Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy Hannah Day


We marked the two-year anniversary of Hannah's Gothcha Day with a delicious Christmas eve dinner at our favorite local Chinese restaurant. Lee and I had duck for dinner, as will be our custom from here on out, whether Lee is brave and cooks it (like last year) or another expert (like the chef at Beijing) does all the work. We have been so blessed since our journey to China and back. The memories of those times, the daughter we gained, and the friends we made on our journey will make my heart happy forever.

Going Back For a Moment...

...to Thanksgiving. We had 14 of staying in our humble abode during the second half of Thanksgiving week. The Cosby & Cooper crews were a welcome addition to our Kentucky home, and the latter were very gracious, staying in our Air-Bed & Breakfast. The cousins loved walking the dog, and Bogey was gracious in letting them do so. There was play time, sleep time, and eating time, interspersed with card playing, present unwrapping, and baby holding. A good time was had by all!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Visting St. Nick

Hannah looks entranced, Will looks shocked, and Jaycie looks like an old pro. We love Santa!
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Friday, November 7, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jaycie's blog


Jaycie has a new blog, also called Jaycie's Journal. Just go to www.jafowlkes.blogspot.com.
Thanks!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Yummy, Messy Goodness

I am not the world's most neat baby feeder; Will's not the neatest baby eater. That being said, I think he and I mostly enjoyed his first venture into his first venture in the culinary world beyond formula - the ever delicious rice cereal.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Miles of Smiles

Happy kiddos in my house make my heart fill with joy! Not that it's always rosy around here (who gets the camera out in the middle of an tantrum anyway?), but overall, life is really great in the family department. Don't get me wrong, we have regular ups and downs like everyone does and do our share of wits-end parenting, but between the cries of frustration and whines of fatigue (mine usually), we are thankful for the loads of laughter and happy times we share.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Jaycie's Locks of Love

Before, during, and after: Jaycie donated 10 inches of lovely tresses to the "Locks of Love" program. What a transformation! My little girl is growing up [sigh]!



Saturday, August 23, 2008

Lots of Happenings

Will's smiling and cooing, Hannah's potty training and nursing a broken arm (see Lee's blog for details), and Jaycie's
enjoying life as a fourth grade soon-to-be violinist. I am falling asleep (on the couch still in daytime clothes usually) way too soon in the evenings and not getting near enough done on the home front, but life is good. That's all for now; laundry's calling.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Hip-hip, Hooray!


We are all cheering here at the Fowlkes household, with Will leading the charge. In the infamous words of Barry Manilow, "Looks like we made it!" We are now past the 20-day marker, and we are resting easier, knowing that adoption proceedings can progress to/through the courts. Thank you, Lord for getting us here, and thanks to all our friends for the encouragement and prayers! We are awed at the blessings of this journey, and look forward to being the "Fowlkes Family of Five" for the days, weeks, and months to come.

Monday, July 14, 2008

One Handed Blogging

Lee's a show-off; he blogs novellas, and here I sit, blogging w/ one hand, no funny stories, just cute pics. Oh, well; at least I'm not competitive like Lee; he's already teaching Will how to play checkers so he can beat his sisters one day! Men!