Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thoughtful Thursday...

If 3 young cousins are playing in a bedroom where toys are getting "mysteriously" broken, who is responsible?...
Ethan says, "I know who did it, and it wasn't us!!"

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Harrison goes to church

All dressed and ready to go!
Laughing at Daddy who is always being silly...
Just as I snapped, Daddy tells her to make Daddy Face!
Too sweet for words!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Gracie and Lanie

This is Gracie and her friend, Lanie (who "belongs" to my best friend, Stacy). Stacy bought the girls matching dresses, but trying to get them to both look at the camera at the same time proved to be QUITE a challenge!

Too stinkin' cute!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

See how Harrison is changing!

Gracie hugs Harrison before heading off to bed.
Gracie's 1st attempt at photography...(she closed the eye looking throgh the camera's viewfinder!)
Harrison will not calm down unless he is sucking on something. Here is a rare instance when it wasn't me! He even tries to latch onto Harry's flaming nipple- and Harry lets him! Thankfully, Harrison has not been successful in his attempts!
Harry and his "Mini-me"
Blankie is never far from Gracie's mouth... notice it in the corner!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Pics that are TOO sute to not share!

Gracie, Harrison, and Ethan just hanging out at Aunt KKs and Uncle Shawn's house.

Gracie and my brother, Uncle Shawn.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Gotcha Day Celebration pictures

Gracie with her requested "blue" cupcakes at Gotcha dinner. She kept saying, "I got ya!"
Mommy, Gracie, Nana, and cousin, Ethan. The people at the Chinese Buffet were asking us questions and seemed so curious. Especially the girl who waited on our table. She kept kneeling down next to Gracie and helping her do all kinds of things.
Harrison was a good boy through the dinner celebration- THANK GOODNESS!!!!!
Reading a card made by Daddy.
Happy Gotcha Day Ella Grace! We are SO glad we did "get you"!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Gotcha Day #2!

Gracie's referral picture from Guangchang SWI in Jiangxi, China
As they entered the room with our angel from Heaven on 9-11-05

On this day in 2005, I became Mommy to the most beautiful little answered prayer I had ever seen. All my years of waiting, crying, and begging God to answer my prayers were forgotten the moment I took her into my arms. We are so blessed! I am overwhelmed with emotion as I relive that glorious day in China. I would not change a moment of the journey that led us to Ella Grace FeiLi Chenoweth! After returning to the hotel, we bathed her. She loved the water and Daddy taught her how to splash!

September 2007... 2 years after joining our family, Gracie is a thriving, independent, and brilliant child who amazes us every day! I look forward to celebrating future Gotcha Days as we try to share the memories and dreams we have with Gracie as she grows into a young woman. I will post more pictures from our little family celebration tomorrow.

Monday, September 10, 2007

I've been tagged...

OK. I was tagged becaue I read Christine's blog, so here is my response... and if you read this on here, consider yourself tagged! You're it!


Sound- my colicky son's rare conted silence and my daughter's laughter.

Late night snack-hot Krispy Kreme donuts

Smell- rain and Harry's cologne

Color combo-sage green and plum

Nut-honey roasted peanuts... (what do you expect? We DO live in "peanut capital"!)

Time of year-Fall (football season)

Author-Max Lucado

Vegetable-creamed spinach

Male Actor- Will Ferrell/Hugh Grant

Female actor- Drew Barrymore/Sandra Bullock


Vacation spot-Hawaii and Disney w/ Gracie and girls

Pizza- pineapple

Sport to play-does cheerleading count? Putt-putt golf?

Subject in school-English

TV channel-TLC and Court TV

Radio station-Any of the ones Harry works for- best one plays classic rock- boy do I feel old!

Holiday- Christmas and Thanksgiving

Perfume-Blue by Ralph Lauren

Shoes-flip flops

Candy-Reese Cups

City to shop in-Guangzhou, China and Downtown Disney in Orlando

Beauty products-Bare Minerals

Item to shop for-clothes for me and the kiddos! I also do really enjoy buyimg gifts for loved ones.

Gracie learns to drive!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007