Tuesday, January 29, 2008

News from China

Today, while I was in the office at home and received a phone call from Brian Stuy with Research China and he said he had talked with Joleigh's foster mom! What? Did I hear him correctly? He said he had talked to her and she would love an updated picture of Hua Ru Yan, Joleigh. Well, you better believe I sent not only one, but 7 or 8. I can't wait to hear from her. He sent me her address in China and I am hoping the next few days to send a care package out to her and her family. An answered prayer. I have always prayed and hoped to be able to one day find her or contact her foster family that took care of her a few months prior to coming to our family. Anyway, I also found a picture of Joleigh with her foster mom last week while I was look thru China documents. I had totally forgotten about these pics. Here is a picture of Joleigh with her foster mom, Yao Yong Zen (pronounced Yow Yong Zen) while she was in her care a month before we got Joleigh. I believe Joleigh is almost a year old here in the picture. This picture was taken after we received our referral and I believe she has already received our care package from us. Enjoy~

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Jacob and Joleigh update

Well, Joleigh is still staying in her toddler bed. After 14 months of late nights, because she is such a night owl, We now have a schedule! WOOOHOOO!! She awakes at 7 am, down for a nap from 12-2 pm and in bed between 9-9:30pm. We say our prayers with Jacob, go to her room, read a book and I tuck her in. She has even told me a couple of times to "LEAVE, MOMMY" Yes, I was heart-brokened a little, but as my friend told me.....she just feels very secure and loved and can go to sleep on her own. What would we do without friends to lift us up, when we are down.....No picture, just an update.
Jacob has returned to school. I didn't want him to go back, but the law says so. LOL He is growing up so quickly. He started during Christmas break to roam the land on our property, exploring nature and hunting......Sniff, Sniff. His new cell phone gets alot of use, cause his Mama is constantly checking on him. He told me that he was "having a blast" watching the birds and wildlife God created. SO growny for his age. Pray for Jacob as he returns to school, that he strives to do his best in all areas......We are so proud of him and the wonderful, loving son and big brother he is!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year 2008

Hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed 2008 year. Here are a few pics from today. We just lazed around and watch TENNESSEE beat WISCONCIN......GO VOLS!!!! We did get Joleigh's kitchen moved into her room and converted her baby bed into the toddler bed. sniff sniff. She is in there now taking a nap. My baby girl is growing up so quickly. Jacob is out roaming the woods with his phone and gun. No telling what he will bring us home for supper. Here are a couple of pictures of us lazing around today.


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