Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Ponytail

To say that Lily loves her long hair is an understatement.  But there is one thing that she loves even more than her long hair- and that is the Ponytail.  I must say that I do love it, too!  Mrs. Alice got her some super cute hair thingys with these ribbons and sparkles hanging down.  So, this has been her new-do for the week. 

A Few More Gotcha Memories

 Lily was such a happy baby...always laughing and smiling.  We knew God had wrapped His arms around her to protect and care for her while she waited for us China.  We also knew that He was so present in the weeks that followed our Gotcha Day allowing Lily to know that she was with the family He had planned just for her.  This year, the questions about China have been endless...and Lily says that she is so thankful that God made us for each other.  There is no way to explain how truly thankful that we are that He made Lily for us!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

More Memories....

 I just really cannot get enough of these pictures.  I found a couple more I had to share of our first couple of days together.  I love the one where she was trying to give me kisses.  Then, the ones with her beautiful smile!  It had to be reflected from our faces straight onto hers.  There was a lot of tickling, loving, and laughing going on then...just as it still continues now.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Gotcha Week Memories

 On Day three, we decided to have a family day.  We stayed at the hotel all day just being together.   Lily wasn't sleeping all that well yet, and we all needed a day just to be a family and love on each other.  It was the best day.  She was so excited to have our undivided attention all day long! Pure happiness was all over my face! 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Gotcha Week Memories

This was the evening of our 2nd day together.  I loved seeing Jamie and Lily sleeping together.  It was one of the best moments for sweet and they looked just alike!  Of course, if only you could have heard them snoring...Lily with her little snores and Baba with his big ones!  I certainly couldn't get enough of her smiles and laughs!

Gotcha Week Memories

This was Day #2 with our beautiful daughter.  I will never forget our first week together.  God gave us such an amazing gift when He made Lily for us. 

This year, Lily has asked a thousand questions about our Gotchaversary.  So, I will be posting Gotcha Memories for her all week so that they can go in her BlogBook at the end of the year.  This is going to be so much fun to relive these days with her!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy Gotchaversary #5

Five years ago, I held my most beautiful treasure in my arms for the first time.  I will never forget that moment.   My love for my daughter continues to grow each and every day! Lily,  I am so blessed that God planned your life with ours so you could be our daughter forever!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Cheer Clinic

Lily had Cheer Clinic last week.  She had so much fun, and she was so excited because she got the Spirit Stick at their performance at the end of the week.  The cheerleaders were so sweet, and they did an excellent job teaching their skills to the girls.  I am so thankful that we are able to be a part of a wonderful school that has such caring teachers and students!