Saturday, January 28, 2017

Chinese New Year 2017

We prepared for this year's Chinese New Year celebration with a new red outfit, red envelopes for our friends and we practiced saying Happy New Year in Chinese with you tube.  Ladybug thought that was so cool!  We skipped The Crow Museum's event this year and attended an event at Asia Times Square in Grand Prairie.  It was a little smaller but definitely more authentic.  While walking through the little mini mall I felt like I was back in China.  The smokey air, the ready to eat ducks hanging on a stick as you walked by and lots of pushing and shoving.

We met up with our special friends Becky and Abby...oh and Coco met us there too!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Happy Gotcha Day!

It's that time again! 7 years ago today we not only saw you for the first time, but we welcomed you into our arms and our hearts for the first time.

Here's a little walk down memory lane.

There were 5 families in the Center for Intercountry Adoption of Hubei Province that day all ready to meet their babies for the first time.  Everyone was anxious and impatient until the babies all arrived.  When they did arrive, we picked you out of the crowd and took this picture to remember the first time we saw you!

You were quiet and apprehensive and bundled up in 3 layers of clothes!  We left with you that day on a 24 hour pass and when we arrived back at the office the next day they asked if we still wanted to adopt you.

What a question to be asked after waiting 3 years and 8 months to even see a picture of you.  After praying and wondering if it was ever going to happen.  After saving pennies and dollars and wondering it it would even be enough.  After trusting in God's timing, because it's always perfect...

Happy Forever Family Day Ladybug!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

December Daily - Day 24

We spent this rainy Christmas Eve relaxing and waiting for Coco to get here. Ladybug has been waiting and waiting to open presents and I really felt like she was going to burst with excitement in church tonight. The candlelight service was wonderful and then the wait was over. We had such a great Christmas. I feel so blessed right now!

December Daily - Day 23

I'm still in awe over having 3 days off for Christmas! Not working in retail definitely has its perks and this is one of the best perks. Another perk is being able to do fun stuff with this little ladybug. Tonight we decorated a gingerbread house....except we named it the Maplebread House. It's complete with leaves all over the yard, just like our house. Ha!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

December Daily - Day 21

Christmas is saved! T went out of town for a few days and I assured him that I would get this egg wrapped. Well, I couldn't find it. Anywhere! I was convinced someone had broken into our house and stolen it!  Umm, and it was right in the closet where he said it was.  

Sent from my iPhone

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

December Daily - Day 20

Ladybug is hanging out with The Grands today and it looks like she had some fun baking cookies and checking out all the presents.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

December Daily - Day 18

Busy day with church and then afterwards Ladybug went caroling with her choir group for about 3 hours! Oh and the the temperature changed from 75 yesterday to about 35 today, so crazy. We were happy to warm up with footed pajamas and extra blankets. I believe she's put on an extra robe under there too.