Saturday, November 13, 2010

Jewel-Kat hand made jewelry

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I hand make unique pieces for every occasion, special orders also available.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Over a year!

Over a year!
It's seems like forever, already! Our little man has made so much progress in the short time he has been with his family. He is such a fun, always smiling little guy with the best personality! He fits right in and we love him to pieces! As with his older sister, we could not imagine having him in our matter what challenges we had!

Shaun is now talking...putting 2 to 3 words together! It is amazing how fast this started, just a month ago! He is able to communicate so much more, without getting upset or mad. He is polite and just very sweet in his talking! He knows when to say please and thank you....what more could we ask for?
He sleeps very well! He averages about 11 hours a night and is still taking a 2 hour nap daily....if our schedule allows! He has enjoyed his summer with his sister and friends. He loves the pool and is very content with a bucket and a cup by the side. He has started to play with the older neighborhood kids and is just thrilled when he gets their attention. He has started taking interest in the potty...yup, at 28 months! We are not forcing, but allow him to make the call. Last week, it was 3 days in a row...saving a lot of diapers!

He is a momma's boy...if you can believe it! From where we started, I am shocked myself! We cuddle and spend lots of time talking, coloring and building with blocks. I get lots of kisses and that is just fine by me!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy Gotcha Day, Abby Liz!

Today we celebrate our 6th Gotcha Day with our Daughter, Abby Liz!

On June 28th, 2004 we met our smilin' daughter in Hefei, China.
I cannot put into words the joy she has brought to our lives! We love you Abby Liz "noodle". You are the best daughter in the whole world!

Any reason to celebrate! and #6 was a good one :)
We hosted the Anqing sisters #6 reunion and the girls are all growing so fast! We had 8 out of the 9 families with us on Saturday. These 8 girls were all adopted on the same day and lived together in the Anqing SWI.
What a special day for them, as you can see...they had a blast!
From Left to right: Abby Liz, Lucy, Mei-Lin, Anna, Ella,Molly, Abigail and Alex
-missing, Monica

Friday, June 25, 2010


( forever a "WISE-GUY")

We are busy, busy, busy preparing for Abby Liz's 6th "Gotcha Day" !!!
Again, this year we are hosting a party for the group of girls from Anqing SWI. 9 families traveled together 6 years ago today to meet their little girls! All the girls are the same age and last year they had a great time seeing each other. It should be a really fun weekend :)

I took these pictures yesterday....they were clean....and they matched! I am glad I did, because I think these are the best pictures yet of our 2 kiddos! Yesterday we witnessed Abby's friends re-adoption! It was a wonderful thing to be a part of!