Monday, June 22, 2009

First Official Father's Day

Emma's gift to me for my first Father's Day.

Going to church on Father's Day.


Our friends Mark and Teresa Landrith.

Emma took this picture.

Emma and Hailey Landrith.
Last year on this blog I said I felt like I was kind of an "in between dad". We were matched with Emma and had her pictures, we just didn't have her. That combined with the fact that I have been a step-father for awhile is how I determined my "in between" status. This year I go the full fledged Father's Day treatment! Cards, gifts, and dinner. It was great to get to spend time with Cathy, Emma, Abby, Kelly, and Austin. I love my frame Emma made me and also the clothes I received. I will always remember this very special Father's Day! Thank you everyone!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Vietnam Heritage Weekend

This past weekend we traveled to Tulsa to be a part of the Dillon International Vietnam Heritage Weekend. It was a fantastic experience and we encourage all families with adopted children from Vietnam to consider attending next year. Emma really enjoyed playing with the other kids and doing little projects that celebrate her Vietnamese heritage. We look forward to making it an annual event for our family.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Recent Pics

Sitting with Daddy at the Park in Duncan.
Loving the snowcone!

Riding the little train at the park in Duncan.

Riding the merry-go-round with mom.

Using ranch dressing as fingernail polish.

Hanging with her best buddy, Biscuit.

Larry the Leopard.

With big sister Abby.

Riding on Kelly's shoulders.

Headed to the OKC zoo with Abby and Kelly.

Easter 2009 at Granny's.

Giving Great-Grandma Chapman a hug.

Emma with our former students and friends,
the Nguyen sisters. Jackie, Jolene, and Pauline.