Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cat's Squirrel

 Today Aunt Margie & Uncle Charlie had a yard sale... and Rach made out like a little bandit!  Her favorite find of the day were these 2 fun friends!  Rocky & Bullwinkle!!!
"Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of this hat..."  She immediately remembered watching one of "daddy's shows" with him... (he has a collection of old cartoons, and of COURSE Bullwinkle is one of them!!!)
Later on, it was off to a yummy Italian dinner in town with Nana & Papa..  Rachel made an especially good impression on the waiter, who rewarded her with a VERY BIG goblet of ice cream!  Now THAT is a Happy face!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Happy Family

 Happy Parent's Day!
Funny how I never heard of this "holiday" until I became a Happy Parent! HaHa...  But, not to let an excuse to celebrate go by unnoticed, we decided it was a good excuse to head out to PF Chang's for dinner!  We usually stick closer to home when we eat out, but I had a coupon for a free Lettuce Wrap (which I really enjoy) & it got me in the mood. I actually think that for the most part, they are overrated, but the lettuce wraps remind me of when I was in Paris (I know, strange isn't it?),  The Chinese restaurants there serve lettuce wraps instead of egg rolls & that was when I first tried them. Yummy!

Anyway, I had gotten these adorable bows for Rachel, and she was willing to pose all over the place while wearing the beautiful pink flower bow, so I took advantage of the moment!
 Daddy's little girl (s) :-)
They both love to snuggle with Daddy... He looks pretty happy about it too, doesn't he?
 Papa was ready to eat some yummy Chinese food!
 My beautiful baby girl & I.  wish I'd thought to move the straw out of her way!
Nana, Rachel, Papa & Daddy...
Our Happy Family...
This last one is one of my favorites. She's such a beautiful little lady....

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Best of Friends

Side by Side, Best Friends Forever...

Whenever she can, Rach likes to cuddle up with Penny. They are SO good together... we couldn't be more thrilled with our 2 best girls...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Kiss The Future

 Is this a glimpse into our future????  OY VEY!!!  I really don't know what is going thru this little girl's head sometimes, but I walked into the kitchen to find her checking out her "boobies"!  She had 2 of Penny's doggie balls under her PJ's, & she was parading around the room!  I only wish mine stood up that well! LOL...

And here is our furry four-legged child, just chillin... Penny sure looks comfy, doesn't she?

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Three Years Ago Today...

This time three years ago I was bouncing off the walls, waiting for an e-mail or a phone call from our agency.  We knew it was going to happen SOME time that day... we were going to finally find out about the beautiful baby we were waiting for all this time. 
It had been 3 years since we started the process to adopt a little girl from China. When our journey began, we were told it would take roughly 6 months from the time we submitted our paperwork, until the finalization of an adoption.  Well, it took quite a bit longer than we were told, but looking back, it was something that had to happen!

As anxious as we were, we now know that had it taken only 6 months, we would not have the perfectly special beautiful girl that we have now!  Everything happens for a reason, right?

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We are the proud parents of a beautiful little girl. I have not stopped smiling since the moment they placed her in my arms. We adopted her Sept 2008 and it's been nothing but wonderful! She is the best reason to open my eyes every day! Currently living in SW Florida. I've also become a MAJOR Twilight junkie, so now I'm told I'm a TWI-MOM & I LOVE it!

Our Daughter Rachel MeiLi

Our Daughter Rachel MeiLi
Rachel MeiLi

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