Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunglass Chickas

Some friends of ours from Texas sent the girls each a pair of sunglasses & they loved them!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Toothfairy Time

Our precious little sugah' lump Emma lost her first TWO teeth tonight! She was one tickled little girlfriend. She went to bed ecstatic!

Little Bex went to bed with tears in her eyes though because she "wants to lost a tooth too". Bless her little heart. I know all too well the angst that can come with being the youngest, it's not an easy road.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sportin' Some New Do's

We welcomed in spring with haircuts. Little Rebecca asked to get hers cut, and it looks quite adorable if you ask me :-) ... Emma thought it was so cute that she asked to get hers cut too! I used to keep Emma's at chin length but started letting it grow out several years ago. I'm lovin' this new look for both of them!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy Emma Referral Day!

I know I post this every year, but it's such a wonderful memory for me that I just can't help myself. What a day it was! I had been emailing back and forth with a friend I had made through the adoption process. Her paperwork had gone in earlier than ours and she was fairly certain she would get a referral, but ours was several weeks later and so I wasn't sure. Hopeful though!

Sure enough my phone rang at work and it was our adoption agency. People gathered around my desk as they heard me asking questions. Of course the detailed list of questions I had PLANNED on asking pretty much got set aside as our family advocate started telling me several things from Emma's paperwork.

Brian and I really hadn't discussed the dissemination of information once we did receive the call and personality wise, he and I are pretty much at opposite ends of the spectrum. I asked our family advocate if she would email the pictures to me. Which she did. Then full 'Carolin' style, I promptly forwarded to everyone and their mother. Brian had assumed we would drive to Lexington together and see the picture together as a family. A tad bit of a disconnect huh?

Somehow in my hurry and excitement I emailed the picture to his personal email address but not his work address so he didn't realize I had even sent it out ... that is, until a friend of mine/coworker of his called him to congratulate him on his adorable daughter. Can you say "oops!"

But we made it through, I really don't think I could have waited until we drove to Lexington to see that precious little face anyway!

So, happy 6 year anniversary of our referral for Emma Lian! Here she is then.

and then here she is now (well - as of last fall anyway!)

I sure love that little dimpled dumpling!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Halloween - Like 4 1/2 Months Late

As I mentioned the other day, I somehow missed posting halloween pictures. Here's one ... cutest little genies in the neighborhood. Not that I'm biased or anything :-)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Down At The Farm

Welcome to Rebecca's horse 'fahm'. Apparently this horse got hurt at a pretend horse show so she was nursing him back to health. I love watching that baby girl play!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Blogs and Such

I was talking with a friend today about a picture of the girls from Halloween, went to my blog to show it to her and lo' and behold if those aren't there. Here? My poor once beloved blog has obviously been put on the back burner if I've never even posted pictures from Halloween - for crying out loud.

Brian told me tonight that 'Hunter is not happening' on the blog!

Sorry folks, that is if anyone is still out here. Does anyone ever visit here anymore? If you do, please drop a note.