About Me

My name is Tracy and I am married to an amazing man, his name is Thomas! We are a busy family that is always on the go between church, school, work and sports.... we are not a sitting around kind of family. We have 4 amazing children and are working on bringing home Elias to make 5. My hubby is Deaf and I am a sign language interpreter,we are very involved in the Deaf community and are excited to be adding another Deaf member to our family. Our kids, Aaron-19, Luke-11, Tommy-10 and Paige-5 are anxious for their new brother to be home. This is our second adoption and we are learning more everyday to lean on God, this journey is already strengthening our faith! We are working on learning how to turn everything over to God and know that He has a perfect plan and all will happen in His time! Good things come to those who wait.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Luke's transition over the last 9 months a photo montage

This was the first picture we ever saw of Luke, he looked so sad my heart broke
 This was the update picture in Aug 2010 when Luke received our care package
 The first moments with Luke on January 17th 2011 in our hotel lobby at our meeting
 The first night in our hotel room in Jinan, we were all nervous but he did great
         Our 2nd day together and he and dad were already inseparable
 Luke as we are packing to head to Guangzhou for the 2nd week of our trip, he was showing his personality very well by then .. can you say goofy!!
 Our last night in Guangzhou before heading to the USA. He was changing so rapidly in front of our eyes
 Our skinny Minny arm wrestling with dad in the hotel room at night. He weighed 60 lbs
 Our first day home just meeting the gang (minus Aaron as he was at College) Jan 30th 2011
                           Luke and Paige they became instant pals and still are
 Luke and Tommy they are buddies but definitely brothers as well (sibling rivalry anyone??)
 Luke joining the crazy Pittsburgh fans(his brother, Aaron, His Dad, his brother Tommy and Luke) for the Superbowl (mom just had emergency appendix surgery so was not in a get in the picture mood hah) Feb 2011
                          Me and My boy in March.. already changing so fast and he is totally my baby boy! (Mommas boy!! yeahhh baby!)!
                                    Another highlight of March learning to ride his bike!
 At a soccer game in April 2011 with his daddy, the 2 of them showing some Tude hahah
                                       May gave birth to the Luke-inator hahah
                        June was Lukes first trip to the beach and HE LOVED it!
 4th of July Tommy and Luke posing with their new( tough, but emotional pose) hahah. Too funny they were practicing modeling poses I couldnt stop laughing!
                        August 2011 Boogie boarding with his sister and pal, Paige
 August 2011  posing with his Nan and Pop and cousins already looking like a completely different child. (Pop, Aaron, Luke, Sage, Paige, Elijah,  Nanny and Tommy)
             September 6th Luke's first day of 5th grade at DSD. Looking so grown up
                 Sept also brought about more FOOTBALL! Luke has become quite a fan!
                                                     They are always goofy! It makes my heart burst with joy that he has someone to be so goofy with after 10 and half years of no one! 
                    The end of September and( 9/22/2011) was Luke's 11th Birthday! He was so excited to see his presents and cant beleive we spent the day celebrating him!! His first celebration of himself ever!
               Luke enjoying more Football at the beginning of October 2011 He is Tommys biggest fan!We love taking pictures of us together! Me and My baby boy!
                  October 16, 2011 Celebrating his Dads Birthday with his Nanny.

The transformation of Luke has been incredible. First of all physically if you didnt watch the change over 9 months we would swear he is not the same boy we met in China. 25 lbs heavier, 4 inches taller.. Language that is blossoming by the day. A personality that is unique and incredible!!!

WE LOVE YOU LUKE!  CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE NEXT 9 MONTHS BRING, THEN 9 YEARS!! FOREVER MY SON!!!!!

3 comments:

Aus said...

WOW - great retro - and great guy!! Pretty cool family too!!

hugs - aus and co.

China Dreams said...

It is amazing how they blossom in such a short period of time. Here's to the next nine months being just as exciting as the first nine were!

Ruby

bridget said...

So awesome! He is adorable!! I came over to your blog from the yahoo advocate group :)

Our little boy!

Our little boy!
Opening up my care package from my family!

Curious what he is thinking!

Curious what he is thinking!
Checking out my Family for the 1st time ever! (this pic is of my new Brothers and Sister!)

His first reaction after seeing us

His first reaction after seeing us
This is my Forever Family!

Some goodies from the care package

Some goodies from the care package
Some of my new books

This picture makes me cry every time I see it!

This picture makes me cry every time I see it!
My 1st picture of my mommy and daddy! They say I love to look at my pictures again and again!

Studying our faces....

Studying our faces....
Checking out my new family again!

Look at that face!

Look at that face!
Checking out my new books

Aaron's Graduation

Aaron's Graduation
We are so Proud!

Xin Hai's name in Chinese!

福新

Fu XinHai

Xin Hai

Xin Hai
Isnt he the cutest ever?

Aaron's Senior Prom

Aaron's Senior Prom
My handsome Son, Aaron

Aarons prom

Aarons prom
Paige, Aaron and Tommy

My Family

My Family
The Worrell Family

Our Precious one

Our Precious one
Xin Hai in 2008 - so precious! Love that smile!

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