Monday, February 16, 2009

One Year Ago

One year ago today our family of three became a family of four as we all went to Fuling, China to meet an 18 month old little boy named Fu Bao Gao. Mama, Baba, Joey and Lao Lao boarded a bus for a 90 minute trip from Chongqing to Fuling to meet this little boy that would be coming home with us. We were all so excited and nervous as well. How would he react? How would Joey react? Is he going to scream for hour? Is he going to shut down and ignore us for days? All we wanted to do was hold him, hug him and kiss him but we knew he would not be ready for us at all. How do you explain to an 18 month old that they are going away from everything they have ever known in their short life?

Here we saw "Gao Gao" from across the room. He is trying to figure out what is going on!!

Brothers at Last!! And Joey starts taking care of Caleb right away!

One scared little boy, not too sure what is going on clings tight to Baba.

Brothers in every way!! Christmas 2008 the best of buds!

Getting to be such a big boy!

Baba, Caleb & Joey

What a year it has been, Caleb went from this scared boy to the most happy kid. Joey and Caleb love being together and are rarely apart! Caleb wakes up happy and goes to bed happy. We have been blessed with the most amazing children. Thank You God!! And happy one year "gotcha day" Caleb. WE LOVE YOU!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

go Barefoot!

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Best Buds Joey & Caleb

Joey's first day skiing!!

Reflecting back on 2008 it was an amazing year of changes, challenges and growth. Our amazing son Caleb was added to our family almost a year ago. Joey and Caleb amaze me every day how well they have adjusted to their life with Lee and I and with each other.

Caleb had two surgeries that you would never know he had...........even the day after. What an amazing boy. He has the brightest outlook and is always smiling. Joey, he is always the caretaker. He takes care of his brother and always comforts him when he is not feeling well. If anyone is not feeling well he is there to offer loves and help you out. We are so blessed with our amazing children.

It has been a year of challenges for me. It was a huge adjustment growing our family and working through all the "normal" routines for us. At times it was very overwhelming for me and I fear that some of my personal friendships were severely neglected in the process. As 2009 gets underway I hope to rekindle those friendships. Any of my dear friends or family I have neglected this past year I am very sorry!!

It has also been a year for growth. I am back in school and think I am finally figuring out what I want to be when I grow up!! I started selling some amazing children s books and I have started taking better care of myself in many ways.

I hope everyone has an amazing 2009.