Friday, July 27, 2007

Little Farmer Girl

HG loves going to her Nana's and working in the garden.
These are some photos of her before she had her surgery.She is so serious when she is picking vegetables.
HG and a pretty big squash.
She loves shelling peas.
And she's pretty good at it, too!

Saturday, July 21, 2007


Today is July 21st. We were united with HG six months ago today. WOW!
We can't believe that we have had our precious little girl for one half of a
year. The saying holds true...Time flies when you are having fun. And we
are having the time of our life. God has blessed us so much with HG. She has had three surgeries since we have been home and has been such a trooper through each one of them. God made her so tough so she could handle everything that she is going through. He has been so good and shown us how good He is so many times over the past year. Our whole adoption experience was so good. HG's foster parents are Christians and we have been able to keep in touch with them. That is such a HUGE blessing. Everyone has prayed so much for this little girl since she has been home and believe me, we can certainly feel the prayers. God has answered our prayers each time and I know that He has everything totally under control. When we started this process, He told me that he was going to take care of HG and that everything was going to be okay, no matter what. He has kept every promise that He has made and I know that He never fails. That is what keeps me going each day. We are so blessed to have the doctors that we have. They have been so wonderful. Each time we go to the hospital I know that HG is in good hands. Being parents has definitely changed our lives forever. I love being a Daddy and I know that Steph loves being a Mommy. HG has changed our lives and it is a change that has been incredible. Thanks to everyone for your support and prayers through our incredible journey. The first six months have been an awesome ride for Steph and I! I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for us in the future.
God is so Good!!!!

A Visit from Lisa and Ana Claire

AC came to visit HG today!
HG really enjoyed it. They had so much fun together!!
HG and Lisa digging for gold.
Thanks Lisa and AC for such a fun day!

Still a Chinese Treasure!!!

HG is doing great. You can't get this little girl down!
She is such a trooper!!

HG loves to pretend that she's asleep.

She will do her fake snore and then she always has to laugh.

Daddy's little Chinese Treasure!

Bad Hair Day

I am cute even when I have a bad hair day.
Kinda reminds me of an Ace Ventura hairdo. LOL!
Or Don King!
Whatever the case, it is still cute!!!

Fun with Daddy

We aren't going to let a little body cast slow us down!!
This is soooo much fun!!!!!!

Prissy britches!

HG played so hard. We had fun together. Then we started winding down.
We played until HG passed out.

She was playing one second and asleep the next.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Hannah Grace's Surgery

HG and her mommy after her surgery. She is such a trooper.
Her mommy takes such good care of her.
Her surgery went great and she is recovering so well.
Thanks to everyone for their prayers.
God has been so good to us and has blessed us with
a beautiful child. We are so thankful for her and we know
that she is in the Lord's hands.

I don't know what is more noticable. The bow in her

daddy's hair or the gray in his beard.

Having fun at the hospital. You could tell when she wasn't

feeling good because she didn't want a surprise.
This is HG in her new hard pants.
It is amazing how she can always find time to smile

no matter what she is going through.

Wonder Woman

This is HG's Wonder Woman outfit. Her daddy bought it for
her at Six Flags. Her mommy's favorite thing when she was
little was her Wonder Woman Underoos. So she really liked
this outfit for HG.

A Day at the McWane Center

We spent the day before HG's surgery at the McWane Center. This is our friend, Jeff.

We go to church with him. He hosted us while we were there. He made our

experience an awesome one. Thanks Jeff for a GREAT day. HG had a BLAST!!!

HG and Jeff playing at the rock wall.
Too Much Fun!!
HG & Daddy building a wall.
HG loved playing in the water. It was her favorite thing.
And then she had to dry her hands.

She loved playing on the slide.

And coming down this one.

She is really concentrating on making a paper bridge!

HG loves puzzles. She did a great job putting this puzzle together!

What a FUN day! Thanks Jeff!!!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Our Girl

Hannah Grace had her hip surgery on Thursday.

I wanted to have her pictures taken one more time before she was placed in the body cast.

As a surprise for Greg, we decided to do BAMA pictures.

We had so much fun!

She is definitely an Alabama fan!

I just love her silly faces!

Sweet Girl!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Fun with AC

These two girls love each other!
They have so much fun together.
You would never know by looking at their smiles!

AC jumped off the steps...
So HG had to give it a try.
They had such a fun time together. Thank you Lisa and Tom

for being such wonderful friends.

A Silly Monkey Eating Bananas

HG loves eating bananas.
And making silly faces.
She is such a litlle monkey!!!