Thursday, May 29, 2008

Photo Session In Hangzhou


































19 comments:

jajbs said...

She is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE that dress. It is such a joy to see you with her.


amanda

Karrie said...

Angel! Kaiya is just beautiful. What a lucky Momma you are!!!
Congratulations!
Karrie in IN

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness Angel, she is sooo pretty, and what a LOVELY dress!

You know, Kaiya is looking SO much more relaxed .. her momma (and Grandma .. hi!) must be having a great affect on her .. these photos show a must more confident and relaxed Kaiya - they are such a difference from the beginning of the week where she looked confused. BEAUTIFUL!!

Camnamie said...

Angel,
I am so happy for you!! She is precious and you are finally with her. What a blessing!!

So, how does all this work in China? Do you have her full time now? Is someone with you all the time? Do you have her during the day and you have to take her back somewhere at night for a while until she adjusts? Or was it cold turkey, here ya go?? I remember you saying you would have to be there for 2 weeks, I was wondering how it works.

:) Love, Amie

JuJu - said...

what - you thought I needed to cry in my coffee first thing??????

BEEEEEEE-UUUUU-TTTTT-FFUULL

so happy your bbay girl is with her Mommy:)

love you :)

Nikki said...

Wow- those are stunning!! I can't even pick a favourite.... well, maybe the ones where she is standing and holding your hand and you can just see your hand in the corner- so sweet!

Jane-Jane said...

I've enjoyed reading and watching her take you into her heart. It is good that she is sad to be away from all that she has ever known, but good to see her attaching to you.

I'm praying for you as you travel! For rest and strenght for all three of you! And for your three that are waiting back in TX for their daughter and sister. (and the extended family and loved ones too!)

Ellie said...

Amazing....

When I looked at these pictrues, the frist thing that came to mind was 3 Angels...

1 Angel of Love
2 Angel of Protection
3 Angel of Faith

Only a few more days till you both are reunited with the rest of your Angels...

Angel I am so happy for you.

Hugs
Ellie

Mandy said...

Simply Beautiful! Angel, she is such a doll baby! She looks so adorable, even when she's crying. Those pictures are precious!!

The Engelhardt 4 said...

She is too cute in that dress!

Alice said...

OK..it is offical...I am a Kaiya addict. I can't wait each day (several times a day) to see how she (and you) are dong.

Thanks again for sharing her story with us.

Wendi said...

PRECIOUS!!! She will cherish those photos for the rest of her life!

Wendi said...

PRECIOUS!!! She will cherish those photos for the rest of her life!

Dimple Queen said...

Beautiful pictures!!!

Hey, I know you are very busy and all, but I was stopping by to tell you I gave you an award. Come by later!

My friends at work think she is adorable and that you are one incredible woman! I told them that you would want all the glory to go to God!

Darlene said...

What a sweet princess!

Amy said...

She is a beautiful little girl!

Holly said...

Angel- great pics, as always!
I so remember the feeling of leaving Josiah's birth city and lifting off into the air headed for Guangzhou. It is a bittersweet time because part of you is wondering if your child will ever really come back to their birth city and how much will they have changed by then if they do, how will they feel...not to mention that you can no longer scan the face of every woman you see looking for a resemblance to your child, wondering, hoping that you might find the birth mother to thank her and let her know how much her child will be treasured.... and the other part of you is excited because going to GZ means that your trip is half way over and you are that much closer to HOME and beginning your new life with your child!! Guangzhou is also great because for the first time you see MANY many other American families with their Chinese children and you don't get the stares that you do in the birth province.
Mixed emotions- pretty much the entire trip!
May the Lord bless you and continue to touch Kaiya's heart as she learns to trust and love you... and soon Russ and the girls too! We are heading out of town for awhile, so I may not be checking in every day, but I will keep praying. I remember so well how the prayers of the saints got me through some tough times overseas. The Lord is faithful and Mighty to save!
Blessings,
Holly from Purpose Driven Family

Sarah said...

Angel.... you look so HAPPY, you are just glowing in the light of your new baby girl! Those are beautiful pictures of Miss Kaiya too! Keeping you in my prayers!!

Wife to the Rockstar said...

I cannot get over how beauitful she is!!!!! I am SO SO SO happy she is with you !!!