Monday, June 12, 2017

Our #6 has turned 3!

Our little guy has turned 3-years-old 🎈🎉!
Next year he will experience a birthday party is 
and understand what "special" feels like!

"Hang on, Little Buddy! This week we will be visiting the USCIS to get fingerprinted so we can bring you home! It's going slowly, but we will hopefully be there before Christmas! And wait until you experience Christmas!! 🎄"

Sunday, June 11, 2017


Our family has had so many families pour themselves into our lives. We are grateful beyond words!

Cherish and Hope were given dance lessons again this year as a gift from a family who has asked to remain anonymous. Our girls have grown in their femininity over the year, and we are so very grateful for their opportunity to continue to learn and grow in many different ways!

Also, Cherish was once again gifted with piano lessons by her teacher, Miss Shirley. We are so thankful for Miss Shirley's godly influence in Cherish's life and for her constant encouragement to keep playing for Jesus.

"Thank You" to all the sweet ladies who have invested in our girls and for all those who took pictures of our girls so we would have a record of their special day. (All the recitals were on the same day 😊.)

"Lord Jesus, please bless these 'investors' in our girls' lives with blessings overflowing!"

Friday, May 26, 2017

Boys love wrestling!

Early morning wrestling between Daniel and Samuel. Daniel ALWAYS makes sure to keep Samuel on top. It is so sweet!!  I especially love their smiles!

Notice the cars in Daniel's hands. This is his normal.

Boys are so fun!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


God bless Teacher (Lao Shi) for so faithfully teaching the children Mandarin Chinese and for always bringing goodies for the students 😃.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Yard Sale

Our family was shown a tremendous act of kindness today! After hours of work and planning by the Parsons family, they donated all the funds from their yard sale to our adoption. We are awed! And, they invited our family over for the afternoon to spend time with them--after their very hard and hot day of work! God bless John, Beth, and their children for all their donations, time, and work!!!!

God bless the Parsons family!!

Friday, May 19, 2017


China has pre-approved us to adopt this little guy! He will be aroun-years-old when we adopt him and a virtual triplet with Daniel and Samuel. 😍

We have been asked over and over again if we are crazy. The answer is "Yes!" Crazy in love with a Savior who gave EVERYTHING because He loved us so immensely. So, in our passion to love Him back, we are taking care of His little lambs--by feeding, serving, and loving them.

God bless little guy as he hangs on while Daddy and Mommy get all the paperwork done!

We would appreciate your prayers for our family as we walk the path God has led us on. Thank you!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Dental work

Daniel had his day with dental work today and did great. He had to have 6 teeth reconstructed. It seems to be our experience that all of our children who were adopted from the poorest province in Ch*na have come to us with their teeth in poor shape. (The enamel never hardened in utero. The dentist assumes it is from poor nutrition and no prenatal care.)

Little guy is coming through his anesthesia just fine. How precious our little guy is!!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Daniel's Recognition of Foreign Adoption

Things have changed here, so now we have to wait over a year to apply for a child's "Recognition of Foreign Adoption"! So this month, Daniel finally had his special day at the courthouse.

With our Judge: 

Now Daniel will be issued a "Foreign Born Florida Birth Certificate", which will make things a lot easier for him as he enters school, college, and gets a driver's license. One more thing off our "To Do List" 😅.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Birthday Children

We have enjoyed getting to celebrate Hope and Andrew! Since they had one weekend between their birthdays, we took the opportunity to concentrate on them with lots of fun.

Hope is now 8, and Andrew is now 7!

Fun was had by all! 😊