Sunday, August 31, 2014

A fun night of baseball.............

Dumpling made a friend- sorry for the poor quality.

The craniofacial/cleft team at Children's Hospital hosted a family fun night.  We were worried that the game would be rained out, but luckily it was just postponed.  Attendance was definitely lower than expected given the weather, but we had a great time.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Great post .....

I love this post. It's raw and vulnerable but so true.  These were our early days home from China. Difficult but oh so worth it.  Well written .  The adoption journey is not for the faint of heart.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy Family Day!

On this day two years ago we met a happy little girl in Kunming China.  With her contagious smile, she captured our hearts.  We love you baby girl!

Kunming China August 27, 2012

July 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014


After three straight days of doctor visits,  I reflect upon my little one's ability to make the best of every situation.  Dumpling has experienced her share of medical procedures and appointments. Through all of the poking and prodding, she takes every appointment in stride.  We are blessed to have a wonderful children's hospital with many specialists nearby.  But, that being said, it's an hour drive each way and involves lots of waiting and patience. We've seen the Geneticist, Plastic Surgeon, Endocrinologist, Audiologist, Speech Therapy,  Ophthalmologist and last but not least the Lab for blood draws.  Our Dumpling charms all those who meet her with her infectious smile and sweet little laugh.  She never complains.  I am in awe of her beautiful heart.  She is truly our little miracle in every way!  God is good!

We are also very excited because our little girls are going to start some Chinese lessons!  Cheers!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Another teenager in the house...........

The bittersweet jump into the teenage years has happened.  The Frog graciously made the transition into her 13th year.  We did some 'remember when' and we shared some great stories.
a little birthday help

a very curious onlooker

what's in the box ?


Nana and Popi looking at the Princess' work for the week.

oops mom forgot the famous Chinese birthday candle ( we had to sing again the next day)
We love you sweet girl!  We are proud of the young lady that you are becoming.  The world is you oyster.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

More school pics.........

Dumpling's first day of 3K!  She loves her teachers and her class. This is going to be a fantastic year!
My Girls!

Girl on the move