Anna Mei had a five minute appointment to pick up her glasses at the U the other morning. Because it is quite a drive, I decided to take advantage of the day by taking the girls to play at the local children's museum. It did not disappoint. Being with my girls playing and enjoying their company fills my heart so much. I can't help but think that I really wasn't ever planning on being here in such a place during this phase of my life. How I am so grateful that God didn't follow my plans because watching these babies is such a miraculous blessing to me!
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Somebody is celebrating turning five with a new prescription for glasses! She couldn't be more excited! This is going to be a long week while we wait for them to arrive as she is asking a hundred times a day when they will be here. She has a plan to store them safely, when to wear them, and how to keep her adoring little sister away from them. She is most excited to have glasses just like Daddy, Emily, and Mommy as she loves being like her family. This girl doesn't miss a beat, and she looks adorable in her new glasses!
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
I can hardly fathom that this little one is five years old, but, despite my best efforts, she just keeps growing up. Truthfully, the road to building our relationship has been rocky at times, and we are coming to a more stable, solid place on this journey which means I am just enjoying her so much these days.
She wanted a lion guard party. I was happy to plan a little gathering just to celebrate her complete with a kion cake, ono games, a fuli t-shirt, and lots of fun.
She loves being the center of attention so she ate this day up.
We had a couple of friends, and a few important teens here to help us celebrate.
It was a perfect day to celebrate our precious, amazing little girl.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
When you get the camera out, and ask her to smile..
she finally can!
After nearly five years home, this girl is finally finding her smile.
She is still nonverbal, but is beginning to sign how she is feeling.
There is nothing like having her look in your eyes, and sign "jillian, happy"because there were days as we were fighting for her heart and mind in the beginning that I couldn't imagine her so happy and so connected in our family! This little babe has come so very far!
It is priceless and it melts my heart!
Monday, January 11, 2016
I am so behind with posting, but I don't want to forget the smiles, the laughter, or the memories of our Christmas. I am so grateful to God for the blessing of these babes. They fill my days with more love and joy than I could have ever dreamed when I was "planning" my life. God is good!