Friday, September 14, 2012

Christmas Cards!

I know that Christmas is still nearly 3 months away, but I was really excited to share these adorable Christmas cards that I got for free from!! I LOVE their website and storing all of my photos on it, and all of my orders come out flawless. :)

Stationery card
View the entire collection of cards.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Our Adoption Part 2: Bringing Amelia Home

After waiting in Salt Lake City for our paperwork to be approved to be able to cross state lines, we were able to board our flight back home to Los Angeles when Amelia was 6-days-old.  We were a little worried before our flight, but she was such a doll and slept the entire flight without a single incident and everyone couldn't help but admire how adorable she was.  It was so wonderful to be able to get back home to our apartment and adjust to being a family together. :) We worked through those exhausting amazing sleepless nights with our little Cricket chirping away through the midnight hours and it was fun to see the cats try to adjust to this new little being in the house.  I also spent many, many hours just gazing at this amazing little baby who I felt so happy and proud to call my child.

Sadie trying to decided what to do about Amelia
Precious little moments with my sweet baby girl
I love how this little babe sprawls out while she sleeps

Amelia May's first bath.  Her umbilical stump fell off at 10 days, so she got to take a bath before she was even 2 weeks old!
I love this little Cricket!!  Always so wide-eyed!
More bath-time fun! She looks so grumpy, but she actually really loves her baths!
Spending time on the Santa Monica Pier
Mesmerized by her mobile
It's so hard to believe that only a few months ago we were praying for this little girl to be in our arms.  I know that my Heavenly Father had his hand in making Michael and me parents and now that she is here, I couldn't imagine myself without her beautiful little life as a part of mine.  I love her more than I ever could have imagined and I know that everyday will be better than the last.