Monday, July 20, 2009

First I want to say happy 10 month anniversary to CCAI'S group 1409!! Can you believe it, we have had our beautiful babies for 10 whole months. The time I have had with my sweet little angel has been priceless. The three years of wait to to get her was very difficult, a lot of crying, praying, and wondering at times if we would ever have her in our arms. All of that is behind us now and I would do it all over again in an instant. Savannah is everything I dreamed about in those three years and more. All four of our children are such blessings, I can never thank or praise God enough for what he has done for me.

Second of all I want to say we are on VACATION!! Yippee we needed this so bad! With Brian working 12 hour shift work, there are a lot of days where it seems like we hardly see him, so we treasure vacation time. We try and go to to Tennessee for two or three days and then travel to the beach for a week every year. Mountains and Beach ahhh it's the best of both worlds. We had made plans to visit with one of our good friends Tonyia who adopted beautiful little miss Sophie in our CCAI group. Sophie was Savannah's crib mate in the orphanage, but due an emergency with another family member they were unable to make it. We were heartbroken but fully understand. We hope to try and meet up maybe once a year or so, to get the girls together.

Savannah wasn't sure about her first time on the beach, she didn't want her feet to touch the sand, it was so cute. Now she is getting used to it and loves using her shovel to put the sand in her bucket. She adores the pools, but not to sure about our tradition of crab hunting in the evening. I just can't believe that summer before last, when we sat on the beach Brian and I were talking about what it was going to be like having our new little one with us and now here she is. God is good!

Melinda



OMG did someone say Krispy Kreme

Yes they did, yummy!

Daddy sticks don't belong on the beach

ok, maybe it's not that bad after all

Babewatch, not Baywatch

Ma Ma and Savannah

Waiting to go down to the beach is REALLY hard

Haleigh and little ladybug enjoying the hot tub

Baby bear spotted while on a nature hike at Cades Coves Gatlinburg, TN

Big Buck

Really big snake, looks like it just finished dinner

One of the many beautiful streams we visit every year

Nap time before the hike ever started

Starting point of hike

4 Comments:

Ruth and Brian said...

Oh my goodness, I cannot get over how much hair Savannah has. I also did not realize (or rather forgot) that Savannah and Sophie were crib mates in the orphanage - so fun!

Have a great vacation!!!

Brian and Melinda said...

Hi Ruth,
I think sometimes when we are out people think Savannah has a wig on!:)
We really didn't know until the orphanage gave us our photos back and Sophie was in a good bit of them with Savannah, I think they had the same nanny.

T n' W said...

Oh man...looks like you guys are having a blast. We haven't been to Tenn. in a few years and those pictures are calling my name! Sophie wasn't so kean on the sand at first either but after a while she got it! Chloe is doing great, still a little swelling, not much. And Sophie's appointment went well too. I'll fill ya in when you get home. Have a great time. And Happy Ten Months!

Alyson & Ford said...

Happy Anniversary too!
Love the pictures of Savannah! (especially the sweet expressions for donuts and nap time!!).
She's beautiful!
We will be in Knoxville in October for a couple of days; how close are you all to that part of Tenn? Next time we drive to Maine we will have to have a meeting spot!

Alyzabeth's Mommy