Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
There are over 13 million IN China....Over 147 million in the WORLD...
So let me tell you how amazing God works...
In 2007 we traveled to China to get Anna Grace. What an A M A Z I N G travel group we had!
In that travel group our sweet friends that we loved, The P Family, was with us getting THEIR Anna Grace....We did not get to spend a lot of time with them in 2007 because they went to Guangzhou and we went to Chongqing but eventually met up. They were amazing and we loved them. Once we were home with Anna Grace like I had said before we were DONE. Stick a fork in us done. NO. MORE. KIDS. (Hehe I just LOVE God.)
Well in July 09 we decided that we just had to go back and get Jian Hui. I mean Look at that face! Who could ever say no?!? So we started the process again...keeping it low key. Well The P family was starting the process again!! AT THE SAME TIME. OFF THE SAME LIST. SAME ORPHANAGE!!! They were going to get an absolutely beautiful little girl who was 3. She is just beautiful. As is Andrew. Well while we waited, we prayed, met together, let the Anna Graces play and just had fun and supported each other. It was great. See I told you God is good!!!
Well we got to go to China together...AGAIN because we have the same LID and Agency. Pretty amazing.
Once we had the little ones we took Andrew up to their room to play with MollyClaire and she automatically ran to him and hugged and kissed him!! Woww! They then played little sumo wrestlers and made us all but pee ourselves laughing! It was great!
Now that we are home we met up at our house and had a get together...When MC saw AH she ran to him and he about fell off of his car trying to get to her! It was precious! They started talking away and it was amazing.
Kathleen brought her Orphanage Pictures from the camera and My Mom had ours of Andrew. Once we started looking we noticed that they were in the same baby room AND they slept side by side!! OH MY! How awesome is that?!?! God has connected two families and two children who live within 45 minutes of each other!! How AWESOME is he!? I mean seriously?! Who would have ever imagined?!?
So today I leave you with these precious pictures and a reminder of
How Great Our God Really is!!!!
Andrew and MollyClaire!
Posted by Ashton at 1:10 PM
Sunday, February 21, 2010
He had no idea who we were, He didn't know where he was going, he had just left everything he had ever known.
He was so brave. Such a sweet little boy.
He soon came to know we weren't going anywhere and we loved him...dearly.
He has been here in our arms for an entire month.
That is one month he has been with a forever family and out of an orphanage, one month of being rocked to sleep and told "I love you", one month of being forever loved, one month of having a Mommy and a Daddy plus 4 siblings who would do anything for him.
He has changed so much, he has grown, he has changed lives, and has been as big of a blessing as his Mei Mei! Oh we love him!!!
Happy One month Gotcha Day our Sweet, Spicy, Wild, Funny, Princess loving (but hey he is living with the BIGGEST princess lover in the world.), Creative, car-loving, loud, lovable, laughing, smiley little man, Andrew!!!
WE LOVE YOU!!!
Posted by Ashton at 4:58 PM
Friday, February 19, 2010
How are we doing?
In all honesty,
Anna Grace is slowly coming to like him more and more. This was SUCH A BIG change for her! She went from being the ONLY baby to Thing 1 and we added Thing 2. She has been a trooper for sure! She has her moments of loving him and moments of not favoring him. The FUNNIEST thing happened the other day....Andrew was yelling in Mandarin and doing something crazy and Anna Grace looks at him, points her finger and yells something to him in "Chinese" we all about died laughing! We asked her what she said and she put her head down and refused to tell us...I wanna know what it is because it works!!! haha. So as you all now know, Andrew is adjusting WONDERFULLY and is a perfect fit for our family! It feels like he has always been here!
Hope you all have a GREAT weekend!!
Posted by Ashton at 1:30 PM
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Enjoy the pictures of my Princess!
Posted by Ashton at 3:30 PM
Sunday, February 14, 2010
from Andrew and Anna Grace
We have now changed to Trucks and Tiaras!
Welcome to the combined blog!
Posted by Ashton at 7:06 PM
Friday, February 12, 2010
She has done so well with a new little monkey running around her palace.
She has accepted him
With such grace....
it amazes me....
She smiles and Loves.
Oh does she love this little one.
She chooses to smile
and I could not live, breathe, or be productive without her.
Such a beautiful miracle.
In which not the child is lucky
As is everyone who meets our little Chicka!
She is spunky,
and just plain
And because of her,
I am who I am
I love you sweet girl!
I feel horribly guilty for how I have been as a big sister these past few weeks. I have probably not paid half of the amount of attention to her trying to get to know Andrew. Which is wrong. So wrong. Because he is always going to be here. He is not leaving. Praise the LORD! No, he did take her place.AT.ALL. Yes, I love him just as much as her but no more. She is my sweet Princess. I will always have a special, special place for this sweet little girl in my heart and my arms because she was my first love, my eye opener, the reason that to this day I love Orphans, my heart is for them, She is the reason I am who I am and I want to make sure when she is older she knows that I love her more than myself, the air I breathe and the life I have.
She is my Sweet, Loving, Princess and no one in this world could ever replace my Anna Grace. Ever.
(Oh and PS....Quick Question::: IF I MOVE MY BLOG...WILL YOU COME TO THE NEW ONE?)
Posted by Ashton at 5:09 PM
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Posted by Ashton at 3:01 PM