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…

Wide-eyed

Mademoiselle Giselle is spending more time wide-eyed and less time sleeping (or should I say, more time eating as I type with my laptop propped on my boppy pillow) so we I finally have a few photos of her beautiful…

Oh, little angel

Giselle is an Angel and her big brother is amazing. I am not saying that the last week has been a walk in the park, but it has been so much easier than I ever expected. Although Shanghai United Family

Giselle Renee



Giselle Renée Devey
Born May 20th, 2011 at 9:45 AM
5 Pounds, 13 ounces
18 inches
Practically perfect in every way
 

Back in Beijing

Tomorrow my mother is coming to stay with us for an entire month! Although seeing her newest grandbaby is a big attraction, she is quite an amazing woman to travel halfway across the world twice in one year.

Back…

Nest

Although baby Giselle does not have her own room in our Shanghai apartment, she does have her own space. We learned of our move to San Diego the day after I purchased a second-hand dresser and changing table for Giselle.…

Celebrating Life

Last week was an amazing example of just how lovely life can be. On Tuesday, my friend Marisela drove me to pick up second-hand changing table and dresser for Giselle’s things before taking me to my doctor’s appointment at Shanghai…

Thank You For Visiting

We are fortunate enough to have 90-day visas now, which means we only need to leave the country to reset our visas once every three months. Thanks to a month of lots of rest and antibiotics, I was feeling well…

One year ago

On May 24, 2010, we packed up five suitcases, a guitar, a stroller, and our most precious possessions, which is each other, and left for China. We have only begun to learn what it means to lean not on our…