Thursday, July 26, 2012

Let Me Start With A Big "Sorry"

I have not been able to find a moment to update our blog - I apologize.  We have just been so crazy busy!  I mean BUSY BUSY!!!  You know that kind of busy, right???

Last week we went to the Reece's Rainbow reunion in Washington DC!  What a BLAST!!!  Oh My!!!!!  Here are some pictures of those Very Amazing two days!!!

 SEVEN Adopted Children in the above picture!!!  How Awesome is that?????  Look at those Beautiful Smiles!!!!
Sara Grace, Mila Hope, Nick, Gavin, Reece (The One and Only from Reece's Rainbow), Conor, Belle, Owen, Zoya, Owen (Reece's Brother) and Aaron
 Then you have the Amazing Sarah B. - This Girl is an Absolute GOD SEND!!!!  I Love her to pieces!!!!!  She would just pick up a little and go with the flow.  She even had Belle the whole time during our Reece's Rainbow reunion dinner.  THE WHOLE TIME!!!  Belle just LOVES HER and So Do I!!!!!
 Proud Papa with two of his sweet little Lovies!!!!
 This one just kills me honestly.  Andrea Roberts - The founder and Director of Reece's Rainbow.  The lady that made it possible for that handsome hunk of love to be my son.  So when she holds Gav or Belle I am a moosh festival.  Andrea Loves these kids so very much!!!!  It is something very special to witness for sure!!!
 Belle sure does Love her Daddy!!!!
 Then you have Incredible Molly C.!!!  I can't say enough Wonderful things about this gal!!!  That is a FACT!!!  She is one of the biggest orphan advocates I know!!!  She will never give up screaming for those that don't have a voice.  She is so so so Awesome with kids and I just appreciate everything about her!!!   Oh and Sara Grace claims to be her daughter!!!  Can't argue - I would want to be her daughter too SG!!!
 This picture above is just so Awesome!!!  Belle has never EVER responded to a new person the way she did with this little girl.  This beautiful blonde haired girl also sporting an extra chromosome came right over to Belle to love her up.  BELLE LOVED IT!!!  Belle was all giggles and smiles!!!  I have the chills now just remembering that very sweet moment!!!!  GOD IS GOOD!!!!!!
 I Love My Boy!!!
 Here we have Spunky Sweet Charlotte!!  Oh she is a hoot!!!  How about Sara Grace sitting on her lap???  Oh My!!!  I am so Grateful that I was able to meet C's Momma, Kelly!!!  Kelly and I have been online friends for a long time so hugging her was a very Beautiful moment!!!!

Oh Lizzie - I adore this young lady!!!!!  She is another young lady that jumps in and does what ever she can to help.  She is the beautiful daughter of Tom and Patty Lococo!!  Lizzie is so sweet and just always a pure joy to be in the company of!!!
 Super Big Brother Nick blowing some Rasberries on Owen's Belly!!!
 Another Lococo!!!  This is Josh!!!  Look at him with Belle - Oh My!!!  This handsome young man sure has a heart of GOLD!!!!  The Lococo family has 4 more children that sadly I don't have a picture of :(  !!!  Sweet Julia who was also adopted from Ukraine and rocks an extra chromosome in a true princess fashion.  Sweet Gabby who Sara Grace Misses so MUCH!!!   Caleb is the oldest of the bunch and a natural AMAZING photographer.  He is also a huge orphan advocate and a young adult with a very Bright Future!!! And the beautiful Addisu who honestly can knock you off your seat with his smile!!!
 Awe!!!!  Three of the Loves in my life!!!!  I sure am BLESSED!!!!
 Not a fan when Dave throws a toddler in the air but Gav LOVES it so MUCH!!!!  Obviously!!!
Conor and Aaron made fast friends!!!  Aaron is such a strong beautiful boy!!!  It was an absolute honor to meet him and his super teeny tiny but very POWERFUL Mom!!!!  Julia has been an Amazing support to us and we will always be grateful!!!!  Love you Mrs. Nalle!!!!

I want to Thank Molly and Caleb for taking such fantastic pictures!!!  These photos SCREAM that we all just had a Spectacular Time!!!!  And we sure did!!!!
Oh My!!!  My Four little Starfish!!!  You know the starfish story right??

A young boy was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When he came to each starfish, he would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched him with amusement.
He had been doing this for some time when a man approached him and said, “Little boy, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”
The boy seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, he bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he looked up at the man and replied,
“Well, I made a difference to that one!”

Oh and We Leave In TWO DAYS!!!!!  OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!  
We are so Ready to Bring Home Our Newest Starfish!!!!
We are Coming Baby Lyla!!!!!!


  1. LOVED meeting you guys!!! It was amazing!!! I absolutely adore all your babies, esp Bellie Bug!!!

    And 2 days?!?!? OH MY WORD - SOOO ULTRA EXCITED!!!

  2. Why are you so cute Summer? I Looooooooove your kids, and you guys and ALL the RR babies. I'm very honored that SG is "mine" haha. I miss that girl! I'm so glad I got to see you guys again and I will keep praying for you as you go to get miss LYLA!

  3. So exciting! Looks like a lovely time and now you get to go get your girl!! hooray!

  4. This is a lovely post, Summer. Thank you for the sweet words about our kids. We feel the same about your crew. They are all a delight to know. We will be praying for your entire family as you go to get Lyla. Promise me we will meet up so that we get to see all of you and hug Miss Lyla.


  5. What a great recap of your time in DC!

    Safe travel friend.

  6. Looks like it was a wonderful time together! Sarah had a BLAST!!! She loves you guys too. :-) Thank you for your sweet encouragement for her (and me).