Friday, February 26, 2010

Sweet Girl!

Just a few random photos!!!

Sleepy girl!

Janie loves to have window clings on her front door. Here she is playing with her window flowers!

Silly girl with crazy pig-tails!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


The day was perfect! The weather was beautiful-Janie was beautiful-so many people attended and helped celebrate this special day!

A dear friend (Margot) sang "Amazing" for Janie. I fell in love with this song several years ago when I started the adoption journey--and the singer is named Janelle! How wonderful is that! The song was so beautiful! And Janie was incredible! She smiled, babbled, and loved every second of the ceremony. When it was over, she was climbing over me to get back to the water--too cute!!

The the luncheon was GREAT! We had so many lovely friends and family join us! I was so touched and honored to have so many people celebrate Janie joining God's family!

Janie with Debbie, Greg, and Anna Scott

Playing in the nursery with Anna Scott

Looking Pretty!

After the service with Mommy, Gramps, MiMi, and Pastor Hoard

Look how tall I look here!

Lots of people eating!

Janie and Wylie!

Isn't my cake was pink/green polka dots (my favorite). See the pretty cross and bow on top...and it says "Jesus Loves Me". It was yummy Strawberry!

Janie with my special friends!

Janie taking a little rest :):)

And now for a cute video that has nothing to do with the Baptism--Janie loves her little walker. She loves to scoot around the house in it--sometimes it rolls too fast and gets away from her though--I captured this cute video of her coming down the hall!! Go, Janie, Go!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Janie's Baptism

Janie's baptism ceremony and luncheon was today! It was WONDERFUL! I am so touched and honored that sooooo many people came to be a part of this special day! And the luncheon went really well. I'll post pictures soon!

God Bless!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Janie Growing!

I saw this "picture progession" on another blog and thought it would be a great post for Janie now that she is 1 year old!! Janie was a preemie (born at 30 weeks). She had a few health issues at but I knew instantly she was my daughter. The first few photos I ever saw of her just broke my heart. My baby in the hospital for her first 2 months of life and me not there to comfort her (so hard). But, I knew she was getting excellent care and lots of love from the wonderful AGCI staff in Taiwan! And I knew that God was holding her in His protective arms.

Between the AGCI staff and other families traveling to Taiwan, I was able to receive over 100 pictures (and several videos) of Janie before I ever traveled. I am so glad I have these images of her.....

Below is how she has progressed each month over the past year! She is still very tiny---but FIESTY and full of spunk!

Feburary 2009 - 4 days old!

March 2009 

April 2009

June 2009

July 2009
August 2009
September 2009
October 2009
November 2009
December 2009

January 2010
February 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Red Envelopes

On Sunday, we also celebrated Chinese New Year (in addition to Birthday and Valentine's Day). Here is Janie getting her traditional red envelopes-thanks Nicole!

I think in future years she will really like these (especially the green stuff that's inside)!!!!

Birthday post/pictures below!!

Monday, February 15, 2010


Warning! LOTS of pictures below! OK...So I obviously took TONS of birthday pics--here are some to recap the day!!

We began at church and Janie was greeted with lots of love (as always)!! 

Then we went home for a nap and rest before our party! We decided to have a small party with just mommy, Mimi, Gramps, Janie's God family, and some close friends! With next weekend being so big, we decided on a small Valentine's and B-day celebration.

Next weekend is Janie's Baptism and as of right now we have 64 confirmed attending!!!