Monday, June 11, 2012


Last night we were able to skype with Cali again.  Let me just tell you, I am in love.  This girl is so, so sweet.  And beautiful.  It has been such a blessing to be able to skype with her.  We've never had this opportunity with any of our other adoptions, and it has made a huge difference in how bonded we already feel.  Last night Jeremy asked Cali (all through a translator) if she was nervous about being adopted and she said that she wasn't.  The translator (her teacher) then explained that Cali had been very nervous prior to the first time we skyped with her, but after skyping told her that she knew that we loved her very much and that she wasn't nervous anymore.  What a blessing that she could spend the next several months being excited rather than scared, all because of skype!

Cali is just so sweet.  Have I mentioned that?  (:   You can sense that she has a very special spirit.  I am just dying to get her here with us-- we all are!  My heart was so full as we all sat on the bed skyping.  She simply belongs.

As a bonus, I received a few pictures of her celebrating Children's Day.  She was the emcee for a program put on by the orphanage.  Enjoy!

PS. Still no word on Conner, but we have no reason to think that there's anything wrong-- we've just been told that his paperwork will take quite some time to process.  Still praying!

Redheads Rock!

Last night I was reading through some old journals and came upon this conversation I had recorded in 2007, when Parker was 6 years old:

Parker: “Mom, do you think I’ll ever get married?”
Mom: “Of course.”
Parker: “My chances are much gooder because of my hair, right?”
Mom:  “Oh, yes, you have very nice hair.”

Parker: “Do you think it will change to your color when I get older, or will it stay nice and bright?”
Mom: “I don’t know.”
Parker: “I mean, I like yours best for you, I just like mine best for me.”

I thought it was cute and read it to Parker last night.  His response:
“I do agree this hair is gonna get me some ladies!” 

Our kids do not suffer from a lack of self esteem.  (:

Parker, age 6