Monday, October 27, 2008

Video Update Has Arrived! YEA!!!!!!

Hello everyone. We received a video update today. We are sooooo excited. Here is our squeeky nosed little guy. Also a peek at him hold up his head during tummy time. Matilyn was THRILLED to see him laying on the blanket that she picked out for him! Please join us in praying that we are able to apply for a court date this week. We are awaiting the go ahead from the American Consulate in Taiwan before we can proceed.

Enjoy! ;)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fun At The Neighborhood Fall Festival

Tonight was our neighborhood fall festival. We all had a great time! There was a jump castle, inflatible slide, clowns, face painting, hair painting, balloon animals, popcorn, a live band, bbq, pizza, ice cream, and nintendo wii hooked up to big screen tvs (hilarious!). Jarrod said the Wii was pretty acurate, since his bowling score was his normal 118. LOL! AND Jarrod and I each won a door prize! It was such a blessing to see friends and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Balloon Animals ROCK!
She's Painting a BUS on my arm. wow!
The bounce castle stradle jump. LOVE that HAIR!

OK, Who's Scared And Who's Having Fun?!! LOL!!!!
The Boys Brave The Slope
Flying down the BIG slide! WOOHOOOOO!
Just Havin' Fun
This popcorn is so goooooood

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Andrew Is Growing

Andrew had a visit to the pediatrician, and is now 22 inches long (he grew about one inch) and weighs approximately 11 pounds 6 ounces (gained a little over 3 pounds since birth). He's growing well. Thank you for praying for us! Please keep us in your prayers as we are getting ready to enter the courts in Taiwan.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

NEW PICS! Our Precious Baby Boy Is Growing!

OK, I know that I'm a biased mommy, but isn't this one of the most adorable babies you have ever seen!!? Thanks for taking such great care of our little one Pauline! Thanks for sending new pics Deana! We love our little boy, and it's so much fun seeing his sweet face again.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Please Pray For Us

Please keep our family in your prayers, as most of us are still fighting off this horrible cold. Matilyn was running a fever again today. Think we will be playing indoors tomorrow again.....
We have missed so many things that we normally get to do, and will be glad when everyone is well again.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Celebrating with Kristina and Travis Today!

We just want you both to know how excited we are for you! We are soooooo happy that the closing is over and you are in your beautiful new home! We are thankful that the Lord brought you to Chattanooga, and are blessed to have you as friends!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


OK, for those of you who don't know, the last time I have to mail something to Taiwan it was a complete nightmare. Today to the tune of a VERY LONG TIME at our local post office MAIN branch (alone with a 4 and 2 year old I might add) it was USPS nightmare, revisted! Let's just say that I am more than very glad to have that all behind us. The paperwork is thankfully now headed to TECO in Atlanta, and the straight on to Taiwan. Please pray that it is all completed properly and gets back to Taiwan in a speedy and perfectly completed manner. Also, we are asking for prayer as we register for court in Taiwan, that we don't have to wait long at all for our court date. We are praying to travel prior to Chinese New Year...... Oh, did I tell you that Andrew is now one month old!? Time is flying......

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

WOOHOOOOOOOO! Contracts have arrived!

I met the mail lady at the door this morning, and almost hugged her! She delivered out contracts and translated home study. This is the FINAL bit of paperwork that we must complete prior to entering the courts in Taiwan. It took quite a while to get the home study from the translators, but we finally have everything in hand! Today I ran around town getting everything notarized and county court certified. Tomorrow it's all going into the mail! YES!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to all of you for your prayers. The Lord has answered again and the next step is complete! We are so thankful!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Birthday Surprise

Today the children received their birthday present, a playhouse! They love it and spent a ton of time outside cooking for us and for each other, playing peek-a-boo, and just going into and out of the playhouse. It was so much fun to watch. We love this house, as we can all easily fit inside with room for more! It has a little kitchen cooktop and sink, and a table too. They love the shutters and bay windows. It was a great surprise!
Very Excited About Our Playhouse
Matilyn Discovers That The Playhouse Makes A Great Puppet Theater
The Show Called "Paprika and Paprika", Named After These Two Puppets. I Guess They Are Twins.... LOL!!
Mr Personality Poses In The House
Paprika Rings The Doorbell! She Loves Doing That!! LOL!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Skype With Andrew

We were able to see our precious baby boy via skype (live video feed) this morning. He's growing like crazy! Up to around 4 oz of formula with each feeding. And sometimes even allowing his wonderful foster mommy to sleep for 6 hours at a time during the night now! We hear that he had been fussing some during the day, and thus getting lots of holding. LOL! The picture quality is not good over skype, but we did manage to snap a few shots. We are hoping that we will be able to OOVOO soon so that we can record the video chats, and thus go back and watch them later. Wouldn't that be neat! We just loved seeing him by video! What a treat!!

Watching Deana
Looking at the camera light
Getting Hungry
In GREAT hands