Hi. I'm Sarah. He's Kevin. The little ones are Hannah and Hudson. We're a family, blessed with our children via international adoption. Hannah Claire and Hudson Ray were lovingly cared for in Taiwan, placed into our arms on 12.29.08 and 6.13.12, and things haven't been quite the same since. Hallelujah!
"By adopting a child and helping them reach their potential, they help us reach ours. An adopted child is not an unwanted child; to the contrary. They are a child who was searched for, prayed for, cried for, begged for; received by arms that ached, making empty hearts full. Love is meant to be shared." - Author unknown
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We have a Canon EOS 7D. The lenses I work with include a 24-70mm f/2.8L, 85mm f/1.8, and 50mm f/1.8.
On Tuesday Hannah went through the pantry and made a grocery list of things she'd like to buy. She copied the words off of packaging. Kevin texted me this pic while I was at work. I *love* this!!! We figured out that "fuzzy sticks" were pipe cleaners for crafts, and "expo" referred to dry erase markers.
Hannah and Kevin are really into building Lego sets together right now.
Kevin's mom and dad mailed us all of his old Lego sets, and they are keeping busy.
I saw this photo in my facebook feed this week.
I think is would be a wonderful gift to give a child brought into a family via adoption.
We're loving these Taiwanese Ramen noodles that we picked up at Juncle Jim's. Nom nom nom!
Last but not least, I could have written the above someecard. :)
Mama, "Hannah, where do you want to go out to dinner tonight?
Hannah, "I want to go to peng you's." (Translation: She wants to go to our neighborhood Chinese restaurant).
Mama, "Daddy took you there this week already!"
Hannah, "But we didn't go there yet today!"
We celebrated Hannah's birthday the night before, as I'm working tomorrow... and Daddy points out that it's her birthday in Taiwan right now anyway. Our friends at the Chinese restaurant brought out a pastry surrounded by little rabbits made out of oranges and we sang happy birthday in Mandarin.
Our kids eat better there than anywhere else. Hannah likes to eat noodles all of the big tofu chunks out of hot and sour soup. She also likes spring rolls and bits of chicken. She finishes with orange slices and ice cream. Hudson eats sticky rice, more sticky rice, and even more sticky rice, broccoli, several orange slices, noodles, jello, and slurps down lots of chocolate milk.
We got outta town this past weekend. Had a fabulous time visiting the Newport Aquarium, the new Jungle Jim's location, and sharing dim sum and froyo with another Taiwan adoptive family. Hannah is always thrilled to stay in a hotel with a pool... and thinks that is the best part of any trip that involves a hotel stay.
Hannah quote of the week:
"Mama, are there any numbers bigger than a hundred?"