Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Ummm. .. is your daughter...

Once a year Adam and I make a video for our best friends.
(think 8th grade talent show/ great 90's rap song dances)
This year Avi Joy got to participate too.

We have Never been asked if Avi Joy is Asian. Its has always been, is your daughter... Filipino, Hawaiian, Native American, Hispanic, even last week at China Heritage camp a mom asked me is she was Guatemalan! But Never- Asian : )
(We think its the curly hair that throws them off)

SO, here is a silly skit about all her beautiful nationalities.
The Perrymans

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Learning to sit

This rocking chair was mine (Natasha) when I was little. Now it is Avi Joy's and she has just learned to sit in it... and rock too! Enjoy.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Our Top Four

Vietnam Family Reunion:
The Vietnam family reunion was WONDERFUL! There were 26 families who attended. Families drove from OH, TX, AR, ND and many places in between. Thank you SO much for all driving into Tulsa!!!
Those of us who live here were privileged to plan the event and set up for the day. We had lots of butterflies as families started to arrive.
It was like seeing an old friend (that you have never met!)
The blog world has made it feel like a close family. We all respect one another and watching our children together was just awesome. We have watched each other from referral to in-country stay and it was great to put everything together in person.
I had tears once... when two little ones (who were 4) had not seen one another since December 06. They saw each other and hugged and their eyes just had stars in them. It was precious... their mom's began to cry and I did too. They were raised like brother and sister in the orphanage and I can only imagine how they felt seeing each other again.

We have pictures posted on under Photos.

App part II:
We completed application part two for Dillon on June 22nd. It has not been approved yet, as they are waiting to receive our medical forms from our doctor app'ts.
A few of the items they needed include: autobiographies, 1040 forms, letter from insurance company, employment letters, bank statements, guardianship papers, 5 reference letters, 10 family photos and lots & lots of signed and notarized adoption paperwork.

Art Camp:
I hosted Creative Kids Art Camp last week and 18 students attended! It was so much fun and Perryman Adoption Fund will have a check coming- Yeah!
Thank you to you all who have called to get artwork, called for haircuts and even called for me to babysit instead of paying someone else.

Little Miss Avi Joy:
She is talking up a storm, walking all over the house, carrying her purse, drinking from her sippy cup, eating all real foods and is now 14 months old. She is such fun and is a wonderful blessing in our lives.
To see current pictures from May-June see under Photos.

With Love,
Adam, Natasha and Avi Joy
"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by the yoke of slavery." Galations 5:1