Monday, January 31, 2011

Our Van

On Tuesday, January 18, we headed to Lancaster for Taylor's cleft appointment.  Jordan was with us because school was called off because of a snowstorm.  The highway seemed fine until Stefan went to exit to head into the city.  The ramp had slushy ice and the van ended up spinning at least 360 degrees across both lines of the highway and slamming into the concrete barrier on the other side.  Thankfully God kept us safe and no one was injured.  Unfortunately the van was totaled.

We are able to purchase a new (used) van on Saturday.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Snapshot: PA Farm Show

On Saturday, January 15, we visited the PA Farm Show.  We saw animals, visited exhibits, tasted food samples, sat on farm equipment, and ate lots of yummy food.

Check out these chicken hairdos!

Ni Hao Yall

Friday, January 21, 2011

Her Cuteness


I've got to say that I have no idea who Koona is.  I thought she would say the Chinese boys.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Snapshot: Our New Sons

....well at least until January 28.  We are hosting two foreign exchange students from Guangzhou, China.  All American adoptive parents have to go to Guangzhou to get their child's US visa.  We were in their home city in November 09.
Anyway, Kevin (his American name not his Chinese name) just turned 13 and Gordon is 12.  Some of the children in their group are only 9 years old.  I couldn't imagine sending Jordan by himself to another country next year.

The boys were so excited to see snow.  Guangzhou is about the climate of Florida.  We borrowed some snowpants and they excitedly went to play outside this afternoon.  They also went sled riding, but Stefan didn't get any pics.  Here are some pics of the boys playing in the snow.

Ni Hao Y'all

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Playing in the Snow

Jordan and Taylor were so excited to see the snow last night.  After supper they got bundled up to go play.  Taylor informed us that she didn't need "glubs" (gloves) because she was going to stick her hands in the pockets of her "swim soup" (snowsuit).

After they came in, Taylor had to have some hot "coffee" (hot chocolate).

Monday, January 10, 2011

Our Evening

We were fortunate to share supper tonight with a great family who is blessed with four children from China.  I have followed their blog for a while and when Vickie mentioned that they had to travel to Philly for some adoptive paperwork, I invited her to join us.
The story of how God lead their family to their wonderful children really is amazing.  Be sure to head over and read all about it.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday Snapshot: Hands on House

On the Wednesday before Christmas we were able to join my nephews, Ray and Josh, and their mom, Aunt Suzanne at Hands on House in Lancaster.  Jordan and Ray are on the upper end of the age group who would enjoy HOH, but they still had fun.  Enjoy the pics!

Ni Hao Y'all