Tuesday, March 2, 2010


First off...man, it's been a month since I've posted anything. AND I'll tell you why, it's a very simple explanation really. When I start something new, it just consumes me for about an average of 2-3 weeks, and in a moment of weakness I accepted someone's request of me to...are you ready for this?... PLAY FARMVILLE!!! How ridiculous is that? Well, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

On a completely more serious and life-changing note, our precious little Ciara has been with our family now for six months!! Six months??!! We certainly can't believe it, and I've heard it said many times, but it is true...it is like she's always been here.

Ten facts about Ciara, or CiCi as Logan and Leyna like to call her, that everyone should know:

Fact No. 1: The girl loves to shop, and her favorite things to buy are still SHOES!!
Fact No. 2: When the referral paperwork described her as being a little obstinate, someone fibbed a little. This girl is bull-headed, but does eventually bend if necessary, lol.
Fact No. 3: She has the best pucker ever and isn't afraid to use it, lol.
Fact No. 4: Ciara loves bling, dressing up and did I mention she likes shoes?
Fact No. 5: She loves going to church and her Bible class with her friend Ella.
Fact No. 6: Ciara does not like cheese of any kind, not even mac-n-cheese, no cheese.
Fact No. 7: She digs chocolate milk, gummies, pork chops (really meat of any kind), Raman noodles of course, gold fishes, Cocoa Puffs and Fruity Pebbles.
Fact No. 8: She loves her family! How do I know? 'Cause she tells us all the time, "I Uv Ou!"
Fact No. 9: She loves riding in Papa's and Ya Ya's big trucks and does so every opportunity she can.
Fact No. 10: Ciara loves to be read to and would do so every minute of the day. If we're not reading to her, she will sit and look through the books herself.

And there are so many other facts I could tell you about this lovable, snuggly, beautiful, wonderful, precious gift to our family that we all just love, love, love, but seriously I just don't have that much time!

Below are a few pictures over the last six months with Ciara. She's gotten a little taller and her hair is a smidge thicker.

8-31-09 Meeting Ciara for the first time!8-31-09 She had been with me about 6 hours at this point. We're at Wal-mart.9-2-09 At the Hefei Zoo9-3-09 In our hotel room in Hefei, Anhui, China9-8-09 We're in Guangzhou at this point, leaving for home in two days.9-19-099-20-099-22-0910-8-0910-23-0910-30-0911-16-0911-20-0912-19-0912-24-091-19-101-20-101-30-102-19-103-1-10


Kat said...

She is precious!!! Congrats on six month of BLESSING! God is good!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

How blessed you all are! I enjoyed looking at all the pictures. Some I had seen before; others I hadn't seen. I like that very last one of Logan and Ciara; very cute!

Karin said...

She is adorable! Congrats on your 6th month anniversary. :) Loved seeing how she is doing.

Ken and Sharon said...

Hi Jackie . . . . nice post! Love the facts about Ciara. . . I'm going steal your idea and post some facts about Jie Jie! I finally put a post on my blog today after 2 months of nothing! It's so hard to find time. I also wanted to send you the pictures from the EAC party but don't have your e-mail. Sharon

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Jackie, I haven't heard from you in awhile--so thought I'd stop by and say HELLO... Ciara is really growing up... I love your thoughts about her. Strange that she doesn't like CHEESE...

Hope life is still great for ALL of you and that you all made it through the hard winter without any problems.