Saturday, November 22, 2008

Abby & Kelly













Our daughter Abby is getting married on January 2nd to an outstanding young man, Kelly Williams. We are very excited that Kelly is joining our family! Abby is just about through with her student teaching and will graduate from UCO in a few weeks. We are so proud of her! Here are a few pictures we took of them today.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bath Time

Well one thing is for sure, the reports we got from Holt that said Emma loves bath time were no doubt correct!


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Friday, November 14, 2008

Precious


We just checked on Emma sleeping a few minutes ago
and this is what we saw. Too cute!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We're doing fine!
















































Hello friends and family. Haven't blogged in a week, but just wanted to let everyone know things are going very well! Emma is doing just fine at her daycare and she know longer crys when I take her in the morning. Our good friends the Hobsons who live in Massachusetts are visiting this week. They surprised Emma with a beautiful "My Twin" doll that you can see in the pics. Emma absolutely loves her twin! We went to church with Abby and Kelly Sunday and they babysat for us so we could go to the movies. Emma has really warmed up to people in the past few weeks. Austin came home from OSU for a short visit on Sunday and Emma loves to play with him. Things are good at school and we both have very good classes. Our kids missed us while we were gone and it is great to get to work with them again. Tonight we had dinner with Brian and Jill at our favorite restaraunt Vivo! Italian. We are friends with the owners and Emma got to play with their 16 month old grand daughter Adrianna as well as her new friend Blythe who is adopted from China. I will spend my first days away from Emma as I am flying to Denver this weekend to snow ski and attend the OSU-Colorado football game. I am looking forward to it, but already thinking about how much I will miss her. I can't wait to get out of school each day so I can go pick her up! Hope everyone is well and here are some recent pictures. Enjoy!







Monday, November 3, 2008

A Wonderful Surprise....
























































Last week we got a FedEx from Holt. Inside was a disposable camera we had sent to Vietnam last May or June. We got the pictures developed and WOW! They are some great pics that Emma's foster parents took of her this summer! It was kind of like being able to go back in time! There are many of things we sent her in the pics and we love the one where she is holding our pictures! Tomorrow is a big day as she will go to her daycare all day for the first time. I am taking her and fully expect big tears for awhile, but she'll do fine and Rhonda does an outstanding job with the children. There are two other Vietnamese boys there and they seem to look after Emma. Keep her in your prayers as she makes another big adjustment. So far we are batting close to .1000 since we got her!