Sunday, May 27, 2012


50 Birthday wishes! 
Gals, you out did yourself- THANK YOU!!

You definitely made my day!

Along with this crew!

The weather held out and we were able to go boating!

All of the  children we so excited!!
Especially Abby and Luke- it was their first time on a boat!

Emma volunteered to wear the not as pretty life vest- thank you Emma!
We will get another pretty one soon!

Daddy went fast and all the children giggled and held on tight!

There was a lot of seat switching going on!

We had snacks on the boat!

It was such a delightful outing with the children!

These two newbies are doing so well! I am amazed!
We serve an incredible God!
Abby is beginning to learn her colors and numbers 1-5.  Her fine motor skills are greatly improving!
Luke is running around, climbing and jumping on the tramp now!
He is as smart as can be and he has a great sense of humor.
They are both adorable!

Our blessings are abundant as you can see!

They are both so cute and have found their place in the family!

We went boated to the Fletchers for lunch!
It is a fun restaurant on the lake!

It was the first time the children have been there!

I was a little nervous as the children walked along the dock to the boat.
The other people eating lunch were watching them for entertainment.
I know they expected at least one of them if not more... to fall in the water!

We are always getting questions like-
 What is a dock?
What is a...
They often ask the simplest question, that we take for granted.

I had a very happy birthday!
And a delightful day!
All the big kids that couldn't join us called with birthday wishes!
I miss them and it was so good to hear from them!

Thank you Jesus for a great day and so many blessings!


thank you for your birthday wishes!!


Sue said...

Looks like it was a great birthday and the weather to hold out for you made it even nicer.

Hanna said...

Glad that the weather held out while you had a great birthday with children and Jim :)

Sarah said...

What a wonderful day!!!

Janet and Kevin said...

I didn't get to wish you "Happy Birthday" on your day, but I hope it was happy! Looks like it was wonderful from the pictures posted.

janet and gang

Becky said...

Hi Jean,

Here's my birthday wish a bit late. I was at the hospital all last week having our little Luke's colostomy repair done. He didn't snap back quite a quick as would be desired, but he is doing OK now. Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! We may see you in China this fall. Like you, we are in process again! :-) Best wishes in your adoption process!

Angie said...

I'm back online and can wish you a happy belated birthday! just might be reaching the max. capacity on that boat, friend! What a great "problem" to have! :)

Mama D’s Dozen said...

Looks like a wonderful day!

Sorry I missed the Birthday Wishes post, but wishing you a late Happy Birthday and a Very BLESSED Year!

mama of 12: ages 10, 10, 12, 13, 15, 18, 21, 23, 23, 25, 26, 27

The Byrd's Nest said...

Woo Hoo! What a special day indeed:)