Saturday, April 26, 2014

April Happenings! And a New Daughter!

Time for a new post! Spring is here and our family is going through some major changes!
The best and most exciting "spring thing" announcement is our newest daughter
 
Elizabeth
Our Beautiful Guangdong Angel

 She has Thalassemia Major, an inherited blood disorder that effects her body's ability to produce normal red blood cells. We are excited and anxious to get her home, praying for her everyday! Currently there is a blood shortage in China, and since she needs to be transfused monthly, we are praying for her health, protection, and that the paperwork will fly by quickly! As well and the finances to fall into place without delay. I do have a few ideas for fundraisers. More on that later...

I found this photo on another family blog who met her in January. Love the red coat!!! I think she's a girly girl!!! ...be still my heart.....
I can see she is well taken care of, for this I am thankful <3
The family said that she seemed very smart too :)

She weighed about 30 lbs and is 37 inches tall at the end of December. This puts her in the 3rd percentile on US growth charts... Yay! she's on the growth chart lol! Some of these kids are so tiny they don't even make it on the charts.

It will take about a year to bring her home.

In other news...

Easter was here and gone in a flash! Asher was admitted for fevers twice this month. Just before Easter... He was only there a few days each time but it was a bit stressful and very exhausting. He started out with strep and then tonsillitis.

So preparing for Easter just did not happen. No new dress, no grand dinner. In fact, Asher and I did not even make it to church. It did give me ample time to reflect on how blessed we truly are. How blessed I am, and how thankful I am that Jesus has called me to be mom of some really awesome kids and wife to the most wonderful man in the whole world.

We did have a lunch for family and an egg hunt for the kids Saturday before Easter.

The Egg Hunters! We color coded Eggs this year. The big kid (Arielle) had an difficult time and we still can't find 2 of the eggs LOL! Next year maybe we will use a GPS to find eggs!


Grandson Levi stopping for a smile :)
 
Arielle joins in too!
 
 This is our nephew, he, his sister, and Grand-mom Bert came for lunch-the can he has is silly string. It's been a tradition now for a couple years to have silly string fights after hunting for eggs!

Onlookers

 
Son in law duck man

Lovely daughter in law


Grandbaby Moo
 
 Mommy
 
Niece and Princess
 
We also celebrated our daughter Lauren's 29th birthday with cake and candles...
 
 Easter Morning, only Dad Evan and Arielle made it to Church.
 
And we didn't get to color the eggs until Easter day... but that's ok, it was fun anyway!

 
Love This! Brothers!

 




 
 

4 comments:

Lynn said...

Always love some good news! So happy for you and your family... and this little princess who will be coming home soon!!!!

waintin' on the lord said...

God bless you guys!! The LORD has seen you worthy of taking care of HIS precious children & you truly are an inspiration to me!! Praying with you that all runs smoothly, really standing in faith w/u as the LORD goes b4 u in all battles, really in all circumstances!!!

waintin' on the lord said...

God bless you guys!! The LORD has seen you worthy of taking care of HIS precious children & you truly are an inspiration to me!! Praying with you that all runs smoothly, really standing in faith w/u as the LORD goes b4 u in all battles, really in all circumstances!!!

Kathy C. said...

The brothers picture makes me smile! Congrats that soon there will be a little sister!!