Thursday, April 10, 2014

Baseball Season

Baseball Season is in full force for Stephen and Deacon, and even though I'm exhausted most of the time, complain some ;), juggle different schedules ALL of the time, and spend A LOT of time loading and unloading the car, I love it!!


I love to watch Deacon play. (yeah, I know he's only six)


Every time I see him play and his love for the game, I can't help but think of how much like his Daddy he is.


We love our ballplayer and look forward to many, many more games!

and.........

yes ladies and gentleman, this beautiful young lady is MY daughter! :)

MK just looked too pretty Sunday morning for me not to snap a few pics of her!








Tuesday, April 1, 2014

One Year Ago Today.....

.......I was sitting in a hotel room in Nanning, China.  My heart was pounding, and I could hardly contain my excitement (or truthfully my nerves).  We were waiting for a knock at the door........We were waiting to FINALLY get our hand on our sweet Hannah Grace.

Well the knock finally came, and I got my hands on my baby girl.  The moment I had waited so long for, but little sista was not so excited to get her hands on me :)

(excuse the unedited video, but I felt like it was time to share)

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Thankfully she is a whole lot more excited about me now!!!! :)

It is hard to believe that this has already been a whole year ago, but when I think back on how far we have all come, then it's hard to believe it's only been a year.

We celebrated Hannah day with a trip to the strawberry patch for some good ol strawberry ice cream and a little bit of playing.


Then it was off to Daddy's ballgame for a little while before leaving to make it to Deacon's practice.

We ended the day (night) with a little Gottcha Gift from China




I just have to share this.....last night while we were rocking, I was talking to Hannah about how tomorrow (today) was her special day.  I told her it was the day Mamma and Daddy went to China and got her.   I was trying to explain (as much as possible to a three year old) so I said, when you were a tiny baby, you didn't live with Mamma and Daddy, you lived in China........to which she wrinkled her eyebrows and said, "Me?  Why?"

We love you Hannah Grace McDuffie........all the way to China and back!

John 14:18
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.







Thursday, March 6, 2014

Guess what.........

....we had a little break through this week at therapy with Little Sista!!!!


HANNAH IS WALKING!!!!!!!


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Well not all of the time, but as you can see, she is taking several steps all by herself.  She still prefers the security of holding our hands and has not initiated it on her on (yet), but she is walking. :)

Deuteronomy 3:24 
 O Sovereign LORD, you have only begun to show your greatness and the strength of your hand to me, your servant. Is there any god in heaven or on earth who can perform such great and mighty deeds as you do?


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Savannah

Mary Kathryn competed this weekend in Savannah.  We used this as an excuse to just get away for a few days and enjoy ourselves. :)

The competition was held at the Convention Center across from River Street.
 


Competition was fierce, but our girls rocked again!! :)


We had fun on River Street and at the City Market, but I would have to say that our favorite place by far was the Candy Shoppe.  We only went five times in a three day trip :)





It was a wonderful weekend and great time.  When all was said and done, we were pooped. ;)
(love you, Stephen)







Saturday, February 15, 2014

Happy, Happy, Happy...........Happy

We've had lots of happy events going on lately.   I'm a little behind posting about them sooooo, I have decided to combine about three posts into one. :)


*** HAPPY 2nd Gym Meet to Mary Kathryn!!!

Rose City Invitational

 She had a little oopsy on her first event, but came back on the 2nd to score her first 9.125 of her career.



She helped her team win first place in level 2 at the meet!!!!!

Yay Girls!!!! :)

*** HAPPY Chinese New Year!!!!

We were able to celebrate Chinese New Year with a GREAT group of friends who have adopted our family into their circle ;)




*** HAPPY Valentines Day





*** and HAPPY 3rd Gym Meet

Back to Macon for the Disco Invitational (didn't get a lot of good pics :(



So proud of her because she worked hard and got..........

more scores in the 9's, and......

1st place all around in her group!!!

Psalms 103:2   Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits....




                                     




Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Great Snow Storm of 2014 ;)

Well, really it was more like the light dusting of snow 2014, but in Rebecca, GA.......we take what we can get. :)

We knew the "Winter weather" was coming so how did we prepare???

Spa Night ;)

Hannah didn't know what to think about the bubbles at first, but soon, just like every other female, she realized it was marvelous! 

We woke up this morning to a little bit of a disappointment, but headed out to enjoy.

We They ran around finding any little bit of accumulation to play in



and hit the jackpot on the trampoline :)

  


All in all it was a good Snow Day!

and now.....

A few random shots of cuteness :)

Little Stinker thought she was something in her pig-tails.
She kept turning her head back and forth to try and see them. :)



she even loved up to Deacon for some pictures :)