Thursday, October 20, 2011


Three years ago today a beautiful little girl was placed into my arms and into our lives. It was a day to remember. I remember that day being so full of emotions. From being very nervous and excited to the sadness of knowing that my boys would not be there and they would never get to meet their new sister. I was missing them so much that day and was so excited at the same time about bringing a new child into our home. I remember the guide telling us not to cry, that it will scare the babies and that we were the adults. Well, guess what I did the minute they placed Emma in my arms? Yup! I cried like a baby. It was going from one journey, to starting a new one. It has been one incredible journey so far. Emma has brought so much joy into our lives. She makes you laugh when you never thought that you would ever be able to laugh again. In the three years that we have had her, she has grown from a very little 21 month old baby into a beautiful 4 and half year old that is so bright and sweet. She is always happy and loves everything about life. I feel so blessed to have her in our lives. I love to see the relationship that Katie and Emma have developed (Emma says," my dister"). Emma looks up to Katie so much. I love seeing them together. Katie is so good with her. It just makes me smile every time I see them together. So now I need to keep up my blog like I said or start a new one. Here are a few updated pictures of Emma.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

3 Years Ago today!

We began a wonderful journey to China to adopt our little girl. I can remember the day like it was yesterday. We boarded the plane for China with people that would become our friends for life. When the plane landed, I remember being out of sorts. It was 2 in the morning our time and 2 in ther afternoon China time. It was warm and humid and the sun was trying to shine through. We quickly had to adjust ourselves to China time. Within a few days after we arrived, we were on another plane to Emma's province. What a journey it was. I could not have been any happier. Will post more in a few days. I am having trouble posting from my home computer. I need to update with pictures.

Friday, October 14, 2011


It's time to update my blog and then make a name change to it or start a new blog all together. I have been really bad about updating it. So many new things have happened in our lives. Emma is doing great and has gotten so big and so wise. She is such a sweet girl. I can't tell you how much I love this child. She is such a joy. I need to be on my other computer so that I can put new pictures on here. Then I will be able to share all of the new news. Please stay tuned. I'm in the car right now and have a little time to write. No distraction, only traffic. On the way to the Lake for an Octoberfest party! Will catch up in the next week.