Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Pillowcase Girls @ Grandma Agnes's "Mother's Day Soire"

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!

Hugs & Kisses!

Grandma Agnes With Eldest Son Orbra, AKA "BUBBA"

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.
Mother's Day Is A Sacred Day Indeed -

Grandma Agnes - Happy Mother's Day!

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.

It's Hard To Believe Mary Audrey Has ONLY Been With Us 9 Months!

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.

A Sunset Celebration With Mary Audrey & Daddy

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!


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Nite Nite Termite @ The Beach -

Emily - surrounded by plaid, looking lovely in her sleeping state!

Maddie Boo, pink-ilicious & sprawled out! Notice how relaxed our precious Maddie Boo is @ the beach!

New Smyrna Beach With Friends

Emily, Ms. Tammie, Mary Audrey, Brooke & Maddie - Girls Rule, Yeah Baby!
Ms. Tammie, Brandon & Mr. Kelly

Maddie & Brooke - BFF's!

Maddie & Charlotte......"We Love Ms. Tammie!"

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A Favorite Time Of day - Bathtime :-)

Emily, 9 (almost 10) Mary Audrey 3, Charlotte 5. and Madeline 7 all enjoy sister bathtime together.
This is also a favorite mommy time, seeing my girls together!

"I Love Uncle Lee"!

Mary Audrey loves her Uncle Lee, Daddy's brother. Thanks Uncle Lee for making my visit so memorable.

Hugs & Kisses!

Mary Audrey

Sunday, May 4, 2008

My Girls Are Growing Up Entirely TOO Fast!

Charlotte Hugs Mei Mei (little sister) Mary Audrey - a sweet moment with no arguing!

Maddie Boo After Bath!
Emily Annabeth & All Her Glory In Mom's Bathtub - With Special Bubble Bath - ONLY For Us Big Girls!