Sunday, December 31, 2006

Ania Vacations In Cabo San Lucas!!!

From her parents:

I've attached a few pictures of Ania (Zeng Li Xiang) and one of our family (which didn't come out very well) at our vacation last week in Cabo San Lucas.

Ania is doing very well. She's in 2nd grade in an accelerated honors school and is also on the gymnastics team where she's competing at level 5 and really enjoys it. She's a wonderful, personable, smart, adorable little girl!

Happy Holidays!

New Year Greetings From Bethany!!!

Happy New Year to All!

Bethany You Ni, Age 9
She loves karate! Tang Soo!

John and Bobbi
New Braunfels, Texas

Holiday Greetings From Florida!!!

Mom Mary writes:

Katy is five years old and she comes from Shaanxi. Molly is three years old and comes from Zhangzhou, Fujian. They are at times the best of sisters and at other times they can be as oppositional as where they hail from in China! Their personalities complement each other well and our lives have been so touched by their very being.!!

Friday, December 29, 2006

Eliza Li Is Flying High!!

Eliza Li: 11.08.2000 from the Hunan Province, town of Lodi, China

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Greetings From Sunny Florida!!

Kiera (9) and Kyle (14)
Orange Park, Florida
(Fuzhou, 2002)

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Holiday Greetings From Jasmine and Corey!

Happy Holidays from our family. We wish you a wonderful new year.

Jasmine is 4.5 and Corey 2.5 years now, hard to believe, and thriving.

Debra, John, Jasmine and Corey

Saturday, December 23, 2006

The Best Gift...Noelle Ru Ru!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah from Noelle Ru Ru from YiChun, Jiangxi Province.
Our treasured Christmas gift from China!
In our appreciative arms and hearts forever on January 6, 2002
Kyra and Kerry

Katie Xing Strikes A Fetching Pose In Holiday Finery!!

And doesn't she look ravishing in red! Katie is around 17 months old and from Chongquing.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Alicia Shi Smiles in Anticipation!!

Mom Felicity An writes:

This is the picture of Alicia Shi. She is 20 months old. Her favourite
words are "BaBa BoBo", meaning "Hold me, Daddy". Her favourite toy is a
little white pig with two horns who sings Christmas songs.

Have a great holiday.

Caroline Grace Enjoys The Holiday Season!!

Caroline is almost 3 and from Changsha.

Maddie Meets Santa!!

And they both seem happy to make each other's acquaintance!

Vanessa May and Justin Pose For The Holiday Card!!

...and they are quite the little lady and gentleman, too.

Beatrice "Imagines" The Holidays!

Here is Beatrice in Central Park and with her parents in front of the family Christmas tree.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Holiday Greetings From Noelle!

Mom Jamie writes:

Attached is a picture of our little Chinese Beauty.

Noelle Weifen
DOB: 3/7/05
Gotcha Day: 12/11/06
Birth City: Nanfeng, Jiangxi
Proud Parents: Brian and Jamie, Keller, TX.
Proud Sister: Madeline

Keep up the good work on the blog...we really enjoy the stories.


Saturday, December 16, 2006

Kellien and Eryn's Beautiful Holiday Collage!

Here is a collage of our two beautiful (if we do say so ourselves!) girls - both adopted from China through Gladney.

Kellien Li - born in Shanghai 9/15/01; adopted 10/23/02

Eryn Mei - born in Feng Cheng 6/18/03; adopted 6/15/04

Happy Holidays!

Samantha Shows The Wonder of The Holidays!

Here are some Christmas photos of Samantha Jade , born in Changsha, Hunan on 5/4/05- she's 19 months now.

Happy Holidays!

Lynn and John

Emily Poses With Her Baby Sister, Caroline, in Classy Black and White!

Emily is 4 and Caroline is 18 months. Both are from Changsha.

Molly and Madelyn Send Greetings from Amarillo, Texas!

Mom and Dad write: Here are pictures of our 2 sweeties, Molly and Madelyn. Molly was adopted in 2002 and Madelyn in 2004.

Jane and Penelope Say "Happy Holidays"!

The girls are Jane Yifu (6.5y.o.) and Penelope Xinyao (3.5 y.o.)

The pictures show the girls in Florida visiting Grandma, and of course, Halloween!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Mei and Her Daddy Finish Decorating The Christmas Tree!

Santa Girl just needed a little boost to put the finishing touch on!

Sarah Emily Is In Good Hands!

And she looks very pleased to meet Santa, too!

Elizabeth Mei and Her Sisters Celebrate The Holidays!

Looks like someone is very excited that it's the holiday season!

Happy Holidays from Maya!

She certainly seems to be enjoying them!

Emma And Carolyn Visit Santa!!

Emma is 5 and from Shanghai and Carolyn is 2 and from Yeuyang! They both seem pretty comfortable with the Big Guy from the North Pole!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Kathryn's First Holiday Season!

We were not sure how Kathryn would react to the hustle, bustle and crowds of the holiday season. Her big brother, James, was sometimes put off by all the excitement when he was her age. But so far Kathryn LOVES it! When she sees the lights everywhere, she says "On"! In fact, when she sees our tree and the lights are off, she says "On!" :-). She also says "Pretty" when she sees the decorations. And, our little fashion plate loves all of her holiday dresses.

Yesterday we made the pilgrimage to see Santa at Macy's. Again, we were worried it might all be too much for her. But she was a brave little trooper! She loved the Santaland display, and when she first saw the Big Guy, she wanted to go right in to him. Of course when the moment actually came she got a little hesitant! But no tears, thank goodness!:-).

The pictures show Kathryn with her new Christmas stocking (she calls the reindeer a "woof-woof" because she thinks it's a dog!); Kathryn intently examining her Advent Calendar; with Mama moments before meeting Santa at Macy's Santaland; crashing in the stroller after meeting the big guy; and big brother James crashing at home by the tree!

Kathryn's holiday season will culminate with her 2nd birthday on New Year's Day!!!

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Whitney's First Big Trip Since Coming Home!

My husband, Jeff, had a business trip to London last week and we decided to tag along. We scrambled to get Whitney a US Passport and supplied every document possibly required. The process was quite easy and Whitney can now travel anywhere in the world. The flights were so short compared to China and Whitney slept almost the entire time! She was an absolute trooper and adjusted remarkably well to the time change, long walks around London, many meals in restaurants...However, Whitney did not care for the guards in front of Buckingham Palace. Note the look of pure terror on her sweet face. We even made it to Harrods for the requisite Santa picture! Next month, we are off to Telluride for some skiing and then back to Europe in the summer. Whitney will be a very experienced traveler by the time we all return to China to pick up her sister!