Lucas Oil Stadium

Our high school got to play at Lucas Oil Stadium (where the Colts play) last weekend. I ate so much I had to diet all day Sunday--especially considering what kind of food I ate. Unfortunately, our team lost, but I'm told it was a good game.

It was a beautiful day, and the stadium's roof and window were open.

Remi was more into watching Sponge Bob than the game.

Charity Store

Since it has gotten more and more difficult to blog in China I'll just be posting randomly about my trip.

I've been to China many times, but I've never been into shopping while I was there. I love taking in the sights and I enjoy myself, but shopping in China has just never been my thing...until this last trip!! I could have bought a suitcase full of things at this store!! Everything was handmade, REALLY cute, good quality and the money goes to charity. The store is just a couple of blocks from the White Swan on Shaman Island. Also, when we were there in July the island was almost done with the construction and was beautiful.




The island

The island is confusing at first because it has all these big beautiful colonial homes. Most of the island was controlled by the British in the 19th century. The Chinese are now restoring the outside of buildings on the island to the British look. We were told the insides are not being remodeled like the outsides.

Starbucks was selling these cakes and I really wanted to buy Whitney and Brady some. They were like $50 for the pack of four! So you guys this is what I REALLY wanted to buy for you. Bringing two kids home instead of one didn't leave a budget for much shopping

If you look to the end of the street you can see the White Swan Hotel

I wanted to take a picture of this old lady, but she didn't want me to so I had to just take it from the back. : - ) For some reason I really liked the way she looked.


Because the island really is cool they actually do a lot of photography for China's big stars. There is always a bride being photographed too.

Avery leaves her doctor speechless

My sister Charly took Avery to the doctor the other day and after the doctor was done talking she asked Avery if she had any questions. Avery answered yes and the doctor said "OK, go ahead." Avery asked "Can you tell me who my birth mother is?" Charly said the doctor just sat there and did not say a word. Charly had to speak up and say, "Avery we talked about this. I told you pray for her and someday you may meet her in heaven."


Avery's sister Erin

For Ginger

Ginger is one of my good friends who is also adopting an older girl from China. She already has two little girls from China. She asked my friends and me the other day if our girls like dolls. So, when I saw Remi had done this last night I ran and got the camera. Her favorite thing to do is ride a bike though.


Shepard plays with dolls, but in a totally different way. As God is my witness (and trust me I believe in Him strongly!)I had taken this picture of what Shepard did the other day.



He also does things like he did last night.

I believe it was Stafan who did this????.

Now tell me boys aren't different than girls!