Thursday, April 14, 2011


Russian word for YES.  YES you are the parents of a beautiful princess.  We became parents to our 5th child, a girl, on April 14, 2010 and we were so so happy.

Court building in St. Petersburg, Russia
No cameras allowed inside the building

after court we went to see our daughter

here she is trying to escape to go eat
this is a room attached to where they feed her groupa
we spent about 30 minutes with her and then it was lunch time
and boy o boy she didn't want to miss out!
WOW, 1 Year together and in someways it feels like yesterday,
and in other ways it feels like she has always been with us.


Tracey and Chuck said...

Happy 1 year!!! Time flies doesn't it!!! Those blue eyes of her's just melt my heart!!!

Wendi and Terry said...

Happy Da Day!! I remember it so well because you were one week ahead of us and there was so many uncertainties about the future of US adoptions! Enjoy your special day!

Michelle said...

Happy 1 year of being with your beautiful little princess =)!! What a blessing!

Eric and Kathryn said...

Happy 1st anniversary!

Kacey said...

Yay Ava! And look at the difference in her sweet little face, then vs. now. :) You truly have one of the most beautiful lil Russian girls I've ever seen. <3

Jeanette said...

Congrats on one year!!! Time sure is flying! I love seeing how Ava has changed and blossomed!

Amy...who wanted 4. said...

Happy One Year!!!!
What a precious gift from God! :-)

bobamy said...

I love to read your blog it gives me hope that my little girl will adjust as well as Ava. e got our SDA appointment for 5/10/11 or 5/11/11!!