"Adopting a Child won't change the world; but for that Child the world will change."

Monday, 14 February 2011



I'm a couple of days late, but can you believe, its been TWO WHOLE YEARS, since that amazing day in Guangzhou Adoption Affairs Office, that we laid eyes on one of the most beautiful children we'd ever seen?

YES!! TWO YEARS!! We went out to dinner with our batch on Sat night to celebrate and reminisce. We all said, it seemed possible that one year had lapsed... but TWO?!!! It has gone at warp speed. So so so different from the years of waiting, that seemed to drag on, and felt like 10 years, not 4!

Here's some flash backs for you!

Our earliest photo of Tiny (don't think I've ever shared this one!): We think she is about 3 months old?
First night (12 Feb 2009)

On the way to Adoption Affairs to make it all official (13 Feb 2009)

Playing around in Guangzhou
Last day in Guangzhou, before we flew out to Shanghai

In Shanghai (Tiny still wears these PJs! not long in the arms anymore, though!!)

Home at last! Our Family is complete! (28 Feb 2009)

Tiny a couple of weeks ago...

Helping Papa:

Family is a beautiful thing.
(I made a new digital scrapbooking kit, to celebrate! You can see it here!) Its called Awaiting China. It has lots of Chinese words, red thread, panda... but its got lots of "non chinese/adoption" elements too, so you can scrap just about anything with it! I also made pink & blue papers, so you can scrap your beautiful son or daughter!


Debbie Sauer said...

She is such a beautiful little girl. Blessings

C's Mom said...

What a great two years it has been! We're following right in your footsteps over here. Can you even believe all the changes???

Mike and Rhonda said...

She was then and still is now....just beautiful. I can tell for all of you, it has been overall a great 2 years together. I celebrate with you and wish you many many more.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

WOW... has it been that long... she has certainly grown... sending hugs...

Jen said...

Wow, it's amazing to look back at those photos and remember all that happened! She has grown and changed so much, but you can still see her in those little baby photos!

Got your message on our blog not long ago. We are doing well, and Emma is healthy! She's been med free for quite a while now, and we realize how blessed we are! Hopefully I'll post some new photos on the blog soon... I am such a slacker!

Alyson and Ford said...

Beautiful daughter! Time does fly by so quickly! Enjoy!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Catherine said...

WOW! Look at how your sweetie has grown! So beautiful then and now!