It's hard to believe that four years have passed
since this little angel was born!
I remember the three long flights it took
to get to Okinawa, Japan.
I left Thanksgiving Day. I wanted to make
sure I was there to welcome this little
one to the world.
I got there and we waited!
There were places to go and things
to see to help pass the time,
but the most beautiful site in that entire
country was this little girl's sweet face!
She was perfect!
And when the time came for me
to fly back to the states, I didn't
want to go. It's never fun being separated,
but I'm thankful now that she lives in the USA
and visits are much easier! And much
Oh, what joy she has brought to our lives!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GRACE!
She had a birthday party at the gymnastic gym
she and her sister Olivia, now attend!
It's a really nice place. Her party was in
the part of the gym where Olivia's classes
are held. Olivia looked like she
felt right at home.
I think gymnastics is good for her. You can see
that she enjoys it. And - she's getting
stronger by the day!
This was Brilyn's first time to visit.
She got to see Grace and Olivia's new
house, their new neighborhood
and their new gym.
I think she had fun!
Brilyn always likes playing with
Grace and Olivia!
Isn't Olivia just darling in her little
Here is Grace getting ready to perform a
trick on the bar.
This gym is a pretty neat place to have a birthday
party. You get free play time on the equipment,
a coach that does a few things with the
kids as a group and a party room
and time to have refreshments.
And just look who Grace is playing with!
She tells me that she doesn't like cootie boys!
(and ALL boys are cootie boys)
But, if I didn't know better I would think
she liked Pete!
She seems to give him a lot of attention.
Maybe she has learned that
boys can be fun to have as