Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Dayton!

Today we are celebrating Dayton's 10th Birthday! For those of you who did not know Dayton, he was the strongest little kid I know. He faced many challenges in his life and overcame them one by one. We have SO many memories of him and we will always cherish them. We miss this little guy so much. It still seems unreal sometimes when we think of him not being HERE but we KNOW that he is safe in the arms of Jesus. Praise God that we can find peace and comfort in that.

Chris and Amy- We are praying for you today. I cannot imagine the highs and lows that you must go through on a daily basis. We cannot Thank You enough for letting us be a part of Daytons life. Thank you for all the memories that we have shared together. We love you guys and hope God gives you both peace and comfort today and in the days to come.

Gulf Shores 7/22/2004

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Call me crazy if you want to !

This summer Camille and her little brother came to visit us. That's RIGHT.....I had a 3 year old, a 5 year old and a 10 year old all at the same time. More importantly......I survived and so did the kids! Don't get me wrong, there were times when my patience was tested (by the two younger kids) but at the end of the day everyone was semi happy! Ha Ha Ha! We had a great time really! Golf cart riding , swimming, shopping, dancing, was just a few of the things on our agenda. Camille always looks forward to seeing Abey and Raygen.

It is a must that theses girls get together. They always try to talk me into having a sleep over but lucky for me, softball got in the way of these plans. Anyways, we always enjoy their visit to Tennessee and hope this tradition continues for years to come.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Having the 4th fall on a Sunday seemed like a great thing however there wasn't enough time to get everything to fit into our schedule. We started out Friday night celebration with the firework show in Munford. I have always loved to watch fireworks. We never buy them because it always seems like a total waste of money so having someone else pop them is defiantly the way to go.

Saturday we turned down a REALLY fun race to have dinner with some great friends and Sunday was church! After church and a much needed nap, we were off to the pool. Ema is not really a fan of the water but today she was very comfortable with Ms' Sheri's float. Usually she only wants to sit on the steps and watch everyone else play. After the pool we went to my grandparents for some good food and family time.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Pat Pat the tiny footed guitar player

Pat Pat came to visit Ema on Sunday after her party and brought Ema her birthday presents. As usual, Ema dressed up and Pat Pat dressed up and Ema's imagination ran wild.

You probably had to be here to see exactly how funny Pat Pat looked with the tiny boots the tiny cow girl hat and the guitar. She looked like something you would see at those shows at the fair. The ones that you pay $1 to see something funny!

Happy Birthday Ema!

Well my baby girl is now 3! I cannot believe how fast she is growing! It seems like yesterday we were in Vietnam and she was just a baby! Now she is a little girl that is full of life and has her own little personality and attitude!

We started our morning off with Birthday wishes from Ms. Sherri! Ms. Sherri is our neighbor and Ema LOVES to yell at her while she is walking.

Then it was off to the ice cream and cake party! This year I tried to do a simple party but seriously, is any party ever simple. The most important thing is that Ema had a great time! She got lots of great gifts and enjoyed dancing and playing.
Ema has always loved BIRTHDAYS! This year she learned "My Birthday come June 5th" and she made sure that everyone knew it! This year was exciting because she actually understood that it was her party and that she was 3!

After the party, we went to the pool because Amy and Molly had to work! Ema let a balloon go for Dayton! (this was something he LOVED to do)

Ema Li,

I cannot believe how much you have changed since the first time I met you! You have grown into a sweet child with a sweet spirit! I thank God everyday that he brought us together as a family. You are living proof that God exist! He placed us together even though we were on opposites ends of the world and what a perfect match! I love you so much and I am so proud of you! I pray that God does wonderful things with your life!

Love, Ma'