Thursday, April 22, 2010

Time to Smock

Ellie wearing her dress that I smocked for her homecoming. This was right when we walked in our home for the 1st time with Ellie - Sept. 25, 2008

After our ordeal with Lilly in China, David and I were exhausted so we have very few good homecoming pictures (although a friend took some good ones, I couldn't find them for this post!). Again, Lilly is wearing her dress that I lovingly smocked for her. This was taken May 23, 2007 at the airport - right before we departed for a nearby hospital where Lilly was admitted for pneumonia, heart failure, and possible asthma - all related to her unrepaired VSD.

March 11, 2010 Hudson in Baotou SWI waiting on his family! Come on Artcilce 5 & TA! Won't he just look precious in his blue romper below?

Being a girl who loves tradition, I knew I needed to smock a cute romper for Hudson to wear home. I just started last night and will be sure to post the finished product when I'm all done. I have never waited this late in our journey to start so there may be some late nights - nighttime being the only time I have to smock!

One quick note about our tee shirts for sale: A new design has been created and I love it! It says on the front "How Do You Reach 147 Million Orphans? One At a Time". . .Don't you just love that? All those folks who probably mean well when they tell me "You know you can't save them all." "There will always be orphans in the world." Well, I can't wait to wear this shirt just for them!! Check out the new design at


Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

That's adorable, Jan! How special too!

And how scary about when you went to get Lilly!


trina said...

oh sooo cute!! He will be sooo adorable. Can't wait 'til you bring him home. I know you are so excited. :)

Rebecca Sibley said...

Glad to get caught up with you tonight! Keep us informed on travel times for Hudson when you know!!

Sharon said...

He is going to be SO stinkin' cute in that, Jan!!! :)

Cousin Sheri said...

Good job so far! And yep, i gotta get one of those T-shirts.
Love to all. Check will be sent in May to your church.

Jennifer O'Cain said...

Got my new shirt Mon. and wore it today. I love it. I saw so many people stare at it today trying to read it. What a great message!

It was great to see you all on Sat.!