Thursday, June 26, 2008

We've been CAMPING!

UPDATE: Here are the pics I promised:

I don't have time to post pictures right now, because we just got home and mommy needs a SHOWER. We've been camping at Cave Run Lake and had a GREAT time, except for mommy's "bug fear." Karsynn had a wonderful time. As of an hour ago, she looked like a dirty little Rug Rat. So cute. She played in the dirt, went fishing, swam in the lake, and slept in her very first tent. It was just Daddy, Karsynn and I taking a much needed break from reality. I'll post pictures later, so be sure to peek back in. We got some really cu.te shots of Karsynn

Sunday, June 22, 2008

AHH Picnic...The Gang was all there!!!!!

God is so Good!!! We had our annual AHH picnic this Saturday and all of our travel group families were able to attend. It is rare that you can place 8 families from different parts of the U.S. together and such a unique bond can be formed. That's exactly what happened in our travel group. We are so blessed to call them all friends. I only hope and pray that our connection formed during our long wait and long journey to China to get our girls will last a lifetime. We had such a good time sharing old memories and making new ones with our friends. What a great day!

Message for Rachel: Thank you so much for playing with Karsynn and taking such good care of her. She really had a GREAT time!

Me with 2 of my China Sisters

Hanging out with Friends

Daddy;s and their Girls

The Mama's and The "Spicy" Girls

Jump Rachel, Jump!!!

My new friend, Rachel, and I

My "Sister" and I

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Tid Bits and Tales of Karsynn

Her favorite new words: moon, Mamaw, Papaw, Nope (hillbilly for no!), alligator, ellie, sketti (spaghetti), Kailee, pool, water, bubbles, night night, dog

Her favorite new foods: ANYTHING (she's a great eater), broccoli, pickles, lemons

Her favorite new toys: Any type of animal, especially whatnots. She pretends to feed them and put them to sleep. She's going to be an animal lover like her momma :)

She's my little dancing queen. She loves music and loves to dance.

Karsynn and Daddy playing in the new Elmo sprinkler!

Here she is putting her panda bear, duck and dog whatnots to night night. So cute!

Friday, June 06, 2008

1st Referral Day Anniversary!

We can't blog without showing a little of her Chongqing "Spicy Girl" side!

My, how you've grown into such a big girl!

The Gang's all here!!!!

A proud mommy and daddy at the adoption agency

Our first glimpse of her on the computer screen.

One year ago today, we saw the face we'd been dreaming of for years. One year ago today, we became a mommy and daddy for real. One year ago today was one of the very best days of my life. God is so good. We've come a long way baby!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Louisville Zoo with Friends

We had an absolute BLAST this weekend spending time with our friends. Kailee and Karsynn played so hard and are so good together. They truly are China Sisters. We are so blessed that God placed such precious people in our lives. We are lifelong friends. We're counting down the days until the AHH Picnic and our vacation together to Daytona Beach. I'm sure the girls will have so much fun together.

Payton's 1st Birthday

Happy Birthday Payton!!!!!!