Sunday, July 23, 2017


We are truly fortunate to have some of the best family.  The supportive, fun, and loving care from the Zeilingers and Nakagakis makes all that we do possible.  Our time with them in our temporarily homeless state have been both fun and sad as we say 'goodbye.'  We have had plenty of pool time, library time, gotten to go bowling, golfing, and play tennis.


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Vivian is five

Vivian is making her fifth trip around the sun and she continues to act like it's her one hundredth.  The girl seems to know it all and isn't afraid to tell you as much.  She still enjoys playing with dolls and when she's the teacher it is funny to hear her take on the mannerisms of her preschool teacher.  Vivian likes swimming and riding her bike and is good at playing independently.

The girls have had the "best birthday parties ever."  Nina spent her day at Chuck E. Cheese with the Nakagakis and they had a blast playing games and going on rides.  Vivian spent her day with the Zeilingers playing mini-golf and going on rides at Como Town.  They're especially thrilled to get their fidget spinners. 


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Nina is Seven

Our new 7-year-old is wonderful.  Nina is a caring and thoughtful young girl who is always concerned about the well-being of her family.  Nina still loves art, swimming, watching cartoons, reading, and especially playing with her sister.  She has a full range of emotions, and despite her love of rain, she laughs more than she cries.  Nina really liked her teacher, Mrs. Schmidt, and doing various art projects throughout the school year.  Her laugh and smile brightens our days and we are so lucky to have such a joy in our lives.