Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving....................................

Other than my Salvation, the one thing I am most thankful for is my family. God has blessed us with 5 wonderful beautiful children and a son in law. All of whom love the Lord with all their heart. It was a wonderful day spent at my parents with my sister Linda and her family. My middle sister Gerrie was in NC at her daughters. Thank the Lord for HIS MANY BLESSINGS!
Happy Thanksgiving from our family..............


Kyleigh Always The "DADDY'S GIRL"

Kyleigh & Matt with Cassie & Alan & Dana Blair & Chris

My oldest sister Linda with her husband Jimmy, their daughters Cassie & Dana Blair and their husbands Alan & Chris with my great nephew Eli..........

Kyleigh & Matt's baby "Bella" enjoying Thanksgiving at Papa & MawMaw's....

Zane Home One Year..................................

November 19, 2009

I still can't hardly believe that Zane has been home one year today. It seems like yesterday we made that 36 hour flight home with our very sick little boy. He had double ear infections, a sinus infection, and asthmatic bronchitis and he never even cried. We left SC and it was in the 70's, arrived and it was 22 degrees. Arriving home the first thing Zane did was go to Brent just like Chloe had done the day she arrived home. I remember standing there totally and completely exhausted but so happy that I was brought to tears seeing my oldest son holding his baby brother, my youngest son! I thank the Lord every single day for bringing Zane home to us!


November 14, 2009

We celebrated Zane's One Year Anniversary of being legally our son today with our family. Just as we have always done with Chloe we let Zane pick what restuarant he wanted to eat at and he chose Thai Taste. My niece Dana Blair made his a Thomas the Engine cake that was absolutely delicous.
He loved his "Happy Zane's Day".

One Year Anniversary of Zane's G & R

November 13, 2009

One year ago today we had our Giving & Receiving Ceremony in the province that our precious son was born in. We had spent the last 13 days in the province and even though we were so very happy that Zane was now legally our son, we were also sad to be leaving Thuoc, Trang, and all the nannies behind.
I remember leaving the province making our way back to HCMC completely overwhelmed. I couldn't hardly believe that our 1 1/2 year journey to our son was almost over.

Monday, November 2, 2009

One Year Ago Yesterday.........................

I held my precious son for the very first time.
Zane was so sick, so tiny, and oh so beautiful.
He was also grieving. Even though he didn't quite understand I think he knew in his heart that these strangers were going to be taking him from the only home he had ever known. The only caretakers he had ever had.
That with the combination of him being so sick he was one sad baby boy that very first day. But by the second day he had warmed up to his Mommy and thought Chloe was something special. It's funny if you think about it today, he screamed everytime he looked at his daddy those first few days.
Now one year later, he has went from 11.8 pounds to 26 pounds, and he thinks his daddy is the greatest. He is still a Mommy's boy and Chloe is his bestfriend in the whole world.
The transformation of Zane this past year has been nothing short of a miracle. He is the happiest little boy and he just loves people!
At the grocery store, walmart, etc. he is always telling complete strangers he loves them. Too Cute!
I thank the Lord every single day for another one of His precious Gifts!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Snow White & The Train Conductor................

Chloe & Zane had a wonderful time last night. It was Zane's 1st Halloween and we started out by letting them Trick or Treat at Papa & MawMaw's house and then onto Kyleigh & Matt's where they went Trick or Treating at some of the houses in Kyleigh's neighborhood and then we stayed for Kyleigh & Matt's Halloween Party.
Lots of good food & fellowship!
Chloe's favorite part was Kyleigh letting her hand out the candy to all the trick or treaters that came to the door!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kyleigh said at one point my sweet little girl was taking candy out of her own pumpkin and putting it in other children's pumpkins. TOO SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!
Trick or Treating With One Of My Granddoggies... Bailee