6 months ago today

Knock, knock (that’s me, knocking on my computer monitor). Is there anybody out there? I can imagine that I have probably dropped off a lot of Bloglines list, since I have this really bad habit of never posting.

Today though is a special anniversary. Just six short months ago we met Maya in a conference room in Nanning, China. Really, where does the time go?

I love this picture taken of Maya in our hotel room right after we got her. I remember that she was very quiet, looking at the three of us with those pretty eyes. Her hair stuck up straight in such a comical way, but her personality was reserved. 

Six months later, Maya is a walking, babbling toddler who gets into everything! I tried my darndest to get a good picture of her today, but mostly ended up with blurred action shots. She has adjusted incredibly well with life on this side of the globe and I feel blessed to call her my daughter.

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Sorry about the crazy coding and terrible layout of the photos – I’m just too tired to figure it all out!

What else is going on around here you might ask? After taking last semester off (you know, I needed a little time to get used to a two child household) I started back at school last night. Currently I am taking Digital Photography 1, which is a requirement for my Graphic Design degree. I have always had an interest in photography and so am pretty excited to fool around with an SLR camera. If I come up with any good shots, I’ll try to post them here.

Leah is still busy with kindergarten, Chinese school and will soon to be a Girl Scout Daisy (of which I have volunteered to be a leader – yikes). Hope all is well with you guys and I am eagerly anticipating hearing some good news from Georgia and Jeff soon! Gotta run – please excuse me while I salivate over this lovely home. When can I move in?


23 Responses to “6 months ago today”

  1. 1 georgia January 24, 2008 at 1:43 am

    Ahhhh, thanks.
    I still have you bloglined, but I have to admit a moment of shock when I saw something new. 🙂 Im currently knitting a toy bunny and am reading the Friday Night Knitting Club you recommeded.

    I LOVE the pictures, especially the one of her on her head. Oh, I hope mine is that cute. 🙂

  2. 2 georgia January 24, 2008 at 1:48 am

    Oh, and congrats on 6 months. I’m glad it was fast for someone!

  3. 3 linda January 24, 2008 at 2:08 am

    Love your pictures. Your family is so cute. I check your blog all the time for anything new, but i like seeing your pictures they are so clear and beautiful. Looking forward to you learning more camera tricks, but I can’t imagine pictures being better. Linda

  4. 4 spacemom January 24, 2008 at 2:31 am

    I still read!
    What beautiful photos!

    Good luck with the scout leader (brahahahaha)

  5. 5 Donna January 24, 2008 at 2:35 am

    Wow can’t believe it’s been six months already! Gorgeous pictures.

  6. 6 Kristina January 24, 2008 at 2:51 am

    she is so beautiful!!!

  7. 7 Laura January 24, 2008 at 3:11 am

    LOVE that hair…what a beauty she is!

  8. 8 imtina January 24, 2008 at 3:35 am

    We’ve been home with our daughter about six months as well. Isn’t it wonderful??? Congratulations.


  9. 9 Joannah January 24, 2008 at 3:53 am

    She’s such a pretty baby. You’re a very lucky mommy.

  10. 10 kris January 24, 2008 at 3:58 am

    My word she is simply gorgeous and I can’t believe how much she’s grown!! Here’s to 6 months as a family!

  11. 11 ruthsplace January 24, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Congats on 6 months – she is adorable as always. Girl Scouts leader! You are brave. 🙂

  12. 12 Sandra Hanks Benoiton January 24, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    That is on BEAUTIFUL little girl!

    My youngest is almost three, and looking at these photos of your little darling makes me aware of just how fast mine is growing. Where does the time go?


  13. 13 Katie J January 24, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I’m still here! Yeah, 6 months with Maya! Buttons had that same hair. Glad to hear things are going well with Leah too.

    Welcome back, although it sounds like you’ll be pretty busy with school.

  14. 14 Eileen Kunstman January 24, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    You’re still in my bloglines. 🙂

    Allison has that same brown outfit on today that Maya does in those pictures. 🙂 It looks the same anyway, is it Carters?

  15. 15 carosgram January 24, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    What lovely pictures. What a lucky person you are!

  16. 16 Kim January 25, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    6 months? WOW – time flies!! Gorgeous girl 🙂 Happy and blessed family.


  17. 17 Michele January 25, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Congratulations! Maya is the cutest little doll.

  18. 18 Tammy January 26, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Happy 1/2 year anniversary. Wow, how quick that went – but you probably forget what life was like pre-Maya. She sure is adorable.

    Your pics are great. Hope you’re enjoying your class.

  19. 19 lisa and tate January 27, 2008 at 3:40 am

    What a difference 6 months makes! Maya is really growing and so cute!!!

  20. 20 meredith January 28, 2008 at 5:40 am

    She is so beautiful. I love the first photo you posted too!

  21. 21 crystal January 30, 2008 at 5:07 am

    I haven’t stopped by in ages! I didn’t realize your new daughter had arrived! She is gorgeous….Just gorgeous.

  22. 22 kikalee January 31, 2008 at 4:09 am

    Wow! Six months already? Maya is so different, amazing how much they change. Have fun re-delving into the GD world — definitely post your pics. You will love the photography class. I took my first this summer, and couldn’t believe how much fun it was.

  23. 23 Connie February 1, 2008 at 12:17 am

    Knock, knock…still here.

    Love that post. It is such a treat to watch Maya bloom through those photos.

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