Monday, May 27, 2013

Two Sisters

The Art Institute of Chicago is truly one of my very favorite places on earth.


Before we traveled to China last year, we spent the day at the Institute.  We love Saturday's there.  


We love the family classes, we love the cafĂ©, we love the gift shop and we adore the impressionist wing.  It was this painting and the postcard of the same, "Two Sister", by Valencia, the breathed hope into my often weary soul while we were in process.


I got to see my girls, and take a quick photo of them as they stood in front of it.  Two sisters, made in heaven, Lily isabella joy &Ava joy violette, you have truly made our joy complete.


We thank God for you every day.

Monday, May 13, 2013


Just a year ago our Ava left her China home for ours.  

How incredibly blessed we are!


Her transition has been seemless and her life blossoms with joy.


What a glorious Mother's day.  I am blessed beyond measure.

Monday, May 6, 2013