Wednesday, September 28, 2011


on this guy.

[the typical noah face with scott]

[his face that lights up when scott walks in the room. i'm guessing scott is showing off his self proclaimed synchronized swimmer legs. you read it right.]

[noah intruding on scott's study time. what'd you say? his MBA or his chinese?
overachievers make us normal people feel, well, that's exactly it. normal.
in a deep breath thank goodness i'm not an overchiever kind of way.]

Saturday, September 24, 2011

while mom's away,

& dad's at play.

apparently this is what Scott and Noah do when it's my turn to go to chinese class.

totally normal.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

whose plan is it anyway?

It's a good thing... how He chooses to spring forth joy and draw in people.

[pictures taken on a campus]

Thankful that Noah's little smiling dimples are part of His plan.

Babies seem to be the hardest part about being here.
Yet the most rewarding.

If it were up to me, I'd have my babies in Auburn, AL and live right down the street from my family and thirty minutes from Scott's. The kids, all having dimples of course, would grow up riding tractors and playing on playgrounds that were sanitary. I'd never worry about grandmothers trying to pull my kids' diapers off because they'd rather them wear "split pants". We'd go through Chick Fil A drive thru's and have red mouths from eating way too many slushies at ball parks.

I would never plan on moving to a far away place. That would be super unfair to my kids' lives. Right? All that stuff they'd miss out on?

But what if what they would miss out on is right here on the other side of the world. What if the injustice done to their lives would be for us to stay put in Auburn, AL.

Swarms of people surround our kids over here. They are magnets. I believe it's not just by chance, but that He's doing something. And I'm convinced that it's good.

It is exactly what makes the overwhelming and crying moments [where in my head I may even be saying I want my Momma!] worth it. That we're building in to something much greater than what my little pea brain can fathom.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

small spaces

i've been capturing noah's love for small spaces with my phone.

[his little cubby in our kitchen]

[side table in our living room/kitchen. i love how east asia does the combo deal.]

[on our neighborhood, if you could call it that, playground]

and also his love for loud noises. just like scott.