December 11, 2007

1 year gotcha...

One year ago today,,she is in my arms..
And now!

Wow, I cannot believe it has been a year since our precious Sophie was placed in our arms. The time has just flown by. Sophie is so precious. She has grown so much!! She definately transformed from baby to toddler right before our eyes. Each day is a new adventure with her. She is such a joy and we are so thankful God placed her in our lives.

November 26, 2007

4 Times blessed!

This was Sophie's first Thanksgiving. I soo remember last year at this time counting down our days to China...working on our packing list..worrying about the kids I was leaving home. This year was so peaceful knowing we were all finally together. The Lord has greatly blessed us!!

November 7, 2007

Horseback riding and more..

This past weekend we had the opportunity to go horseback riding at some friends house. Boy, did we have fun. Our day started at noon with food, riding horses, more food, zip-lining, more food, volleyball and one more time.. EATING! We had an absolute blast. The Bitlers are an awesome family and we had an amazing time. They live in this awesome log cabin on 20 acres. They have 17 horses! Hopefully sometime soon they will only have 15 horses as we are trying to prepare our pasture so we can buy 2 of them!! Enjoy the pics...please check out to see what happened to my friend Amber. hee hee.

October 17, 2007

Pierce's Pumpkins

Today was our annual trip to the Pumpkin patch,,,,this was also Miss Sophie Ru's first trip to the pumpkin patch. She/ we had a blast!! She loved the haymaze, picking out her pumpkin, riding the pony, and playing in the inflatables. She was wore out by the end of our trip...

October 16, 2007

Well, would ya looky here...

Did you, or do you have a mom who can do anything and everything? I do. As she raised 5 children she also, canned vegetables, made homemade candy(even had a candy business),toll painted, had a spotlessly clean house and made sure there were homemade chocolate chip cookies available all the time. We always had a homemade dinner around the table every night that I can remember. I would walk in the door from school and all these wonderful smells would greet me at the door. (That is unless we were having chili or pea soup! YUCK!) My mom used to make me clothes all the time, and instead of being thankful, all I wanted was store bought clothes! We would spend hours in Hancock Fabrics,,,oh how I HATED that store!! My mom even had a coffee cup that read, "Mother Superior". She honestly could do it all. She now has her own custom drapery business and is an expert seamstress. I said all that to say.. being her only daughter I know she hoped I would inherit her "crafty" gene...unfortunately it did not happen...until possibly, maybe just a tiny bit, I might enjoy of all things...SEWING!! I actually went alone...even drove myself to HANCOCK FABRICS..walked in on my one was pulling me by the hand..(you just don't understand all the hours I was forced to stay in that store as a child)and I ENJOYED myself. It was so weird. I have been once or twice to Hancock's as an adult and every time that I have walked in there I would start itching everywhere and breaking out in hives..until now. Of course, in that moment of delirium I had to call my mom...everyone in that store started looking like my mom...all these ladies who knew exactly what they were doing...of course having grown up in that store I knew the look I had to put on to look like I knew what I was doing. I felt sorry for all the kids I saw in there..they gave me these sorrowful, "save me" looks. As a child, I had every pattern in that store memorized... I could even smell the fabric in my dreams!!
Anyways..I said ALLLLL that to lead up to my pics. I didnt have time to fix my "models" hair b/c I wanted to try them on right away. Anyways, now that I finally have 2 girls I would like to occasionally dress them alike and it is hard to find sz 24 mos and size 8-10 matching. So, with the help of my dear friend Misty, I am trying to solve this dilemma. I made these outfits..and then took them in to be monogrammed. It was a blast! I am telling you I remembered how to thread that machine like it was yesterday, it was like I could feel my moms blood coursing thru my veins...( I forgot to mention in the 4th grade she was my Home-EC teacher and I made a pot holder and learned how to thread a sewing machine),,anyways it all came back to me.. So these are for you ma!!

September 24, 2007

few more fun pics

The divas!

EG and the Felt's awesome pool

Yes, someone walked a camel to church..dont see that in Alabama


Plane ride this morning...bye Sacramento, we love you!!

The program

On James and Emilys wedding program they had the neatest thing. Not sure if you can read it from my pic so here is what it says. Needless to say I was crying before the wedding! lol

"Elizabeth Grace drew this for Emily on September 1, 2006. On December 27, 2006 on a carriage ride through Central Park in New York City, James asked Emily to be his wife. Only later did we realize that EG had foretold the romantic event. We love you Elizabeth Grace and the entire Pierce family!"


September 11, 2007

Micah makes me laugh

Nothing is better than your big brother hurting himself to make you laugh!

September 4, 2007

Random pics

sweetest guy ever!
Grandma makes good ice cream sundaes!!

Sophie and Sissy doing school

Here are some pics from our last week. I cant believe we are already in the 4th week of school! Time flies when you are having fun.