Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Lovely Valentine's Day

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May you find and know the grace of God to fill your heart today and always!

Much Love,

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Number 3 lingering on...

We had such a fun time with Whit's 3rd Birthday celebration! It's was such a special day for most of our family to meet little Miss and Whit to have his beloved tractor party. He loves green John Deere tractors!

We all had a memorable time playing pin the wheel on the tractor, eating yummy tractor cake, and knocking around the pinta, Ford finally cracked it in half. Candy flew all over the grass, it was chaos. LOL.

Another year of fun, what does the future hold for our big boy Whitty?... 

We Love You WHIT!

My Beautiful Sisters, with me and NJ!

Full of hot air

Cousin Haylee had the winning wheel

Our Birthday Boy!

Blowing out the candle

Ready for the pinta

Last Bite.... Yum

Whacking the tractor pinta

Lil Sister, holding Whit's balloons

Snowy Day on the Mountain

We received another day of wet snow, not enough to bind us to the house, just enough to cover everything with about 3 inches. It looks beautiful and very serene outside, but it's really cold and wet. The boys of course thought it meant, NO SCHOOL, but no such luck for them, just a late start. We've enjoyed playing in it a little this afternoon and little Miss Priss, Nara Josette didn't really care for the cold or the cold snow to touch her. We can already tell that she is a beach girl, since she had never experienced cold weather prior to arriving in Alabama. Nara Josette is from Maoming, Guangdong, China, it's about equivalent to location and climate of the Florida Keys. 

The boys are super excited about Valentine's and have been busy making and addressing cards to mail. Nara Josette doesn't understand why they are addressing candy or why they are not eating it all. She has still been dieing to get any morsel of food she smells or sees. Hopefully her food fixation will subside in the coming weeks as she learns that she will indeed get more food. She has also slept better the past two nights, hopefully we are on a new bend of the road in the sleep area.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We are also still very humbled by kind friends who have brought us delicious meals and poured out love upon our family. God's love continues to extend to us in new ways everyday and we need His grace and patience now more than ever, as we encounter daily transition for us all.

Much Love, Enjoy the "snow", while you can...
Ginny ~

Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year!

2011, The Year of the Rabbit


Our precious baby boy celebrated is 3rd birthday yesterday, we're actually having his 'party' tomorrow. He is the most joyful, smart, cute, fun, kind, helpful son. We are so blessed by his sweet spirit and are thankful that God is allowing us to be his parents. It is so hard to believe that it has been 3 years since he entered into this world. He is such an old soul, he seems like he has always been with us. We pray for you a wonderful birthday to celebrate the life God has given to you and look forward to the growth and experiences you will have in the coming year.

We love you so much and are so proud of you, Whit! Happy 3rd Birthday Son.
Love ~ 
Daddy & Mommy

We Made It Home!

As you have probably concluded by now, we made it home safely from China and have been busy in the whilrwind of LIFE: Transition! Thank you again for your prayers, support and prayers! We truly felt so blessed to be welcomed home by so many loving family and friends at the airport. It was heart warming to receive such a "Welcome Home", after such a long journey around the world. Thankfully all of our flights were pretty close to on time and everything went well with a few naps naps and play time on the planes.  Thank you, Alicia, for our huge Welcome banner, decorations, and strawberry cake - yummo!

The boys and Nara Josette are still in the honeymoon phase, but the boys love her being here tremendously. Nara Josette and Whit are already having some sibling rivalry, so it seems pretty normal around here except for her sleep issues. Please pray that her night terrors will subside soon as she begins to feel more secure and safe in her forever home with us. Also, Whit got sick this week and we had to take him to the doctor the same day, he had strep and an ear infection. It was a rough 24 hours or so at our house.

Our week has been richly blessed by our kind neighbors, schoolmates of the boys, our church family, and family alike, they have been providing wonderful meals for us and it has helped beyond measure to not have to worry about shopping for and preparing dinner this past week.

We had Nara Josette's first appt. at the UAB Intl. Adoption Clinic. We could not ask for a better clinic and people to help us, they are wonderful. It is a blessing to have a clinic that specializes in international adoption in our state and within a drive away. We spent about 5 hours there for all of here appts., and have another set for 3 weeks. It's great to be able to go to one place and have them all come to you there, as well as their expertise with adopted children. We also have our appt. set up for the Cleft Clinic at UAB in 3 weeks, please pray for wisdom as the team decides upon a plan for Nara Josette.

Here are a few more pics from China and our return home!

Humbly with Love ~
Swearing in at the U.S. Consulate, GZ
She was the only child with a USA outfit, 
but she has on Chinese bunny boots

Eating well with chopsticks

Chinese New Years Flower Lights

Dad & Our Driver, YEAH!

Dad & Joe, one of amazing Lifeline agency coordinators

Our luggage in the little Chinese taxis

Meeting Mickey at Disneyland Hong Kong

Welcome Home! our Gang

Brother & Little Sister Hugs

Big Brothers and Lil Sister Hugs