Friday, June 29, 2012

happy gotcha day Gracie!!

three years ago today
(CANNOT believe that!)
we held our Gracie for
the first time.
thank You Father
for our beautiful, happy girl!

happy gotcha day Gracie Jia Shu!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

meet our new son

we've adopted again.
at the age of 41 I am a new mother 
to a 3 month old healthy baby boy.

meet Sarge.

he's cute.

he's curious, aka NAUGHTY.

and he has ginormous paws.
he's going to be huge, I'm afraid.

here he is likely scheming his next
act of chewing and/ or 
accident on the carpet....the little sneak.

alas, he is clearly loved by all,
that little furry bundle of joy.

p.s. I now know that those
2 am wake-up calls aren't as
easy to bounce back from
ate my current age...

Saturday, June 23, 2012

that girl

I used to watch a tv show when I was little 
starring Marlo Thomas
called That Girl. I couldn't now think of one 
single episode plot, but I can still hum
the theme song.
I'm weird that way.

I was thinking about our Erin & how proud we
are of her, and wanted to share a little about

THAT girl of ours.

 For someone who was diagnosed with
dyslexia in first grade, she is amazing.
There were years of academic struggle,
and social anxieties.
Looking at her today, you wouldn't believe it.

God has healed this little beauty in many
ways, and we couldn't be more proud.
She brought home a final report card
 of all A's & one B to end her freshman
year, but more importantly,
we've watched her daily grow into
a compassionate, Spirit-filled, and
very funny teenager who loves life.
God has also gifted her with a servant's
heart and a very discerning spirit.

I'll end w/ the lyrics of the 1st verse of that
quirky little  TV sitcom...
kind of reminds me of our girl!

Diamonds, Daisies, Snowflakes, 
That Girl 
Chestnuts, Rainbows, Springtime... 
Is That Girl 
She's tinsel on a tree... 
She's everything that every girl should be! 

Erin's the tinsel on the tree
around here for sure!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

the fastest vacation ever

after all the graduation hoopla,
we headed for a wonderful 
week at the beach.
it was so fun to spend 
a week w/ my brother & his
family, but now it's back to
a reality I'm really grateful for!
(after the mountains of vacation
laundry are finished.)

here are some pics of our week...
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