Saturday, January 10, 2009

Happy 3 year Gotch ya Day, Mary Elizabeth!!

Yesterday, January 9th was the 3 year Anniversary of the day we had Mary Elizabeth placed in our arms forever!

For those of you who don't know our story, here is the short version: we adopted Harrison and Mary Elizabeth at the same time from Guatemala. Harrison came home November 2005 and Mary Elizabeth came home 2 months later.
This is the first time we met Mary Elizabeth on Harrison's pick-up trip. She was just 4 months old and had her Daddy wrapped around her finger from the start!!
We spent a week in Guatemala before we brought Harrison home, so that we could spend some time as a family of 4.
Mary Elizabeth was the cutest little baby girl we had ever seen!
Mary Elizabeth and her Daddy!
After this shot is when Jason made the comment that she can have what EVER she wants!!
We loved spending that time together.

This picture below was taken the day we had to leave Guatemala and leave Mary Elizabeth behind (not knowing when we would return). We were so excited to have Harrison coming home with us, but leaving my baby girl was the HARDEST thing I have ever had to do!!
But, Praise the Lord, we were able to return just 2 months later to bring our beautiful baby girl home.

Embassy Day

This was taken the day we were headed home.

The picture below was taken a few minutes after we arrived home. I love that Harrison is looking at her like he is thinking, "Where have you been?"

Our Baby girl has always brought joy into our lives.
And she has always been a little Baby Doll!

This look is so true to Mary Elizabeth's personality
Little Miss Attitude!!

She and Harrison have always been inseparable!!

They have always been double trouble!

But Mary Elizabeth was so excited to finally get a sister last year!

Mary Elizabeth is a little princess and we could not image our lives without her. We praise God everyday that He chose us to be her parents!
Happy 3 year Gotch ya Day, Baby Girl!


Terri said...

Happy Gotcha Day!
I Love all the dresses you have her in, Very cute! Especially the Embassy outfit!
I also love the last picture with Mary Elizabeth hugging her sister!

The Rogers Family said...

She is beautiful! I can not imagine the moment you had to place her back in the arms of her foster family. Only God can grant the strength to do that.

Vanessa said...

Happy third gotcha day!! Your family is so beautiful~~

Lisa said...

Beautiful post! Happy 3 years together!

Aimee said...

Happy 3 years!!!! What a great feeling! Loved seeing her baby pix! My faves are the pouty picture and her embassy outfit! Too cute!

Leslie said...

OMG they are both tooo cute for words!!!!!!! What a beauty!!!


Jaime Salas said...

Thanks for sharing! Question- w/ Brazil how long did the process take?

Tammy said...

Happy three years together!

Sarah said...

Happy Three Years with your beautiful princess! Beautiful from day one!!!

Amy said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mary Elizabeth!!! You do have such a beautiful family, I love the header picture on the cute

Leah said...

I love this post! So sweet, it made me cry!

Hannah said...

Happy Gotcha day! I love all the pictures... all your children are beautiful!

Love all the beautiful dresses on Mary Elizabeth too!