March 20, 2015

Sorry, I'm not so good at updates!

Jadyn had her first professional hair cut today. I've trimmed it several times but I'm not good at getting it even. We had a little over 1" removed. 
Since I've been absent from posting Jadyn has had a birthday! This kid is 8 already!

February 24, 2015

Our Lil Martial Artist

Jadyn earned all the strips on her Gold belt she needed to test for her Orange belt. Proud of this girl! 

January 02, 2015

It was a Merry Christmas!

Our Christmas was once again spent in Portland with family. This girls favorite holiday didn't disappoint. 
Her Elf was naughty this year, Jadyn really enjoyed waking up each morning to see what she had been up to during the night! 
    This was a night when Elf was behaving. 

    The "Giant Panda" was her favorite gift
    Jadyn named her Coco

    She now shares her bed with Coco
    Decorating cookies on Christmas Eve
   A photo op at Lowes! 

November 20, 2014


She loves curly hair, can hardly wait to get those foam rollers out in the morning.
She'll have to enjoy her hair at home today as we are iced in, no school!  

November 01, 2014

Halloween 2014

Jadyn has known for months that she wanted to be Maleficent this year, so I planned ahead and bought the head piece and wings when the movie came out. I made the dress and she became a beautiful Disney character. 
 We changed it up this year and painted her pumpkin. Turned out pretty neat! 
It was a fun Halloween ��

October 18, 2014

She's got her Gold belt!

2 months into taekwondo classes, Jadyn earned her second belt. 
She was so excited and did a great job in front of a panal of 6 black belt judges. 

September 09, 2014

End of summer 2014

Sad to see summer end. We purchased 2 jetskis, Jadyn enjoyed them until Daddy accidentally dumped them both off. I need to toughen this girl up! 

She loves playing in the river.

School pictures

Can't believe how big our girl is getting. The last 5 years have flow by. 

First day of 2nd. grade

August 17, 2014

I love this kid

August 09, 2014

5 Year Adoption Reunion and a Family Visit

We left for a 8 day trip to meet up with some of the families we went to China with,  and for a family visit in Kansas. Long delayed flights and even longer car rides made for a tired girl!
on our way to Branson, Mo

Mary & Jadyn 

Max, Lila & Jadyn. Little China buddies (all the kids were adopted the same day)
August 3, 2014 marked our 5 year anniversary of adopting our sweet girl. It was so good see the families we went to China with and how much their little ones have grown.
craft time

and lots of swim time

at a Chinese acrobat show

9 ladies, 4 bikes!

so pretty

a few of the bike riders

at Table Rock Dam with our great friends

Jeron enjoying some go-cart time!

Our dinner Chef, Bob. Who we learned, was adopted as well.
                  After 4 days in Branson, Mo we drove to Kansas to spend time with family.
our sweet 94 yr. old Grandpa Z.

they both loved their time together

At the Zoo. our girl was HOT

her favorite exhibit, the fluffy lil owl.

he looks so cranky!

I mentioned we had long car rides, right?

July 17, 2014

Braces x5

Yes, this is the 5th child I have had in braces. Thank goodness they are separated by years and years! 
Except for Jeron, who's still got his on, for a few more weeks. 
Jadyn needs her palate expanded, so her teeth won't hit. She has to wear an ugly contraption at night while she sleeps. This should correct her bite in about 12 weeks.  She's thrilled about the 4 pink braces on the front teeth! 

July 10, 2014

Another Martial Artist

Jadyn decided she would like to take Tae-Kwon-Do classes like her brother Jeron.
She had to memorize the "Student Creed" by her 7th class, then recite it to the class and instructor. Once that is done you get your first belt. She nailed it! 
Proud of this kid! 

First day

She's a white belt!

side kick

Getting her first belt

Bowing to her instructor