Welcome to our blog...we hope to be pros at this in time to go to China so we can keep connected on the trip of a lifetime. Please see the end entry if you haven't been thanked for all the support over the last few years. Jenny

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Valentine's Day All!!!

Well it was 7 months Friday that we became a family and I feel so blessed to have my Valentine with me this year! I'm not sure what we have been doing since Christmas but it's been busy. We've had several snows and may have another coming in tonight. We celebrated Chinese New Year and welcomed in the Year of the Tiger last Saturday with a local group of families here. It was great fun and Shelby especially loved the dragon dancers (I did too!!). We've been to a couple of birthday parties and Shelby is a fan of the cake (me too!!). So enjoy the pictures to follow.

My Valentine!!!

Fun at Aiden's birthday party at the Jump Zone!!!

Girl on the town...

Chinese New Year celebration!!

Daxton's 1St birthday party

2nd snow...trapped for the weekend...

1st snow...not to bad...

1 comment:

Mardi said...

Well, I'm obviously a little late in writing...but it's soo good to see your pic's of Shelby! She is growing and looks like she is enjoying life!! We just recently went to a birthday party at "pump it up" that was like your jump zone. How fun, eh!! I miss our group and wish we lived closer, but it's good to see updates here and I'll keep checking back! Life is good for us at the Davenport home. Feel free to check out our blog as well. It's laurensjourneyhome.blogspot.com

See you! hugs to Shelby! Hi to your mom! :)

Still waiting for Shelby...

Our wait for Shelby began on September 13, 2005. We are now very close to being with our angel. We hope to travel in early 2009. This has been a journey filled with many highs and lows. I want to take this oppportunity to thank everyone who has stood by me and prayed for us. My mom-she has been on this roller coaster from the first informational meeting and we take turns keeping each other grounded, my family-my grandma who helped me have the best nursery ever and my LA gang-for not giving up that they will soon have another niece and cousin, friends-way to many to name but I'm going to try (and if I leave someone out don't fret we will call it a paper pregnancy moment)-Lauri (all the cards), the Wardskis, Jen., Lisa, Sheri, Tiffany, my Hillcrest UMC friends...always patiently letting me cry, vent, and forever guess at what China will do next, and last but not least my work family-I can't even begin to express how they have kept me lifted up...from Sally starting her hair bow collection, Chinese New Year celebrations, Sebrina always keeping up with the rumor queen and marking the days off as we get them, and finally all the cards and pick me ups left quietly on my desk at the most needed times. They always know when the end of the month comes (referral time) I need a shoulder and pep talk and never waiver in staying positive. So thank you all again for what you have done and all that I know you will do until we have "Shelby Marie from Tennessee" (from the famous ? my dad had for her in her quilt scrapbook "Shelby Marie are you really from Tennessee...you look Chinese to me")