Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Lucky Family

You have brains in your head. 
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
~Dr. Seuss~


  1. Mar, you don't write, you don't call - it's like you're in China, or something . . .
    Will you take any day trips from Nanning before heading to GZ?
    These three look content, out alone wandering along the mean streets of Nanning well after dark. You're the best parents!

  2. What wonderful pictures and looks like you all are doing great! Tian Tian (Sasha) is just adorable!!! Love all your pics and a peak into your journey!

  3. Love your blog posts....they make me teary....We are so happy for you and your family!!!!
    Can you give XiXi my e-mail if she is still with you!!!!
    Mary Kate

  4. Marla - Sasha is beautiful! The pictures of your children holding hands are priceless. Its amazing that her little personality (or big personality!) is already shining through!

  5. Hi Tian Tian,

    You are a sight to behold and although we have yet to meet, you have already captured a special place in my heart. I'm sure we are going to be great pals. What kind of computer do you have?

    My Best Regards to you, your sister, brother, mom n' dad. Have a safe, healthy, happy and fast fun journey with them to America, your promised land.


    Your Zayde

  6. Dear Family,

    Welcome to Sasha Jade Cherrin.
    We can't wait to meet the newest addition.
    No 8. We are Blessed.
    How sweet and adorable she looks.

    Mazal Tov to all.

    With Love,
    Mom and Dad
    Mimi & Zadye

  7. wow stumbled on you by accident, but it has been an enjoyable sat afternoon. what a beautiful child. i can see why you love her so quickly, you are a beautiful family. please keep us updated. i do so love seeing all your pictures.....you are so blessed.

  8. Hi. Love your pictures. My son is from liuhzou -- 11 and my daughter is from Nanning -- 16. China was awesome.


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