Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sunday Snapshot: Thanksgiving week!

This has been a very exciting week. First off, we had a whole week of no school and our daddy was home all week. Everyone loves it when dad is home...I know this momma does! On Wednesday, we celebrated Karlie's birthday and we also got the call that our LOA had finally arrived!
Shek lights the candles on Karlie's cake!
My kids doing the LOA cheer!
Here we are with the LOA!

This week we celebrated Thanksgiving at Gam's and Pop's house!
I am glad they only live about 8 miles from me...they used to live 8 hours from me! YIKES!

After Thanksgiving dinner we had our annual Christmas Card photo shoot. To see the outcome of all those photos read this
Here's one of our photo choices for the Christmas card!
...BUT we are going to use this one for the card instead!

The next day we went shopping. It's been a tradition for a while. Karlie's birthday always falls on Thanksgiving week...and she wants to spend her b-day money. So this year...we were at Gam's by 3 am and standing in front of our local Belk by 3:30...and it started raining, but we had an umbrella and an awning...we got some good deals... I got my luggage door buster...I am going to China some day soon! Hopefully sooner than later! Yesterday, after receiving the LOA document, we signed all of the stuff, made a zillion copies and shipped 2 packages out the door...Our heads were spinning to say the least.

It's been an eventful and fun week...We are a very blessed family indeed. We thank Him for all !

Ni Hao Y'all


  1. So happy for you guys!! Even though I do wish our LOA arrived as well :)
    LOVE the Christmas card pic!!

  2. Congratulations on the special paperwork! I am so happy for you. Tears sprang into my eyes as I read that! I LOVE your Christmas card picture. What a beautiful family! Truly beautiful!

    I will pray for you tonight as you begin gathering things for your new baby : ) God bless you sweet friend!

  3. You do have so much to be thankful for. Congratulations!

    I just bought a Love Others shirt from Wild Olive. I can't wait for it to arrive!


  4. YEA!!! We got our LOA on Wednesday too! Where is your daughter? Maybe we'll meet in China! You can follow our journey at
    www (dot) afamilyofsix (dot) blogspot (dot) com

  5. Awwww! That's such a sweet pic for your cards.

  6. Great photo and congrats on the LOA! That step seemed to take so long for us...but now we're leaving in 10 days. Guess I won't get around to Christmas cards this year.

  7. Hi Martha...thanks for your comment. Congrats on your LOA also! Our daughter is also in foster care in Wuhan. I hope to see you there! Do you know yet where you're staying?

  8. Yes, I am a member of the Wuhan yahoo group. I saw the pictures, but I don't think our daughter was in any of them :(


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