This week's I Heart Faces theme is balloons and well, I didn't see anything in the rules that said the balloon had to be inflated. I like to call this Mylar Couture. When the balloon costs $10, you've gotta make the most of it, right? Leila has worn Mylar Couture, and now it was Mia's turn. I had other plans... better plans... for this deflated life-size Dora balloon, but when I started cutting it, I realized this one was sealed at every seam. Bummer. Oh well... we still had fun with our little fashion experiment.
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.