Monday, February 2, 2009

Through Review

We are officially through the Review Room in China! It only took 22 months!! (ha ha) Even though our wait is still long, it is encouraging to get some good news. We would love for this process to speed up so that we could bring our little one home soon, but we also know that God's timing is perfect. So, we'll continue to wait and see what this year brings.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


My little girl just turned five! A few days before her birthday she also lost her first tooth! This is almost too much at once for a mama to handle! Ella is a constant source of entertainment and joy for our family. She is full of energy and life and certainly makes our lives more fun!

We had a princess spa party for Ella's birthday. Basically, this consisted of 8 very energetic little girls taking over the house for a few hours! We painted nails (which were all chipped off by the end of the party!), did a little craft, and ate cupcakes. Ella had a wonderful time- she is always up for a party! (I think she gets this from her Daddy!)

Grammy made a very special dress for Ella. She can't wait to wear it to school!