Saturday, July 30, 2011

In Search of Higher Ground

This picture is from Life Magazine pictures online. It is a picture of the city of Hubei where Jia was born.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Short Visit With Uncle Grant

We were lucky enough to have lunch with Grant on his way through town, he is traveling to the Dominican Republic on a mission trip. God Bless!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Dad's Birthday Pt. 2

Dad opening gifts with his cool Driver's Ed shirt on

Dad opening up his Tim Tebow Jockey undershirts

Drew with some Gator shirts

New shoes!

This is the morning of Drew's birthday. He is opening his gifts.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Today is Drew's birthday, but since it is a weekday and he had to do Driver's Ed, the girls and I decided to take him out last night. We went to Bahama Breeze and it rained so hard that the metal roof was leaking all over the place, but we had a fun time.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Land of the Free & the Home of the Brave!

Jia's 4th of July. Drew took the kids over to Ellen's house for a great view of the fireworks that they shoot off a barge in the ocean.

Ellen has been very sick with an eye problem. She's doesn't really know what it is (maybe an infection) but she is absolutely miserable and can't even see to watch tv or read. She has been to see specialists and is hoping it gets better quickly as she has a trip to Ireland planned. Still, she braved the fireworks for a while with the family. We love her and hate that she is feeling so bad.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Smarty Pants!

Our girls just got their first college credits! Both Katie and Anna passed their Advanced Placement English Exams!

Most students do not pass any of these exams as they make it virtually impossible. (they still get high credits-a 6.0 on a 4.0 scale) but if the teacher doesn't teach EXACTLY what is on the exam and the kids don't study like crazy, it's not going to happen. Congratulations to Mrs. Carole Sheppard, their teacher, Katie's mentor, and in my opinion, the best teacher they ever had.