Scary Stuff

If anyone knows my sister they know how extremely picky she is about the way her girls look. Well.... last night they spent the night with me and I had to get them ready for church. Take a look at that hair. At least I got them there. : - )))

My attempt to make a Halloween meal. These are supposed to be eyeballs.

I like this picture, because it is so obvious which one Cokie made and which one Stafan made. I have four 2nd graders so I get four of everything!


Bret Bai Ling

Bret was burned in China and since she has been our's she has had several surgeries. Rignt now Bret is in the middle of a big procedure. They are making her some new skin!! She is blessed to be under the care of the top plastic surgeon at our childrens hospital. He is a graduate of Harvard and we don't take him for granted. Our school system is one of the best in the state and we don't take that for granted either. Today Bret received flowers sent by some of the teachers at school. How thoughtful is that?! She was so proud of them and everywhere Bret went the flowers went. I finally asked her if I could see them too. They smell soooo good. One more thing we don't take for granted is what a fabulous little girl God has given us! Please say a prayer that Bret's surgery goes well.

This is what they use for her weekly injections. The needle alone would scare the pants off most people. Her nurse told me Bret was so tough. She said Bret hops right up and they are wondering where she went. She said most adults lay there for 30 to make sure they are OK.

OK, so she makes us proud!

You forget how little and stinkin cute they were!!

Bret and Lyric went back to visit their homeland. The Great Wall is behind them. Don't they look thrilled?

Isabella Grace

She is named after my Mom. Says a lot for how my nephew felt about his Grandma. Isabella has been a sick little girl and we visited her today in the hospital. She is such a smart, cute thing and I pray God gets her up and out of there in no time!

More Birthdays and ties from China

I've blogged a lot about Remi's best friend being adopted less than half an hour from us. It is such a miracle. Remi got to go to her birthday swimming party the other day. They are always thrilled to see one another.

Abigail and Remi

Abigail's little sister.

We had another party too. My neice, Gabrielle and her best friend Katie were adopted at the same time. They are sweet and beautiful little girls! Katie told her Mom she wanted to spend her birthday with Gabrielle so they drove two hours! We are always so happy to see them!

My sister made Katie's cake.

It ended up being another little friend's birthday too. Her name is Elizabeth, and she is also as cute and sweet as they come!!

Headless Horseman

Last weekend we went and saw the Headless Horseman. There really was one too! He chased the wagon and it was both hilarious and scary. We couldn't take pictures because it could spook the horse. It was Remi and Shepard's first holiday with us, so to speak. They both screamed, but had a blast. Lyric laid in the hay looking straight up at the sky and didn't see a thing.