"We are all handmade people created by a God who is not safe or small." Rend Collective Experiment

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Fun!

The older 4 kids had a Christmas party the other night. There was a costume contest of your favorite Christmas character..





With a name like Ebenezer-


He thought this was the best choice. Too funny!





While the older guys were at their party the little ones went for a "Christmas Lights Tour" in their PJ's. They even got to eat in the van. Wild and crazy times. :o)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Came Early~




We are so blessed to have our sweet Samuel HOME for Christmas!!!

We have been home with him for a little over a week. Jim and I spent two weeks in China-Beijing to Jinan to Guangzhou to Hong Kong and HOME again.

We kept a journal for our family here byplaneandtrain.blogspot.com

It was an amazing trip. Our first meeting of Samuel was like a dream. He is very sweet! He kept us laughing all across China with his funny personality and traveled like a champ.

Our homecoming was precious. We missed our children SO much, but our family did the most amazing job caring for them, and giving them love and parties, and the time of their lives. We can never thank them enough.


Samuel loves his brothers and sisters and all of the toys. Most of all he LOVES playing outside. He will just go and stand in the sun and let it shine on him.

He does not love the "medical tour" we have been on. Poor guy has seen 5 doctors already, and we have a few more to go.

You may notice in pictures.. he only has half a smile. His facial muscles on the right side of his face are paralyzed right now with what they think is Bell's Palsy. It may take a few months to resolve.


We have a TREMENDOUS praise in that he will not need another heart surgery until his teens. His heart is doing GREAT! Thank you Jesus!









We truly stand in awe over God's goodness to bless us with this amazing little boy. It truly is a wondrous gift!

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

James 1:17~