Sunday, July 19, 2009


First Kiss

FTIA Reunion and Kris 035_edited-1 copy Yesterday was my China agency’s annual picnic and although I still haven’t completed that adoption, Kris and I decided to make a day of it and see all the other families. I was at the registration table gathering our papers and I looked over and saw him in his first boy-girl lips-on-lips kiss with this little angel. Absolutely beautiful and just as spirited as my little man.

First Tattoo

FTIA Reunion and Kris 046_edited-1 First Lollipop

FTIA Reunion and Kris 018_edited-2First Butterfly (ok, this is more about me at this point)FTIA Reunion and Kris 040_edited-1 First time I ever asked a stranger if I could take her pictureFTIA Reunion and Kris 049_edited-1 copy I can not even tell you how much I love this photo. Because I didn’t want to look like a crazy woman I didn’t really have more than a second to adjust my aperture or shutter speed, but I still like it. I like it almost as much as the next photo…

Favorite photo of Auntie Krissy and Cousin CatherineFTIA Reunion and Kris 108_edited-2 copyYou can tell Catherine doesn’t feel very well, but I just love the comforting embrace that they are sharing. Kris and I started our journeys to our kids several years ago at nearly the same time. Although our path diverged somewhat last year, we were both able to bring home a child at nearly the same time. It’s been an amazing journey from single friends to single moms and I am so glad we met each other when we did.


Kris July 20, 2009 at 9:32 AM  

I'm betting that mom is going to hire you :O)

all the photos are beautiful. do you use a certain program? i don't have any, it bites (well, except for i-photo but it can't do much of ANYTHING)!

Kate July 20, 2009 at 9:34 PM  

Great shots!!!

Kelli July 21, 2009 at 10:58 PM  

Ah, the picnic I was going to crashed- I didn't leave town, totally should have gone. Maybe next year. Love these pictures!!!

Laurie July 24, 2009 at 9:17 AM  

Oh man, I LOVE that tough kid photo with his leather jacket and tattoo. SO CUTE!! Watch out girls...speaking of, he picked a cutie!!
Great pictures Erica!


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This started as my story, but has evolved to OUR story. This is the story of life as a single parent to a wonderful little boy while we wait for baby sister. China LID 2.12.07.

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