S: Rachel Charis 2007
BC: To Be Continued... | much love, mom
FC: The Adventures of Me 2 0 0 7
1: YOUR FIRST DAY OF PRE-SCHOOL | so I wasn't so sure about ending you off to school when you were only THREE, but you loved every second of it!
2: Hainan Chun Jie 2007
3: We had a wonderful trip to Hainan with Tracy Ayi and Mary! It was so nice to get out of the cold weather to the warm sunshine and the beach! You are such a water girl, the pool, the beach, whatever... you love it all! | yummy fruits...some we'd never seen before | monkey island was a blast! | delicious seafood! | yummy fresh fruits...some we had never tasted before! What a treat!
5: It was your first time to color Easter eggs and you loved sharing this newly learned skill with our Chinese friends. Everyone had a great time and we got to share with them the love of Jesus and his sacrifice for us. We also had a little fun with the deviled eggs for Easter Brunch! | EASTER | Ayi & Esther had a good time coloring eggs with us!
6: gottcha day
7: a fun day in the sand with lunch at Subway
8: Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same. - Flavia Weedn | saying goodbye | Leaving Changsha was a sad time. We had made good friends there but we were looking forward to our new home and our new adventure...
9: saying HELLO | so saying "hello" to Shenyang wasn't as exciting as we had hoped since the first night we arrived you had the worst bloody nose you'd ever had, cried hysterically for an hour and then woke up the next day with more than 60 mosquito bites! Thank goodness it only got better from there! | your "sea creature" room rocked and the playground at our new apartment was awesome!
10: 2007 was a great year for visitors! first Aunt Jo & Aunt Becky, then Grandma & Grandpa Hinten! Even tho we were in a new city, it was so much fun to show them all the wonderful country that we live in! This was the first time out of the country for all of them, and the first time for public buses, taxis and eating REAL Chinese food! We all had a great time!
11: manicures & pedicures | the wall | Aunt Becky & her chopsticks | visiting walmart | you & the fu-wa | the acrobats | eating scorpion | at McD's with Grandma & Grandpa
13: what a great day we had celebrating your 4th birthday at SYIS with all your classmates! Everyone wore blue, there was blue mac & cheese, blue rice, blue eggs, a Blue's Clues cake, blue foamy punch, homemade ice cream in a ziploc bag that everyone got to help make and finally...a pinata! | Birthday Wishes
14: our thankfullness tree
15: with our | for a lifetime
16: my sweet girl & her daddy . . .
17: Wonderful moments through the year with you w
18: It is such a joy watching you discover life! You love Christmastime and everything that comes with it...I pray you will grow to love Jesus more and more each year as well!