No,...Lucky Mama

Mary Whidden and James Phillips share about their daughter Langley- they also gave an overview of their China adoption experience.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Weekend Adventure in Montvale

This weekend we visited the Hurts- an awesome family who was in our travel group to China. They live near Roanoke, VA. We had such a blast- and we think the girls did too! Here are a few pitures of the girls together. As you can see we did lots of fun stuff.

Monday, August 14, 2006


Those of you who know me well (really well) know that when I was little I was a VBS junkie. Yes- I admit it I was addicted to Vacation Bible School. I am from a small town- I can remember going to the Baptist, Methodist, Church with the Green Roof…bibles schools (and of course our church- when we had it). I loved them- especially craft time- popsicle stick boxes with crosses painted on the top, shrinky dink-esque suncatcher-windchimes, pillows…
Well Langley had her first VBS experience last week. The theme this year at our church was “Fiesta.” I was group leader to the “Rabbits.” Jamie did skits at the beginning as a stranded tourist. I think Langley really enjoyed it- as much as a 17 month old can. She was really scared the first night and tired the third- but the other two nights she had such a good time. She danced and played and tried to run to Daddy when he was onstage being “Entertainment.” It is too early to tell if she will end up a junkie like her mom- but she is off to an earlier start than me.

VBS Pictures

Yes this may look funny now-
But I can assure you I am really jammin' to the music!

My Group- The Rosa Rabbits!

Langley Helping Annie with her Maraca

Langley's First Beach

The first weekend in August we headed for the beach. We wanted Langley to have a beach trip her first summer here. Especially because she loves water so much. So the Whidden-Phillips clan headed over to Ocean City for a long weekend. Langley liked the beach- but she got very tired very fast- so she spent a lot of time napping. She really enjoyed sitting in the warm water when the tide was coming in and Papa making her a sand castle- she helped. The rest of us had a great time too. It was Jamie’s birthday so we had a great seafood dinner that night. The ocean was great. I want to go back!

Beach Pictures

Sand Toys are Serious Business

Just People Watching

Me and Mawmaw by the Shore

Friday, August 11, 2006

Weekend in Columbus

At the end of July we took a trip to Columbus for Langley to meet the rest of Jamie’s side of the family. We had a great time. On Saturday Grandma, Uncle Mike, Great-Aunt Elizabeth, Uncle Todd, Aunt Nyla and Cousin Abbey came over to John, Julia and the girls’ place. We had lunch and dinner, and played outside- it was so much fun. (What did we do for entertainment before we had a child?) Langley got some great things- Books, her first Matchbox Car, A Princess Chair (and yes we did manage to get it in the suitcase and she loves to watch TV from it) and some other way cool things.
It was so good to see everyone- we really wish we lived closer. But we had a blast and we hope everyone else did too.

Coulmubs Weekend Pictures

Love to Play in the Fort

Uncle John Reads the Best Books!

If We Stick Together I Think We Can Take Him

Abbey and Emily Can Play "Big Girl" Games

Cousins on a Swing