Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

Andrew's referral picture...This is the face I fell in love with.
I love two people in this world more than anything. (I love a lot of people but these two have a certain place in my heart) Anna Grace and Andrew have me completely wrapped around their pinky fingers. I will do anything for them. lovelovelove. For that smile from Anna Grace or when JianHui {Jen-Wee} (Andrew likes to be called his Chinese name, sometimes we agree) gives me that 5 minutes where he lets me just sit and hold him sends me over the edge. Deep. True. Love. So this Wednesday I want to show you some pictures so you can see what made me fall in love at first sight.

my favorite picture I have ever taken not of a face

I love this one too

How could you not fall in love with that face?

Happy Wednesday!

PS : Does anyone know how to make the pictures larger without ruining quality? Thanks!

Monday, March 29, 2010

LillieRose Photoshoot.

I got to take a sweet little girl's picture today! Here are a few to give you a sneak peek (: Is she not breathtakingly beautiful!?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

You All REALLY need to Thank Me or Hug Me...

because trust me, Getting these two cuties picture, was well, about impossible. After a few tears (mainly from me) and some bribing, I talked them into getting a couple of pictures. It was seriously HARD. Much harder than with just Anna Grace (I can hear you all saying "Well DUH!") But these two pictures I do have. Really love them because I don't know when I will get the courage to do that again....But yes, I am very aware they are not the best. (:

Sunday, March 21, 2010

2 months ago today... 10:30am..Four small children were lead off the bus into the Wang Fu Jing hotel up the elevator up to the 9th floor. 3 Families stood impatiently waiting to meet their newest children...3 big sisters were on the elevator...reminding themselves to breathe...Trying not to breathe in too much smokey air and waiting...1..2..3..4..5..6..7..8...9. The sisters ran, soon the tears began to flow. Four little children walk out of the elevator and forever into the arms of their

Just Home from China

One Month Home

Two Months Home

Andrew, You will never know how much I love you.
You are a prayer answered, a dream come true, and a reason to believe in Hope.
I love you to the Moon and Back, and For the rest of my life.
You will never know how you have changed my life and how much I love you.
The past two months with you have been difficult but so very rewarding.
I love you so very much and you will always have a special place in my heart.

Love Always my Andy-Roo,
Jie Jie

Friday, March 19, 2010

Yes, They are Siblings!!

These are our biggest questions ::
"Are they brother and sister?"
"Yes they are now."
"Blood related?"
"no they are not blood-related"
"Are they Twins?"
"Are you Sure...They look an awful lot alike"
These are the big ones.
Let me just state my opinion on it.
NO. Anna Grace and Andrew are not blood related, same parents, etc, etc. But WHO CARES? middle schoolers. that is who. I can promise you I have gotten into some arguments with 8th graders over Andrew and Anna Grace being my real siblings...This Jie Jie will stand up for them.
Why does blood matter so much? I honestly don't care. I mean in my opinion, blood is not what makes you family.
Family is the group of people
who love you, care for you and ALWAYS stand by you. Not blood.
So from now on....Yes, they are siblings.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I already Miss China

Even though we have been home only 5 weeks I am already wishing I was back in China...
Oh how I lovelovelove that wonderful, beautiful, amazing, peaceful, place.
The one and only thing I do not miss...the food. ; )

Friday, March 12, 2010

Favorite Foto Friday

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

So I have the CUTEST Siblings..EVER!

Today was spring picture day at Anna Grace and Andrew's School! I must say they have to be the cutest little kids EVER!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Just so you all can laugh (:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

How HE Loves Us

I love that song. The words and music are beautiful and you just want to sing them as loud as you can- well I do.
It is so true. I mean God loves us all so! How many of you would be willing to give your child to die for the rest of the world? A world full of people who DO NOT love you. A world full of people who WANT your child to die. How willing would you be to LOVE those people. How willing would you be to give them the forgiveness they need? I went to an amazing retreat this weekend at our church and I just fell in love with this song! It is so so so true!! I have been thinking about this for the past few days and God just loves us so much. It is truly amazing to me. I can not imagine having to give my sweet little brothers or sister to die. I mean thinking of Anna Grace or Andrew scraping their knee makes me want to cringe. I can not imagine the pain God had to go through watching his perfect, sinless son be whipped, spit on, yelled at, killed. I mean it just makes my stomach turn, cringe in pain. How much do you love? How far are you willing to go to show love for God?
The point our guest speaker made this weekend that I just LOVE is this, Imagine that you find the cure for cancer...Are you going to just sit there and keep it to yourself? I mean you did find it! It is a miracle it will save millions of people!!!! You will just keep it to yourself though, right? NO! You are going to tell every doctor you can find and try and cure people! You will be saving lives. It is the EXACT same way with Christianity. Christians KNOW the cure for sinners. The cure to not go to hell and what do we do? Keep quiet..Not all of us, of course but a lot of us we do! Compare it to cancer..Would you keep the cure to Cancer a secret? Then why would you keep the cure to sinners and going to hell a secret? Just to keep you all thinking (:

How He Loves Us (David Crowder Band)

He is jealous for me

Love's like a hurricane,
I am a tree
Bending beneath the weight of
His wind and mercy
When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory
and I realize just how beautiful You are and how great your affections are for me.

Oh, how He loves us so
Oh, how He loves us
How He loves us so.

Yeah, He loves us
Oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves.

We are His portion and
He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption
by the grace in His eyes
If grace is an ocean, we're all sinking
So heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss and my heart turns
violently inside of my chest
I don't have time to maintain these regrets when I think about the way

He loves us,
Oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves us
OH, how He loves

Yeah, He loves us
Oh, how He loves us
Whoa, how He loves us
Whoa, how He loves.

Yeah, He loves us
He loves us
He loves us
He loves.

Yeah, He loves us
Whoa, how He loves us
Whoa, how He loves us
Whoa, how He loves

He loves us,
Whoa, how He loves us
Whoa, how He loves us
Whoa, how He loves