Tuesday, January 15, 2013

6 Months Ago Today

Six months ago today, we walked into a conference room in the Lakeside Hotel in Fuzhou, China.   We thought we'd be waiting 30 minutes for our little girl to come.  WRONG!  They were early and there she was...waiting for us!  Ha...actually she had no idea she was waiting for us and that her life as she knew it was about to be completely turned upside down.   She wasn't too fond of me, but she did like Rick and Evan fairly quickly...at least at first.   She is a totally different little girl today, six months later.  She lights up our house and the lives of everyone who meet her and know her.  She is a blessing and we could not be more thankful!  Happy 6 months home to our brave, sweet, and silly little Lena!  We love you more than you know and love that you are signing 'I love you!' back now!

THEN- July, 2012

NOW- January, 2013


  1. Those six month transformations always blow me away! Just look at the peace and contentment in her eyes!

  2. Can't wait to share our six month later photo too! We just posted our gotcha day story on our blog! Because of your story, it helped us know how to prepare and that was wonderful! Right now, Jian Li (Anna Faith) is napping in our room for the first time. She is simply amazing! We go visit the orphanage on Wednesday! I will be in touch!!