Our friends Rich and Jeannie have increased their happy family! They have adopted their second daughter from China. This is a picture of Jeannie, Rich, their son Colm and their newest daughter, Li Ming being blessed at Mass on Sunday morning.
Phoebe celebrated her 26th birthday on Tuesday, but we had our family dinner and traditional North Douglas Chocolate Cake on Sunday evening, so that her friend Rachel, who was visiting from Seattle, could join us.
The birthday girl making a wish!
After dinner, I looked out the window and saw this little guy in our yard. He climbed the fence and turned his back to us to present his quills. We quickly brought Beans inside and closed the dog door.
Here is a picture of Charles and me (along with two of that year's Jesuit Volunteers) at the Fourth of July Parade in 1985. Note the belly!
Phoebe, right after her birth.
Phoebe, at her baptism.
I can't believe that it has been 26 years since our beautiful daughter was born! She has brought so much joy to our lives, and I am grateful for every year, every month, every day, every minute and every second of those 26 years! Happy Birthday Phoebe!