Thursday, August 21, 2008

Please Visit Us @...

Pixel Fairy Princess
Please make sure to change your Bloglines! too :D

Friday, August 15, 2008

Joy Found

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Beach Princess

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

She touched a baby - a real baby!

This is one of those rare occasions when I need to add some words.
Princess-in-Training does not like babies or baby dolls, or anything
that has a baby likeness. The first baby doll we gave her,
she looked at it and threw it in the trash!
However, today she held, fed, and burped a baby!

She was so cute that I had to share it! Thanks Cinderella for taking and sending me
this wonderful
image! I am going to treasure it ;D

Monday, July 28, 2008

Morning Light

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Finally - Formal Portraits :D

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Live Life~~

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Making Ice Cream With My Girl!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Birthday Baseball

Princess-in-Training's reaction to Chipper hitting a home run!
Priceless :D

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Love them both SO SO much!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sweet Smell

Tip Toes


Sunday, June 22, 2008

Do ya think she is a shopper?

More pic's from the city ;D

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Real Men CAN Cook!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

City Girl

Friday, May 30, 2008


Monday, May 26, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Where are you running too?

Thursday, May 15, 2008


I just had to post this from Shay's Blog. I am not one to say a lot in public Blogland as most of you know, but this was just to important not to post. Most of your who are reading this have been so richly blessed, and we who have so much, need to be so thankful, and help those in need during this time. I cannot help but think of the simple Sunday School song - Count Your Blessing Name The One By One. I was thinking that if we just gave something up - like Starbucks for me - and redirected that money - what a difference we can make.

Dear Friends,

As word comes of the hundreds, maybe thousands of children lost in the
earthquake, I am finding these emails almost too painful to write. When I
think of so many parents who have lost their only child - so many children
newly orphaned - so many families destroyed - there are no words..

Still, I will continue to write daily with any new information that has
been given to us and confirmed. Again, please do not contact us to
inquire about individual institutions. We will give you all of the
information we have. If you do not hear from us about a particular place,
it likely is not affected. At any rate, we don't have any information
beyond what I am passing along to you.

As of now, Thursday afternoon in China, there are 14,866 people confirmed
dead, 14,463 in Sichuan Province. There are 22,438 people reported
missing - 21,020 of them in Deyang alone. There have been 3,300
aftershocks and they continue.

Here is the confirmed information we have regarding children in welfare

Chengdu: The city continues to experience aftershocks and the institution
director is afraid the water supply will be cut off again, so has
requested disposable diapers. They are having trouble finding sufficient
supplies of milk and formula. All children in foster care have been
located and are fine. The institution has structural cracks but was built
to current earthquake standards and is fundamentally solid. All the
children remain on the first floor of the children's building, mostly in
the cafeteria, and, weather-permitting, outside while awake. We've posted
a few photos on our website.

Chongqing and Yibin orphanages are fine - no building damage, no shortage
of supplies.

The orphanages below report problems. However, please note that not a
single child has been injured; all are fine:
- Zigong CWI needs bedding, powdered milk, crackers and disposable diapers
- Neijiang CWI has suffered some structural damage; one or two children's
dormitories, office building and laundry room have cracked walls.
- Nanchong 2nd SWI has cracks in walls, substantial damage to the ceiling
of a staff building, needs tents
- Mianyang Zitong CWI has severely damaged walls. Children have been
moved to a military base. Urgent need for diapers, bedding, powdered milk
and purified water
Hanzhong CWI (Shaanxi)- Quite a few water pipes burst, the water tower had
cracks. Children have been evacuated and there is need for more tents,
bedding and purified water. We've posted a few photos on our website.
Dujiangyan SWI has evacuated all children. They have no tap water or
electricity in their temporary shelter. They urgently need food, purified
water, diapers and powdered milk.

We are still unable to reach these institutions: Deyang CWI (78 children),
Abazhou CWI (52 children), Guangyuan SWI, Mianzhu SWI

One of our HTS Beijing staff, Ma Lang, is a native of Mianyang, Sichuan,
close to the epicenter. HTS' Director of Child Development, Ma Lang is
both a pediatrician and a child development specialist. She is on her way
home right now to make use of her skills both medically and to help
children traumatized by this disaster. We are so proud of Lang and wish
her safe travels. She has promised to share her journey with all of us.
So soon you'll be hearing from us both!

Usually just before June 1, China's Children's Day, Half the Sky announces
a special appeal to help us fund new orphanage programs in the fall.
While we are committed to starting those new programs and know we will
need help to make it happen, we just don't feel we can ask for help
improving lives while children in Sichuan are losing theirs. There must
be a Children's Day Challenge this year but not at this time. Please do
what you can to help children in trouble now, and remember to help the
kids of HTS a little later this year.

Our hearts and prayers today are especially with the parents who have lost
their children in the collapse of schools - Muyu, Xinjian, Juyuan,
Liangping, and the rest.

Please give what you can to help the children who survive go on with their

If you would like to donate to Half the Sky's Children's Earthquake Fund,
it would be great if you would do so at Global Giving. The Ford Motor
Company announced today that they will match every gift!

If you prefer to donate directly to Half the Sky, of course that's fine.
Here are the various ways:
You can donate by calling Half the Sky (+1 510 525 3377) or on our

We have been so moved by your support already. Thank you!

with love,
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Moments with Maisie

Friday, May 9, 2008

Hide & Seek

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sunday, May 4, 2008

What Happens When "The Jewel's" Take On A Hike Through Life?

Slideshow coming soon!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Playdate with Miss M.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Take Time to Smell The Flowers

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Girl in Motion

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Did anyone miss this song?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

First Braid