Thursday, September 24, 2009


Alia's 18 month photos... I was able to sneak them into my picture program without it noticing. ;) Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gotcha Day!

One year ago today... We walked into a baby house in Karaganda Kazakhstan. It was with lots of doubts, fears, guarded hearts, and unsureness that Brad and I walked into that baby house. We were told that 3 baby girls would be brought in. A nurse brought a baby in and walked right back out with her. In the few seconds that she was in the room I said, "that is MY baby". I didn't even know if she was one of the choices, but... a few minutes later, she was back. I waited just a few minutes and went to pick her up. The rest ... well, here we are one year later. I am still holding that beautiful baby girl in my arms. Happy gotcha day Alia. We love you SO much! We know that God has big plans for your life. We can't wait to keep watching as you continue growing and learning.
Stay tuned for pics... I've filled up my picture program (can't imagine with what..), and have to do some unloading before I can do any more loading. :) I'll take care of it soon and get some new pictures on here.'