMei home!

Monday, April 7, 2014

EK's 9th Birthday~

9 years ago in the mountains of Chongqing China a beautiful woman had a baby that she would not be able to keep.
{I know she is beautiful because I look into the beautiful face she birthed every single day.}
I am forever thankful for her brave love to choose life!

Yesterday we celebrated with the whole family with lunch, cupcakes, homemade ice cream, and gifts~
Having the bigs here all together was SO wonderful!
{and just look how much Slate has grown!}

Today was her special day so we took it easy with a big breakfast of sausage biscuits, eggs, and baked oatmeal.
School was pretty much done on the Ipads and in the kitchen~
We wanted to make rice krispie treats and Savannah uped the anty with 
EK's next wish was to clean Louie's fish bowl. :)

EK was excited to open her birthday gift~
A rock collection and some books.
{Geologists being born}
Savannah also shared a delicious Fiesta Pasta bake recipe for dinner paired with salad and quesdillas. Delish!
Finally we sang happy birthday and enjoyed that delicious cake with melted icing poured on top for extra goodness!

EK has grown into one amazing beautiful girl!
She loves everything science and geography.
She also loves to read especially non fiction.
She is a great eater and loves vegetables.
She loves her big sisters and wants to be just like them!
She is the BEST role model for her littles... they look up to her.
She is a hard worker during school and helps everyone.
She loves to organize and keeps things just so.
Her favorite things to do are play with stuffed animals inside
but would choose outside over that any day!
She loves to go anywhere with her daddy.
She loves to ride her scooter 
{thanks for the new one memommy and pop!}.
She loves our dog Sadie and fish Louie 
but misses Fisher SO much that she has times where she cries for him.
This beautiful little girl is tough and brave and we couldn't imagine life without her!
God chose her out of all the children in China to begin our great Chinese journey of love.
We are very much in awe of His mercy and grace for all of us!!!

James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, 
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, 
who does not change like shifting shadows.

Happy 9th birthday sweet EllaKate!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Prom 2014~ {Beautiful}

Rosie spent today getting ready for Prom with Amelia right by her side... hair, makeup, and dress.
Shooting the photos was SO beautiful~
Just look at the gorgeous {no braces} smile and 
Her eyelashes take my breath away~~
Everything Beautiful {Family}~
Loved having Hayden over for a few shots~
LOVED the updo Rosie chose for her hair~
LOVED watching sisters enjoying this day together~
Next we were off to the Teasley House for pics with her friends.
Just look at these beautiful kids~
Back to our house to catch the party bus to dinner and dance~
I hope they have the time of their lives!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Rosie Day~

WHY? She finished up her tenure with braces
and just look at that smile~
I know... gorgeous!!!
We were also so proud to celebrate her Art Show exhibits~
LOVE the telephone booth...
she was given the assignment of Abandonment.
She painted something that may have been near one of the littles finding places in China.
So proud of you Rosie!

Ben Curtis face timed us this morning too~
Could??? he be any cuter???
Can't wait to love on him this weekend!!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Loved being @ Rosie's senior night tennis match~
The most beautiful day for tennis!