Thursday, August 2, 2012

Everything is perfect....

It's falling into place
I can't seem to wipe this smile off my face.

Life's a happy song!

We have had an incredible past month!

She is standing on her own more and for longer, soon she will be walking. She loves baby dolls, peek a boo, Itsy bitsy spider, playing ball with Balboa, reading books, splashing in the bath.... This fun loving girl's list goes on!

We love our little girl!

The Smith Family

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Thank you for all of your love and support!

Our prayers have been answered, and she is home!  It is such an incredible feeling. 

She is a joy and loved by all of us.  Our heart melts seeing her smile, sing, bounce, crawl, sleep, reach out for loved one, we love her so!

We feel so very blessed.

Without further adieu.... Lilly!

Lilly patted the ottoman like a drum, Balboa thought that meant that she wanted him there.

The Smith Family

Monday, July 2, 2012

We are ecstatic to announce....

Our daughter,

Lillian Vera Smith!

She is ten months, and an absolute joy!  We are all over the moon excited, and so happy to share this incredible news!  We will be able to welcome her home very soon.  Stay tuned for pictures (lots!) and more info soon!  

Her aunt has kicked off her wardrobe in style, check out the picture of her closet!  She is one lucky girl!

Lots of love,
Joe, Ally, Lilly and Balboa Smith :)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

next step :)

We have received word that our profile book has been approved by our agency, which means we were able to order them!  Shutterfly had a great sale going, free shipping and a discount, very thankful!  Fabulous!    

We are proud of our final product, a great deal of work and love went into it by many of us.  We are happy to share it, just let us know :).  

This particular journey is almost a year in, we are hopeful as we look to the future.  

Thank you for all of the love, prayers and support you continue to bless us with.

Someone is ready :)

Lots of love,
The Smith's

Sunday, January 1, 2012

positive holding pattern...

Christmas was pretty magical, I must admit.  How can it not be when peace and love surround us all?

As for the adoption process we are working on trainings, classes, and waiting smartly (at least that's what I'm working at). There is a baby care class scheduled for this month, looking forward to that.   

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and that 2012 is off to a fantastic start!

Lots of Love,
The Smith's 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I believe

December has been more difficult than I expected.  Reflecting back on a year that had more downs than ups.  Been having difficulty sleeping, more prone to headaches that are not cured by medicine, and irritable.  My poor husband.

It's time to take my energy and put it back in hopeful faith.  I love the sense of renewal, it is one of the aspects of teaching I love.  A new school year brings about a fresh start, possibilities and the enthusiasm to tackle it. That's the joy in new year's.  Reflect on the previous year, learn from it, and take all the positive with you, having that renewed faith that it's going to be an amazing year. 

I believe.

Lots of Love,
The Smith's

Monday, October 31, 2011

profile.... take two

So we recently found out that we need to redo our profile.  I'm not going to lie, it was a devasting blow.  But, just like every other step along this journey, we have allowed time to pass, and have picked ourselves back up, and are moving forward with enthusiasm.  This weekend we had a mini photo shoot (thank you to my sister!) and are very excited about our second profile!

Here is a little sneak peek...

Lots of love,
The Smith's