Thursday, January 21, 2010

They have Andrew!

This is Ashton's friend, Emily. I'm posting for her while they are in China over on Anyway, just wanted to share that they have him and he sounds PERFECT! Keep praying and go check the travel blog to see more :)

Monday, January 18, 2010


To China!!

Go to

for our daily updates during our trip from yours truly!

I can't wait to share Andrew with you all!!!

Please Pray for Us, Andrew, our health, safety, and Check out Andrew's blog daily!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

{almost} Speechless Sunday

while at Nana's.....


Friday, January 15, 2010

Please Pray for Haiti

Please Please Pray for Haiti. As most of you know they are in an awful catastrophe and it is so sad !! Haiti is not prepared for this and they are a 4th world country. It is so sad. So I am just begging all of you to pray. Prayer is an amazing thing so

please, please, please Pray!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Just to Keep You All Thinking......

This will seem random but I promise by the end of this it will make some sense. lol
I love Carrie Underwood.
Love Love Love her!
She is who I want to be when I grow up...
(Childish dreams ROCK)in my opinion
Anyways, On her newest CD, Play On...Which if you are a fan is amazing.
There is a song.
Temporary Home.
It is probably my very favorite song by her (with the exception of her
cheesy cheating-boyfriend songs,) Cowboy Casanova and Undo It.
(Yeah, Yeah I like those, I know totally weird)
The lyrics that struck me were....
"Little boy, 6 years old
A little too used to bein' alone
Another new mom and dad,another school
Another house that'll never be home
When people ask him how he likes this place
He looks up and says with a smile upon his face

"This is my temporary home
It's not where I belong
Windows and rooms that I'm passin' through
This is just a stop, on the way to where I'm going
I'm not afraid because I know this is my
Temporary Home."
So sweet right?
But in truth, there is a message to this, This Earth, our life, everything we have. Is all Temporary. Nothing is going to come with us when we die. We will leave everything here.
In my opinion, not many fully and completely understand that. If they did why would they go and work, work, work, work, to never enjoy any of it? Once they die it is all just going to be a DROP of rain in a storm, It isn't going to matter. But what is going to matter is how you lived while here on this Earth. No, not how much money you had, the clothes you wore, or the car you drove. NONE of that will matter. But what will is how you treated others, if you shared Jesus and told the world about his amazing-awe-inspiring love. If you helped those in need. That will matter. So are you living like this is Temporary? Or are you making it permanent?
After all,
this world is simply
Our Temporary Home

Friday, January 8, 2010

I lovelovelove you!

This girl....

Oh I love her....

Because of her smile

and her "HA-HA-HA" laugh that can make anyone smile!
All of her Princess dresses
Her sweet heart

and her love for everything Princess, Pink, Purple, Tinkerbell
But I mostly

lovelovelove her!!
Have a GREAT weekend!
11 days until we get on a big airplane for China!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

2009 :: The Year in Review

In January we celebrated The Chinese New Year
February we also found a new love for D!sney Princesses, but best of all.....Anna Grace got her very first hair cut!

In March a lot happened. We went to a Regional swim meet. It snowed. (that never really happens) and I took some of my very favorite pictures of Anna Grace (:
In April we celebrated our second Easter with Anna Grace!
In May we saw a sweet little boy's face......and swam. a.lot.

In June we started the Journey BACK to China for a brother!!! and went to the Beach!

In July we went to a Xiushan Reunion! and celebrated two years with Anna Grace!

In August we enjoyed our last month of summer and went to Charleston to visit Ella! and we were LID! Hayne also turned 7!

In September I started the 8th grade, Adam started 5th, and Hayne started 1st! I turned 14 and Anna Grace turned 3 ): It was a big month!

In October we had a Halloween party and celebrated Halloween!

In November we celebrated Thanksgiving and got our LOA!

In December... Wow. What a great month....We were out of school for Christmas Break, We got our Travel Dates and Christmas!! woo hoo!

SO, 2009 was a wonderful year for our family....Here is to 2010 being just as great....hopefully better! I believe it will be because Andrew is coming home!

Make sure to scroll down to the post below and see our big news!