Thursday, December 22, 2011

Oh, wow!!

I was just checking in on Lilianna after lunch and her Angel Tree goal has more than DOUBLED!!!  Over $2,000 in her grant!! Woohooo!!!  I can't thank everyone enough for their donations!!  I have no idea who contributed, so don't know who to thank, but THANK YOU to those who  have, and those who have prayed on her behalf, and advocated for her, too.  Now if we can just find her a family.  :-)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Piano Concerto ala Darya

I know I've mentioned it before, but Darya LOVES the piano.  She loves listening to and "helping" her brothers when they practice.  Hopefully when she's a bit older she'll take lessons, too.   Without further ado, here's my little budding piano prodigy in action for you all to enjoy! :-)

Edited to add the boys playing the piano (they had just come inside after playing football with Joel, so they're a bit red in the face):

Nate playing "Chimes":

Ben playing "Salsa Blues":

Sam playing "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" (check out Darya dancing in the background):

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New picture of Lilianna

I just noticed a new picture of Lilianna on Reece's Rainbow:

Isn't she just precious?? She has such beautiful eyes and I love that fuzzy hair (though it would look much better longer and with a bow in it).  I am so thankful that her grant is continuing to grow - now we just need to find her a family!

I've been MIA for a while on this blog. I guess it's just that busy season of the year, though honestly I just started my Christmas shopping yesterday (online, of course).  But, we are wrapping up our homeschooling lessons and preparing to take a two week break that coincides with Darya's school break.  There are so many random things I want to post about (family stuff, Down syndrome, adoption, etc.), so hopefully I'll get to it soon.