Friday, February 29, 2008

SICK BABY!! and NEW blog design!

Well i thought since we are going to Disney World I would make a Mickey Mouse blog and yes just until we get back from Disney I changed t to "Ashton's Mei Mei" b/c it seems to make more sense!!What do you guys think??? I hope Y'all like it!!! :o) But Anna Grace is HORRIBLY sick!! She has a fever of 105, 104, and 101- We can't seem to keep it down!! Please pray for her! She has like some type of "Virus" according to the doctor- She looks pitiful! I feel so bad for her! Please pray we have a good night and she feels totally better in the morning and is back to herself!!
Have a great weekend

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Not Gettys IdoL :( But 1st Runner Up!!!

Well tonight was the finally of Gettys Idol and I didn't win.....................But I got 1st Runner Up!!! I was SO excited and I am SOO happy for Janey who is the Gettys Idol!!! I am soo happy for her! I am also proud of myself and thought i would share the news!! Thanks for all the prayers and support during this time and the sweet comments!! I would also like to thank my ENTIRE family and All of my Friends that helped me along the way!! Also HUGE thanks to my Mom and Jodi and Nana! Thanks for the singing help and perfecting the songs(Jodi) For the outfit prep and everything else (Mom) And for the great posters and everything else you did (Nana) And thanks to everyone who came!! Happy Thursday!!! :o)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sick Baby and Friends!

Miss Anna Grace is sick!She is constantly coughing and just doesn't feel good! We took her to the doctor and they gave her a shot so she should be feeling better tomorrow!! Bobbi and Maddie have come over and are going to spend a few days w/ us- They came down for the Weecycled Sale!!! It will be so much fun!! I am looking forward to seeing Maddie and Anna Grace together!! Just wanted to update!! Here is a picture of Anna Grace and Maddie together 2 weeks ago at the Chinese New Year Party we went to together-

Monday, February 25, 2008


Well I wanted to say that we have a GREAT Nana she is AWESOME and is SOO much fun!! She is going to DW w/ us and I know we will have a ball!! I can't wait to go!! Anna Grace tinks my Nana hung the moon!! :o) She loves to play w/ her and knows Nana always has an Empty Ice Cream cone for her to eat!!(Anna Grace loves empty ice cream cones! I think it is like her favorite food!) My Nana is awesome to always come to all of our games and everything! I thought I would brag about how great she is and how much we love her!! WE ALL LOVE YOU NANA!!!!
Ashton, Adam, Hayne, and Anna Grace!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Guess Where We are Going????

Well we found out today that Guess What.......................................
We Are going to Disney World in 5 1/2 weeks!!!!!! We are All SOO excited!! :o) I can't wait to go w/ Anna Grace and see her actions toward the characters!!! My Mom also decided that we are going to get Anna Grace's 1st Haircut in The Barber Shop in Disney World!!! I am so excited!!! I can't wait to go to the 'Tower of Terror' and other rides! It will be SO much fun and I can't wait!! We are going for Spring Break! I thought i would share that news w/ everyone- Hayne who is 5 is SO excited he can not stand it!! Adam and I are excited about doing the Pin Trading that they have that you can do in the park w/ the workers (like you trade your pin for one of theirs) I love the pin trading thing and have a major obsession- lol I have 35 pins i think!! :o) I think i spend (literally) ALL my souvenir money on pins to trade!!! :o) Hope you all had a great weekend!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Gettys Idol!!

Well as I have talked about in previous post I have been preparing for the last couple of weeks for Gettys Idol- (a competition like American Idol but smaller as in our Middle School) Last Night I competed in the Semi-Final- I have to say that is one of the most nerve racking things I have EVER done- I was #10- And the competition was STIFF!!! I sang "Our Song" By Taylor Swift and I did according to my Mom in her post on her blog "She looked so pretty and sounded wonderful."
I was SO nervous and could not wait to get it over at the moment!! l
ol- There were 19 competitors and 10 would make it to the final round- they would announce the 10 this morning- Well let me tell you sitting there waiting was torture!!! I could not wait to find out!! I was so excited when they announced my name!! It had to have been very hard to decide who to chose to make it through!! - thank you for all your prayers- I was so upset when some people didn't make it- i posted some pictures of the Semi-Finals last night-- I got a comment that i didn't post a picture of my Nana w/ me so here it is!!! And a few extra! Have a GREAT weekendMy Nana and IJaney (a contestant) and IBj my AWESOME Aunt and IKamdenMy Mom and IJodi and I my great singing coach andMy Moms Best Friend!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

It`s Decided

Well after votes I've decided to keep my blog name I love "Bottles and Baby Talk." Thanks for all the votes!!! Now I have a prayer request............... We just got over the flu and now were on to the stomach bug. I have GMS Idol coming up o Thursday and so far only Adam and My Dad have got it! Please pray it stays this way and NO ONE gets sick! I so want to be able to be in this competition!! I am thankful to be over the flu and now hope and pray I won't get the stomach bug along w/ the rest of my Family!! I have a Volleyball Clinic tonight so gotta run!!

Monday, February 18, 2008


I posted a poll on the side of my blog so check it out and vote!! Please! :o) I really can't decide-

Fun Weekend!

We had SO much fun this weekend w/ our friends!!! It was SO much fun to watch Anna Grace interact w/ Maddie!!! We didn't take many pictures but i will post what we did!! Hope Y'all had a great weekend!! :o)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day

Hope you have a great Valentines Day!!! :o) I know this is a VERY old picture of Anna Grace!!!
Also BIG thanks to Melanie at Blossom Memories for the really cute picture of Anna Grace!! Thanks! <3 By the way if anyone knows how to link websites through posts i would love to know how!! Thanks!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Fun w/ Sissy iPod!

On Saturday on our way to the Oriental House to meet up w/ our friends- It was a 30 minute ride and i decided to let Anna Grace listen to my iPod she was bobbing her head w/ the music!! It was SO cute- Here are the pics i snapped of her- They are blurry but I thought I would go ahead and still share!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

New Blog Design!

Well I think I`m a little crazy w/ the blog designing- Tell me what you think about my new design- or if you like the old one better!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Help this Child

This is "Charlotte", she was born 12/18/04. She is waiting for her family to find her. She has had a family twice that I am aware of, I do not know the circumstances but they were not able to complete her adoption. She has a repaired cleft lip and palette. She is in Gansu Province and her file will go back very soon. She is so sweet and looks o adorable. she was first listed in the late summer of 2007. There is a $1000.00 grant available for her adoption. Please pass the word and help this little one come home. If you are interested in more information about her please contact:
Stefani Ellison @ or call her
another pic of 'Charlotte" Is she not just precious-

WOW 2 post in one day!??!?!?

Happy Monday!!!

Well I hope everyone had a great weekend!! We met up w/ some friends from Hendersonville!! They have 2 little girls' from China! They are so sweet!! On Saturday I woke up and my throat was hurting- That night I could not speak at all really- I woke up o Sunday and had a fever of 103.5- I felt horrid- My Dad took me to the doctor that afternoon I was tested for the flu and i have it! woo hoo- lol not!! Our entire family is on Tamiflu to prevent the flu- Please pray that no one else gets sick and that i am well soon- We are supposed to meet up w/ some of our dear friends on Friday and spend the night w/ them- If no one else gets it we SHOULD be able to go- Lord please don't let anyone else get sick!!! I so want to go meet up w/ them!! Here are some pix of Anna Grace-The last picture is of the T-shirts my Dad printed for the Chinese New Year!! Aren't they cute?? Tell me what you think- Will you go to and tell me what you think about this blog design i'm still not sure if i want to change the blog design! Tell me what you think about it- Here now are the pix - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Sick House

Well almost our entire house is sick- I have the Flu (luckily it is milder than the regular full blown flu b/c i had a flu shot) Hayne and Anna Grace have really bad colds(Anna especially) My Mom has a sore throat and feels bad- Of Course that leaves Adam and My Dad Healthy- They put us all on Tamiflu to help prevent anyone else from getting the flu- Please pray we are ALL better by Thursday and are able to go visit some of our Best and closest friends!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Welcome the year of the Rat!! (late)

This is a late post but it is now the year of the rat!! I thought I would go ahead and post this even though it is late!!! Tell me what you think

New Blog Design AGAIN and a must see

Well I think I am a little crazy. I change my blog what seems like every other day!! lol I think I have a problem with the blogger world and the computer!! Please tell me how you like my new blog design!!!
Oh Wait welcome our new blogger!!!! Since I am slow w/ the computer learning stuff I will just give you the link- This is one of my close friends that her parents were in our travel group!!! Anna and Meighan (we think) Shared a crib- This is a picture of what her blog header will look when i change it! her blog is
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Here is a book that we will HAVE to get Anna Grace it is called "The Mother Bridge of Love" It is SO sweet- Take the time to watch this eCard! It is SO neat- I love this book!!!!!!
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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Gong Xi Fa Cai!!!

Well i thought i would wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year!! It is a very special Chinese New Year this year b/c we have our China Angel!!
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Monday, February 4, 2008

Cutting Teeth!!! Also China NEEDS HELP!!!!!!

Well little Miss Anna Grace is FINALLY cutting teeth!!! Anna Grace has 1 tooth and is finally cutting 3 teeth at the same time!!! OH what a joy- She is ill a lot of times and is always whiny- She is doing well though and we are just happy she has teeth!! It is so funny to watch her march around the house ruling everyone and she is SO petite and small- She now is 18lbs!! She is so much fun to be w/ she knows SO many things and loves to show off- Well that is my bragging for the day!! Happy Monday-

Also look at the pics my BFF did for me!!! I love them which one do y`all like?????
picture 1


picture 2

I love #2 b/c of the glasses!!


China is experiencing a severe weather crises. As many of you know, parts of China are plagued with snow and freezing temperatures like they have never encountered before. As one person described would be akin to Miami getting a Boston blizzard. They simply are not equipped to handle this weather. People do not have heat or electricity, pipes are bursting, hosptials are closed. It is a dire situation. Orphanages are running out of food and diapers. One organization I know that is helping the orphanages get heaters, supplies, diapers etc is Half the Sky. Please consider making a donation. You can click on the name above to go to the site. I cannot imagine these children who are all alone to begin with, hungry and wet and cold. It absolutely breaks my heart to imagine the children and all of the families and what they are going through. They need our help. Even if you can only give a little bit, it could mean a warm blanket to a freezing child. I hope that in some small way, we can make a difference. PLEASE HELP THEM DURING THIS TIME!!


Sunday, February 3, 2008

Chinese Starfish

We have talked w/ Starfish and she is doing great things for orphans! If you would like to help go to It is a great thing for orphans in China- Please help her out!

Starfish Foster Home is always in need of small-item donations! Some things are just difficult to get in China. At the moment, we need the following items. Due to import regulations, it is better to receive new items.

  1. Long sleeved onesies or body suits from 0-3to 2T. We need some for next year
  2. Winter sleepers, the ones with covered feet from about 6-9 months to 3T.
  3. Any summer clothes, Preemie to 2T.
  4. Summer shoes from 0 to 6 children's.
  5. Vick's Baby rub
  6. Infant Motrin and Tylenol
  7. Gripe Water from
  8. Pelican plastic bibs
  9. Baby sunscreen
  10. Plastic backed changing table covers
  11. Plastic backed bibs
  12. Playtex Bottles (the ones with the bags in them)
  13. Playtex nipples (the have four different kinds some of each will do)

If you are not familiar with Amanda or the Starfish Foster Home in China, please visit their blog at 'Chinese Starfish'.

Happy 7 month Gotcha Baby Girl! 1 day late

WOW! It is hard to believe we have Anna Grace for 7 months! WOW how time can fly- These past 7 months went a whole lot faster than the 3 months we got skipped w/ referral for Anna Grace! It was so hard also when we got to her country and waited a day before we finally held her- (I think that was one of the longest plane rides of my life to Chongqing from Beijing- lol It was 2 hrs but it felt so much longer!! I have loved Anna Grace for what seems like ever- Before we knew her and so on- She is the light of our lives and is a blessing to everyone she meets-


Friday, February 1, 2008

Circus!! and Super Bowl XXLII

Well today we went to the circus! It was SO much fun- It scared us to death- They did really freaky tricks and the Tigers had everyone on edge- It was honestly one of the best circuses i have EVER seen- It was SO cool to see how flexible they were! It was amazing to watch them flip through the air with a hula hoop- It was a nail biter- I will post pictures tomorrow when I have time to load them on my computer- Tomorrow we are going to see Joyce, Eric, Kathryn and Sarah some of our travel mates from China!!! I can`t wait to see the girls` together- By the way to everyone who looks at my Mom`s blog you can no longer type in you have to go to and type in Anna Grace Rice in the search box towards the bottom and it should bring her website link up- click on it and it should work- I just wanted to make a quick note about that! I hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy SUPER BOWL XLII!!! My Dad and brothers are SO excited- GO GIANTS!!!