OK - Check Out How Precious We Are In Our Pillowcase Dresses Made With Love By Grammy Linda AKA NaNa for the girls! Yep, Linda Dowdell made these exquisite dresses for us to take our pictures with Grandma Agnes for Mothers Day! We are SO proud of how cute we look. Thank you Grammy Linda AKA NaNA.
We are the cutest things ever to hit Fort White for sure!
This Mother's Day was a very special celebration for Orbra Jr. This was a time where he could recognize his mother of 64 years. He also celebrated the mother (Belinda) of his 4 adopted Chinese American daughters over the past 10 years. Emily Annabeth will be 10 on June 12th, and was adopted in March of 1999. Since then, we have welcomed Madeline Clementine (7) adopted at 10 months; Charlotte Whatley (5) adopted at almost 3; and Mary Audrey (3) adopted at 2 1/2.
The Bininger-Harrell Family traveled from Orlando to Fort White to celebrate Mother's Day with Grandma Agnes and Aunt Denise. It was wonderful celebrating with our family matriarch on daddy's side. 2 of our daughters are named after Grandma Agnes - Charlotte WHATLEY, (Whatley came from Grandma Agnes's side of the family - her mother's, mother's maiden name. )
MARY Audrey, of course, gets her name from MARY Agnes. We are thrilled to continue the family name and heritage with our precious daughters.
On August 6th, 2008 - Cao, YiFang AKA Little Miss Mary Audrey joined the Bininger-Harrell family. She has been such a blessing to our family. She completes our family of Orbra's 6 children including his 2 biological kids - Liz and Brian of Tallahassee; and our 4 adopted daughters Emily, Madeline, Charlotte and Mary Audrey of Orlando. While most of our friends our age (47 - 64) are retired and enjoying retirement - not us! We enjoy the day-to-day hustle bustle of children, homework and all of their special needs. Yes, we are OLD, but we are WISE. I repeat that often when my OLD tired nerves tend to give out after a long day at the office. Orbra, never gets a break. He is a FULL TIME daddy, a challenging task for a young man, no doubt. But at the end of each day, we count our blessings - these children - Liz & Brian, plus the Chinese American gang - for allowing our life to be so RICH.
Every minute at the beach is a celebration, but sunsets are extra special for our family. It is so very sweet to watch Mary Audrey holding hands with her daddy as the twosome enjoy a lovely ending to a long day of fun in the sun.
In the background, Tammie (or TIMMIE as Mary Audrey says) HANGS with her children, Brooke and Brandon. Blake must be hangin' out with Mr. Kelly...WISH YOU GUYS WERE IN THE PICTURE TOO!