Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer So Far

Exploring local spots

A visit from cousins

Dueling haircuts

New script for first pair of glasses

2 weeks of swimming lessons

Backyard fun

Celebrating all the new things they have achieved

And this video is after only one week of swimming lessons-we are so incredibly proud of him-our Noah can swim all by himself now!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Show Hope Care Center Reunion

We had the best time this weekend in Franklin, Tennessee at the Show Hope Care Center Reunion.  We had the opportunity to meet the Chapmans, visit with the entire staff and connect with other families that have adopted from China.  The work that Show Hope does is nothing short of amazing! They have blessed us by the 3 months our Noah received care AND thru an adoption aid grant.  We were honored to attend and have the chance to say thank you in person.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Seeing The Beach and Ocean

We took our first real vacation as a family of five last weekend to Destin/Fort Walton, Florida.  We live so close now (literally less than 3 hours away); its hard to believe we've been residents here for 9 months already.  

Noah was very excited to see the ocean and play in the sand on the beach…what isn't he eager to do?!  He loved (trying to) ride the waves, finding sea shells and staying in the hotel.  

We opted for only 2 nights away and crammed everything we could into our time in Destin including half a day at Big Kahuna's water park, lots of fried seafood, ice cream and a Mother's Day breakfast at The Donut Hole.  We spent less than $500 total and since we do live so close now we promised the kids we can go back again later this summer.  It was really special to have a weekend together and experience more firsts with Noah.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Helping Others

This week I had the honor of helping another adoptive mom state certify 3 documents and it was quite the in-town adventure.  Beckett and Noah made for excellent sidekicks.  It was cool to play a very small part in someone else's journey and show Noah steps we took to bring him home (in Georgia of course). He is so obedient and loves hearing about adoptions. 
This is us with the documents right before we dropped them off at FedEx.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Box Fun

Hours of entertainment yesterday-these brothers loved playing in the box together!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

Thank you God for your son Jesus-his perfect life and sacrifice.  Today we celebrate his resurrection and are so grateful you gave us the ability to know you thru Him.  What a gift Easter is to all of us.