Thursday, January 26, 2012

6 Month Anniversary!

Today marks the day we held our girl for the first time!  The thoughts that she must of had when she was passed total strangers.  She has done amazingly well and we can only attribute that to God, who hand picked her to be our girl.
Happy 6 Months Together Baby Girl!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year! Year of the Dragon!

Well this is our first year actually celebrating the CNY. We went to Fredericton to the Playhouse for their 35th Anniversary of the Chinese Cultural Association of NB & the Chinese New Year of Dragon. The show was very good and very long. It went about 3hrs, but Keely did great. Here is a brief history of the year of the Dragon:

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, which begins on January 23, 2012 and ends on February 9, 2013.  The Dragon is the fifth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 Animal signs.  The Dragon is a creature of myth and legend.  In ancient China, the celestial Dragon represents an emperor and  power. Today, it  is the ultimate auspicious symbol signifying success and happiness.   May the celestial Dragon bring great good luck to everyone.

I am hoping this week to try and make some dumplings and have some friends and family for a Chinese feast, we'll see how the dumpling making goes!

Gong Xi Fa Cai - HaPpy Chinese New Year!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Keelys Gotcha Day and Thereafter

Celebrating almost 6 months together!! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

~2011 in Pics~

The boys in a new painted room for their future sister - Jan.

Me pretending to be a hockey player - Feb

Homeschooling project - March

Globetrotters - April at Harbor Station

Building Zay's hen house with dad and Grampy - May

1st Egg

The 1st time we saw her sweet face - May 27

Noah turns 13! - June

Pkg to send to Keely

Car wash - July

Yeah that's right, we are cool!

Noah's last year in little league.

Zay pitching

Happy Gotcha Day - July 25

Great Wall

1st pic all together as a family of 5! August 3
We were in China when Chris's brother got married so when we returned home we got all dressed up just like we were there and had a few pics done.
Family Sept.

Happy Halloween

Zay turns 11! - Nov.

1st time on the ice! - Nov.
1st Hockey Game in St.Andrews Dec 14th.

Noah got the 1st goal ever for a team from the Island and made the paper! Dec 14th

Gingerbread time!
Noah helping with the frosting.
Zay decorating the cookie and Keely doing some touch-ups.

Buful lighs (from the mouth of Keely)

Photo shoot with panda #2

Boys decorating our 14 footer!

1st nap in her crib in her own room. - Dec 20

Nana & Pa with Grandkids - Christmas Eve
Getting ready to go to the Christmas Eve service

Grammy & Grampy with Grandkids - Christmas Day
Apparently Keely's New Year's Eve attire.

Making friends with a lobster. Dec 31st.
Well, I guess you could say that 2011 was definitely a year we will never forget and unfortunately not sure how 2012 is ever going to match up.

Praying for health, laughter, love, fun and looking forward to making many more memories as a family of five.

Happy New Year From Our Family To Yours!