Saturday, January 30, 2010

I've been meaning to post these pictures for a long time but just haven't done it yet. After we received our initial referral pictures (see previous post), we received updated information and pictures every month while we waited. Here they are.

March update (3 months old):

April update (4 months old):
We had to do a double take when we opened these pictures. Yes, that really was our son in the pretty pink sleeper!

May update (5 months old):

June update (6 months old):
These pictures were the best (and the hardest) of all the updates. He had been through court at this point (making him officially our son) and had received our carepackage. He's wearing the blue sleeper we sent him, holding the toy penguin we sent him and looking at the photo album we sent along with our pictures in it. This was also the first time we saw such a huge grin on his face - how appropriate since he's looking at his new daddy, mommy, brother and sisters!

Just when we were beginning to wonder about our July update, things changed and instead of geting pictures in our inbox, we got the real deal instead. Despite an extremely stressful situation (and that's an understatement!), we got to bring Denver home a little earlier than expected. So here's our July update pictures:

Friday, January 29, 2010

One year ago today . . .

We got "the call" and saw this beautiful face for the very first time.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Six months ago today . . .

. . . I finally had our son, safe and sound, in my arms . . . forever!

Thank you Lord for watching over him and keeping him safe in the palm of Your hand.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Cute patootie

Seriously . . . does it get any cuter???

I know it's risky business taking a picture of a child that just fell asleep for a nap but he fell asleep the second he lay down and he was in a deep sleep . . . AND I just couldn't resist the cuteness!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Six months ago today . . .

. . . the roller coaster we were riding (also known as international adoption) had taken us on a wild ride of ups, downs, crazy twists and turns and I found myself aboard an airplane en route to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Six . . . months . . . ago! Where, oh where, has the time gone????