Getting props (which helped them keep arm position while sashey-ing across the floor. (don't know how to spell that!)
The waiting room... not sorry to not be keeping Jordan and Maggie entertained and quiet in there any more!
Last day at the Shute Park Outpost!
I have awesome children. And an awesome stroller.
Jordan can play in the grass now if he's supervised! (We haven't been letting him down, because he was eating the grass and choking. But now if we watch him, we can tell him 'no-no' and he understands!)
Jordan didn't go in, but he did go over to see the inside.
Maggie loved it!
Anna with her two best friends, Trey and Shaylee. So sad we aren't neighbors any more. :-(
Best friends + siblings
This is some of our moving help trying to look handsome. (I asked them to turn around and look handsome) I think anybody moving heavy stuff for me is pretty good looking. (Brian was smokin' that day!)
Getting moved in! Everything in and in the right spot by 2pm! (boxes not unpacked, but all the rugs and furniture set!)
That couch is sooooo heavy.
Lookin' good! (How many men does it take to move a heavy piano and put pads under its feet too?)
Thank you SO MUCH Tamara and Brandon! You made a huge difference!
Feeling at home.
Really feeling at home.
Not exactly a poser yet. But... he does look over at me when I call his name!
We have three beautiful daughters, born in 2007, 2009 and 2012 and a son born in 2009 (who arrived home December 3, 2011). After learning about the need for adoptive families of children with special needs, we began the process to adopt our son Jordan (who has Down Syndrome). He arrived home on December 3rd, 2011!. You can see photos from our trips by looking at June archives and Nov/Dec 2011 archives.
About James: We initially set out to adopt two little boys from the same orphanage. Tragically, just a week before traveling to meet them, our son James passed away of illness-induced juvenile diabetes. He was in the hospital just an hour before going home to Jesus. We rejoice that he is alive and well with Jesus.
My cousin and her husband live and care for orphans with special needs in China. The very first baby placed in their care was Corrie (alias Daisy with Holt). Over the years, she has remained in their care and now, AT LAST, a family is coming to bring her home to a forever family. She will not have to be transferred to an institution thanks to a family taking a leap of faith to bring her home.
Her family doesn't have the $25K to cover her adoption fees and travel expenses. Project Hopeful has set up a tax-deductible account to receive donations towards bridging that gap. I am partnering with her family to help raise those funds. See the Fundraising Page for details.