Jul 15, 2007

A year we won't forget....

Our first look

First look at each other

First night home

First Halloween

First Christmas

First Chinese New Year Celebration

First Memorial Day

Learning to love the pool

One yr ago we were glued to the phone wondering if THE CALL would come today, tomorrow, or did we even MAKE the cut off. Then the call came on July 31, 2006....10yrs and 1 day after our first child was born. We were instantly in love and continue to grow in that love everyday. Please enjoy Claire's yr in pictures.


theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Oh, what memories! Congrats to you.

Amy & Amelia B said...

Happy one-yr referral anniversary! I loved the "year in review". We defintiely need to get our girls together soon! Hugs to Hannah and Claire!

Amy said...

I love those early pictures.

Salome's Mom said...

Beautiful blog.

Emmie said...

What great memories! Love all the pics!

Steffie B. said...

Love all the pictures.....you can't replace the "first's"! ;)

Every call has a beginning. A quiet moment when God whispers a promise to a mother’s heart . A holy place where a father bows and faithfully accepts the journey set before him. A miraculous morning that unexpectedly dawns… Casting its first light on a chosen threshold. A gentle knock..a closed door opens, a sacred invitation sent by the Father.. leads to the other side of the world. Where lonely hearts stare out orphanage windows praying for someone to care.. and then one morning, on an ordinary day an orphan’s life changes... God sends them a second chance...Through you..
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