Sunday, October 21, 2012

Face Painting - Sunday Snapshot

Today we were at our favorite BBQ restaurant who happen to be celebrating their 2 year anniversary. For the kids they were doing face painting. I really wanted Rae to do it, but she was not to keen on getting it done. Luckily after talking some more about it and coaxing - she did it. She cannot wait to show everyone at church.
Pink of course to match her dress.

Ni Hao Yall

These were taken with Nikon D600.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

A Girl and Her Apples

I just loved this picture. She loved picking apples and getting sample a few of them. She picked the most apples of all the girls

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Apple Picking

While Nana and Papa Jim were in town for Rae's birthday, we took them to pick apples. They had never been and neither had Rae. I knew she was excited, but to what extent I did not know.  There were not as many varieties available since it was toward the end of the season, but we did find some. I was not able to get out and pick due to my boot and not being able to put weight on my foot yet. So, I watch from the vehicle and took pictures. After all was said and done, they picked 38 lbs of apples (not including the ones eaten there). Rae absolutely loved it. This will probably be a yearly event for us.

After we were at this orchard we went to a larger one to get apple cider and a few other items. If you are in the Licking County area, go to Lynd's fruit farm and get the apple cider slushies - YUMMY!!

the girls and their apples

the girls with Nana and Papa Jim

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Our Family Story in Print

Since becoming a family who has adopted an older child, we have wanted to share our story.  Our first one was in our local newspaper not long after coming home.  God called us to this, and we want to be used by Him. We want to be an encouragement for other families, and potentially a resource for them.  

Through this we have been able to share our story not only on this blog, but in other sources.  We were recently featured in the CHEO Ohio Homeschool Companion for Sept/Oct. Our family was one of three interviewed for the current issue.  

The second was a blog of a friend of ours, Amy Mozombite.  I was able to answer some questions for her Adoption Mama section of her blog. Check out the rest of her blog as well.  She and her family are serving as missionaries in Bolivia.

There is another article in the works, and I will let you know when it appears.

Our new family photo thanks to LENS Photography.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Rae!

Last week was Rae's 7th birthday. Birthdays in our house are a celebration and usually last over more than one day. So, for a little girl who has never gotten to celebrate her birthday or really known what one is, it was a little overwhelming for her.  Getting "prizes" was fun, but she didn't quite understand. It was so fun to watch her open each of her presents and see how happy she was. 

It was a fun week.  Nana and Papa Jim came up to celebrate for a few days.  There was cake and "prizes".  Rae had a wonderful time, but she was sad when the party was over.  She is definitely looking forward to next year.

Fairy Birthday Party with her friends

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matt. 7:11

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