Welcome to our Life..it's a crazy busy one, but that's just us! We have 7 kids, 3 daughter-in-laws, 1 son-in-law and 5 Grandbuttons!!! WITH #6 & & 7 ON THEIR WAY!!!! We came home on July 15, 2010 with our Princess Franceska Danielle, we hope you enjoy our life because we sure do!! God has just BLESSED beyond what we could have ever imagined!!

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

This is what I woke up to......

When I woke up this morning look what the very first thing was that I saw when I opened my eyes.....OUR DAUGHTER!!! After so many minutes, hours, days, months and years of not knowing....finally a beautiful face to a name. We are so over the moon in love with her!!! Do you think people would think would think Im crazy if I hang a 5x7 picture around my neck and wear it everywhere I go?????????


For those of you who have been following this journey with us, maybe you remember Frank and Astrud calling themselves a Blog widower and a Blog orphan ....well wonder who was on his computer googling the map of Jiangxi and the orphanage and wanting to pay to get updated photos etc, etc, etc??????? Yes it was that same Blog Widower that really thinks being on the computer is overrated and even PRINTED pictures and got in his truck and drove 45 minutes to his moms house so he could give them to her!!!!! And the same Blog Orphan whose status on FB was "I finally got to see my little sisters face today"!!!!! Isn't that just the sweetest thing!!!!

I want to take a little bit of time to thank each and everyone of you that were so patient with me yesterday, we had alot of people here yesterday and the whole time I kept thinking, "I really need to get to the computer and post pictures, I was making myself so nervous about letting all of you down that I kinda became a little grouchy and short tempered.....yes Me I admit it!!!! So anywho I am sorry it took so long, thank you for being patient, for loving me and for loving our daughter!!! I love you all!!!! May God wrap his arms around each of you so tight that you can truly feel the love he has for you...........

Thank you Fliss for doctoring up our pictures, I absolutely love them and you!!!




32 comments:

Lesa said...

I'm so happy you had a photo of your daughter to wake up to.

I did mention to you that Evan was from Jiangxi. His SWI was different but the same Province. There is a wonderful little store down from the Hotel there in Nanchang where you will be getting Franceska. We loved going there and all of the locals loved seeing us with Evan.
The folks in this area are so very sweet, and very curious.

I'll see if I can shoot you some photos of the area.

Isa said...

Congratulations ! My daughter came from the same SWI as Franceska ! There is a google group if you want to join.
Isabelle
www.waitingforyou.be

Kelley said...

I think that a 5x7 around your neck for the next month would be just fine...lol! I got the BIGGEST locket I could find, (actually got two different ones to alternate), so that I had pictures "on me" at all times.

Enjoy every precious minute!!

Yoli said...

She is stunning! Congratulations!!!

Tyrone & Bailey said...

For real? I love you so much and was about excited as it gets to see the pics and hear the news, but the LAST thing I expected was for you to be thinking about your computer friends first, lol! Give yourself a break and enjoy what you have waited on for so long! You are so generous with your time and your love.....it's OKAY that you took time off of the computer! lol Love you!

Tyrone & Bailey said...

ps, can i do an update post on my blog w/ her pic, pretty pretty please?

Margaret M said...

I missed the announcement yesterday!!! I could scream as I knew it would be soon and I missed it!!! I must say that I loved seeing sweet Franceskas face today! She is so beautiful! I am so happy for you! Forget the 5X7 and print that picture larger on a T-shirt!!!!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

My darlin' Miss Franny... how I adore her... you can pinch Shauna's cheeks and I will do Miss Franny's :)

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I am in tears sitting here. I am so happy for you Kristy. Dream really do come true.

Love you always.

Your friend,

Lea
xo

PS. I will never/ever forget you calling me that day out of blue.

Joy V. said...

What a beautiful site you have created to honor Miss Franceska. Highly anointed with LOVE!!! Amen!! Keeping you in our thoughts as we all continue this journey........

Laura L. said...

She's a beautiful girl, and coming to an awesome family. I'm so very happy for you!
Have you stopped staring at her photo for like 12 hours a day yet? Ha ha. I know I did that when it was our turn.
Big hugs and hearty congratulations to all of you.
~Laura

Mom2Isabel said...

I'd go for an 8x10, Kristy!
Why not? You've waited long enough to see that beautiful face.

Isabel is also from Jiangxi. I loved my week there.

Can't wait to follow along with you.
(Still waiting to see my cousin's daughter's face. Still nothing. Pure torture!!!)

Besos,
Laureen

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Oh my goodness.. what a cutie patootie! Just look at those lovable cheeks to squeeze and smooch!!
I'm so happy for you. God is so good!
Can you email me your address again. Maddy and I have a little something for your sweet Franceska. :0)

Kim said...

YEA...
YEA...
YEA...
LOVE ...
LOVE ..
LOVE ...
her to pieces.. don't feel bad.. it is your time.. we can all wait.. and will..
LOVE YOU BIG..
CONGRATULATIONS..
I can't wait to meet her in person.. she will LOVE her Auntie Kim..
Hugs.

Debbie said...

She is precious!!! Our Darci is from Jiangxi province. She is from Fengcheng. Happy travels, cannot wait to see her in your arms forever!!!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Awww...Fliss did a great job...she is so sweet:)

I am so happy for you...SOOO happy! I cannot wait to see her in your arms Kristy...you have waited so long. Greg and I were talking last night and we were DTC in August/2006 so we would STILL be waiting if God didn't lead us to Emma Jane. You were patient my friend...and He has blessed you.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, Kristy... congratulations! It's been a long time coming and now HERE SHE IS! She is just adorable, too.

redmaryjanes said...

She is just beautiful! Congratulations!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh she's so beautiful!!!!!!! Thank You Jesus!
I am over the moon for you and your beautiful daughter.....
Welcome to your family sweet Franceska.
ohhhhhhhhhh I am just so excited!
He has given you Beauty for Ashes and the oil of joy for mourning.
love you and God's speed
My Hannah is a JiangXi Girl too!!!!!

Michal said...

I just found your blog- Congratulations!!!!!
I think you could even get a t-shirt, a coffee mug, a hat and one of this big carry all bags with the pictures? One of those! It's all appropriate! Enjoy this time.
She is one cute girlie-o and I LOVE her name.
My daughter is from Jiangxi so I have a soft spot for all the babies that come from there too! She will be a wonder to you each and every day.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am so happy for you Kristy!!! I was so excited to see her beautiful face........I cannot blame you for wanting to wear that 5 x 7 Necklace.......I think I would and will want to do the same:)

Enjoy every minute of this special time with your family!! You will be hopping on that plane to go meet your precious girl before you know it!

Congratulations!!! All the best to you and your family:)

xo,

Lisa

Sandra said...

So, so cute! Don't you just want to squeeze and kiss those cheeks?!?!?

Our Red Thread Journey said...

Don't make excuses for your happiness. You deserved every single second of it.

I am so happy for Frank, too. Eddie has finally gotten a spark in his eyes that I haven't seen since we started this process. I hope we can Skype sometime soon and Eddie and Frank can meet. I think some encouragement from one dad to another would help him out a lot.

I have been following a lot of adoptions, but yours and Fliss' are personal to me. I feel like you and I have so much more in common than just our adoptions -- we are raising children and moms.
I hope we can talk soon. Love you!

Anonymous said...

Kristy,
She is so cute! CONGRATULATIONS! Our wait has been long enough...GET US TO CHINA NOW!!!!

Beth
LID 4/21/06

Debz said...

What a way to have started the day eh!
Still over the moon excited for you! You could always go to Micheals Craft store and get transfer paper and iron her sweet little referral picture onto to a t-shirt!!!
Let the fun begin!!!

Kayce said...

What a beautiful face to wake up to...for the rest of your life my friend!! :) I'm still just so happy for you guys...your family has been richly blessed!

Shirlee McCoy said...

She's gorgeous! What a beautiful and precious gift from God. Don't hang her picture around your neck, have a t-shirt made!

Enjoy these days of joyous anticipation!

Mommy, Daddy, Baby Girl, and Baby Boy said...

This made me cry. I am so happy for you that you finally get to meet you baby girl. She is perfect for your family. Beautiful and sweet and just what God had you waiting for. I wish I could give you a great big squeeze.

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Natalie said...

Kristy, she is absolutely beautiful! God is soooooo very good.
Congratulations and I am so glad your wait is almost over. Sure helps to have her picture!
Looking forward to following your journey to the day she is wrapped safely in your arms.

XOXO
Natalie

Julie said...

Belated congrats Kristy!!! I've been so wrapped up in my own news (and bliss!) that I forgot to come back and check on your news - your daughter is GORGEOUS!

Cyndi said...

Oh she is just beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!!