Thursday, September 20, 2007

Just some pics.......

Kicking back with a tall glass of milk.

Our very own little monkey...hehe.

"No, I do not want a banana...I want out of this thing!"

Smooching our girl!

Our "show me your teeth" smiles!

Sept 18---GOTCHA DAY!

September 18, 2007

September 18, 2006

One year ago today we became our Forever Family. It is hard to believe that we've already been parents for a whole year.....a whole absolutely wonderful year. Praises to God for all the great things He has done for us. It is common in the adoption community to celebrate "Gotcha Day" and the Everitt family did just that. Stan had the day off so he was able to be with Xan and I which is always nice. We went out for dinner, Chinese of course, and ordered the Happy Family.(hehehe) We took a family "portrait" and then watched all the videos from our trip to China. Well....the emotions were flowing as you can imagine. Such sweet memories! We got several emails from the other families that traveled with us and they were all doing well and celebrating in their homes too. September 18 will always be a very special day for us.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


We had my Grandma and Aunt Freddi come for a visit this past week and we had such a good time. They actually flew into Columbia on the same day that we returned from Texas so it worked out well.....we all just came to Aiken together. We didn't really do a whole lot while they were here--mostly just visiting here at the house. They were here a couple of years ago and we did all the "Aiken" things so this time we just relaxed. My aunt had never met Xan so that was very special to see them together. Grandma and Freddi cooked several times (oh so good!!) and Freddi made me a peach cobbler, well 2 actually but who's counting, while she was here and it brought back such wonderful memories of my time in her home. It was really good to have them here....thanks for coming!
Here are a few pics...enjoy.

We've had a very busy couple of weeks but things are getting back to normal now. First of all....the very important stuff.


He was in Florida for 4 days and completed the last step of the process and is all finished. I am extremely proud of him and respect all that he did to reach this goal. He is already a wonderful golf pro but now he is "credentialed" with the PGA. It's exciting to watch and see what God has in store for him/our family next. It doesn't really change his job now and his day to day responsibilities are the same......but it will open doors and things for him later should he decide to see what else is out there. He would love to be involved in all that is going on with golf in China so maybe God has something really great for him/us.

Next, the sad news. My grandmother, aka Nanny, passed away on August 28 and we all went home for the funeral which was on Friday, Aug 31. She was such a wonderful, loving person and to know that we will never see her again, this side of heaven, is a bit sad. It was a very sweet service and she would have been so proud of all her family and friends sitting there.....more than would even fit in the church. We also had a family reunion, which had been planned many months ago, for her extended family (the Fluitt's) and got to see and visit with lots of family we hadn't seen in years. Of course it was really fun to introduce them to Xan. We stayed with Ann & Ray in Idalou and kept the road hot between there and Post. It is always tiring to go home b/c we go and go and go but it is so worth it to get to see everyone, even if only for a little while.

Here are some pics from our visit at home. My camera's battery died so I'm sad that I didn't get hardly any shots......sorry.