Sunday, November 6, 2011


I had to stay home from church with Alexis today (she had a rough night with her asthma/allergies).  I randomly checked my email, and to my surprise, I received an email from the wonderful care package service we used to send Jaxson's birthday gifts (Ladybugs-n-Love)!!  She had received EIGHT new pictures of Jaxson!!!!!!!!!!  The pictures show him in his foster home, receiving the gifts and the cake that we sent!  Look at that adorable little face!  My favorite is the photo of his foster mother showing him our picture.  These are priceless, and I cannot thank Ladybugs-n-Love enough for their services they provide to waiting families.  What a blessing they are to others!  I showed Alexis his photos and she said, "He's cute, but he is messy!  And that cake does not look yummy!"  Enjoy the new pictures......I'm sure I'll be looking at them all day.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Happy Birthday, Jaxson!

Tomorrow is our little guy's second birthday! It's actually already his birthday in China, so I wanted to write him a birthday message on the blog tonight! We feel bittersweet about his birthday; we are so happy for him and excited to celebrate this milestone, but very sad that we aren't actually with him. We know he is loved and well cared for in his foster home, but we selfishly want to "see" him and be with him as his new family! That day will come, though, and we will have many more birthdays to enjoy!

We had a cake delivered through a care package service in China, so we are anxious to receive pictures from his "party" in China!

We are going to celebrate his party tomorrow night at our house so that we can show him video/pictures. Alexis is excited about "borrowing" the spotlight on his behalf!

Happy 2nd Birthday, Jaxson!