Sunday, September 30, 2012

3 years old

We've come a long way, baby.

You are everything your father and I ever dreamed of and more. 

I thank God every night for you.

The last three years have been an adventure and the best years of my life.
All my love, Sugar Plum.  Happy Birthday.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Referral acceptance

We received our referral acceptance today! This means that he is ours and that we can share Samuel Xinwei's picture too!

Our agency expects us to travel in December. We would welcome prayers for Sam and John Hinton. All of this will be so unfamiliar and scary for Sam. And I'm pretty sure John Hinton thinks he is getting a baby just like all of friends who got baby brothers and sister. Please pray for all of our transitions.

Here is a picture of the other little rock star for good measure.

Got to go work on paperwork!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dirt (Sigh)

It's a good thing little boys are take-your-breath-away-kind of lovable because they are so stinking gross and dirty and stinky!!!

Before bath:

During bath:

I had to drain the water and start over.

I wouldn't trade it for the world. Bring on the boys!!!

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Happy (Belated) Grandparents Day!!!

We were returning from God's Country yesterday (Starkville) so I missed grandparents day.  So, Happy Grandparents Day to Grannie, Grand Daddy, Mammaw, Nonnie and PawPaw. 

I ordered a picture book for Sam recently.  I will be able to send it to him once we get our Referral Acceptance, and hopefully, one of the nannies will read it to him along with the Chinese characters for each one of us.  You would thought we all had never had our picture taken.  Here is one of my favorites of Plum with Nonnie and PawPaw.

The nannies will probably wonder what this boy is going "home" to! 
I have to say a special thank you to my parents for helping me today and always.  Not only does my mama take John Hinton to get his allergy shots every week which is the opposite of fun, but today she took him home with her because I did not feel good.  They are always willing to help with him when we need it.  It does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. 
Sam may have been born an orphan but soon he will be a son, brother, grandson, cousin, nephew, and loved sacrificially and unconditionally.  He will be one lucky little boy.