Monday, March 15, 2010


Almost two weeks ago we adopted a sweet little puppy from our local animal shelter. We had her for three days. She got sick on the third day and passed away that night. In just 3 days we became very attached to her sweet little face and her cute little bark. She had parvo. We took her to the emergency vet clinic and did all we could for her. Our hearts have been very sad but we've decided to look for another puppy to add to our family.  

If any of our local friends have any small breed puppies, please give us a call.  :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

As Time Goes By....

I can't take credit for the insert photo of Bailey.  This photo was on a poster at the Guilin SWI in early 2007.  My friend Erin took a picture of the poster for us when she was there to bring home her daughter Meizhi.  I didn't even think about this little glimpse into Xin Ru's life when I was snapping pictures of her last Sunday on the basketball court at church.  Today I remembered it when I was looking through the photos.  So similar and yet so different.
This is another photo of Bailey  that was on the poster.  It was taken of her when she was in the hospital to have her lip repaired.  We are so fortunate to have this.  At first we didn't realize it was her. The photo had been flipped so it looked like the baby in the picture had a cleft on the opposite side from Bailey.  After we flipped it we knew it was her sweet little face. :) 

This is the poster.  Now, want to hear something funny?  See that sweet little baby in the middle circle?  That is Lulu.  Her mama Darlene sent me that same photo in an email one day because right beside Lulu is the cutest little girl holding a pack of crackers and sitting on a big green frog.

It's Brinley! :)   As time goes by I realize more and more how fortunate we are that our girls were in the Guilin SWI where they were loved and cared for......and together.

Ni Hao Y'all

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mary Did You Know?

I hope Johnny's post about Mary will touch your heart as much as it has touched mine.  :) 
Click HERE to read her story.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Who Do You Think You Are???

Marty and I recently signed up at to learn more about our family tree. I have always had an interest in this so it's been fun learning about exactly where our families came from.  This new show coming on Friday, March 5 looks like it is going to be so interesting!  I can't wait to watch it!

Who Do You Think You Are??

And Then There Were Two!

Kelly now has Piper!  So far she's only posted photos and video on her DropShots site.  Piper is adorable!!!
Praying that Kelly will be posting soon about her beautiful Piper!