Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Some Summer Happenings

 Well once again my garden has gotten away from me but here is a carrot.  It was found when I was rota-tilling the garden.  The boys thought it was cool so we brought in and took a picture.
 Aaron had gotcha day with ice cream cake and family,
 Andrew played flag football and baseball and enjoyed both.
 We vacationed in the mountains of Virginia and did some hiking and cave adventures.
 Paul and Brandy joined us for a couple of days.
 Water, rocks and boys are always a great combination.
 We did a maze and this was a sign at the end of the one of the paths.
 Pre-Angela family picture that turned out well.
Most of the summer has been full of small everyday happenings.  The big news is Andrew went to camp for the first time and I had my first experience as head cook at camp.  We went swimming once and Bradley came to visit.  
And the excitement of the summer there was a rattlesnake in our path when we went hiking one day on our vacation.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Welcome Home

 We came home to this beautiful poster made by the kids at church.  There are many Princess Daisy and Peaches on it.  We also had the official ice cream cake that is a tradition around here.
 This is a picture from the first time we met Angela.  She warmed up to Perry first but since then she has had serious momitis.  But this is how it was with the other two so we are not surprised.
 She likes to color, music and the slide.  She is picking up the language fast.  As expected there is often trouble communicating, but she is already figured out shoes and up please.  The important things.
 This is our visit to ICAB and officially signing papers there.
 Afterwards there was a birthday party.  It involved many of the kids that are being fostering there in Manila with KBF - Holt.  It was a lot of fun.  It was a reminder that each kid has their own story and there are so many stories.
 Here we are cutting the cake.
Angela taking everything in.   Hope you enjoy these few pictures.  We are swimming here, which means we are just trying to function till we find a new normal.  I can already feel a rhythm coming.  It just takes time.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Angela Grace

Angela Grace who will be turning 3 next week will be joining our family very soon.  We received the call July 2 that we could fly any time from July 13th forward.  So while I was cooking at camp, Perry bravely took on the flight scheduling and hotel arranging.  We are excited and nervous but know that this is to be.  We are incredibly grateful for all the friends and family who are helping to coordinate the boys while we are gone.  I hope to post some pictures soon.  We are trying to be careful but if you run into us there is probably a picture to share.

Please pray for us as we travel and make this transition.