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Thursday, February 25, 2016

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Our Family Photos

My amazingly talented friend, Michelle ( took family photos for us this weekend. She did an amazing job, like always, and I just love how they turned out!!  The kids did great, but Deena was especially proud and excited to get photos of our family.  I cannot wait to hang them on the wall and help her feel at home!

Our Family:

The Kiddos...

The Bird...

David and I....

Deena requested photos with just me...

And these were just for fun, though Ramya did not want to participate...

Thanks for taking a peek, I just love my beautiful family so much!!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Our Big Weekend

This weekend was a big one for us!  We trekked down to Phoenix so our families could finally meet Deena.  As an added bonus, we also got to have family photos taken by our amazing and talented friend, Michelle, and we celebrated our youngest nephew's birthday.

(Someone forgot the rule about not holding her until they had met her a few times and she understood he was family and not just another stranger ;).  Papas can get away with that kind of stuff I suppose!)

In other great news, our house sold and is currently in escrow.  Please pray that everything goes smoothly and for us as we try to finish packing it up and moving everything to Tucson.  If all goes as planned, the closing day will be the beginning of March!  We have a lot to do before then, especially since we are now living in Tucson and will have to travel back and forth while we get the house ready to sell. 

(A sneak peek at our photos)

Ramya's 3rd adoption day was on Sunday.  Since we were celebrating our nephew's birthday, though, we decided to wait until today to celebrate.  She chose Indian food out, and we also always watch her adoption video together and go through her scrap book.  She really enjoys having a special day!  She also wanted to watch Frozen so while the boys were at drum lessons, the girls watched it together.

We head back to Phoenix this weekend to begin packing up our house.  Please say a prayer that we can finish quickly and for safe travels back and forth.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

3 years, 1 month, and a day

Today this picture popped up on my Facebook timeline from 3 years ago.

3 years ago, today, I was packing and preparing to travel across the globe to bring Ramya home.  Ramya, a child I though I wasn't ready for.  A child I knew very little about.  A child who, literally, fell in our laps and lived in a country I didn't even know you could adopt from.  Yet, here I was, preparing to bring my daughter home.  I am so thankful God brought her in to our lives and am blessed to be her mom.  Our journey isn't easy, but I truly believe that through those struggles we receive the greatest joy. 
3 years ago I never would have guessed that I would be headed back to India, one more time, to bring home another daughter.  If you would have told me, I likely would have laughed.  Yet, God.   He had a plan that seemed overwhelming and hard at the time, but I can see now how he orchestrated each step to bring her home.  One month and one day ago, I walked out of the orphanage with Deena in my arms.  She is such a feisty, fun, and sweet little one.  She completes our family and I am so grateful she is in our lives. I can't imagine life without her!  In some ways it feels like it's just been a moment that she has been home, but in other ways it feels like she has always been here.   
Two beautiful daughters, brought home almost 3 years apart.  My heart couldn't be fuller!