Thursday, March 29, 2012

Two different people...

from the same family. 
 Pierson... the one who's mind is always racing.
My little engineer loved that he discovered he could put the bikes in the above position, turn one pedal and make the other bikes pedals and wheel turn as well!
 Maylin, my little artist, sees everything as a pallet for painting!

Put these two kids together and...
well, things like this happen! Even their approach to riding bikes is different.
For the record no one got hurt... this time!

Friday, March 23, 2012

It's Been Two Years

My, how things change. 

March 23, 2010:
 Taipei, Taiwan

March 23, 2011

March 23, 2012 

Pierson and Maylin just are a part of our lives. Sometimes I forget that they haven't actually been with us forever. Looking back at these few pictures makes it real. It reminds me that we haven't always been together. It reminds me that they have a past. A past which I would like to know more about, yet at the same time erase from their little minds. Not because I am jealous, but more because the first few years of their lives were difficult paths. If I could make their futures easier by forgetting that past I would. Yet even while hoping for that I am reminded of the saying "That which does not kill us makes us stronger."  I pray Pierson and Maylin use their history to make them strong children of God.

As they are sleeping tonight I have been reminiscing the past two years. There has been much laughter and joy. There has been a fair share of tears but those tears don't even begin to put a shadow on the love that has grown in our family. 

 Life has changed drastically. It has sped up and slowed down at the same time. It has become full and meaningful. It has become precious and fragile. Everyday is a new journey of fairy tales and warriors, good guys and bad guys. With Pierson and Maylin each day is a story waiting to unfold. 

I love our new lives. Life is good.
Happy Gotcha Day Pierson and Maylin!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Try As You May...

there is just no defense against crazy! :)

I'd run too little buddy! LOL

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Just an Early Spring Afternoon

Oh how I love them. God has truly our lives with them!
I pray that they come to fully understand our love for them but mostly pray they come to understand our Father's love for them. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Maybe Not the Smartest Idea.

Just when you think that they don't learn anything from animated movies...
 "Monsters v/s Aliens" Gianormica skates across the Golden Gate Bridge using cars as her skates.  

Of course me being the responsible parent that I am I said, "Pierson you are going to get hurt! Take those off... but first let me get my camera!" lol
 Parenting at it's best!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

It's hard to believe...

as I am enjoying all the flowers and trees blooming that just a few weeks ago we were looking at 
snow balls hitting the window!

Oh how I love my kids!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012