Happy Fall Party!

Monday, October 31, 2011

 What a way to start my day~
 Jamie loving on our baby~

 Sweet Jamie~
 Tim and Will Perry

Love, Will Perry~
The Little Tiger. :)

Who's Going?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

This has probably been the most asked question
and I am so sorry I haven't thought to share.
In our HEARTS, everyone is going~
 In 2006, all the bigs went~ Amazing!
In 2010, just EK went~ Precious!
This time we are taking Rosie and the littles~ Thankful!
We are hoping the big vs little ratio will work out well. :)
I am SO happy we will be able to Skype and Face Time
while we are there so J, S, & A feel connected.
We were SO blessed today to be prayed over once again
by our wonderful church family.
We also prayed for Shepherd's Field and sweet Will
as he waits to be a part of his forever family.

On the way home as Scott and I talked about the service,
my favorite song came on and confirmed even more
how ordained this whole journey has been.
I Lift my Hands to Him~

I woke with butterflies in my stomach this morning
and going to bed calm and peaceful.
Most everything is packed 
and we are pretty much ready.
The littles keep saying,
"We will trick-or-treat, go to bed,
and wake up to go to China?"
YES!!! Still can't believe it. :)

Psalm 46:10
 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
   I will be exalted among the nations,
   I will be exalted in the earth.”


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Packing Grand Station~
in Will's room :)
 All the extra is packed and clothes are together waiting to be.
Littles' backpacks are ready~
 And in just two days,
we are going to China for this precious baby~
(Photo taken by Jamie)

And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. 
He will be with you, 
He will not leave you nor forsake you; 
do not fear nor be dismayed".

Favorite Photo Friday~ Will Perry

Friday, October 28, 2011

In just 3 days we leave for China
to meet our precious son, Will Perry~
(Photo taken by Sara @ Shepherd's Field) 
Dear Little Son,
We adore you and love you already.
We pray God gives you a sweet peace as you meet us
and transition into your forever family.
Everyone is so excited to be there with you
and meet all the people that have loved you.
God bless your sweet heart!
Mama, Baba, Josh, Savannah, Amelia, Rosemary,
EllaKate, and ShayleeJoy (and Fisher)
Numbers 6:24
The LORD bless you and keep you.

Pumpkin Carving in K~

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Scott was asked by Mrs. Gurley to carve a pumpkin
with EK's class so after lunch
we went down to do just that.
EK was SO proud to have her dad there~
 Mrs. Gurley used the experience as a springboard
to a writing activity and Scott did very well sharing with the class~
 It was time to begin the carving
and he got his concentration face on~
(right Amelia?)
 EK and I had little pow wow to decide what kind of face he should carve and decided on heart eyes, star nose, and smiley face~

 Afterwards the class posed for a class photo~
When EK came home,
she was so excited to share a thank you letter 
the class wrote to Mr. Ankerich.
Dear Mrs. Gurley's Class,
It was our great pleasure to be with you today
and carve a beautiful pumpkin with you!
Mr. and Mrs. Ankerich

Trunk or Treat~

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tonight our church hosted a trunk or treat
and the girls were so excited to get dressed up.
 A Butterfly Princess~

 and a Cowgirl~

 As soon as we arrived, EK found Rachel~

Memommy, Pop, and Jason were there with their big tractor~

Of course we LOVED seeing Max and Adelyn~

The girls had so much fun trick or treating~

Can you tell EK was gone with Rachel?
No photos. :)

Mr. Brandon gave SJ a butterfly spin... SO fun~
 AND how adorable is Rosie???
Chick-fil-A cow~
 She and her friend Emily went to their party
dressed as twin cows. LOVED it!
It was a great night 
and now we have SO much to get done.
Flights are booked and Will's stuff is packed.
Can you think of anything else I need to do? LOL.

Will Perry has a Forever Family~

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Something we have know for 10 months
and God has known for all of time~
A little boy far away in China NOW
also knows he has a Forever Family~
 Part of Will Perry's bd package was a big photo
of his new family and SF saved it until we received TA~
Now he knows and thinks...
WOW look at all those people~ :)
How will I ever keep them all straight???~
Giving his mama a kiss~
 And now everyone else~
Tim, Pam, and Nate are giving him the 411
about having 5 big sisters~
 Who can believe all this?~
I think this is going to be pretty great!~
(Will Perry and beautiful Sara)
We received TA yesterday and about 2am,
I checked my phone for an email from BAAS
about our CA (Consulate Appointment).
We had requested the very earliest possible
and can you believe~ November 17???
That is the very last thing we do in China SO
we back up two and a half weeks and fly out of here.
We are planning to visit SF for a couple of days
so we leave Atlanta Nov 1st.... ONE week from TODAY
and head to Beijing.
I have got to kick it into high gear and get packing.
Psalm 139:14
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.



Monday, October 24, 2011

We couldn't leave Will out of our pumpkin carving festivities.
OH and...
We received TA (Travel Approval) today!
That means we are SO close to holding our son.
More details tomorrow! Yay!

Carving Time~

One of our favorite family traditions is carving our pumpkins
and yesterday after church was the perfect time~
 SO wonderful to have the bigs~ 
giving special jobs to the littles~
 Very serious about the scooping~
Amelia was the artist~
 SJ loved her pumpkin~
 We have a couple of GA/FL rivals
and they're going to the game this weekend~ :)
 Adorable girls and pumpkins~
 Loved having John Daniel join in the fun~

 Don't you love the way she pops that hand on her hip...
where does she get that from? LOL~

 Love them!

And next year, we will throw Will right in the middle~
what will he be in to? Superman?? :)