Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Blessed

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!

8 comments:

  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!

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

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

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  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!!!

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  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.

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

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

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