Friday, February 27, 2009

Fun Friday

.....or busy Friday... No, it's completely FUN Friday!! We have our weekly play group this morning and we are attending an attachment seminar tonight, but the thing I am most looking forward to today is going out and buying the remaining care package items to send to Da Xin. Yes, it is finally official. With our LID this week, that means we can send her pictures of us and lots of other little goodies. This is all so fun and exciting!! And they are going to tell her about us now, too. I asked our agency to try to find out what her reaction is to the news. I really hope we can find out.

I have received several questions regarding how long before we travel to bring Da Xin home. At this point, I really don't know, but our agency is saying at least six more months. I am saying God is in control and He seems to be pushing things through for us, so I am not giving up hope for sooner.

I haven't been able to get my camera out as much as I would like to lately, but I was able to get a few decent shots of Mia earlier this week. We were just having a lazy morning at home when I snapped these at the top of our stairs.

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This is my first shot using a reflector. I was trying to bounce light from a large window back into Mia's face. I don't have a CLUE what I am doing, but it's all so fun trying. I have lots of pictures of Mia smiling, but I think her little pout is cute, too.


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Now, I'm off to go take a shower so we can go do a little SHOPPING!!! WOO HOO!!!

19 comments:

Ashley said...

Love the pouty face :)

Aspiemom said...

She is just adorable!

I love the new look of your blog.

Kimi said...

What a beauty!

Kim

Tisha said...

Michelle,

These pictures of Mia just melt my heart. You are a talented photographer.

I will be interested to hear about your attachment seminar. That is very wise of you and Nolan. We are feeling the tug on our heartstrings for another adoption. This time an older child as well. I would LOVE to talk with you someday. My main concern is how it would affect Sloan since he has always been our first and oldest. I would welcome your thoughts.

As always, your family remains in my prayers!

Blessings,
Tisha

Ohilda said...

You may not have a clue, but boy! Those pictures are truly professional. Just beautiful.

I love hearing the tone of joy as your write about your sweetie and getting her package together. God is good and yes, in control. Wishing that time flies until she's in your arms.

Love,

Ohilda

Jboo said...

Great photos!! And how exciting -- I'll bet you travel sooner too.

Have a great weekend.
Janet

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What beautiful photos of Miss Mia....I love that last one....she is so expressive!!

I hope you get to travel sooner than 6 months....praying for you my friend!! Hope you had fun shopping:)

Lisa

Missy said...

You are right, God is totally in control of this and everything else. It will all happen in His time. In the meanwhile, shopping for sweet girl will be SO much fun!

Love these pics of Mia! The last one took my breath away...

mommy24treasures said...

these are so pretty:)
I never know what the heck I am doing with my camera either:) I like learning that way...

Congrats on your LID.

mommy24treasures said...

oh and so glad you are feeling better:)

Julia said...

I would say you did an amazing job with the reflector, those photos of Mia are gorgeous, I especially love the last one.

I'm so happy to hear the Da Xin can finally see photos and hear all about her new family too!!

Ivy said...

Just blog hopped from Marla's! You're family is beautiful and these pics...breathtaking!

I will have to stop by again.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Ivy

The Things We Carried said...

Stunning shots. Love them all and the color of ribbon with her hair

Felicia said...

Seriously...she couldn't get any cute. Love the pic where she's peeking through the stair rails.

LaLa said...

Great pics....happy shopping!!! Hope you got lots of goodies : )

Ashley Winters said...

Your photos are amazing. Of course, you do have a beautiful model to work with.

Heather said...

I just love you...I have been away too long, like five posts long - how does that happen?? Love these pictures, you have such talent.

Mia is darling...Hannah says, "Hey, she yook jus yike me!" Yes, Hannah, she does:)

Hope you are well, feeling all better and preparing for your oldest daughter to come home to you!

Love,
Heather

Rebecca said...

That last picture is WOW.

dkinner7 said...

Michelle,

First of all, I have to say I love the new look of your blog with all three girls at the top...very cool! And the photos of Mia are just adorable...she is so cute in her little pigtails!

I am so excited to hear of your progress to bring Da Xin home! I've been praying for you guys and also praying for her as she receives your package and learns of her wonderful new family. God has an amazing way of bringing families together and I'm so excited to see the 5 of you all together soon!

I love hearing the status updates so I'll check back again soon. ;)

Dayna