Sunday, November 29, 2009

Matthew's Christmas cd

It's finally ready... The Fourth Dimension "A Day to Remember" Christmas CD. Our son Matthew and 3 friends (barbershop quartet) put together this collection of Christmas songs. It has taken a while to get it ready for our friends and family who helped us with adoption expenses, but it's ready now. We'll be getting it out this week. If anyone else wants a copy we have them for "donation" of minimum $10. It'll help us pay off some of the travel expenses. Send an email to me with your address. Thanks! And - Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Lifesong for Orphans

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You may want to consider gifting some of the projects they are involved in with helping orphans.

Thanksgiving will be here in 2 days

Every day is full of watching Josiah learn new things. I haven't had time to write on the blog. We use iGoogle to translate English into Chinese. It's wonderful that he reads Chinese so well. I was "telling" him about Thanksgiving. Then, all of a sudden he got excited and jumped up and down, ran outside into the backyard and started gathering up pinecones. Then he ran back into the house, grabbed a piece of paper and pen, saying "Jesus" - so I wrote "Jesus" on the paper. He ran back outside and proceeded to spell out "Jesus" using the pinecones on the lawn. Such excitement! I do think he's thankful.

Sunday morning we had some time before leaving for church and somehow we started looking at China on the computer - looking at Dandong on google maps. I think it stirred a little homesickness for the familiar in him. He has gone 6 days now without talking with a Chinese person. I'm thinking it's time for us to "phone a friend" so he can TALK and be understood. There are times I can tell he is grieving, just so many changes for him.

Last Wednesday our friend Suzanne from Houston was in town. AND besides giving the boys a fun ride in her convertible (rental car) - she brought Josiah a Chinese/English Bible. He loves reading it. Thanks, Suzanne!

On Saturday we went to a wedding. It was a beautiful wedding and another first for Josiah. He did really well, even as the day became long. We loved being with friends we hadn't seen for awhile.

We have so much to be thankful for... are you making a list? Personally I prefer making a "I'm thankful for..." list, more than my "wish list" for Christmas. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Home: day 10

We've had lots of firsts around here and it is so fun watching the joy on Josiah's face as he discovers and experiences things for the first time. *OKAY, let me explain about the name: Caleb Josiah FuJie Langford - yes, that's his name. We're calling him Josiah. It fits him. :) yes, some people are shaking their heads... saying, they were right. HA! I think he likes all of his names.

We had some sleepy days with the jet lag. The time change actually helped us. We skipped Halloween - just ignored the whole thing - had no clue how to explain it to Josiah and it's not a priority for us anyhow. We have enjoyed some of the candy, which we got on the "day-after" sale.

We went to church on Sunday. Matthew was home from college for the week-end, which was awesome. Josiah was very happy when Matthew gave him permission to play on his electric keyboard. The guys had fun "bonding" - including going with Jared and Gabe out on the lake in their boat. And, someone said something about Josiah "driving" the boat??

Another fun thing - Josiah has been able to play with Asher a couple of times. (