It was such a gorgeous day yesterday (Hallelujah!!), so Mia and I headed downtown to the topiary garden. I heard about it a long time ago... completelyforgot about it... and then recently heard it mentioned again. I couldn't wait to go. Although I knew the landscaping wouldn't be in the best shape right now, I wanted to scout it out for a potential location for client photo sessions this summer. Wow! I can't wait to go back when everything is immaculate and in full bloom! What a beautiful place, and the large old homes that surround the park make a great backdrop, too. Mia and I had a fun time exploring the park. She especially liked the dogs.
Happy Good Friday, everyone!
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
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.