Favorite Things


Our lives have altered dramatically over the past year. From repatriating from China to the States, to the addition of our gorgeous baby girl and the adjustment of Jim’s new job as well as navigating a new city, we…

The Deveys love SD




Merry Christmas and we wish you all…

HOPE for the future with grace for the past
JOY in each moment, beyond happiness
PEACE as we long for eternity’s rest
LOVE who came down as the gift of Christmas


Gorgeous Girl




I took this photo of our gorgeous girl over 6 weeks ago, but Giselle is even cuter now!

Here is a quick update…

We have a new church that we love called the Wave www.wavechurchsd.com and…

Moooo (not boo!)

My computer is dying… my kids ate my camera… I am sleep-deprived!!!
Ok, so I really don’t have a good excuse for not blogging, other than your average, every-day busy-ness!  But, more on that topic later as everyone just…

Baby G

Both children are sleeping, so I am making this post short and sweet!  Baby Giselle is three months old and has not only doubled her weight, but has quadrupled her cuteness!

I think these photos speak for themselves! 


Birthday Boy - Part II

Please pardon the nearly weeklong interruption in Jameson’s birthday post. As I was saying (or at least I think I was saying, but please pardon my intense case of “Momnesia”!)

Jameson has been asking for a Lightning McQueen cake…

Birthday Boy - part I

My amazing parents drove down to help us unpack and more importantly help celebrate Jameson’s third birthday. A new bike, Lightning McQueen cake, story-time and tons of snuggles from Grandma and Grandpa were the main events over Jameson’s birthday week.…

Beach Babies

We have a home! Thanks to Jim’s fabulous house-hunting skills we only looked at two houses before deciding on a place to rent. Our new home is amazing and is twice the size of our house in the Bay Area.…

Mei Guo

In Chinese, the word for America is "Mei Guo" and it litterally means "Beautiful Country".  The past week has been full of a few surprises, some challenges and lots of blessings in the beautiful US of A.  Repatriating…

Zai Jian

Our move date has moved several times, but as far as we know, we are flying to LA Wednesday (tomorrow) evening. Please pray for traveling mercies and pray for endurance as we travel with a six-week-old baby, a three-year-old, six…

Chinese Laundry


Every mother of multiple children will tell you how unrealistically perfect many mothers are with their first child. I remember washing all of Jameson’s clothes with a special detergent gentle enough for baby’s skin, then double rinsing everything. It…

Wo ai ni

On the day Giselle was born, my friend Amy told me that Giselle’s birthday is a very special day. May 20th (520) in Mandarin sounds like the words “Wo ay ni” which means “I love you”. Giselle is 4 weeks…