We've moved...and a Forever Family Day weekend celebration- Part 1

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

That's right!  
We finally have a new home in bloggity-blog land.

I've been meaning to do this for, oh just a year, but I could never find the time or motivation.  Well, the time has finally come.  Havi has been home with us for one year now, which is probably why it's on my mind....and well, this blog does deserve a new name to prove it.  I didn't want to simply change the name to "Life w/ 3 Dumplings".  I was hoping for something different.  I wanted something that would describe what this blog is about, now that we're done going to China to bring home our children.  This blog is primarily a photo journal of our lives.  I capture and share those moments here, no matter how big or small those moments are.  So this is where we'll be hanging out for the foreseeable future.  If you clicked on the old blog address, you should have automatically been redirected.  So make sure you go ahead and bookmark our new URL.

Alrightie....now that I got that out of the way, I thought I would continue by sharing about our most recent adventure.

As I said in my last post, we had some special peeps fly into town to help us celebrate the 4th and Madeline and Havi's Forever Family days. Havi's Family Day was June 17th and Madeline's is July 19th.  Since they are so close to each other, we thought we would do a joint celebration of their lives.  Due to other commitments, the weekend of the 4th was the only one that worked for Michele and Lydia.  So they scooted down our way from Connecticut to help the girls celebrate this past weekend.  Hurricane Arthur and additional severe weather prevented their arrival on Thursday the 3rd.  But we still headed to the hotel in anticipation of their arrival the next day.  We got checked into our room and then went to grab a bite to eat.
The next morning, we hit the pool for a little splashing around while we waited for Michele and Lydia to arrive. Havi snacked on a gigantic muffin while Caleb had fun snapping a few photos with my Fujifilm.
 Michele and Lydia arrived in the afternoon, and we promptly headed right back down to the pool.  The hotel we stayed at has this huge water adventure area for kids, complete with 4 slides and a zero entry pool.  So whenever it wasn't raining, we were at the pool.

We eventually dried off, washed up for dinner, and headed over to Downtown Disney for a little Italian cuisine.  There was a band playing outside the restaurant.  So Patrick convinced Havi to dance a little.
We had such a fun-filled day, even though we didn't watch any fireworks on the 4th.  Madeline enjoyed sleeping over in Lydia's room, and Caleb enjoyed a little extra space in the bed that night.  It's safe to say that everyone was enjoying this little weekend getaway.


Deb 7/09/2014  

So happy to see your new look in blog land! It sounds like you had an awesome time with family. Miss you guys!

lisacng @ expandng.com 7/10/2014  

Congrats on the blog move!

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This blog is the place where shared our lives while waiting to bring our daughters Madeline and Havi home from China. (Our son Caleb was already home before this blog began.) It is now the place where we continue to share our life experiences, both big and little, as we try to glorify God and raise our 3 dumplings from China.

Feel free to join us as we journey through life, while I try to capture our days...

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