Thursday, December 27, 2007

Merry Christmas

Well, Christmas is over. We had a great first Christmas with Lily. She has plenty of new toys to play with I think we may have to add on to the house to make room for everything.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Pictures Finally!!!!

We finally took Lily to get her picture taken, she never sits still for us so I was a little worried, but Sears did a great job getting her to smile. Of course now we had to order ALL of them. lol Enjoy!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Santa please bring a Play Kitchen

Here are just a few pictures from the last couple of weeks. Jeff got me some p.j.'s for my birthday so Lily and I could match, I love them!!!
Thank goodness Santa is bringing Lily her own play kitchen, hopefully she will like it as much as she likes getting into the cabinets. LOL
This is Fun!!!!

The Maninfior elves

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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Shopping in St. Louis

We spent Saturday shopping in St. Louis with one of our travel group members, Mike and Gina. It was nice to see them again and see how their daughter Olivia has changed. I'm not sure if Lily and Olivia remember each other or not but they seemed to like playing together. Lily had her first visit with Santa, as you can see in the picture she didn't think too much of him.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Time to decorate

We had fun decorating for Lily's first Christmas with us. It was a little tough keeping her out of the tree, but it was still fun. If we can keep her from eating the ornaments it will be a miracle.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to post a few pictures from Thanksgiving and a few from the day before.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Pictures from Lily's 1st Birthday Party

Friday, November 09, 2007

Happy 1st Birthday Lily

Happy Birthday Lily!!!! This morning Lily's picture appeared on a local news program in a segment called Wonderful 1's, so cute. We started the morning out with breakfast and mom singing Happy Birthday about 10 times to her, she just starred and by the 5th time she was shaking her head NO to me, not sure what that was about. LOL We took cupcakes to Aunt Shelly's house, she watches Lily during the day, to share with the other kids. We are planning on eating Chinese tonight and taking Miss Lily to Toys R Us for some birthday gifts. We are having the family party tomorrow with around 40 some people there!! What a wonderful celebration it will be even if it get's a little crazy.
My heart aches for her birthmother today and the loss she must be feeling, my prayer for her would be that some small voice is telling her that it's ok, her daughter is being well taken care of and is LOVED soooo much.
Will be posting pictures of her big day.


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Rosebud Dedication at Church

Sunday October 28th was a very special day, we had Lily dedicated at church. This is where we as the family vow to raise her with Christian values and also includes the congregation who also makes this promise to help guide her to Love the Lord as she grows. Both boys who have been such a huge part of her life also went forward with this vow and I cannot tell you how much it meant. With that being said Lily now how a new "cheesy" smile and decided to show the congregation. This is one part of her amazing personality that we love so much, she has been such a blessing to our lives.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

China video/slideshow

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Homecoming Weekend

This was our homecoming weekend, the boys went to the dance on Saturday. Me, Amy and Lily went to the pumpkin patch with our adoption group on Sunday. Posted are a few pictures from this weekend.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

10-07-07 Pictures

Just wanted to post a few new pictures. Lily is doing great, she acts like she wants to walk, but won't take that first step.