Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thankful Thursday

"Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty." ~ Doris Day

UPDATED with some extra photos from Reunion Weekend:)

I. Am. So. Behind.

Simply stated, I am behind in reading blogs and certainly behind in posting, so this one will be comprehensive:) I am not sure when we got so busy, but these past two weeks have been crazy! Even amidst the chaos, there is much to take stock in...

I am thankful for Emily's interest in cheerleading. It makes my heart sing to know that everything that happens at her school is covered in prayer and to the glory of God. It is a fun activity an it affords her time with good friends and the ability to make some new friends. I had promised pictures from her most recent game, so here are a few. There are more games to come and the weather looks to be much more springlike moving forward - yippee!

Emily and Cahsia - longtime friends

Emily and Gabrielle - sweet, sweet friends

Prayer Circle

Our crazy girl!

I am thankful for the great news we received Friday, that Hannah's readoption hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday! We are so excited.

We are all so thankful for the wonderful weekend our travel group just shared. Kudos to Terry and Dale, who planned and organized a time for us to get together. Great job and many, many thanks. I snapped some pictures over the weekend myself, but blogger is being persnicketty, so I will post them at a later time:)

Kim kindly permitted use of the video she made for us to share, so I am posting it here. (Thank you Kim, it is wonderful) Our little girls have a history, a heritage to share. They are sisters, in a manner of speaking, and I feel so blessed to share that bond with such amazing families. I never would have guessed the world that would open up to us through adoption.

Jiangxi Sisters unite!!

The cutie-pie kids!

Beautiful Lyla!

Kate & Em definitely have a love-love relationship:)

Whew! I guess I have to clean up after these party animals:)(Hannah, you are your mommy's daughter!)

Night Night Hannah Leigh!

My list of thanksgivings could go on and on this week. In the interest of time and humility, I will stop here.

What are you thankful for?


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Stefanie said...

Okay, I LOVE that quote from Doris Day! Amazing!
Thank you so much for catching us up on the 'happenings' at your house... your little cheerleader is the cutest :)
Your travel group weekend sounds like it was fantastic! The adoption community that is formed by the love we share for our children is incredible.. God manages to bless us all again and again, doesn't He? :)

Kate said...

The prayer circle made my heart happy. How nice to see.

Lovely post as always.

redmaryjanes said...

Oh, she looks so cute in her little cheerleading outfit. I just love hre red hair.
Wow, there is much to be grateful for. God has been very good to us this year and always.

Dawn said...

OOH I love your little cute. We all have so much to be thankful for. I loved all the pics from your weekend reunion!!

mommy24treasures said...

YOur little cheerleader is absolutely shining out there! Love it!
I am thankful you were able to have a reunion with your travel group. I know that had to be such a special time. Hope your weekend is wonderful.

Denise C said...

She is such a darling little cheerleader...and oh how precious is that picture of the prayer circle! WOW!
I am so happy that you had such an amazing weekend with your travel group! Cherished friendships with deep roots!
Have a blessed weekend sweet friend!!!


what a sweet sweet video .. love the cheer leading pictures ... it is so rewarding to see our children enjoying an activity w/ friends ... I am thankful for my family and friends ... they are what makes my life so sweet ... have a great weekend ...

Kimber said...


I am thankful for YOU! It was so nice to catch up in person last weekend. Kate LOVED em too:) I love the prayer circle. Em looks so cute in her outfit.


Jake and Taryn said...

Emily is such a CUTE cheerleader! I LOVE the last picture of her!! She is so adorable! :) I can't wait to see more pictures of her cheering! She looks like she loves it!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

First, Em certainly could cheer anyone on to do anything!!! I know that smile and those twinkling eyes will continue to be a great gift for those who need encouragement.

I am happy it was such a nice weekend for your travel group. What a fantastic bond these girls share.

I am thankful for you and your friendship.


prechrswife said...

Love the reunion pictures. Our travel group is so spread out, we haven't had a reunion yet. We're planning one for next spring. The cheerleader pictures are great, too! :-)

Sharon Sloan said...

Dear Emily: I really smiled with my mommy showed me our picture together here on your mommy's beautiful blog. I love being your friend and also cheering together. I am glad we will grow up Jesus, in love and in friendship!
Love, Gabrielle

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh, what darling picts, the cheerleaders and the reunion! I logve seeing what your have been doing with your gilrs. Fun to see Blogland folks together with the girls!!


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