Friday, August 29, 2008

Another look at Mary's referral photo

The first photo was taken less than an hour after we held Mary for the first time (Changsha, China, September, 2006).
This is one of the referral photos we received in July, 2006.

Little children really do hear and absorb everything

Just after bath, tooth brushing, and the few night time rituals that we do with Mary, we said her night time prayers with her. This usually consists of Dear God, Please bless ... folowed by a list of our family members. I usually finish the list with "... and bless all the little children, especially those in China."

Well, tonight, before I could say that phrase, Mary herself said, "...and bless all my friends in China"!

How amazing and great is that. We had not been discussing anything about China recently, although sometimes we show our pictures and our video of our journey to Mary, or point out the country on the map. We have not looked at these images for at least a month or more. I just think that is a really wonderful sentiment from the mind of a not quite 3 year old.

So I echo Mary's statement, and would like to include among those friends the grocery store worker who found our baby girl , picked her up and brought her to the police station, and to the Half the Sky nannies at the 'social welfare institute' (aka orphanage) who cared for her for the 1st year of her life.

I don't usually get all sentimental on this blog, but Sarah and little Trig Palin have touched a lot of emotional chords today!

Diana's wedding cake slice sells for $1,830

Former royal servant kept the 27-year-old piece in clingfilm in an attic.

Shades of Elaine Bennis dancing around Mr. Peterman's office eating a piece of Edward and Wallis's wedding cake. Attic or damp english basement, which storage method is worse?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Local fairs or 'fair-lees' as Mary calls them

We have been to 2 fairs in the area, and have another local one that starts Thursday night and a larger one this weekend (an hour away).

Mary loves the rides, especially the Merry go Round and the flying dragons or dinos or whatever the theme happens to be.