Thursday, February 12, 2009

Well It's About Time, Huh?

It's been almost two weeks since I posted! I am sooo ready for June and for this full-time job to be over!!

The winds of change have blown over our little abode again. This Kaleidoscope blog was created due to the fact that we were starting our adoption journey again to a little country called Haiti. We were going to adopt a son. People gave us money. We did everything we were supposed to do. Apparently we aren't supposed to adopt again or it just isn't God's timing.

Not sure about any of it.

I do know that I have fought hand, tooth and nail with God over this and guess what? He won. ; ) There isn't enough room on here to tell the craziness of our adoption attempts over the past four years and more specifically the past year.

The doors are shut.

Maybe we are trying too soon or maybe we are called to just have our one precious, darling PandaGirl. That's right, I said PandaGirl. I have just had the hardest time typing Rainbow Brite on this blog. I thought it went along with the whole colorful kaleidoscope thing.

This is the last post for Kaleidoscope, which means I need a new blog. Only I didn't want to go directly back to Pandapalooza. Sooooo----go here to see our new adventure.

Thanks for hanging with me through this sporadic season and for changing your link to me...again. If you can, comment on the new blog so I know you've come over to the new place! ; )

Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Gotcha Day, Rainbow Brite!!!

Five years ago today, we held our darling daughter for the first time. What a ride it's been!

Thank you, Lord, for infertility and the grace You have shown to us by the blessings of learning how to parent this sweet child. Please, continue our journey with unending mercy and let us be the parents You have called us to be. All to your glory.

February 2, 2004.


Wasn't she just the CUTEST CHUNK?! This is actually on the second day we had our girl.

Though Rainbow Brite's actual Gotcha Day is today, we celebrated yesterday so we could leisurely enjoy our time and not rush after school and work. She chose to eat here:

RB's nickname from the nannies in China is Cha-Cha. Believe it or not, that's the name of the frog, too! LOL!

We celebrated with a Volcano, sparkler and all!

RB decided that she wanted to adopt a panda from Build-A-Bear and name her "Sunshine". Every girl-panda must have a special bath before getting her lovely wardrobe, right? So cute!!

I just LOVE the "Dressing Room" for the little stuffies to try on their outfits! Too cute! Sunshine ended up with a dah-ling little red and white halter dress number as well as a Tinkerbell outfit, too! Oh--I could go slap-crazy in that place! LOL!

I can't believe that we have been parents of this amazing little girl for FIVE years now! What a blessing that I never could have imagined!!!