Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christopher family Christmas

Santa indeed did come to the Christopher House. Lynnmarie did her should I wake up at 630 cry and usually we give her a cup of milk and she goes back to bed but we kept her up. We got dressed and headed 1 mile to the Waffle House for breakfast as a family. We came back and opened a lot of gifts. She got a slide (with Mickey and Pluto waiting to slide down), pjs, a magnadoodle, her first bible, 3 baby dolls, a leap frog, some art supplies and plenty more!!!! Dad had to go to work so baby and I took a nice 3 hour nap. Dad came home and we looked in our stockings and Santa was indeed good. Our dinner for Christmas was with Uncle Pete and a Japanese Steak house and the girl loved it!!!

As much as I love all the gifts and lights and magic of Christmas, I pray that the beauty of the birth of Christ always lives in her heart. She did go to church Christmas Eve and after sitting with mom and dad for a bit, she got to go to the nursery and color a picture!

We had a precious holiday with just the 3 of us and we hope you did too!

On the Train at Stone Mountain

Monday, December 21, 2009

First Christmas Party

LynnMarie goes to Mother's Morning out 2 mornings a week and its been a great experience for her. Ms. Tracy and Miss Lisa love her and gave her lots of extra cuddles when she started. LynnMarie has learned a few songs, a few signs and she even obeys Ms. Tracy. Friday was their Christmas party and they had lunch that included chicken nuggets, cheese and fruit cocktail..LynnMarie cleaned her plate and Ms. Tracy said that was the most she has ever eaten. I got to meet all of her friends and their moms and thanked the teachers for a wonderful couple of months. She has such a good time with her friends. We are hoping that lynnMarie keeps learning new words from her new friends.

I thought you guys might like to see a few pics from her party. LynnMarie has learned to say Ho HO HO this week and is singing like crazy.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

December 2009

December 2008- We were praying and looking forward to having LynnMarie in our arms. Lets back up December 2006, we had started the adoption process and dreamed of getting a referral.
December 2007- we were logged in and had just gotten used to the wait.
This December is beyond what I dreamed. A precious baby girl who finds joy in everything from lights to trees to making people giggle, everything we wanted and more.
Last year, LynnMarie was waiting for her mom and dad, although she didn't know that. She was in a safe place with caregivers who loved her. Months later, a lady emailed me to let me know that she had sent her a gift, a small Winnie the Pooh doll. I am thankful that my daughter was remembered.
I pray that LynnMarie finds joy in the holiday year after year. I also hope she finds the peace that comes with knowing that Jesus was born and that He is the reason we celebrate the glorious season. To know that Joseph adopted Him as his own son is also special.
What a season to celebrate. I am thankful that our daughter is home. I will always be thankful to those who cared for her and loved her while she waited for her forever family.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009