Thursday, May 21, 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009

One year later...

This is the first of what I expect to be several "one year later" posts. One year ago today we received the phone call that we had been waiting for! It is hard to believe that it was a YEAR ago that we got our referral for Mimi and first saw her picture. The details of that day are still crystal clear to me, and I hope they stay that way.

I remember looking at this picture for several months wondering about this girl who was our daughter - I wondered about her personality and temperament. Mostly, though, I wondered what her smile was like. It is strange to only have one picture of your child for several months and a few paragraphs of information - it leaves much to the imagination.

A year ago we looked at this picture of this child and wondered how she would fit in with us. Today we can say that she is a perfect fit. We are having so much fun with her. Aaron and I used to say that we thought our favorite age would be 2, when our child is getting into talking. Matea Mimi is 16 months and is talking up a storm and we are having a blast! We are a little shocked that this little kid who has only heard English for 9 months is talking so much! She cracks us up with the things that she says and we are so proud of the new things she is learning every day. We are also constantly amazed at how much hair she has. When you pull those curls straigt her hair is about 6 inches long!

Here are a couple recent pictures -Matea loves reading and will read books literally for hours if she could. I like her expression in the outside picture - it is her "what are you doing/what is that" look. Very typical look for her!

It is fun to look back and reminisce...

Monday, May 4, 2009


I saw this on another blog....I really like this concept! It hits close to home because Duluth has no money, and my husband owns his own business. Granted, Macdaddy Music is not a brick and mortar store, but it makes a difference in our home when people choose to buy from him rather than a national chain. I'm going to try to chose a local more often!