They teach us how to relax.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Behind the Great Wall traces the story of one of the world's greatest feats of engineering, revealing the cataclysmic events that lead to its construction, the epic struggle to build it, and the enduring legacy of the Great Wall of China.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
….. and the “Blogging With a Purpose” award goes to …….
Ford and Aly – our adoption chronicles are like parallel segments in time. Read our unique stories here and here. We love this wonderful couple – their blog is always up-to-date with family pics, adoption related articles and matchless spiritual insight. They bestowed the “Nice Matters” Award upon our humble blog.
Esther – we nominated this unique mom for the “Nice Matters” award as well. A mom to several adopted special needs children, the name of her latest blog, "Kids Special Needs", says it all. We are fortunate to have met this wonderful and unselfish woman in Blogland.
Gail – mom to Loren – absolutely LOVES her daughter as evidenced by her slide show dedicated to her (1st page of her blog) to the song “My Special Angel”. Gail is a few months away from referral of her 2nd girl from China.
Amy & Michael – Amy is Blogdom’s Prayer Warrior. Whenever we hit on their blog, we are humbled by Amy’s specific prayer intentions in & out of adoption circles. Amy is a craniofacial nurse and is passionate about special needs children. She and Michael are also travelers on the adoption highway.
Jeanette – mom to 3 beautiful kids, she returned from China just recently with Elizabeth. Jeanette has a BIG heart for adoption and we were touched by her recent post which focuses on the trust that the adoptive child must develop in her/his parents. Please swing by her blog …….
……. And there they are, folks. We are honored to have all y’all following our journey.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Lots of folks in adoption blogdom have been speculating that this would happen. I suppose that if one has a good working relationship with their agency, a monthly check-in is not so bad ..... and may even raise the awareness of unique siutuations with individual adoptions at each agency. Pray for the CCAA @ our prospective children ...... that's about all we can do.
I'll probably be shuttin' down again for a while ..... having surgery on my foot for a "Morton's Neuroma" (small benign tumor) which affects my walking and ambulation ...... nothing serious, just a lot of pain that I can get rid of ..... about a 3 week recoup with limited mobility for about another 3 weeks. Getting it done before Joanna Mei arrives .......
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Be & Kathy at the Floral Clock - flowers are changed periodically providing the numerals
for a surprizingly accurate clock.
The Rose Garden provided vivid colors for our pics below.
The following pics were taken inside the Mizell House at Leu Gardens.
We didn't get photos of the exterior as we forgot that our memory chip was at home,
in Christmas displays.
a sandwich apiece, spf30 sunscreen & some doggie treats, we took to the myriad of boardwalks (you can see them on the above map) twisting over the dunes ,
floating aimlessly, yet gracefully above the water, landing effortlessly to float and bob
A New Year's Eve Bike Ride on the West Orange Bicycle Trail.
Just about every square inch of lawn space at this cottage along
the bike trail is taken up with Christmas inflatables and lawn ornaments.
The style of decorating, which we like to call "cramique"
can be seen all over Central Florida during the Christmas season.
A sign of the times - a high end housing community has it's beginnings on lands formerly the home to fragrant orange groves along the once wild shores of Lake Apopka.
About 3 miles up the trail from Winter Garden, we pedaled