Back at the Beach!

Sunday, August 10, 2008
Watch out I come! 
(Take a peek at the difference a year makes here)

Hmmm.. where should I start digging?
A girl and her Daddy.



Supermodel LiLi




Kate and Hannah
Will, Nicholas and Harry




Love you Hannah, my Jiangxi sister!

We are very lucky that Daleea and her family and Debbie and her family came to visit us at the beach.  We had a great time catching up with our friends. Thank you guys for coming to see us again:) I captured the funniest video of Daleea, Kate and Hannah singing.  I just need to figure out how to upload it to my M*c.


  1. Oh, these are stunning!!! What a difference a year makes. Kate looks so beautiful in her little pink swimsuit. I love all the daddy and Kate pictures. Making memories is what it is all about.


  2. So glad that with everything going on right now you were able to make the trip to the beach this year for some great family time - what a cutie pie - and those boys are too handsome!!!

  3. What precious pictures! Thank you for sharing. Have fun with your friends and family at the beach!

  4. Adorable beach pictures! It looks like you are having a blast!

  5. Wonderful pictures....and I am so jealous you got to hang out with these great woman! ;)

    Have a great week....hope you are feeling better and that the move is going smoothly! ;)


  6. How cute is that! I love that tutu swimsuit. I can't believe how much she's grown in a year!

    Cute pictures!

  7. Hi Kim - Pictures are beautiful ... Kate and her friends are great subjects to take pictures of!

    Hannah and Kate look SO much alike. Are they from the same SWI?

  8. Oh Kate looks sooo cute at the beach! I love the photos:0

    What a difference from last year, she is so big and so confident! Miss you all! Luv, Clare

  9. Wow -- look at how she's changed in only a year -- amazing! She's looks like such a confident big girl this year! Great beach photos! Have fun!


  10. I can not believe how much Kate has grown in a year..
    She is sooo beautiful...
    Love the pictures..
    The girls are soooo cute..
    Have a Great Week..

  11. So glad you were able to have some fun times before the big move and the new school year (happening in that order?). Looks like a good time was had by all.

  12. Oh my Kim...that first shot of Kate ARRIVING at the captions needed! Boy did you get a great shot there...classic...I really get a feel for her cute little personality!

    Lovely shots all around! It looks like a fabulous vacation for sure!

  13. How can someone not believe in God and see all of these beautiful children that belong to Him?

    I am feeling thankful as I look at these precious faces.

  14. beautiful!
    You got wonderful shots of EVERYONE!:) Love that LiLi super model pic. Isn't she just the cutest? Ahhh Hannah and Ms Kate together beautiful as well! love them all and so glad you all had a wonderful time together~~
    The red thread strikes again:)

  15. Okay this is too much sweetness for my Monday afternoon. Ouch! I think I have a cavity. Wow! These girls are just so amazing. Looking at them makes me smile and my heart skip a beat.

    I'm absolutely thrilled you have had this opportunity to spend some time admiring God's beauty and to be with friends.


  16. Oh, what a difference a year makes!

    Love the pictures of the girls!

    So glad you are enjoying this trip...knowing what you have to do once you get home. Enjoy every moment~

  17. Beautiful pics. The kids look like their having a wonderful time. Hope mommy and daddy peanut are able to relax as well! Miss you guys. [Will post my exciting news soon....]

  18. Oh my goodness Kate looks so grown up in these pics! I can't believe how they have changed over the past year.

    Enjoy your time together!
    Kim and Katiebug

  19. I love your beach pictures! Kate is such a doll! I can't believe how much she has grown up in just a short year. I love the picture of Kate and her Daddy...too cute! :)

  20. Great beach photos! All of the kids are beautiful!!!

    I cannot believe how much older Kate looks all of a sudden...and soooo tall, too! Wow, they are growing up fast. She really looks like a big kid now. Emma and Kate are losing their "baby" looks and are really sprouting up. When I call Emma "my baby", she now tells me that she's a big girl. Sweet, but kind of bittersweet! Thanks for sharing.

    I can't believe in the midst of moving you fit in a beach weekend. Good for you!!! When do you actually move?


  21. Wow, the 3 ladies I would most like to meet all together.

  22. precious shots kim!
    ps--it could be the end of the week before i hear anything
    thanks for checking though

  23. Adorable photos. Kate has grown so much. I love the photos of her with her daddy.
    Daleea and her two jewels are such a precious family.

  24. Beach pictures are the best. Isn't it amazing how much they are changing right before our eyes.

  25. What beautiful photos!! How wonderful that you were able to spend some time with these talented women and their beautiful children.

  26. OH my about taking my breath away....Miss Kate is precious...then I scroll on down....and see all three Asian beauties...oh my! What sweet times with dear friends!!! Miss Kate is so precious with her daddy...his face just radiates love for her!!!!
    The boys are having such fun too...
    Enjoy your week, my friend!!!

  27. great suits and glasses. Sports Illustrated here she comes!

  28. I don't know why I'm the least bit surprised at how AMAZING those pics are! WOW!!!!
    Those girls are all so breathtaking - and to see them their cutesie little baithing suits no less, it's just something else.
    And, Nicholas looks like he could be Will and Harry's brother!
    I'm glad you all had such a wonderful time together - oh how I wish we could have joined you!
    (can't wait to see the video too!)
    P.S. A year makes a HUGE difference! Kate went from beach baby to beach "babe" didn't she!?

  29. Beautiful and SO fun - SO glad you shared it with us!!

  30. Looks like a great time at the beach! So glad your friends got to meet up with you. The kids look cute as ever! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

    - Bridget

  31. I loved every single photograph!
    You are a terrific photographer and
    Mommy! So glad that you are enjoying your vacation and getting to relax!
    Hope all is going well with the plan
    to move. We are still waiting for our house to sell! Your family is just beautiful...have a blessed week!

  32. Oh Yea!! I love this...all of your kids just look so at home together, what a blessing to share time with special friends. Those are seven of the most beuatiful children ever!

    Have a fabulous week, enjoy every moment of fun!


  33. You are a fantastic photographer! The kids are all adorable- love Kate's tutu bathing suit!

  34. I just noticed you are back. I am so happy. I talked to Daleea and I can't wait to see that video. She had me laughing so hard just hearing her describe it. Love the pictures of everyone. Welcome back.

  35. I LOVE the picture of IAN!!!! You must send it to me :D I am still going through all of mine and scrapping a few here and there. We had such a good time and I am so glad the we got this time together! It means so much to me.

    BTW - that thing that Dan had to "do" yesterday went very, very well. He has to "do" another one tomorrow!!! We are excited but our bubble has been burst to many times to get to excited.
    Give our Love to Dave and the kids and if Will has an e-mail - Ian would love to e-mail him. I can't believe how well they hit it off this year!

    Ladybug hugs,


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