Sunday, May 29, 2011


We have a big pond across the road in our pasture where the horses are.
This is where the boys go to catch frogs and "bow fish".  Trent was coming home from work and found Trey and Jonah crossing the fence on their way back from the pond.

This is what he picked up:

The funniest part of the whole thing~  Isabella watched Trey get a wash down
and quietly to herself said, "Ooooo, gross!"  Hilarious!!

Then it was Jonah's turn.
Still not sure why he wasn't nearly as dirty as Trey.

Boys!  You gotta love 'em!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Our Trip to Denver

Isabella and I had her annual Cleft Team Appointment a couple of weeks ago.  It's such a long day- seeing all those people who have their opinions on what we/they need/should do with her.  I'm so glad that we love and trust our ENT who is also a plastic surgeon.  He makes the long day worth it.

The night before we also got to have supper with Savannah (Long Qi) and her family.  These girls are so funny together!  While they don't remember each other (which is SO weird!) they act like long, lost, best friends.
We are going to miss them!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Busy Busy Busy....

is life!

We have been all over the map, it seems!
Life is always changing and is about to change some more.

I've been busy planting the vegetable garden, flower pots full of flowers, cleaning out bedroom closets and painting Wesley's room for the boys to move into.  Isabella had her annual cleft visit last week in Denver where we also got to see Savannah and her family before their move to Houston.  We will miss them.

A stop in Lincoln, NE (on our way home from Iowa) to watch Kim, Wesley's girlfriend at her track meet was fun and loved seeing both of them.

Now baseball/tball has started for Trey and Isabella, not to mention Jace, Jonah, Emma, Jarrett and Jenessa, too!  It's going to be a busy fun summer!

Here is proof that I haven't been sitting around doing nothing!

Kim is on the track team at K-State.  She's awesome!

This girl LOVES her Big GeGe (as she calls him)!!

Trey and Isabella had their own track meet!
It was FREEZING!!!  and windy!

Isabella was awarded the Kindness Award!
Isn't it sad that we have to award them for this?
I'm thinking it should be expected!!
Sad days we are living in.
Anyhoo, I'm happy that both of my kids are KIND.

That's all for now!  More coming tomorrow!

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Doughty's

The journey of adoption gives you life long, deep connections with those who experience it with you.  Richard and Jennifer Doughty are very dear friends of ours because of adoption.  We traveled to China together to get our girls.  When I found out they named their daughter Wesleigh, I was elated!!
They brought their 3 sons, one of which was Trey's age and they became fast friends.
Trent and Richard couldn't stop talking about hunting!  Too funny!

Like us, they are going back to China.  We tried to time it just right- to travel together again.  Not sure that will happen as we are a month behind them.  But, nevertheless, we will once again experience the miracle of adoption together- even if it is a month apart.

Richard and Jennifer were interviewed for a video that was used for Adoption Sunday in their church.  They are already making an impact in their church and community because of this!
Watch their video~it is amazing!!

Trey and Cade in China

Doughty Story from Healing Place Church on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New favorite song.
Working on bringing my children home.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

In Tha Muthahood

Too funny!
Anita Renfroe back at it.

Monday, May 2, 2011

One Step Closer

We now have a LID!!
(Which means Log In Date for international adoptions.)


The timeline for travel has been 4-5 months from LID which puts us in China September or October.
I'm VERY happy with that!!