Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Music to my ears......

The bedroom door opening and little feet running across the wood floor to jump into my lap and say "Mama, I love you!"
We have come a long way baby girl!!
We celebrate 10 months as a forever family tomorrow!!
I love you so much!!!!
Look at how much you have grown and changed--Oct 2008

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Picture from China

This is a picture that I received today from sweet Melissa Yeung (in pic above) with Sophie's best friend (Qian Qian) from POPCH.  It breaks my heart that these girls were so close and still remember each other 10 months later.  Melissa's father is the founder of Prince of Peace Orphanage.    Melissa is a sweetheart!!  Thank you for the picture!!!!   Qian Qian, Sophie loves you too and misses you very much!!!  We are so blessed to be able to stay in contact with Sophie's orphanage.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Swimming Lessons

Sophie and Laura

Spending the night at Sophie's house!

Spending the night at Laura's house.  Going to church where Mommy grew up and got married !

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Spending the night in Elba

My sweet girl spent the night with my friend Karen and her girls, Laura and Anna.  They live in Elba where my parents lived.  I am so thankful that we still have a connection to Elba.  I love my hometown and I loved growing up in Elba.  

This is Sophie's second time being away from me.  The first time she spent the night with my friend Cynthia (AKA Nai Nai) so Ricky and I could go to Lance's Air Force ROTC Dining Out in Auburn.  This time I am in Auburn again watching my oldest son play basketball.  Joshua is with Ricky working at Bama Jam and I hear that he has had a great time riding with the Troopers, riding the 4-wheelers and he has even gotten some autographs and listened to some concerts.
Sophie has had a great time going to McDonalds, Walmart, swimming, eating pizza, jumping on the trampoline, swinging and playing with Laura and Anna.  I love sharing her with my friends and seeing how much they enjoy experiencing the love of an adopted child.  Sophie is truly a blessing to us all.  I can't imagine life without her!!!!!! 

I have enjoyed my time with Justin but it has been a very busy week and I am ready to get my family all under one roof.  Ready to cook some squash and peas!!!  Make a trip to Slocomb for tomatoes!!! My girl is going to love her some Slocomb tomatoes!!!  :)

Aunt Shell your next for a sleep over!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009