Thursday, June 19, 2008

1 year ago today....

It was one year ago today that we got the call from American Adoptions letting us know that a birth mother had chosen our family to raise and love her child! That phone call and that day was one of the most exciting for our family. And...just 24 days later, our baby girl was born! What an amazing day that was for all of us! We are so thankful for our little blessing.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Leaving Florida

On our last morning in Florida, Kara was practicing some of the skills she has learned this week. :-) One of them is pulling herself up on things! She gets on her knees and pulls herself up on whatever she can manage. This week she has used the exersaucer a lot for this trick! I just had to document her efforts.

We are leaving around lunch time to head back to the Pensacola airport. If you read this post before 3 pm, please pray that we have no complications with our flights today! We fly to Atlanta, and then have just enough time to get on our connection to Dulles. We really hope to be home in WV no later than 10 pm tonight! It's been a wonderful week!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Last day of vacation

Today, our last day of vacation, was pretty low-key. The girls, Samantha and Sophie, got tattoos (temporary of course), and all of us did a little shopping. It was a pretty relaxing day--as the whole week has been. A BIG thanks to Ben and Anne for letting us use all of the baby equipment this week. As you can see from the picture, Kara had a grand time playing in the Baby Einstein exersaucer! The Pack n' Play and high chair were well-used also. When Samantha and Sophie weren't outside soaking up the sun by the pool, they were inside watching TV, laughing and just generally acting silly. :-)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Our Boat Trip

Today we rented a pontoon boat and went out on the bay for half the day. We had so much fun, and Kara loved her first boat ride! Kara enjoyed helping Tim drive the boat, and then they cooled off in the water. She even relaxed enough to take a nap, as you can tell from one of the pictures. Samantha and Sophie worked on their tans and then jumped off the boat into the clear, green water. The weather said 80% chance of rain, but we didn't have any problems, and it was absolutely beautiful day!