Monday, January 6, 2014


Just wanted to give quick update!  Things are going well since we have been home.  Today the boys went back to school and Heath headed back to work.  She was so sad to see the boys get dropped off this morning but was very excited to see them come home.  At times it's almost hard to believe we have only had her for 3 weeks.  She is sleeping pretty well at night,  but nap time, well let's not even talk about that.  She does not like to go to sleep at all and so we just do the best we can with the naps.  She is a great eater.  She has learned to climb up the stairs and has ridden her (probably first) riding toy.  She is learning new words every day.  If she is the first one up in the morning, she walks around the house asking about everyone else.  She has learned to tolerate the carseat and loves going outside.  She is still very shy, but has come a long way in just 3 short weeks!
We are so grateful for the prayers and meals and support that we have received over the past few weeks and months.  Heath and I talked about how much we saw God's hand of protection over us while we traveled.  No flight delays, no sickness, no lost paperwork, just to name a few!  We are looking forward to seeing what God has in store for our family this doing year and so thankful for where He has brought us!
I love this song by Hillsong, Oceans.  
"It talks about God calling us out on the waters, the great unknown, where my feet may fail, and there I find you in the mystery, and oceans deep my faith will stand.
And I will call upon your name, and keep my eyes above the waves
when oceans rise, my soul will rest in your embrace for I am yours and you are mine!"

This journey is one of lots of unknowns and yet we continued to trust in His plan for our family. We continue to keep our eyes on our Savior, among the waves!  It has stretched us all and is continuing to draw us closer to Jesus each and every day!

"Take me deeper than my feet could ever wonder and my faith could be made stronger in the presence of my Savior !"

                                 We were making it official at the governmental office!

 She is(was) such a ham in front of the camera

 Leaving Shanghai and headed to Guangzhou, our guides were so kind in both provinces

 She loved shopping!
 Everyone loved the trip to the Zoo
This was in front of the tree in our hotel in Guangzou
 This is the start of some pictures since we have been home!  Teaching her a little War Eagle!

 Loves eating breakfast
 She is finally used to sitting in the car seat
She loved the trampoline, especially with the boys being on there!

1 comment:

  1. Amazing pictures! I love the way your boys adore her! We got tickled Sunday when Lane asked Luke if y'all were all settled in and his reply was simple, "Oh yeah, we settled in a long time ago and she has a full set of lungs." So happy for your family!