The Photographer

May 26th, 2012

We had a wonderful hike to Saddle Rock this week.  This was Ami’s first time.  Since it was rather windy, we didn’t stay in the saddle long.

Hey, who took this picture ↓ ?

Ah yes, the little photographer in the making.

This shot reminds me of a few others…

With Daddy, her mentor, at age two plus ↑.  And later that summer, just turned three ↓.

Then in China, the following summer.  Good job, Miah!

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Just Some Pics

May 19th, 2012

Fun times

in Oregon.

Reading to Papa and Nana.

One of our weekly hikes

Watch out for rattle snakes!  (We heard two, saw one, and also two other snakes.)

No snakes on today’s hike.

But lots and lots of flowers,

And incredible views!

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Happy Mothers Day Merrie!!

May 12th, 2012

We Love you so much!   Thanks for being such a great Mom!!

Hope you have a Great Mothers Day!!

5 Year Anniversary!!!!!

May 7th, 2012

Five years ago we met and held this precious girl for the first time!

She is still “Sweet, Adorable, and Cute.”

She’s also Kind, Thoughtful, and Smart.

And she still has that infectious smile and laugh!

Miah, you have brightened our lives.

You are a wonderful big sister to your mei mei.

And you are a special blessing to your Mom and Dad!  Wo men ai ni, Miah!

A Big Milestone!

May 4th, 2012

This week we passed a huge milestone!

Ami has now been a part of our family longer than she was in her orphanage.  Xue’er had been there for 21 months when she finally met and was adopted into her forever family!

She has now been Ami Davis for 21 months.  A lot has happened in her life in those 21 months!  This little girl has come so far.

I think of her surgeries, recoveries, and many doctor appointments, and learning to speak and be understood.  She already knew independence, survival, and persistence.

She has learned Love, Family, and Stability.

We are the privileged ones to be her family.  I’m so glad we answered God’s call.

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