We were able to get a rare family photo!! It's just hard to get everyone altogether at once and then have someone else to actually take the picture for us. I was happy to get a new family photo as our other one is quite old:)
Some of us had to leave early for the wedding to have some cupcakes we baked for the wedding there early so they could construct this cool cupcake tower. So Shawna, Elise, Elizabeth and I brought the cupcakes early and I then had time to take some photos of some of the girls. It is spring here and all the trees have bloomed and many already have leaves. Anyway, it makes for some beautiful pictures.
Later, then when the others came, I took more pictures of the other girls. Darn, I forgot to take a picture of all the girls together and by the time I remembered, it was too late! I guess there's always next time:( Doesn't Hannah look so beautiful in her nice outfit?!!
Jenna got a new dress for the occasion and she couldn't wait until the wedding to wear it!
Serena also looked beautiful, as all the girls did, in their finest!!
We are the Rippee family! We manage and are house parents in a home for older orphaned girls in China. It's called the Forever Home, and it is a project of New Day Foster Home. Like all foreign workers at NDFH, we receive no salary for our work, so if you would like to support our family's living expenses, please click the button below to donate through PayPal. Donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about the Forever Home and ways you can directly support this work, please visit New Day Foster Home's website.
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Elise was adopted at the age of 3 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elise is home- schooled and really loves music, cooking, arts and crafts, and enjoys being the big, older sister to the Forever Home girls.
Shawna was adopted at the age of 1 year old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Shawna is home-schooled and is good at piano, arts and crafts, and thoroughly enjoys playing with the Forever Home girls.
Elizabeth was adopted at the age of 10 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elizabeth is home-schooled and loves the outdoors, computers, bike riding, and crafts.
THE FOREVER HOME GIRLS
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