Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas is coming!

First of all, thank you for all of the kind and supportive comments about our news story. (: We appreciate each one. I was very relieved when I finally saw the clip. The funny thing was that after all the talk and excitement the kids had about it all day yesterday, I ended up being the only one awake when it aired! Everyone else was exhausted and in bed, and had to watch in on DVR this morning. Ha, ha. I'm sure most of you have already seen it, but for those who are still asking, I've copied and pasted it below. You'll have to scroll down and pause the blog music first.

I'm starting to hyperventilate about Christmas Eve being TOMORROW. Still have some shopping to do. Still have some wrapping to do. Still have several things to prepare. Can't seem to even find a minute to use the bathroom, so wondering how it's all going to get done...

Girls are doing FABULOUS. (Well, except for Lexi falling down the stairs twice today and Sophi getting a bloody nose from a faceplant within minutes of getting bitten on the leg by Elli. Not to worry-- they were soon all smiles.)

Jeremy continues to win the "husband of the year" award, as he was up most of the night with various children while he let me sleep! Finally, I feel like I can function semi-normally. (:

Hope all is going well with your holiday preparations! Love to all.


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  1. Love you!
    Can't wait to hear about your Christmas adventures! :-)
    oh and p.s. i'll try to send your sophi's, graci's, and xander's presents tomorrow but they'll prob be late!!! wishing we could get together over the holidays, but afraid it's not going to happen. :-(

  2. I found your blog through KSL and as a mother of 9 (5 adopted) I cried as I heard you talk about your children. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  3. Thanks for posting this on your blog! You all look great!

  4. Love reading your blog. Thanks for sharing your story. Our son, Max, has been home from China almost a year and it's fun to stroll down memory lane from our trip.

  5. HOORAH!! You guys look great - Christi - yeah - even at the airport - ok? ;)

    It took a little while for the tears to stop - but it was just fantastic!

    Back in China - one of the things we noticed about you guys (at least Jer and the boys!!) was the sense of 'peace' that you have - and in this video it shows in all you extremely special - and it must come from the Father and the Knowledge that ya'll this was a Christmas maker for us!

    Great Joy for (and WITH) you guys - Merry Christmas!

    aus and co.

  6. Awwwwh. I am so thankful that you posted the video. I had not seen it yet. It was wonderful!

    I was kinda weird to hear your voices, too. haha

    Merry Christmas!!

  7. Loved the video. My mom and I watched it together. Your family is soo cute!

  8. What a beautiful family you have! What a great story! You guys are certainly an inspiration! I have an Aunt that lives in Xian China who works with a lady that runs a foster home for special needs kids. It's amazing the beautiful children she has! Thank you for sharing yours with the world!

  9. My husband I loved your story on KSL. Your family is a window to our Heavenly Fathers love!!!
    We have children of our own, but would love nothing more than to adopt, like you did. We just don't know exactly were to begin. We were hoping you could start us off in the right direction. Any info would be greatly appreciated! Merry Christmas.

  10. Wow, great job!!! You guys did awesome. I am sure you guys have had a VERY Merry Christmas with all your sweet little ones.

    Even though we haven't commented, we have been following along every step. The girls are adorable!!!

    Love from the Mathenys!
    Ps...Christianne you look GREAT! :)You never age!!!

  11. Thanks for posting the story! We didn't catch it when it was on. Merry Christmas!

  12. That was a great segment! Christi, you look gorgeous (no surprise). You will touch many hearts, I know. It was sweet of you all to take the time to be interviewed with Christmas errands and a long to do list looming.

  13. Had to watch it again. Jer, you look great, too! You two make a great news story because you are wonderful and amazing AND good looking...TV gold!!