Friday, July 17, 2009

Pure Joy

These aren't my favorite pictures of the day, but they sure do capture my favorite emotions of the day. We took Kara to a local splash park this afternoon and I think she liked it. Hmmmmmmm...... what do you think? :)

If I had a bottle big enough, I'd bottle this up and send a little to each of you.

I hope your weekend is filled with many moments like this.

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34 comments:

Joe and Jane said...

That is exuberance!!! How wonderful to see your new daughter so amazingly happy!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I'm loving these! And you stop about the patience thing... you are doing exactly what you need to do. We just love that you are sharing your journey with all of us.

Jill said...

oh michelle! what precious shots!! they bring tears to my eyes! she looks so joyous!! praise god!
hugs, jill

Missy said...

Sweet, sweet girl!!! I love these pics! I am so happy that you were able to post a few. I am with Tonggu Momma...you keep doing what you need to for your girl!
Can't wait for the next update :)

day by day said...

I LOVE IT!!!!

Have a great week-end, Michelle!!

MommyBrec said...

Thank you SO much for sharing this pictures! They made me smile and smile! :D Glad things are going well, and you are all dealing well enough with the "roller coaster" moments! :D

Breclyn
manygrandadventures.blogspot.com

Julia said...

These are AMAZING Michelle! What a wonderful, joyful daughter she must be. :-)

Alyson & Ford said...

Love the photos! Joy, Joy!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Amie@WildOlive said...

Michelle-

These are just so stinkin' wonderful. They mademe smile BIG and made me tear up. So awesome to see her smiling with her peeps! And I am so glad you are taking the time to bond, and get into a groove with your 3 girls. Thanks for poppin' in every now and then to give us a peek into your blessed life!

Love you girl!
hugs~
Amie

Sherri and Todd said...

First off I LOVE the new look on your blog with all the girls together, that is just one beautiful picture.

And for the splash park - GREAT!! Just as precious as they can be!

Sherri

Leslie said...

I love your new header Michelle. I also love the smile on Kara's face. She is such a gorgeous little girl. Take your time trying to get your groove back, because your family comes first. Everyone will be here waiting patiently. You and your family are truly loved by all, and so worth the wait.
(((HUGS)))

Jboo said...

Great photos! Looks like so much fun! Take care.

Janet

Lori Lynn said...

These are really great pictures. They tell a fun story and freeze a special moment forever.

Don't rush.........we'll still be here.

Tracy Burleson said...

Michelle,
Bai Hua (Wen's friend from Chongqing) recently heard about your lovely daughter and cannot wait to meet her. She had a baseball game and could not make the pool party or we would have met there. Please email me to set something up. We are available on Tuesday this week and next week we have Tuesday and Thursday. I think we will be around next weekend (July 25th) as well. We look forward to meeting your family!
Tracy

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

These pics are so cute.....they just emote PURE JOY!!! I am glad you are spending your time with your family.....that is what you need to be doing right now....I am just glad that you still have time to post:)

Lisa

Courtney said...

Judging by these pictures, I would say she had a great time!

Amy said...

Love it how you caught her pure joy on film! Just beautiful!

Kristen said...

That pic of the thee girls on your banner is amazing...I literally let out an "awwww" when I saw it!

And those pictures from the park are awesome! The second one speaks so much of liberation and freedom...such new life she has now!!! It's pricelss..

Donna said...

Um... yeah. I'm thinkin' she liked it!

Seriously fantastic photos, by the way! Helps to have a beautiful and willing model too!


Donna
Our blog: Double Happiness!

Jewels of My Heart said...

How HAPPY!
Just makes your heart smile.

Cindy from central NC said...

oh my goodness...your photos are awesome....

Colleen said...

Oh my goodness I would say so!!! These are fabulous!!!!!!! Outstanding!!!!!! She is adorable and I love seeing her laugh : )

mommy24treasures said...
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mommy24treasures said...

I am so glad to see her so happy. Just beautiful.
We all certainly understand things are busy sweet friend. We just appreciate you opening the curtains a little to allow us to share the ups and downs; to celbrate the ups and hopefully be a support to you on the rough days.
Love
C

Norah said...

Oh I am quite familiar with that look of pure joy. Marissa has it anytime we do something new!

Kris said...

Wow, those have got to be some of your BEST photos ever! Seriously...when you capture that kind of bliss.. it is the BEST.

Wow. I really, really can't wait to bring my girl home.

Gail said...

You just keep on enjoying your sweet girl Michelle...I have tears in my eyes.

Heather said...

No worries, dear friend, we miss you too, but take all the time in the world, we are so joyful for your family! I LOVE your pictures, I LOVE your girls. I love how big and even bigger than life you can make an image and I feel it right here so many miles away. You move me!

Hugs and kisses to you all,
Heather

Shelby said...

WOW these photos are AMAZING!

DiJo said...

Michelle,
Welcome home!!!! I am finally catching up with you since you have been home. It has been a blessing for me to see how well Kara is adjusting. Actually, how well you are all adjusting. I love the new blog header photo! They are so beautiful together!!! I pray that you get the much needed sleep you need to get back on track. One forgets how difficult re-entry from China can be. You need to post one of those "pure joy" photos of Kara over at Mamarazzi!!! She is glowing with the joy that only love can bring!
Congratulations!
~Diana

Ashley said...

Looks like PURE joy to me!!! So glad to see her so happy with her new family:)

Hugs, Ashley

Kelly said...

I am SO enjoying your blog. I LOVE these pictures - it really captures your daughter's joy. Thanks for keeping the blog going!! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,

Kelly
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www.easttowestorourke.com

Laurie said...

What great pictures and a beautiful daughter! After adopting an infant my heart really wants to adopt an older child but not sure it's in the cards!

WaterFairy said...

Hi! I noticed the water park u go to is the one I go to! Maybe one day we might see u there! That would be cool! Because your daughter Kara is 11 like me! Can she peak english since you just got back from China 3 weeks ago with her? Tell me the answer by posting a comment on my blog! www.checkersfairy.blogspot.com