A pictorial essay of Artyr's first 6.5 weeks in America
|Artyr and Papa shortly after landing in America|
|Artyr's "Welcome Home" cake , , , made by Mommy|
|On Sunday, all of the children who have been recently adopted|
came to visit Artyr and here they are with each other and with all
of their new brothers and sisters. Praise God!
|Artyr came to visit the Bloomsburg University chapter of|
Play by Faith with Papa. The students welcomed him to
America with a brand new orange soccer ball!
|Artyr came along to a Wild Game Banquet that Joe was asked|
to speak at in March. Artyr was the photographer for the evening.
Here, he took a break from taking his 200 photos to get one taken of himself!
|Here are Artyr and Papa after the banquet|
|Artyr attended our church's Men's Retreat at the beginning of|
April. Here, he is goofing around with one of his friends
from youth group, Jordan!
Artyr was able to climb the rock wall at Woodward Camp
(where we held our retreat) . . .
This is a smaller wall that didn't require him to be tied in.
|Artyr hanging out with his youth pastor, Mike Durn (left) |
and our former pastor, Doug Williams.
|We had the opportunity to go roller skating with Anna, Anslee, |
Erik, Lena, and Vika as well as Russie and the rest of he and Cheri's
children a couple of weeks ago. It was a great time and a nice
way to spend a Friday evening with family and friends!
|Erik, Artyr, and Bubba relaxing in between skating|
|Mama and Jordyn posing for a picture while roller skating|
|One of Artyr's Easter presents . . . he was so excited!|
|Helping his little sister, Grace, make a basket!|
|Helping Jordyn, too . . . what a great big brother!|
|Sometimes, dads have to show their sons that the "old man" still has it . . .|
("it" in this case being the ability to dunk on an 8 ft. rim . . .
for those of you who don't know, a normal rim is 10 ft. off the ground).
|Our beautiful children (after a hard day of playing)|
|We had the chance to go watch Dema run in a track meet at |
State College High School. Do you think they look happy?
Thank you all so much for all of your prayers! We would appreciate your continued prayers as we continue the transition process. We have been so blessed by what God has done in our lives! Praise God!