Monday, July 30, 2007

Cheesy grins - FFFF

This week's photo challenge at Loving Lydia is "Cheesy Grins". Here Rachel isn't exactly grinning, but she is posing for Daddy and saying "Cheeeese". Incidentally that is a word that we hear all too frequently from her since she absolutely loves cheese and is always asking for it.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Shelling peas and sharing dessert

Daddy and daughter at the beach

Fun at the strawberry festival

Guiping sisters

A few weeks ago Rachel's friend Monica came to town and we went to the park. Monica's parents were in our travel group, and the girls are both from the Guiping SWI.


Rachel says "Cheese!"

Proud daddies

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Gotcha video

Remember the link I posted a while back to this couple's referral video? They are in China now and were just united with their daughter. Here is their Gotcha Day video.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Harrison's birthday party

Harrison turned 10 on June 30th, and celebrated with a video game party with some friends. Instead of getting gifts this year, he decided to ask his friends to donate to the fund for Hoang Son Pham, who just arrived in Canada to have surgery. It was totally Harrison's idea to do this and I was so proud of him! All the kids signed a card for Son Pham, and we are sending this picture along with it.
A while back Krista tagged me for this meme. My first time being tagged, so exciting!

4 Facts About Me:
1. I'm very shy, but am always trying to overcome it.
2. I've never been interested in "fitting in" and like being a little bit different sometimes.
3. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up - I have an education degree but don't really want to go back to teaching.
4. I love planning parties.

4 Things I Have Discovered About Myself:

1. I have less patience than I used to think that I had.
2. I have more strength than I knew.
3. Having kids has made me braver and less self-conscious.
4. Thinking about getting older doesn't bother me.

4 Things I Want to Do

1. Get organized - never going to happen
2. Go on a cruise
3. Go on a long road trip with no particular destination, all by myself
4. Learn to sew

4 Habits/Obsessions

1. I do this weird thing with grouping together letters in my head, too complicated and strange to explain.
2. I waste way too much time on the internet.
3. I love that old TV show "Beauty and the Beast" and belong to the fan club.
4. I used to be a big-time trekker (not trekkie, we don't like that term).