Monday, December 10, 2007

Looking back - Christmas 2005

Baby's first Christmas. This year was HUGE for our family. We traveled to China in April and became parents after years of longing.

This Christmas was our best ever! (And they just keep gettin' better!) She was 18 months old at the time and had been home with us for eight months. Here are some things that I wrote in my journal that December.

-Lily is starting to talk a little bit. Says sit, shoe, boo (moo), nik (milk), no, no, no! iddeo (video), boon (balloon), ba (ball), barks and pants like a dog...etc, etc.

-Will point out most of her body parts. And shakes her head no - it means no OR yes.

-Lily loves the snow and our Christmas tree with all of the lights...says "ooohhh!"

-Played in the snow for the first time last week. We pulled her and her cousins around on a sled in the front yard. Lily had a blast, yelling "Wheee!" and didn't want to go back inside.

-Really starting to come out of her shell...she'll smile a big toothy grin at strangers in public.

-Lily is a sweet, funny girl who becomes more and more lovable every day. I can't get enough of her. She has made our lives so wonderful in so many ways. This is the merriest Christmas of them all. Thanks God for our precious girl - our angel from heaven.



Thanks for strolling down memory lane with me.

25 comments:

amy said...

what a beautiful picture to go with a precious picture

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Love the memory lane and the picture...
Lily is adorable..
Have a Great Evening.

holly m. said...

Such a sweet baby girl! These little babes are growing so fast.

Meredith Teagarden said...

There is nothing like adoption in the whole wide world! I feel like you do, I can't get enough of my sweet baby girl!

Lily's Pad said...

What a precious picture! They do grow up fast. Great memory; thanks for sharing.......

Mary

Juliette said...

Thanks Nikki for sharing these sweet memories. Our girls are such a blessing and Christmas is so fantastic with them.
Have a great day!

~Amy~ said...

So precious! ;) Love that smile!

Steffie B. said...

Doesn't it seem forever ago already? ~sigh~ I just orderd a whole memory album from Shutterfly......I am so praying it turns out!

kris said...

Reading your memories just gets me all excited for the day when I will journal my own :O) Thanks for sharing this!

Mob said...

That picture is too cute. That is neat that you made a journal to remember.

Doris & Dan said...

As sweet as ever!

Keep smilin!

redmaryjanes said...

She was so cute then and now. Merry Christmas!

Beverly said...

Such a cute picture.

Beverly

sea star said...

Awww, she's so cute! What a smile she has so early and has continued to flash!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

You could have posted a heads up that tissues were needed for this post!

How very heart warming my dear Nikki.

Holly said...

Awww she is so cute! They grow up so fast don't they?

Tiffany said...

That is such a sweet picture. What wonderful memories to cherish!!!!!

Tracey & Mike said...

Ahhh, sweet memories!

Laura Nipper said...

We are on the same page. It's fun to go back in time. Lily was a cute baby. I Love her little Christmas outfit.

Tracy said...

Oh, I love that Christmas outfit! So cute!

Anne Marie said...

Oh what a picture! What a perfect little snow baby she was! May all your Christmases be so sweet.

kerri said...

Times flies so fast, what a doll!!

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Where did your baby go?! She grew up on me over night! I love the little santa outfit too.

Kimber said...

So funny...Kate came home in April (4th) and this is her first Christmas and she is 18 months old. Love this photo of Lily!

Kim

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