Tuesday, September 23, 2008

FingerPrints & Birthdays!!

Happy Birthday to my Handsome Nephew Landon Corsbie!!
Aunt Lisa & Runcle Russell Love you VERY MUCH!

Well, they say "3rd Time Is The Charm"


We had to update our finger prints for the 3rd time today.

You can't take in camera's or phones, so I had to take a photo of the sign going into the office complex that holds the Immigration Department in Birmingham Alabama.

We were the only ones there today so we were in and out in less than 10 minutes.

Now we just wait for our updated 171.

After our prints, we went to the Galleria Mall for lunch,

then over to Academy sports,

then to World Market, Then to Barnes and Noble,

then to the Art Museum, then to dinner, and lastly home.

(Alison, Hopefully you will not have to wait much longer for Mommy and Daddy!

We love you so much! We can not wait to have you in our arms!!)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to Michele & Amryn!!
Michele, My sis-n-law, turned 45 on 9/18
& her Granddaughter, My Great Niece Amryn turned 1 on 9/19
Happy Birthday to you!!!
Happy Birthday to you!!!
Happy Birthday Michele and Amryn!!!
Happy Birthday to you!!!
We love you both very much!
Lisa & Russ

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Harvest Moon Festival 9-13-2008

Harvest Moon Festival
Max, Kathy & Emma Norman's
Saturday, September 13, 2008
What a moon for the Moon Festival!
Our Families with Children from China Group had our 3rd annual Moon Festival last night at the home of Max, Kathy, & Emma Norman. We had such a large turn out. It was so nice to see everyone. We try to get together at least once a month. There are a few months out of the year we don't do anything as a group because of Family holidays or BACK TO SCHOOL! haha
Kathy & Max Norman with Thersa Gray
(No, I didn't misspell her name!lol)
After some good food and fellowship all the kido's got to decorate Chinese lanterns for a Lantern Parade. They had lot's of fun getting to color and add stickers to their lanterns.Gracie Mei shows off her lovely lantern.

This beautiful lady is Min. She is a friend of Russell's from work. She got to come and bring her two son's, David and Daniel. The young lady in the center is one of our FCC families newest members. AnnaLi. AnnaLi is 12 and just came home from China last month. She doesn't speak English, but learns a little everyday. Min was such a big help to The Gray family in translating for AnnaLi to her Mother Kristy. It was such a wonderful sight to see AnnaLi's face light up to be able to have a conversation with someone who knew what she was saying. Min and Kristy sat forever with AnnaLi just talking with her. It was such an emotional time for me to see how Happy Min and AnnaLi seemed to be talking with each other in Chinese. Thank you Min for giving this family something good. You are a sweetheart!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

It's FootBall Season!!!

Clemson Football
Sat. September6th, 2008

Death Valley

Howard's Rock

Clemson Field

Clavin & Russell

Well, today Russ, our nephew Calvin and I drove to Clemson for the game. They dropped me off at the hotel before they went to the game. I enjoyed a nice peaceful day at the hotel playing on the internet and reading. I was going to lay by the pool, but I forgot my swim suite.

Calvin had so much fun with his Uncle Russell! Russell had just as much fun with Calvin. They enjoy getting to spend time together. After they got back from the game, I took Calvin to the pool while Russell showered and changed before dinner. After Calvin was ready we went to Long John Silvers! I have craved this for a few months now! We don't have any LJS in Alabama anymore, so when I saw it...I HAD TO GO! Boy was it good! Now we are back at the hotel, Calvin swam in the pool once we got back. He got to upload some photo's onto his myspace page, now I am updating you all and about to go to bed. This has been a Long Fun Day!

Till next time.....

Love, Lisa

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

9 Days Down.....79 more to go!!

We got to eat 9 Reeses Cups today!
Russ had 5 and I had 4.
And.....Today is Russell's 44th B'day!
Happy B'Day Sweetheart!