Saturday, October 29, 2011

Letter from Lia

Dear Mommy,

Thank you for all of the years you have been trying to get me a baby sister and now the time has come. We are so lucky that I can have a little sister. We are so glad that we have been getting updates of what she looks like. We are happy that our family can become four. But one of our family members is in China and we will be leaving to get her on November 11, 2011.

For Mom.


(Lia wrote this while I was at a shower thrown by some of my dearest friends. It was waiting for me when I got home.)

We will indeed be heading to China on November 11th to become four! You can follow our trip here:

...and so we wait

Sunday, September 4, 2011

My First Sunday Snapshot!!

They say it takes 30 days to cement a new habit. We'll see. :-)

Once upon a time I used to blog. I started this blog when we had been home about a year with Lia. And I loved it. I met many great friends...some of whom are now real life friends. I created a scrapbook of memories for my family. Win-win-win.

...and then I took an (ahem) small hiatus. For a few years. :-)

...and I missed blogging.

...but not enough to start up again apparently.

Until now. :-)

We are getting ready to make our second trip of a lifetime to China to bring home our daughter, Jillian Snow...waiting in Guangzhou. I've fired up her blog this week. And since I am an equal opportunity mom, I thought I would do a little blogging over here too!

My girl loves her some dress-up. On any given day, she changes her clothes no less than three times. Princess, rock-star, doctor...but always dreamer. Her mind changes with the wind...and her outfit...on a dime. And I love every minute of it.

I'm not sure exactly what was going on with this ensemble. It started out as a ballerina. But it appeared to go south (or maybe north???) when she went to the closet to pull on some shoes and come with me to gather the mail.

I turned around and saw this:


Our mailbox is at the end of our driveway. In plain view of several neighbors. And...well...the bus stop is right across the street. And the high school bus was just stopping for drop off when we were at the mailbox.

I just know those cheeky teenagers were taking fashion notes.

And Lia??

Casual and cool as a cucumber.


Even in those winter boots.

May she always stop to smell the roses...or, ahem, pick the impatiens.

...and march to the beat of her own drummer...

IMG_0754-Edit-1 whatever boots float her boat.

Sunday Snapshot

Friday, September 2, 2011

It's really happening!

Check out our "baby blog"! We will be blogging our trip to China there! (slated for early November...just over 4 years after the journey began!) (link on right sidebar!)

We'd love to have you along for the ride!!!

Jillian Snow...we're almost there!


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Life is good...really, really good...

It has been a spring full of wonderful surprises and overwhelming blessings. The child we have prayed for, cried over, longed for...for four now a reality. Jillian Snow is waiting for us in Guangdong, PRC. We will be counting the minutes until we hold this precious child in our arms. She will complete our family in a most special way. We are truly over the moon...and so very, very thankful.