Shine Like Stars

Shine like stars in the universe as we hold out the Word of life (Phil. 2:15)
We're not trying to be rock stars but just shed some light on a sad and lonely world. Stay tuned for how God works through weak and tired, sometimes really cranky vessels.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Birthday Girl

We met uncle John and the kids at the zoo for some birthday fun...

Eating lunch

Running through the garden with sissy.

Munching on a bagel.

Playing with some new toys in the lovely princess costume.

A visit from Bubba and Grammy is always fun....
Look they brought a new slide!

So big!

Fun family night eating birthday cones.

Good, good, good!

This picture should be first but blogger won't let me
move my pictures around...annoying.

Sunday Birthday Party in the Park...


I love this picture of Aunt Meg!

The guys wearing the shirt we had made as a fundraiser during the adoption process.
They unintentionally matched. Aren't they cute?
It was very fitting that they wore it on her birthday.
Dan (the brother-in-law on the left) created these shirts for us. We gave him words like....hope, little sister, love, and lots of other stuff and then he filled Africa in with those words.
It's amazing that she's here now and she's so comfortable in our family. I am amazed by
the awesome gift of adoption. I'm blessed beyond belief by all four of my kiddos!!


  1. Happy Birthday Melia- you are sooo beautiful!

  2. WOW she is really beautiful! And that is a great picture of the both of you!!

  3. Happy Birthday Sweet Melia! :) Love that shirt picture, too!

  4. Melia has the greatest smile, and her face is SO expressive even when she isn't smiling! She took on that slide like a big girl!! So glad that you had great celebrations!! And the shirt pic is a classic! Also love the pic of you two.

  5. Happy birthday, Melia! What a big girl and fun bunch of celebrations! Love the close-up picture of the two of you.