Saturday, January 30, 2010

Day 30 - Snow, Searching & Sewing...

They said it was coming and they were right :o) This morning, we woke up to a winter wonderland...for Arkansas :o) Haha! When I checked on the girls, they were already up and peeking out of their window :o) Luckily, we were able to talk them into waiting until after breakfast before playing in the snow!
This picture cracks me up...
I took the picture and then looked at it on the camera. Something wasn't quite right, but I couldn't put my finger on it until I took the next picture...
Hillary Ashton had her legs bent down in the first picture. I thought my Le Le had a growth spurt over night...haha!

The first thing Sophie Le did was scoop up a big bite of snow :o)
She LIKED it :o) She couldn't get enough!
Our sled is at Daddy's office in town (isn't that a great place to store a sled?), so we had to make-do...the girls didn't seem to mind :o)
Good thing we aren't superstitious...
Is Daddy bowling with his daughter? Haha!
Oh how I LOVE that sweet smile!!!
Le took a break from "snack time" to come ride :o)
Ready to go...
Sledding gets a thumbs-up from Le :o)
Daddy and his girl...
I kept losing sight of Hillary Ashton because she blended in so well with the snow :o)
The snow made these two extra fiesty!
Me and Hillary Ashton...and yes that is the girls' hat I am wearing :o) They have tons of hats, I have none :o)
I love the country!
And my sweetie :o)
Hillary Ashton...airborn :o)
Same kids as usual, same tricks as usual, same toys as usual...with snow :o)
I am not sure they even noticed that it was FREEZING outside :o)
Meow doesn't know the fun that awaits him :o)
What a lucky kitty :o) Haha!
My sweet puffy jackets :o)
Can you find the kids?
I headed in to make homemade hot chocolate (YUMMY!!!) while the girls stayed outside and had a snowball fight with daddy...
Daddy got double-teamed in a big way :o)
After playing hard outside, Princess Lola was ready for a warm beverage :o)
Sometimes, you are just too thirsty to use your manners...haha!

I got lots of emails yesterday about our birthfamily search. Just wanted to answer a few questions here if you don't mind :o)

Are you using your adoption agency to do your search?
No. We wanted to use them, but they don't have a program in place to conduct searches yet. We are using a search agency out of Ho Chi Minh City that was recommended by a fellow adoptive mom.

Why are you searching for her family?
We didn't receive a lot of information about Sophie Le's family during the adoption process. We are excited about the possibility of getting more information for Sophie Le to have when (and if) she is ready. We feel that our chances of obtaining information for her is much better now rather than twenty years down the road. We would also LOVE to find out about her family's medical history. Another major plus for us is being able to let her birthmother know that Sophie Le is happy, healthy and knows about her.

Hei Yen shared this website with me: Click here She said, "I just want to let you know that in Vietnam we have a TV program called "Like we've never been separated", and the program helps people to find their family members. I've seen a few adoptive families & adoptees sought help from the show."

Pretty cool, huh? Thanks for sharing! I wish I knew what they were saying, but honestly I pretty happy just listening to them talk!

I am still not lovin' this ladybug fabric, but Valentine's Day is right around the corner so I got started on Hillary Ashton's outfit tonight. I have her top almost done, but I haven't decided whether or not to make it a dress or shirt with pants...hummm, decisions, decisions!

1 comment:

Jason and Erin said...

If you don't mind my asking, how much does it cost to do the search?