Saturday, September 21, 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy!

I am so behind in my blogging. These last couple weeks have been a whirlwind! All I can say is at least I managed to get in a short Gotcha Day post a couple of weeks ago.

Just a couple days after celebrating our 3 year Gotcha Day Anniversary with Mila, Chris and I celebrated our 14th anniversary. A few days after that was Mila's 6th birthday. I did take some pics which I will eventually post. They are super cute! A couple days after our girl's birthday was her 3 year anniversary of being home with us and then the following day was Chris's birthday. As I's been a busy couple of weeks.

I have also been trying to get ready to head out of the country to meet the little ones. (Yay)!!! I really didn't do such a fabulous job of getting ready seeing as though I didn't pack until this morning. I can't believe I am finally leaving to go meet them! I wish they could come home this trip! I know it is going to be so difficult to leave them. I just keep telling myself that we are just one more step closer. Oh....I can't wait to love on them!!!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

3 Year Gotcha Day Anniversary

On September 8, 2010 I picked Milana up from her Orphanage and took her out of that place forever. Unfortunately, our Gotcha Day was a rushed event. When we got to the Orphanage it was nap time. The caretakers had to wake her up and I was told to hurry up and get her ready so that we could go :(
I would have liked to have taken pictures of her with some of the caretakers. I would have like to get one of those nice pictures everyone seems to have where the parents are carrying their little one out of the orphanage forever. I don't have any of those. I am grateful that I have some pictures from that day. This one was taken at the apartment we were staying in when we got back from running around like crazy people. 

Mila was SO tiny. None of the clothes I brought with me fit her. I bought these clothes in country. As you can see - even those were too big. Three years later those shoes are still a little small.
 This is what Miss Mila looks like today - September 8, 2013. Look at how much she has grown! She is still tiny compared to other children her age, but she has grown SO much! Happy Gotcha Day baby girl :)