Saturday, May 30, 2009


We have tried to go on the Carousel before, but Tori didn't like it at all and wanted off. Would today be the day???? We keep trying.First Tori watched and watched.

We asked her if she wanted to ride and at first she said no, but kept watching intently. We asked again and she said yes. So, Mike got on with her. She decided it was okay to hold the pole.

She waved to say she was having fun...still in Mike's arms.

As the ride was over, she decided she would sit on the horse since it was no longer moving. Maybe next time she will try sitting for the actual ride. Baby steps you know!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ashley is in the Bow Making Business...Feel Free to Shop

My daughter Ashley is now in the bow making business. Her bows are boutique quality at much cheaper prices. Her store is located online through Etsy. There are some photos of her bows on the right side of our blog. If you would like to see more that she has made you can click on the link for her store and go to shop.

Happy Shopping!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

First Video of Tori at the Thai Nguyen Orphanage

This video clip is one of the best gifts was the first time we saw Tori in a video...we got a
glimpse of her little personality.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

We spent mother's day weekend at Myrtle Beach. We went to the beach, did some boating on the inter-coastal and spent some time by the pool. The best part was being together as a family! Last year at this time, we were still waiting to hear that we could bring Tori home from Vietnam. Time sure goes fast...she has been home almost a year.