Thursday, November 29, 2007


"Lovey" is my nickname for Jailyn. She is so "lovey"!
We were out taking photos yesterday and Kenzie snapped this one of Jailyn and I.
I thought it was too cute not too share.
Kenzie is getting to be a wonderful photographer!
I was also able to get a few good photos of our four kids! Aren't they cute!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Beautiful girl!

I can't believe I didn't see these photos of Jailyn earlier.
Her lip looks so good!!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Keeps getting better!

Life with Jailyn keeps getting more and more fun! She loves everyone if the family and has a special relationship with each one of us! She is using her words or signs more and more! She has even come up with her own signs for certain things. The first few times it takes a bit of guessing as to what she is trying to tell us but once we figure it out - we are good to go!
Jailyn really enjoyed Thanksgiving break this week and having Dad and the kids home all day. This morning she was asking for "Tate", the little boy I babysit. I think Jailyn is ready for things to get back to normal.
We are excited to share Christmas season with her! She already can spot "Ho!Ho" (aka Santa) from a mile away. :)
Jailyn is calling now so I better go for now.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Praise God!

I have been told that Sandy and Hannah will be coming home today!! They were able to be at the swearing in ceremony at the US consulate yesterday (last night to us). Please continue to pray for Sandy as she tries to bond with her new little daughter and as she greives over the loss of her husband.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Prayer Request

Please pray! A couple went to China to adopt their treasure! Sandy and Dennis are the parents, Hannah is the little girl!
They were days away from coming home as a family, when Dennis died while in Guanzhou. They had done all their paperwork accept the US Consolate appointent. By adoption laws Sandy is legally Hannah's momma. The problem is that since Dennis has passed away - the paperwork is incorrect. Sandy is having a horrible nightmare trying to get home with her daughter. Sandy's congressman is working on the issue, but prayers are needed for Sandy and Hannah. Sandy is alone in China with no other family. Her brother was able to get as close as Japan. I can't imagine what Sandy is going through right now! Please pray!

Interested in adopting? Isn't this little guy adorable?!!

This sweetie is looking for his new family! He is 18 months old now! He was born with cleft lip and cleft palate. What a doll! If you would like more information on this sweetie contact Feel free to look at the other kids waiting for their forever families too.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Conner's team are Champions!

A weekend of soccer for Conner J! Three winning games on Saturday and the Championship game on Sunday afternoon! The team did great! Conner had a great weekend! He is always so happy on the soccer field!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption month!
As I cuddled with Jailyn today I was trying to remember what our life was before she came home. What life would be like if she never entered our lives. I can't even imagine! When we entered our journey of adoption there were so many unanswered questions. I am so thankful that we moved on faith and let God lead us! I wouldn't of made a better choice for our family!
We are in the process of beginning our search for another sister. Researching some different children and their "special needs". We would appreciate your prayer! We want to be in God's will and go where he leads.
If you have any questions about adoption please feel free to send me an email. I would love to help you in your journey. Even if you don't feel that you are able to adopt - there are many other ways you can help orphan children all over the world!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Under construction

Sorry for the mess - I am trying to get this blog looking better!

Jailyn's first Halloween!

What a fun celebration! Jailyn has not been afraid of any of the Halloween decorations! She thinks everything is fabulous! Jailyn was a monkey. She loves to walk around pretending to be a monkey so it was perfect. She wanted nothing to do with it until I began calling it her jacket. She loves jackets! Hates shoes but loves jackets! Crazy kid! :) She had so much fun trick or treating! She learned to say "Happy Halloween", actually, it's kinds "Haaay Haaaoween" Guess we need to work on the "p" and "l" sounds! Conner was a Cyborg alien, and Kenzie was a Gangster! Poor Kenzie had a fever Halloween night. She slept all afternoon after school, up until Trick or Treating and only went out for an hour or so. Poor thing!
Brady is unpictured. He was off with his buddies. He got the most candies, he and his buddy went to a bunch of houses that were ready to close up for the night and had bowls of candy left. Great just what we need in this house! :)

Jailyn received this fun swing from Uncle JB for her birthday - she loves it!
It also keeps her entertained when we need to do yard work. :)
Of course, there is always an argument about who gets to push her - Jailyn still enjoys being the Princess.

We hope y'all are enjoying your autumn season - at some point Dallas may get some Fall weather!

Love ya,