Thursday, September 10, 2009

One Month since Gotcha Day

(click on picture to enlarge....if you want)
It's been one month since our Gotcha Day (August 10, 2009). And that strange thing happens. It seems like yesterday we've all been together forever!

Just before we left for a birthday party on Sunday, I set up the tripod in the living room, lined up Daddy and Dahlia, grabbed Milana, pressed the button and ran. I bought a new portrait lens just before we left for China but didn't have it handy so I'm using the wrong lens (may account for a bit of fuzziness) but here it is. Our family picture (which I'll likely replace the above Family of Three picture with 'cause Dahlia's cast will be on her arm for the next 6 weeks!?!) Lucky I got this one just hours before her arm was broken. And everyone's eyes are open. Puh, double lucky.

So, one month! Whew. I was hoping to wax eloquent (or rather wax anything) but I'm still catching my breath here. What with Milana (read cling-on) still finding her feet and touching EVERYTHING, home-schooling Dahlia for the next 2 weeks and dealing with everything a broken arm entails, including sharing Mommy with the aforementioned "cling-0n" and trying (I'm using that term very loosely) to finish up a commissioned double portrait for a dead-line in 2 weeks but am kicking myself for not finishing it before this whirlwind began.......

But I digress. It is, afterall, our anniversary. One month since this sweet little child became ours.

And that is a whole lot to celebrate!


3D said...

Wow...that was fast! LOVELY pic and hang in there.

Keep smilin!

P.S. I am going to email you....things are nuts right now.

Susie and Gordie said...

How sweet and Happy Gotcha Day #1!

Leslie said...

Happy one month and many many mnay many more!! love the pic!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I can't believe it has already been a month......Happy 1 MONTH!!

Take a deep breath, hang in will meet your deadline:)


Our family said...

Oh my goodness! One month already! Happy Anniversary to you all. What a gorgeous picture! You have your plate full Wonder-Wanda! I will be thinking of you!



Jodee Leader said...

Congrats on one happy month together! You are soooo blessed!

Brendakit said...

Hi Wanda. Where do you get their spohisticated, beautiful clothing? Beautiful girls in beautiful outfits!

Wanda said...


Their clothes - yeah, I wihs I could find some for me too. No where fancy really. These two tops came from a friend but I mostly shop at Winners (TJ Max), Children's Place and Walmart. Of course, I did a little shopping in China recently too - LOL.

There's nothing like 2 little ones in the same outfit though. Just adds to the cuteness!


Wanda said...

Ahem....that's 'wish' not wihs. (I'm occasionally dyslexic.)

Lisa said...

Another gorgeous family photo and you all just look so right radiant and joyful!

AND happy one month as a family of 4! I simply cannot believe its been a month! And you described that strange phenomena perfectly! It does feel like a moment ago they arrived...and yet, as if they have always been part of many ways I think they have!

You are juggling everything so beautifully....I'm in awe of you!
Hugs & happy weekend!

Hannah said...

You have such a beautiful family. I have been to your blog in the past for fashion Friday but not since you brought home your newest sweetheart. Congratulations!!

Teresa said...

Congratulations! What a lovely portrait. So sorry about Dahlia's arm. Owie! Hope she's feeling better soon.

China Dreams said...

Just breathe.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Happy one month together! It's been a crazy month, for sure... hang in there. And congratulations again!