Sunday, September 28, 2008

Lily Wen has been with her Forever Family for FOUR years!

Four years ago today I became a mother in Chongquing, China when I met my daughter for the first time. Words are still not adequate to describe that day. She has brought so much love and joy to our lives. We are so blessed!!! I pulled out our pictures and these are a few of our favorites.
Lily Wen's referral pictures

The first time I held my daughter!

Lily is snuggled in her Baba's arms.

Our Sleeping Beauty!

Lily in a remote village in China

Her first Halloween....cutest little pumpkin

I loved this little outfit!

First Birthday

She would still rather play in icing than eat it.

Christmas Morning

Lily Wen with Granny and Papa Jim

Daddy and Lily Wen at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans

First Mardi Gras...we lived on a parade route when we lived in Baton Rouge

Spring Time

Playing with the flowers

Our little fish

Ready to Party

My race car driver...we called this her pirate face

She loved to dress up

So Sweet

Isn't she beautiful!


Time at the beach

Early on, she had an interest in gymnastics and a natural ability

This summer in how she has changed from our first trip

I can not imagine my life without Lily Wen. I am the happiest and luckiest Mom in the world!!! I am so loved and so blessed.
Lily Wen, We Love You!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tiger Toes!

Lily and I along with my friend Becky enjoy getting our toes painted. We show our creative side through our toes. It is also a great reward for Lily when she is having excellent behavior. Lily typically gets hers done with hot pink polish and multi colored polka dots or a butterfly or anything that looks like Hannah Montana might wear it. Tonight, my girl got TIGER TOES. That is right! She got her toes painted as the true LSU fan that she is growing up to be (influenced totally by her mother and not at all by her father!!!!) We were so proud of our team for beating those Auburn Tigers that we just had to have Tiger Toes!
The cutest Tiger Toes in the world...Lily Wen's toes!
Lily and Graeme show off their toes (Don't worry....he went with us and even though he begged, he did not get his toes polished). Graeme will continue to sport his purple Crocs during football season in honor of our team!

They are so cute!

Graeme showing off his Piggies!

Mommy's Tiger Toes
(No animals were harmed in the making of this creation...but Fun was had by all!)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Time to Play

We stopped to play at the park on our way to eat out yesterday! It was a beautiful day and we just had to have some time outside.
Graeme can't decide what he wants to do first.


My little mini me photographer takes a pic of me taking a pic of her!

Dad and Lily strike a pose.

So cute!

They ran from slide to slide!
She is growing up so quick!

The look on his face...

says it all!

I just can't get enough of this SMILE!

Lily Wen

We really need to get her back to gymnastics!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sally Grace is with her Forever Family!!!

Congradulations Steve, Lisa and Bett....we are so happy that Sally Grace is with you!!! We traveled with Steve and Lisa when we went to China to adopt Lily Wen and they were there to bring home Bett! Lisa and I met during the paperchase online and submitted our paperwork in the same month (back then this meant we would travel together!) We stayed in contact throughout our wait and traveled together to bring home the girls. We are so excited because they met their second daughter from China while we slept last night. Please keep them in your prayers as Sally Grace transitions to her new family!
Sally Grace
Jie Jie, Bett and her Mei Mei, Sally Grace
Together at last!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Graeme's first haircut

Remember when Graeme's hair looked like this.....
Bye-Bye Bengbu haircut (this is the cut that the babies get when they go to meet their parents...girls get the same cut) After two long months of waiting for his hair to grow so that we could cut it, he finally had his first haircut with us.

He met the challenge with his normal enthusiasm!

About half way through, he was wondering what he had gotten into now.

After his cut and style (in a fauxhawk), he posed for the cameras!

Side view! We all prefer it natural as seen in the first day of school pics but we sure had fun at his first official haircut. Thanks Mrs. Sheila!!!