Thursday, August 23, 2007

Cute Video

I saw this video on Kai and Shen's blog and I just had to share it with all of you who read our blog. It is so funny.....and I know that Marty must feel exactly the same way this daddy feels some days.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


I was cooking dinner yesterday. The girls were playing. Brice was sitting at the table doing his homework. I looked over at Brice and this is what I saw. :)
Maybe his little sisters were being a bit loud, huh? LOL

Our Darling Duo

Just some pictures from the past few days. The girls are getting along better and better most days. Other days it's a battle off and on all day.
Sleeping is better. No crying at night but Bailey still wakes up between 2 and 3 every night.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Catching up.....

Not a lot of time lately to add to our blog. We are all doing great! The girls love each other and fight with each other equally. They are getting along better every day. Brinley wants to be the boss but so does Bailey. They are finally learning that neither of them is qualified for the job.

Bailey is sleeping better. She goes to bed around 8:30 or 9 but always wakes up between 2 and 3am. She is like a little alarm clock. We hope she will outgrow this. For now, I go in and get her and bring her and put her in bed with us. She is asleep right away and doesn't wiggle around very much so she's not really a bother. I just have trouble going back to sleep sometimes.

We've celebrated Brinley's birthday since coming home. She turned 4 on August 4. We didn't have a big party. Just her grandparents were here to celebrate with us. I was so tired, I don't remember a whole lot about it and she probably doesn't either.

Thank you again to everyone who prayed for us before, during and after our trip to bring Bailey Shay home. We appreciate each and every email, guest book entry and call we have received.

Rachelle and Jan, I know that both of you were praying for us and it means so much to have friends who have BTDT to talk to!

We will try to post more often. Dee, I know that you love seeing the pictures of all 6 of your grandbabies! I'm so glad you are feeling better! We will see you again soon!

Sarah, I can't wait for you to meet your newest cousin Bailey. She is a silly girl!

Marty, my sweet hubby, thank you so much for believing in me and for believing that these little girls were ours. It would have been so easy for you to say "no" both times and I am so thankful that you didn't. I can't imagine not having Brinley and Bailey in our family. I am so very blessed to have such a wonderful christian husband who loves God, me and our children. You are my dream come true and I just love you to pieces! :)

On the plane from Newark to Columbia!

Hong Kong to Newark.

Hong Kong airport.
Bailey's first day home!
Josh tries on Boss' new hat.

Kristen.......I was soooo happy to see my baby!

Boss in his stylish new pea pickin' hat.
Brinley's 4th bday! Boss sure was happy!
Blowing out the candles!

A gift from DEE!

Happy, happy girl!

Beautiful Brinley!

She can go from the above photo to this one in about a half a second. That language barrier is tough but we are all learning to figure out what she needs and wants. She is learning some English words like Mommy, Daddy, doggie, all of her siblings names, bye bye, hello.........and she tries to sing Jesus Loves Me! :)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Saying Goodbye

We were able to make this short video clip of Bailey with her ayi Hu Yan when we visited the orphanage.


We are HOME!!! What a wonderful place to be! All of us are doing fine. Brinley and Bailey argue one minute and love each other to pieces the next minute......soooo normal! :)
We will be updating our blog over the next few days with additional photos from our trip as well as photos from home.
Thank you to everyone who followed along and prayed for us during our journey. All of the emails and guestbook entries were so very appreciated!