Thursday, January 22, 2009

6 months ago today....

The months and days seemed to interminably CRAWL by the three plus years we were on our journey to Brielle. And now... zippola!! 6 months have past since Director Fu placed sweet little petite timid pale itchy Brie in my arms. Six months!! Can I just say that God blessed me with exactly what I asked for. He does cool things like that all the time! We have thoroughly enjoyed our daughter every minute she has been with us. Her little personality definately keeps us on our toes, and it is such a joy to experience what new things she discovers each day. I fell in love with her six months ago, but somehow she fills my heart more & more as the hours pass. I still sit back in amazement that we really do have her ~ finally! Happy Anniversary Yingtan families!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A New Year...

Happy New Year Family & Friends!

It's hard to believe that 2008 has come and gone. Last year at this time I was almost totally obsessed with reading Rumor Queen and anything I could get my hands on relating to our China adoption. Little did I know that at this time last year it would still be another 6 months before we would be united with our baby girl. God's timing is always the best, but it is so stinking hard for me to be patient most times. These past 5 months have literally flown by. Brielle has changed so much from the first few weeks we spent together. She was so thin with barely any hair on her noggin! And her skin was so rough and covered with rash from lack of care. Over these months she has put on a few pounds and has grown over three inches! Her hair is coming in and she has a mouth full of teeth. Brie has quite the sense of humor and knows just how to play her parents already. Her language is slowly picking up. She parrots everything but is very selective as to when she wants to put those words into action on her own. Last weekend we had a girls slumber party and she had a great time with Emma & Olivia! She loves reading books and playing "kitchen".

We had a fabulous first Christmas together and Uncle Cy, Aunty Dawn, and Kali came and spent a week with us. Seeing those two little girls together is what we've been waiting to see for a looong time. I've posted a few pictures of the past few weeks.

Hugs and kisses to all of our Yingtan Sister Families. We miss you lots and would love to see recent pictures of the girls.

Becoming a family at Adoption signing

Becoming a family at Adoption signing

The bow actually sticks!

Brielle's nanny loves on her during wait

Hey.. i can't see much from down here

Summer Palace

Summer Palace
This place is so beautiful!

The infamous Squatty Potty!

The infamous Squatty Potty!
it's all there was....