I was so excited with some of the shots I got at the Chinese New Year party on Sunday. Of course, I had so much fun trying out my new toy. This is my favorite one I took of Mia - spinning with her new blue umbrella.
There is one picture I took of a little girl that is my absolute favorite, but I haven't received the mom's permission to post it here. I am, however, going to post some of some women that performed. I was on a mission to get some photos to enlarge and decorate D's room. Mission accomplished. I am really pleased with how they turned out, especially since I took them in the third row (using my 18-200mm lens) and was trying to shoot around people sitting in front of me. I just think all of these women are so beautiful.
I really want to start decorating D's room!! I wanted to wait, hoping that somehow I could find out what her favorite color is and then use that as my starting point. But, I really, REALLY want to start decorating. I'm trying to have patience. Ah, yes, patience................. It's so hard when it seems a new PB Kids or PB Teen catalog arrives in the mail every week!
In addition to running my own photography business, I am a proud mother to three beautiful girls that were born in my heart, and a wife to my wonderful husband of 17 years. We adopted Leila from Moscow, Russia at 32-months old and Mia from Jiangsu Province, China at 13-months old. We thought we were done at two, until God led us on another journey to China - this time to bring home our 11-year old daughter, Kara Da Xin in July 2009. I am also the proud Aunt of two nephews, born in Guatemala, and a niece, born in China. I am so thankful to our Heavenly Father for blessing our family with these amazing children.
This is a very special necklace I had made to keep my children close to my heart. On the left, it says "family" in Russian. On the right, it says, "mother and daughter joined at the heart" in Chinese. I love this piece of jewelry and how it always reminds me of our journey to bring home our three precious girls.