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The Chaos Reigns
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that our lives belong to each other." - Mother Teresa

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Jude and Gianna's Baptism

Today we had a grace filled day as we celebrated Jude and Gianna's Baptism.



Jude's Godmother is our good friend Annie who drove out with her beautiful family from from Indiana for the event. Jude has a special connection with this family as we received our call to adopt on a pilgrimage we took with them in 2007.

Jude's Godfather is his Grandfather (Dave's Dad).

Gianna's Godmother is our good friend Jessica, and Gianna's Godfather is her Grandfather (my Dad).

Gianna has a special connection to Jessica's family because we received Gianna's file on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe which was the day of their sons baptism (we are his Godparents). And, it is also a very special day in Jessica's family.

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Mother of the unborn, and St Gianna is the patron saint of the unborn. This was our sign to take the leap of faith to adopt 2 children.  

It was a beautiful sacrament, and they were both amazingly peaceful during the ceremony.

We are so thankful for all the friends and family who joined us in this special day.




















The newest members of the Christian family: Jude and Gianna. 
God bless them.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Past Years

I would like to share some fun photos from the past years.

2010

Joel

Caroline

Caroline, Me

2011
Caroline, Me
Umphrey's McGee 
Concert


The sissies.......and Joel

 Girl Cousins!

ALL the cousins

The older cousins at grandma+grandpa's house!

The boy cousins

Caroline and Sammy......Ushi's back there



2012

Aunt Becky's Wedding!

Mommy and Becky!

Joel and Molly!


Me getting my hair done for the wedding!

Caroline getting her hair done!


Sammy getting her hair done!

The Children's Nutcracker Ballet


Playing with cousins in Aspen!


Lucia was sick. :(

cousins!

Isn't that a funny van back there?

Lucia was there! :)



Ushi.

Joel's Birthday

Joel's Awesome Cake!
No artificial stuff!

Christmas!



2013
Chinese Performance!


Playing in the snow!


Waiting for Jude and Jia!


My BFF!


Last couple days without Jude and Jia!

Me and Jia....IN CHINA!

Isn't he cute?

Our travel group


It says my name!

Look at us!

We found a Church!

It's a mini Grotto!

Look at our pretty toes!

That's all I have to show you up till now! Bye bye!


Emma :)