Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fall fun and updates

Oh how I miss blogging. So much to share and not enough time to write. Our sweet LynnMarie ChunAi is 5 and half and has quite an imagination. She is so fun and silly. We have tried to enjoy the fall as much as possible by going to Gatlinburg for our anniversary, fall festivals, driving to Helen and spending some time outside. LynnMarie takes ballet and tap once a week and also enjoys going to church. We have been enjoying arts and crafts at home and we are we working on reading. She is trying so hard. I have attached some pictures of our little miracle. Can you believe its almost been 5 years since we accepted her referral? I can not wait to celebrate. Enjoy our pictures. Please keep our friends Team Radicci in your prayers as after 3 years of waiting, they are in China picking up their newest 2 babies! Its been a blessing to watch them walk in faithfulness

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fall 2013

So the first few weeks have been great for LynnMarie. She started kindergarten, starting riding the bus and celebrated Cow day at Chik Fil A. Socially, she loves to chat with ANYONE! Cant seem to find anyone who does not love this girl. She is simply amazing. We are learning about kind words and how to be a good friend.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013


Dear sweet LynnMarie,

Tomorrow you start BIG GIRL school. Your mom is going to cry. A LOT! Yes its because you are growing up, and I am so excited to be a part of it. You my girl continue to help my heart grow and help me to see things in a new light! You have taught me to slow down and that I do not have to rush things because you do better taking your sweet time and I love that. You have taught me that I get frustrated at things I do not need to get frustrated with. Perhaps you will be a teacher one day. You tell me when you grow up you want to feed the hungry people. I can not wait to help you do this. I want you to love like Jesus.

As a friend told me last night, you have exceeded our expectations and have taught me to just be our best. You have such a tender heart, and you love more than anyone I know. You are taking a new step and although I want to keep you my baby forever, I can not wait to see what God has in store for you. But please do not stop cuddle bugging with me yet. You have certainly surprised us so far. Every day, I am thankful that I get to watch you grown and become your own person. You have taught me to giggle at the silliest things and hope you find lots of sillies this year in your class

I used to fear the unknown but you have taught us to embrace it. I love that we are confident that our God has had His hands on you since before we became a family. You have such a sweet story that just makes me cry and smile and praise God for the gift of you. Some people do not think kindergarten is a big deal but girl, this momma is going to celebrate every milestone with you. 

Momma and Daddy love you more than anything in the world. You are my favorite sweet potato. I pray when you grow up and read this, you know how proud we are of you. 

Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Psalm 139:14  praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well

Friday, May 03, 2013

Spring 2013

I can not believe sweet girl is 5 !!!

 4 years ago, I placed her in a Mothers Morning out program and there she has been until now. We are graduating from preschool next week. I am thankful for the teachers that have gotten to know us and have loved as and worked with us over the years. I am going to be quite sad next week. It is going to be a HUGE change for all of us. She has come so far. I have attached some pictures so you can see just how amazing she is. We have started speech and occupational therapy which she is enjoying. She is also finishing up her first year of dance and will be performing Be our Guest for her recital. The girl loves life. She is constantly telling us new things and even repeats things she shouldn't. We are learning a lot from this precious girl. So much to blog but wanted to get something on her soon. I am sad google reader is leaving so I have to figure something out. If you still blog, please leave me a link so I can follow yours

Sunday, March 24, 2013

5th Birthday celebration

This March, we took LynnMarie to celebrate her 5th birthday and 4th Gotcha Day at Disney World. Precious memories were made and it was nice to spend time as a family and to take the time to focus on our girl. I can not wait to plan another trip. I am posting some of my favorite pictures! 

No idea why the pics are distorted, but will work on it later, sorry!