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This is from our time in Florida February 2015.
Katie and Emily met us in Florida last February!
Andrew was out of town.
And the one week turned into 2 weeks!
What a gift to be able to spend that time with Katie and our beautiful grand baby, Emily!
Katie brought her camera and we had a little fun on the beach!
Being silly is something these four boys can do
Four precious boys, all beloved sons!
And we even got our turn!
It was actually really fun for the two of us!
Emma and Ellie were not with us for the first half of our time in Florida.
We missed them and they missed some of thein our pictures.
Last year they were in school and we homeschooled the other children.
We felt that they could not be away from school
for the whole time we were gone
so we divided up the time.
Half at school and then they joined us for the other half in Florida!
So thankful for this guy!
He is the love of my life!
Thanks honey for being the BEST husband and Dad, ever!
Katie did another mini session with the two girls once they joined us!
They have matured into lovely young ladies and
have been a blessing to our family!
It's not often that bio sisters are adopted from China!
They were so scared and wild when we met them.
Now they are our two most peaceful children!
I remember thinking she was such a cute girl
but she was not our daughter...
Until I realized,
oh my goodness,
she is our daughter.
I had a moment of panic between saying no and asking for her file back.
Praise GOD, she is HOME with us now!
We were always in process with another agency
as we watched Ben's file... for three years...
so thankful he is HOME, now!
He is so full of life!
He goes full speed until his head hits the pillow
and then he is out for the night!
He was ours from the moment we saw his picture!
An amazing child that is blossoming everyday!
Love wins and its obvious with him!
He adores having a Mom and Dad and a family!
So thankful for this sweet boy!
When I heard God's voice telling me
"he is your son"...
I was in shock!
His file wasn't even prepared for adoption...
18 months later he came home!
Anna, our first home!
She paved they way for many more to join us!
It was love at first site with this one!
The day we met her, she came to us with a smile on her face
and she NEVER looked back!
She has been a joy ever since!
She was so sick when we met her...
Her doctors feel like they have watched a miracle happen right in front of their very eyes!
She radiates health, life and happiness!
(thank you to all who donate blood!)
Melissa, taking it all in!
Ava, enjoying the sunset!
This girl is amazing!
Truly a shining star!
And a bookworm!
Which I am not but I so appreciate her being one!
Mia and Sarah!
Strong willed, adorable and full of personality!
Yes, they do tell secrets!
But then one of them spills and we get to hear it!
They are both such a blessing to this family!
Like a flower blossoming!
This girl has made amazing progress
with her adjustment to parents and a family!
Once they get into the teen years there are new challenges
but it's nothing that GOD can't handle!
So thankful she is home!
Sarah, Sarah, Sarah!
This girl is a hoot!
She often finishes my sentences and loves to be
Praise you Lord!
Thank you for this journey!
Thank you Kathryn Lee Photography for these wonderful pictures!