Here is how we were greeted at the airport.....Can we say AAAWWWWWW! (This one was posed by the way. The real one contained a lot more hugging and kissing. OK and a little crying too.)
My niece Evi and nephew Sebastian. hee hee
The kids were separated while we were away, Ava with my sister and her teachers, and the 4 others with grandparents in Mexico.
We owe our gratitude to so many people. We never would have been able to pull off this adoption had it not been for Opa and Oma, Juan and Marlita, Buddy and Danielle, Kimberly and Cameron, Brooke and Brent, Alana, who took shifts watching our kids (oh, and Becca too).
And last but not least Kasey Marrs, our very dear friend who kept all of our animals alive, collected the mail, and even mowed our monstrous yard. We are truly and deeply grateful to all of you who sacrificed your time and efforts so that two children could finally know the love of a family.
I got an email from Sherry White, who is still visiting her kids at 'our' orphanage every day. She sent me this picture and this email, titled "Zoya!" :
Look what she had on her head yesterday! She was totally rocking your scarf as a Ukrainian hair bow! :) They walked by and I pointed to my head and said she was beautiful like Mama, and she did this little runway strut and gave her shoulders a little cha-cha. Even the nanny laughed and repeated the little cha-cha! :) It was priceless!
This sure made me smile and I thought maybe you would too.