Friday, September 26, 2008
Happy First Birthday Malaena-Sloan!!!!
These pictures are just some snapshots I took. Wait until I can post some from the photo shoot Malaena-Sloan had today. We went to Bella Bambino, and our daughter was a ham (who'd of thought?!) She was so much fun and such a busy body. It took about 2 hours. When Donnie and I were pulling away with Malae in the backseat, he said he felt like he had worked out. I can't wait to share them because they will be amazing.
The big party is coming up Sunday. I am making Malaena-Sloan's first year of blogging into a book, and Sunday will mark the last page of our book. I've been working diligently as I want to add lots more pictures than I actually post on the blog. I hope when Malaena-Sloan is older and reads my thoughts during our adoption process, she can sense all the emotions that the adoption process really takes on the family. It truly was a scary year with all the changes in the Guatemalan process. We actually were approved for on our I171H a year ago today. If memory serves me right, on 9/24/07 was when the JCICS issued a warning that they wouldn't encourage anymore adoptions being started. I know Malaena-Sloan was born in Guatemala to be our daughter....God was in charge the whole entire time (even at 4am when it didn't feel like He was.) I learned many lessons this past year, and the biggest being is you can always count on God's word. God is so good and every time I watch Brock play his drums and get teary eyed, or hear Malaena-Sloan say a new word and get choked up, it gives me an idea of HOW MUCH God truly loves me....his child. WOW!