Sunday, July 24, 2011

7 Months(!!!), Flashback Pics, & Summer Vacation!!!

I know I have been MIA, and I am SORRY!  I sincerely want to give you a detailed journal from every day on our second trip to Ethiopia (as well as record it for M&M's benefit)...but unlike last trip where I journaled at the end of every day...I haven't even WRITTEN it yet.  And in all honesty, I have been completely focused on bonding as a family.  I didn't want to be one of those people who abandoned my blog after I come home.  And I definitely don't intend for that to be the case.  But my family ALWAYS comes first, so I have decided to take a summer vacation from my blog.  After that, I will be back with all the details for you on how life is going as a family of four!  But before I do that, I have some pictures for you and a little celebration, because...

Our M&M turned 7 Months OLD this week!!!!!!

So in honor of this milestone, I am going to do a flashback of pictures from when we first saw our little princess to now....all except the one for 7 months were taken by HH/traveling AGCI families!

ONE MONTH:
M&M on February 16th, when she arrived at HH

TWO MONTHS:
Freshly shaven little head


THREE MONTHS:
This is the closest to 3 months we have (just days before)
and her FIRST SMILE captured on camera!!!

FOUR MONTHS:
Still framed in our bedroom! =)

FIVE MONTHS:
I think this is my favorite picture I was EVER sent....too precious!!!

SIX MONTHS:
One week before we got custody of our sweet girl!

SEVEN MONTHS:
{today}
IN our bedroom....never thought this day would come! =)
Today she weights a hefty 15 1/2 pounds!!!!!


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16 comments:

missy said...

how amazing to have a picture from each month of her precious little life. she is stunning!

The Hills said...

She is just beautiful!!! Wonderfully made! We all understand! Your priorities are in the right place! Love that baby!!!

Abby said...

aww... she is such a doll. The other day I was just thinking about when we met up for coffee and how getting your referral seemed so far away and now she is home!!! So this whole adoption thing actually does happen..jk.
She is beautiful!!

Mindy said...

Awww, I LOVE to see how she's grown! You can tell she is thriving being at home with her family!!! Such a beautiful little girl!!!

rhaut said...

What a cutie!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Awwww! She is so beautiful! Can't wait to see her in person! Love you guys!
-Rebekah D.

Ashlee said...

And she is the most beautiful baby I've ever seen. What a wonderful family you have!

Janet said...

Simply beautiful! So glad you all are HOME!

Alison said...

Oh, she is just so beautiful!!! What a blessing to have pictures of her from every single month! WOW!!! I pray that we have this for Caroline Faith one day!!!

Erika Reiner said...

These pictures are just....I mean they must melt you over and over!!! You go on and enjoy yourself some summer with your adorable fam!

Angela Hunt said...

Oh she is so so sweet! This post made me tear up. It's precious.

Shonni said...

She is just beautiful!!! I am so happy for ya’ll!!!

The Kimmels said...

She is so cute! Hope you guys are enjoying every minute of being together as a family :)

Angela said...

Yeah! God is so good! So happy for you all!

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wow she’s still gorgeous since you first post the picture of her on your “Welcome Home!!!”

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Debb said...

LOVE this! How precious to have pics for each and every month! PRecious!!! She is absolutely beautiful! Glad you are enjoying bonding as a family! What a great summer of 2011, huh!?!?!? Blessings to you!