Wednesday, December 2, 2009

a corner turned

Peace on Earth, Ya'll!


I can't really put into words what's changed...
but we have definitely
turned a corner with Macy recently.

Suddenly she seems much more comfortable with us
and her guard has been let down a bit.

She laughs so much!

She is understanding WAY more of our English,
which has made a huge difference.

She continues to work hard at school.
Golly,
when I mark a problem wrong that she did in Algebra
(she hardly gets any wrong),
she cringes and sighs...then fixes it right away.
Lack of perfection seems to bug her.
Silly girl!
We are ANYTHING but perfect around here!
*But from what I understand, her teachers in Ch*na were horribly strict*
Poo poo on them.


She's also speaking much more too,
which is so FUN!!
Her English is VERY good....even though,
that perfection thing seems to hold her back at times.

Of course,
we still have a long way to go as we build trust, attachment and love.
But I couldn't be more tickled with the progress thus far!

Oh, and the girl loves to bake!
And even though she's VERY particular about food...
and what's going to make her fat (oh, please),
she seems to not realize
the enormous amount of calories that are in
baked goods.

Or she doesn't care.

Just like her mother.

Oh yeah.

Here are some YUMMY scones that we made!
Almond chocolate chip
and
Almond raisin.


Dee-lish, I'm tellin' ya.


19 comments:

Karin said...

Hooray! I am so thrilled to hear this news!! She looks more relaxed in her picture. What a sweetheart!

Uh...our 'twin-ness' takes a sharp turn south when you mention your cooking and baking skills. Sigh... Cook or bake is a four-letter word to me.

Debby said...

Hey! Where's the recipe for the scones???

So happy to hear that things are progressing so nicely.

Jill said...

How cool is Macy?!!!!
I just love your updates!

quilt-n-mama said...

I am so excited for you guys are Macy is beginning to mold more into your family. We actually just recently have turned that corner with our little guy in many ways. More trust, more willingness to step out of the shelter of complete safety in a sense. It has been such a blessing!

The scones are beautiful! I love baking- can you send me your recipe:)
Blessings,
Gayly

Joy said...

This is so great to hear!

Joy

Holly said...

Oh Lori...I am just so happy for you! And happy for Macy that she is starting to feel like one of you. You know, I am not surprised that she is worried about getting fat. Oh my word, did you notice that all the hotel rooms had scales in them, there is exercise equipment in the parks, and everyone in China is a size 0? I was thinking that they all must think Americans are humongous!! Tell her to just keep eating those scones. She's got nothin' to worry about over here. : )

Sally- That Girl! said...

so great to hear her progress. I have been dying to know but dying to ask!!

Scones look yummy!!!

Cari said...

That's great to read! I'm so glad that she is feeling more comfortable. You guys are doing a great job. She's such a cutie!

Mandi said...

Lori, I am so glad to hear things are going well with Macy. She is such a beautiful girl. I have really enjoyed seeing her blossom in your family.

Thanks for the update. Oh, and by the way, the scones look to die for.

Mandi

Nancy said...

So glad things are going well for your family. How much fun will Christmas be this year? Both your family and Macy are truly blessed to have fund each other.

JR said...

Thank you Jesus!! I'm so excited to hear that things have "turned a corner" with Macy! I'm really happy for you & your family....what a wonderful Christmas this will be! I continue to lift up your family duirng this time of transition and bonding. Love to all of you from Durango!

Sharla said...

Yay!! I'm so happy to hear about her progress. I love those moments when it is so noticeable that it just takes your breath away...

She is so beautiful and her smile is so bright!!

Chris said...

Yes, her smile lost the "plastic" look. Thank you Jesus. Guess it takes patience...
Macy keep on baking, scones look lovely.

Tiffany said...

That's great news about Macy! And where is the recipe?

Lisa said...

I am so glad to hear that things continue to get better each day.

The scones look fabulous!

Lisa
Newark, Ohio

Jean said...

Yeah!! I am so happy she is turning a corner and opening up a bit!! I love the picture of her-her smile seems so natural and so comfortable!!

What great news!! AND she loves to bake-woohoo send her to my house!!

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

So happy to hear Macy is doing better!!

And boy do those scones look Yummy, they are calorie free, right??? ;-)

Shanna said...

Awwweeee! Lori, that is spectacular news! I just love this post!! Especially the baking part. hee, hee. She and my Chrissy should be facebook friends :) my Chrissy is the baking queen!
Hugs to you~

Adeye said...

That is so amazing. Such fabulous news. She even looks more relaxed in the pictures these days. Isn't God just so amazing, friend?

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