Taking a break

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Because of the business of the summer, I will be taking a blogging break for the next few months! I have SO much to do and not enough time to do it....(sound familiar?). So I will be back in the fall. Thanks everyone for your sweet comments - I love hearing from you!


4th of July At Our House

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Our 4th of July was great! We had several families from our church over for a big cookout in the afternoon; and then we all headed over to the football stadium at the highschool to watch fireworks. All in all, it was a busy but exciting day ~ now I'm looking forward to next year!

Jonathan gave some of the girls horse rides, which was fun.

Miss Bethany, looking very patriotic!
Since we had so many people, we had everyone eat outside on the porch. The weather was beautiful so everyone really enjoyed themselves.

~Three lovely young ladies ~

Kayla's mom sewed matching skirts for all the girls of their family - isn't it pretty??

Little Jasmine with her mom.....looking SO cute!

A rare family photo. We all bought $3 patriotic shirts at Wal-Mart for the 4th; and most of the families that came wore them, as well!

Most of the children and adults went for a wagon ride together in the afternoon.

Courtney and Kayla right before the fireworks started!


Isaac was really afraid of the fireworks, since this was his first time seeing them! He clung to Mom, Courtney, and me the whole time. One of the girls graciously donated a blanket for him to hide under while he was on my lap. Mom had to pass him to me after a while because he was nearly cutting off her breathing via arms around the neck!! Nevertheless, he looked very cute in his patriotic shirt, and it was a special day since it was his first Independence Day as an American citizen.

Thank you A, C, R, and D families for such great fellowship! We loved having you over and look forward to next year......hopefully little "Wu" will be joining us then, too!


A Quick Update

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful summer week - it has been very hot here, but we are beginning to get some summer rains, which has been nice.

For those of you who have been asking, Isaac has been doing great since his cleft palate surgery. He is almost through with his required 3 week liquid diet, and is speaking so much more clearly! It looks like he has healed completely, except he does have a small hole in the roof of his mouth where some of the stitches pulled apart. We were told that this may close up on its' own, but if it doesn't, the surgery to fix it is very minor and will not be any time soon! So it looks like we're surgery free for a long time.

We are keeping very busy preparing for our big 4th of July celebration this weekend. Plus, our garden is in full swing, and we are beginning to harvest onions, potatoes, peas, and carrots - a nice reward for all our hard work out there!

Things on the adoption front are going well - we went out as a family a few days ago for a required family doctor appointment, plus we had to get Mom, Dad, and Courtney fingerprinted to make sure they weren't criminals. And on the paperwork goes...........
We are expecting an update about our new little guy sometime in the next few weeks, so I'm anxiously awaiting that!

So, what has been keeping you busy so far this summer? I'd love to hear from you!


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