Friday, April 8, 2011

So Much To Tell!!

I've been gone for a LONG time.
Way too long.
So long that you will have to endure enjoy seeing ALL that has been going on around here.
I had to post all these because next week is going to be BLISS.

Marco Island here we come!!
High 80's.
(Hopefully) No wind.
The beach.
Great food.  
I won't have to cook or clean!

During our spring break, Isabella and I took a 3 1/2 hour drive to the east and met up with our social worker to do our LAST post placement report!  
And of course see Big GeGe. 
Two days later, we packed up and drove 5 hours to the west and saw our very sweet audiologist and had hearing tests and a new tube put on her hearing aid.  The tests weren't good, so two weeks later we went back to Denver and saw her ENT and found out her hearing loss is very likely genetic.
The GOOD thing about driving that far is that we got to meet Savannah and her family.

Savannah and Isabella are 6 months apart.  They grew up together in Longgang, China.
They are China Sisters.  Although, they don't remember each other- they played like they were the best of friends.  It was so heartwarming to watch the two together.
Their family is moving to Houston in May and we are so sad as we just don't know how often we'll get to see each other.  

 Savannah and Isabella around the age of 2 or 3 in the orphanage.

 Ya, I don't look so great.  I had a headache from driving all day and 
getting bad news about Isabella's hearing.

Isabella and I got home and found out that Trent's grandma was not doing well.  Lisa, (Trent's sister) called on her way to stay the weekend with her and wanted us to be prepared for the day Jesus came to take her home.  She died two days later.   She was a very loving, sweet, sophisticated prayer warrior of a woman.
So we traveled to Trent and Lisa's home town to see family and friends 
and to celebrate Gma Z's life.

The FB stadium that my hunky, quarterback husband played on.
Nice, Trey.

Trey had my camera and got a few fun ones of Isabella and Wesley.

We've also had two BB tournaments.  
Basketball tournaments are a little more fun than wrestling tournaments because they don't last
This is Trey's first year playing organized 3 on 3 and it was so fun to watch!!

Isabella was so funny!  Every time someone scored and the scoreboard changed- she would write it down on her little pad of paper.  Does this mean she'll be the manager when she gets to Jr Hi and Sr Hi?

Wesley was home for his spring break and got to watch Trey play in his first BB tourney.
Trey is in the, "i don't want my picture taken" stage.
It's very frustrating for me!

The next three are from his second tourney.
They got first place!!

Last weekend we (along with Grandma, Grandpa and all the cousins) went to pick out our 4-H sheep.
Those babies are SOOO cute!!
Yes, Jenessa and Isabella are cute, too.   :  )

This one is the lucky winner!  He has already named him A.J. Jr.   
(After Wesley's favorite 4-H sheep)

Then there was the annual FFA Banquet!
FFA is big in our family.  Our step dad is the Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor at our high school.
He has a VERY successful program and is a mentor to SO many young people.
Wesley loved FFA and was very successful in it.  It's such a wonderful program!!
Trent and I
Johnnye (my gorgeous niece) and Wesley (my gorgeous son).
Johnnye is the second grandchild to be in FFA. 

 My beautiful "little" sister, Ollie.  She's like 6' tall.

Emma and Isabella

My other beautiful little sister Jennifer (She's of normal height) and her hubby John.

The boys.
Jonah, Trey and Jace

I keep telling my sister (Jennifer) that this boy needs a blog written after him.
He is one of a kind.  I've considered giving him equal time on here he's so funny!!

And these three are whom we call "The Three Amigos"!
They are all within 8 months of each other.
And all of our kids act like siblings.
In every way possible.  Loving and fighting.

This is Trey's FFA PAL.
Once again, FFA is such an awesome thing.

Trent and I with our sweet nephew, Jace.
He will one day adopt.
No doubt.

to more EXCITING NEWS!!!
The dossier is finished!!!
It's been notarized, (THANKS TRISH!!), certified by the state and authenticated by the Chinese embassy!!  And sent to CCAI to be checked over and over and over and over............
It's been there 11 days and should be on it's way to China.
Like yesterday!!!

Isn't that so cool?
Look at all that Chinese!!

And even more exciting news............


SWEET new pictures of Boa Yun Fei!!!!!!
And he's actually smiling!!!
Is he not the most handsome little dude ever?!
I'm in love.

They gave us updated measurements and he's grown!
Something I thought was cute- his report said, "Sometimes when he is naughty, he is also the kind of little boy that just makes people love him."
How funny is that?!!!  

Not only does he share a birthday with Isabella, but they call him Xiao Fei.
Isabella's chinese name is Xiao Hua.

Yep, he's mine.
And I'm in love.
Oh, I said that already.


  1. Ok WOW. I have SO much to say about all of that but first I simply must start with those new pictures of your handsome little man! What a cutie!! Can't believe there is another LongGang kiddo that you have met! How great is that? Do they have a blog? Since we have those pics of Joey and Isabella together surely he was running around with both of those little ladies back in the day! How great! That's all for now because I have to scroll back up now and look at your new pics again!

  2. i have the chills reading this.
    i loved all the pictures and updates.
    i kept thinking...beautiful, precious, wow!!
    God is so good!

  3. Girl, you are cracking me up!! Your little man is adorable!! How fun to get a new dose of cuteness!!

    Loved your update. I'm so sorry about Isabella's hearing. Is it in both ears?

    Talk soon!