Monday, June 25, 2012

Leytan's Science Fair Project...

 May 11th was the 6th Grade Science Fair at Harrison Elementary... GREAT job Leytan!!!

Liam's Gotcha Day!!!

On May 9th we celebrated 5 years with our Liam Daniel Shuangke!!! We have finally made it to what I call the "even point"...he was 5 years without us in China and NOW 5 years WITH us:)  Praising the Lord for this special boy!!!

Liam is 10 years old!!!

Liam turned 10 years old on May 16th. It is hard to believe that my little Liam is now in the double digits...REALLY?!? He is one funny, full of personality, sweet and lovable cool dude:) He wanted to try having his birthday party at Paige's Crossing again this year...we had it scheduled for there last year and it got rained out:( It turned out to be a nice sunny day and he enjoyed all the fun activities with all or his friends and family. Good times!!

Liam told me he didn't care what kind of cake he had...only that is said "Liam is BEAST!" 
Silly boy...LOL!!!

Liam was still not quite tall enough to drive the go-carts by himself but big brother was happy to drive him;)

He is amazing on the rock wall...

Cool gift idea...Thanks Ross!!!

Back to the house for a backyard football game while waiting for his friends to be picked up...

Happy Birthday Liam Daniel...We LOVE you!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Lilyan is 9 years old!!!

May 4th was Lilyan's special day:) Once again she chose to NOT have a birthday party but to instead take a "personal day" from school to spend the day shopping.  She chose to bring her favorite person in the whole world this year...her Grandma Linda:) The three of us had a GREAT day in Ft. Wayne hanging out, shopping and eating. Lilyan is growing and changing so very much. LOVE my Lily Bug!!!

Birthday Cookie-Cake from Blondies!!!

My BEAUTIFUL girl!!!

Trying on headbands at Claires:)
Happy Birthday Lilyan!!!

Spring Sports...

Landan and Leytan kept us busy this Spring with track and Levi with soccer.  Landan and Leytan both had amazing seasons.  Landan WON the 400 at the Conference Meet and Leytan WON the shot put in the City Meet!! Leytan also placed 2nd in the 100 at the City Meet:) Levi's soccer team had a great time and made lots of progress from the beginning of the season. Levi still enjoys playing defense the most;) 

2nd in the 100!!!

1st in the Shot Put!!!

Landan with his Most Valuable Sprinter award:)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Pictures of Lia!!!

We received these pictures and an update on May 3rd.  I can't wait to finally meet my girl.  She looks so sweet and SO much like a Perry kiddo to me:)  Come on paperwork!!!

Our agencies coordinators got to spend some time with Lia and her foster father...

Lia with her foster baba (father;)...

40 years old...WHAT?!?!

Most days I honestly don't feel 40...but apparently I really am.  My amazing husband planned a surprise birthday trip for me.  We went to the beautiful Riviera Maya, April 10th - 14th and stayed at the Zoetry Paraiso De La Bonita.  It was one of the most relaxing trips I have ever been on:) We didn't do much except just be together...chatting, eating sushi and laying in the sun.  It was WONDERFUL!!!  So blessed to be married to my best friend;) 

Private transfer from the airport with champagne...

Lots of YUMMY sushi...

My favorite was my early morning quiet time and beautiful sunrises...

My "spot" to relax and read...Choosing to SEE:)  GREAT book!!!

View of the pool area from the main entrance...

We saw tons of HUGE iguanas...and a few raccoons too;)

A gorgeous sunrises each and every morning...

We did venture out once for a boat ride to Puerto;)

View of Puerto Morales...

This was the large, very nice hot tub in the spa... We spent some time here relaxing;)

Yep...another picture off our deck:) I seriously would have been happy to never to leave it. SO relaxing!!! Breakfast out there even...

And right off our deck...our private chairs in the sand waiting for us each morning with a bucket of ice cold Coronas and water;) AWESOME service!!!

This was a first for us...dinner IN the pool:) Very romantic!!!

One last picture before we said goodbye to Zoetry...

My friends also surprised me with a birthday dinner a couple weeks before my big day:) LOVE my girlfriends!!!
Such a PERFECT way to begin my 40's!!!

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