Monday, February 4, 2008

2 Years Ago Today....


2 Years Ago Today....We saw your beautiful face in person for the very first time





2 Years Ago Today....we held you in our arms for the very first time






2 Years ago today...China honored us with the privilege of being your forever family






2 Years Ago Today...we got the first glimpse into what a spicy personality you have!








2 Years Ago Today....we were lucky enough to watch you get the courage up to take your very first steps







2 Years Ago Today...we learned how much you love water








2 Years Ago today....we discovered how "on the go" and how inquisitive you are



2 Years Ago....our lives were changed forever! Ella, you have brought so much joy and happiness into our lives. God Blessed us in such a miraculous way when He placed adoption on our hearts. I learned many lessons on His timing in the process of bringing you home to us. I had to wait for His perfect timing, because we had to wait for you...the wonderfully beautiful child of God that He handpicked to be part of our family. Ella, you fill our days with love and your zesty, spicy personality keeps us on our toes and keeps us laughing and will most certainly keep us young. WE are most definitely the lucky ones!!!







Look at how you have grown!










We also want to wish a Happy Forever Family day to 2 other special families.......
The Geer family with the lovely Gracie.....who we were so happy to have had as our travel group and are fortunate to still stay in touch.




And the Peterson family with Abbie, Ellie, Maddie (and since then-Annie) that we were also thrilled to be able to meet in China and also stay in touch with.

 

18 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Happy 2 Years....
What a beautiful little girl...
She is sooo pretty ...
Love the pictures....
Have a Great Week..

my3 kids said...

Happy 2nd family day with your sweet Ella. What a beautiful baby she was and my what a beautiful young lady she is. Michelle, that was beautifully written. Isn't it just amazing how fast the time flies by when we are having so much fun with our children. Hope you all had a very happy day today:)

LaLa said...

Happy Family Day...what a beautiful girl : )

mommy24treasures said...

oh my what a beautiful post.
I love it. Ella is so precious in every way. Darling. We are so blessed aren't we?

Tiffany said...

Happy 2 Year Anniversary!
What a beautiful baby and little girl!
Those are just wonderful pictures!
Thank you for sharing!!!

Michelle said...

What a great post! Happy 2nd Gotcha Day ... Ella was beautiful then and now!

OH MY #6 said...

Wow, amazing!

Lea

redmaryjanes said...

Congratulations on 2 beautiful years. She is just darling. Thank you for sharing. I love seeing how the girls have grown.

bbmomof2boys said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and the kind words. Sweet Ella is just beautiful. Happy 2 years!!

~Carla

missy said...

Happy 2nd Forever Family day! What a sweet post. I love looking back at the photos. So precious!

The Princess's Mommy said...

Happy Forever Family Day! She is stunning!

Monica

Robin said...

Oh...I'm in tears...what a beautiful tribute to such a special day! Ella was and still is so beautiful! You are truly blessed! Happy Forever Family Day!!!

Mob said...

Now, I'm getting all choked up. What a beautiful baby girl you are blessed with. Congratulations on 2 wonderful years.

Carmen said...

Happy Family Day. You are all blessed to have each other.

Retta said...

Happy Family Day to Ella and all of your family! I loved all the photos...what a beauty and a blessing!

Eileen said...

Happy 2 years with Ella! She's so beautiful. It's neat to see how she's grown and changed.

Donna Geer said...

Dave & Michelle,
I've been thinking about you all this week as well. It's hard to believe it has been 2 years already! Our little ones have blossomed & thrived & we are so blessed. I am so blessed to call you friend as well.

:)

Vicki said...

Dave & Michelle,

Can you believe that it has been two years already?!! Our beautiful little girls are all growing up way too fast. I truly hope that some day we are able to have another China adventure together :-)

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