Wednesday, December 26, 2012


I just can't get over the immence blessings we have experienced over the past year.  I have spent the last few days as I have been driving - in tears.  To think that God would choose our family for such incredible gifts.

Everyone did incredibly well - ok I think everyone of us was in tears at some point (for me the extended families surface regardless of the day or because of it.)  but I think we are past the "overwhelmed so I will throw a fit"

I think I had bought almost everything before we left.  Except the big kids "new" snowboards* which I found while they were on their Santa flight!

Anyhow here are pics - although I am having camera issues so they aren't the best LOL and we would all die from old age if I edited them before I posted so here they are in their crappy nakedness LOL!

I am so disappointed that this was the only pic I have int their Christmas eve clothes ugh!

Remember our rainy Black Friday in China - these are what I bought LOL!

Stocking opened waiting for Mom & Dad to wake up!

Fei loved the items in her stocking!

So did this little guy!

Before they dug in - Snowboards under our blankets from Kunming!

* I am cheap, ok my friend Sarah says that should be thrifty LOL! Anyhow, I refuse to pay full price for our kids items (and 3 adoptions in a year has done us in) - so the big kids snowboards are actually pre-loved AND I have to say I am beyond proud of my big kids for being excited for the items they did receive and NOT complain about the fact that they were previously loved.  I am not sure IF I could have been as awesome at that age.  Also the BEATS headphones we got from the market off Beijing Rd worked awesome!  Way cool for 300 RMB!


  1. I had to laugh, I am "cheap"too, some of our gifts this year were gently loved as well and the kids still loved them. I love seeing all your kiddos opening their treasures!
    Merry Christmas!

  2. I can hardly even stand the cuteness!!! Merry Christmas!

  3. Such a precious family!!! LOVE!!!!!

  4. I see some 'dancing videos' being played in future wedding slideshows!!! Ha! Your children are all precious!! We got that same sweatshirt, but the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle version. It was a Boston Store doorbuster on Thanksgiving. Super cheap, and VERY well-loved at our house. Cheap-os of the world UNITE!!!

  5. I just LOVE the one of Griffey dancing! SO CUTE! Yes, bummer about the Christmas Eve pic. Our "good" camera broke before we went to China, so we got a cheapie one. It seemed to work well in China, but now is acting up and our pics are looking awful. Oh well!! Looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas! Blessings to you and yours.

  6. So proud of your big kids and so in love with Griffen and Brahms dancing, absolute sweethearts!

  7. You have some of the cutest kids ever! :)