Monday, February 18, 2008

Sophie's Room Is Complete!

8 months ago, we started decorating Sophie's room. Today it is complete, and we are so pleased with the way it turned out. Christi Dunn captured exactly the look I was wanting for the room. She painted all of the canvases in the room and the knobs and pulls on the furniture. She is such a talented artist, and we are so blessed to have her in our area. Thanks, Christi!! Sally Willis sewed the curtains, cushions, pillows, and table skirt and topper. She does beautiful work, and her talent put the finishing touches on the room. Thanks, Sally!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Happy New Year!

February 7th was Chinese New Year, the year of the rat. To celebrate, we went to the annual Chinese New Year Parade in Fairhope that our agency sponsors. It was so much fun to see all of the Chinese children from the area. The weather was beautiful, so many people participated in and enjoyed the parade.

Enjoying the parade

3 girls picking up candy and beads being thrown from the floats

Our friend Martha and her mother, GrandMary, with Martha's daughter, Isabell, who was adopted in December 2007

A Chinese takeout float

The kids really enjoy throwing things to the parade goers

Some of the floats were very elaborate

Our friends', Stephanie and Brian, son, Ben, who was adopted in July 2007. He is precious little boy

Me and Bo with Isabell. Isn't she precious!