Tuesday, November 18, 2008

One Year ago today....

a sweet baby girl was born in Southwestern Guatemala to a young mother. The baby weighed exactly 6 pounds and was 19 inches long. The young mother loved her baby, but because this young mother lived in a culture where income was minimal...work was scarce...and survival was rough.... she made a difficult decision to give her baby up to a family far away to have as their own. She gave up her baby so that she may have a life people in her country only dream about. She gave up her baby because she loved her. We did not see Ella take her first breath of air....we did not hear her first cry.... but we are so fortunate to see her grow...love...play and laugh in a way that she may never have had a chance to.... We are so grateful that we were chosen as her family and for the choices and sacrifices her birth mother made....

Special thanks to Amy Burke of http://www.drgnflyphoto.com/ for visiting us at our home and taking these sweet pictures !

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Gettin' ready to party !!!

It's so hard to believe that our Ella will be ONE in two days !! Her party is next Saturday and the invitations are just too cute !! We ordered these online at http://www.bonjourbaby.net/ Check out their stuff...it is just too cute.

Have a great weekend and stay tuned for some GREAT new photos from our photo shoot with a professional photographer last week !!!

Blessed be......

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tuesday, November 4 (Election Day)

Just a quick thanks to all who ordered soaps from Fiddly Cat !! The majority of scents are currently on back order...but will be back in stock for Christmas stocking stuffers...gift giving..etc..

Our Ella will be ONE year old in two weeks !!!! We have the invitations ordered and are getting all the preparations in order for a big First Birthday for Miss Ella Rose ! We will have plenty of pictures for you to browse I'm sure ! She is doing so much now !!! I'll fill ya' in on that when we update with birthday pictures and reflections on the past 41/2 months that she's been home!

I have been so bummed out because I had lost our 'old' 'broken' camera that was broken...but still somehow took pictures....and I had misplaced the camera around the 11th of September (Carter's birthday) and while cleaning out the crumbs in the couch cushions...low and behold...the camera magically appeared !!! Hooray !

Hope everyone made it out to vote today ! the kids had fun helping me at my station and were pleased with my choice for who I think will / should be our next President of the United States.... We'll just have to keep our fingers crossed...Have a blessed week...