This blog chronicles the miracles and struggles of our daughters, Emily and Olivia. Emily was born 15 weeks early and had many complications, but she continues to amaze us! Olivia, born in China with heart complications, is also beating the odds. She joined her forever family (us!) when she was four years old and has been doing wonderfully! UPDATE: We started homeschooling August 2009 :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Catching up...

I forgot to mention that this week we made our March of Dimes goal with $2530.00!! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORT THIS GREAT CAUSE!!

I haven't posted lately, so I'm adding some pix from the last few weeks...

Last weekend we went to check out Emily's art piece that was entered in the Fine Art's Festival...and we went to Olivia's preschool picnic where she was in her element, dancing around and being a social butterfly :)

After a VERY long winter (and reluctant spring), it's just nice be able to play outside with neighbor friends!

Emily even got to try her hand at mowing the lawn! It doesn't sound that exciting to me, but she thought it was cool!

Oh, and Emily FINALLY lost her two front teeth!! Of course, not to be left out, Olivia insists that she has some loose ones, too!

For my birthday I wanted to enjoy some spring weather (FINALLY) so we went go hunt for a Letterbox at a nearby forest preserve and flew a kite while we were there!

In this final picture, you can see where we were scooping and packaging food with friends (800 from our church took two hours time slots) at Feed My Starving Children where we packed up about 200,000 instant meals (just add boiling water) to be shipped to hungry children somewhere in the world. We packed these before the devastating events in Myanmar and China, and the need is even greater now. Olivia's province wasn't that close to the epicenter, but my heart goes out to all those affected...


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful family! Everything I dream of! God bless x

Jeff and Amy said...

So nice to see new pictures and updates on your two sweeties!!!!