Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tessa's Two Year Portraits

A friend of mine took these...aren't they sweet? :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tessa's Birthday

Our sweet Tessa turned two years old on Tuesday. I always have the hardest time with the second seems to signify the end of babyhood. When someone asks, "How old is she?" I'll now give her age in years instead of months. She's becoming so independent these days, wanting to do everything herself. Sigh. Why does it have to go so fast? But, I look forward to watching her grow, to see who she'll become.

We had a nice birthday party, celebrating with close family. She had a ball eating her cake and opening her presents, and even managed to blow out the candle! And I impressed myself...I managed to successfully make Taiwanese tea eggs. So pretty, and delicious as well!

Finally, I pray for Tessa's birthfamily tonight. They are the only ones of all my children that we have met, ones we have real memories of. We love them as our own family and pray for them frequently.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas Photos

We had a very Merry Christmas. It is so wonderful to see the joy in the kids' faces as they experience all the excitement of the season.