Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sophie's Student Week

This week at school, our girl is the center of attention. It is SOPHIE'S WEEK in her class where she gets to lead a bunch of events and cool things. We had to make a poster for her classroom and below is what we came up with. It had to include her family, friends and what she likes to do.
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Mya Gave Me Money

Just a funny video from a few weeks ago. When we went to NJ in July to visit with the Duckers, Mya had outgrown a pair of her size 5 sandals, which Sophie in great. So we had told her a while back that Mya gave her those shoes. So now she thinks that Mya gives her lots of things!
Cheers to the Ducker family! We also need Mya to give us a few other things when she gets a chance :-)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Catching Up....

Been a busy past three or so weeks here with more travels, a brief illness with Sophie, a death in the family and so much more. Below is a photo montage of the past month.

Visiting Bear and Belle in Mississippi

She loved the kitchen Belle got for her

Belle, Sophie and Nonnie

Blessing from the priest at church

Night out with our girl

A trip to the Delta would not be complete without stuffing your face full of Nonnie's pasta with meatballs and gravy! Yeah she ate it all too..

Tea party at Bear and Belle's pool

Caroline (The God Motha') while the family was in town for Mimi's funeral

Neighbor's birthday party at Bounce U. She had a blast.

Holt family picnic in St. Louis. About 40 people came. Everyone LOVED playing with Sophie's colors.
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Down the BIIIIIIIG slide.... all smiles at the end.

Coloring with friends from all over the world. It was a fun day talking with other Holt families and letting the kids just play around.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Heaven Called Another Angel Home Today

Today our family lost a true angel. Our "Mimi" was called by God early this morning to come home and be re-united with "Gaga" and her parents once again. It is a rainy day here, but we know that she is in a place so wonderful that none of us could imagine.
Mimi was loved by so many and was a true giving person. Her laugh, smile and personality will be what we miss the most. Mimi, we love you so very much. THANK YOU for everything that you have given to us. May you be at peace and know that you will continue to live in our hearts for eternity. Below is a tribute to this beautiful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Never Forget Today

A special prayer to those who perished 8 years ago today and their families. May this Nation NEVER forget the events that changed this world forever. We are so very proud to be Americans and the freedoms that we have thanks to the wonderful men and women that continuet to fight terrorism across the globe.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Dollar A Day Can Make A Difference

Just something we are passionate about are all of these beautiful children that are waiting for a forever family. Please click on the Holt Web Banner above and consider sponsoring a child. For $1 per can change the life of a little boy or girl. Just $1. It is because of generous people who donated to Holt for the past 50+ years that we now have our girl. There are 10 children at this time. We know that 10 of you will decide to make a difference in the lives of a child. Just $1.
Thank you.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hives & Memories

Yep, we are still battling the cause of Sophie's hives. She had a doctor's appointment this morning for some blood work to help figure this thing out. We thought we had it narrowed to something in milk but nope, this morning she broke out again with no exposure to it, not as bad as before but still uncomfortable. Praying that the blood work shows something versus having to expose her to everything in the world through an allergy specialist.

On a side note, Sophie never ceases to amaze us. We were getting rid of some of her clothes she outgrew. Pulling the zip-loc bag that holds her Gotcha Day clothes, she immediately pointed to them and said "flowers" As you can see there are two fun flowers on the dress. When she was asked if she remembered these she said "yes". She was then asked, "Where did you wear these clothes?" She replied "IN VIETNAM!!