Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Christmas Tree Wedding

Hair + MUA~ Jennylafleur
Flowers~ Faithful Flowers
Dessert Table~ Nana Frema, Luxury Treats Galore
Painted Mirror~ The Olde French Door

Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Melody of 2014

I think that music is one the biggest influences in my life. So naturally it moves me in ways it may not move everyone else. I just wanted to share some of the songs that have impacted me in 2014.

You Make Me Brave Amanda Cook/Bethel Music

Forever Kari Jobe

Holy Spirit Soul Survivor/ Beth Croft

Great Are You Lord All Sons and Daughters

Scandal of Grace Hillsong United

Called Me Higher All Sons and Daughters 

I Will Exalt Amanda Cook/Bethel Music

Anchor Hillsong United

I Am Not Alone Kari Jobe

Come to Me Jenn Johnson/ Bethel Music

{By clicking on the title you can listen to each song! You can also find them on Spotify!}

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sophie's Home!

On Monday December 8th Sophie became part of our family, FOREVER!
[Read about the trip on my Mom's blog]

 Silly Bei Bei!

On Saturday December 20th Sophie came home!!!
[Sorry I don't have pictures of the homecoming]
We are SO excited to have Sophie Joy Bei Bei home with us!

She's a sassy one!

First Christmas with her family!! 

Such a fun day!

Quick family picture on Christmas Eve!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


On Monday and orphan became a daughter!
Read the story here!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sophie Joy Bei Bei

Whew! Did I take a long break from blogging or what? Sorry guys!
But i'm making it up to you by posting pictures of the newest addition to our family!

Sophie Joy Bei Bei {Xinyang, Henan}
We received LOA for Sophie on October 30th!
Just so you know, we received her file on June 3rd!!! Fast right?
That would be because her adoption was (and still is being) medically expedited.
What is a medical expedite? Well it means letters from doctors are sent with Sophie paperwork saying that it is critical she is adopted as soon as possible.

So would could possibly be so medically urgent about this adorable little 3 year old?
Sophie's internal abdomen did not develop correctly. Therefore she has a colostomy to help with her fluids. She also has a minor heart defect.
Honestly I don't understand her medical condition very well, but I do know it is very complex.   

What are we waiting on next? Article 5 and Travel Approval/Consulate Appointment.
(Those are the major things)
So how long until you can get her? The soonest my parents would travel could be in 2 weeks. But it may not be for 5 weeks. It just depends on how quickly the Chinese government works on our paperwork.

Am I going with my parents? Sadly, no. This time i'm going to help hold down the fort! (haha)
With being in China just 3 months ago, I didn't have a burning desire to go. Plus, my school doesn't stop, so that would be too much to juggle. Also, with Sophie's medical condition, if an emergency arises it's easier for my parents to not have to worry about anyone but her. To be honest, i'm not too terribly disappointed. I'll get a new perspective since I've been their twice already.

Since I won't be there, I obviously can't blog the trip. So if you'd like to follow along, you can go to my Mom's blog. I'm fairly confident she'll blog as much as is possible.