Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Black and White Wednesday - "What a difference a year can make"

One year ago today - we saw this face for the first time.


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(Milana's referral picture)



And today........



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Just look at her!


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This is the face that can take my breath away
(and sometimes knock that very breath out of me)!

;)

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She certainly has added a lot of spice and laughter to our little family!


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The icing on the cake.


Click on the button to join Lisa and all for some great photography!
the long road

42 comments:

Mom2Isabel said...

A year already????
She looks both the same and different.
What an amazing family you have.
The picture of the girls is sweet but that last shot of the family...
I love it!
The joy, laughter and personality of all of you shines forth.

Mama Hen said...

Absolutely beautiful Wanda! I really like the family picture! All of the photos are great! You have an award waiting for you! You deserve it! Have a great night!

Mama Hen

Marla said...

Oh my, what a beauty! Her little cheeks are just precious and look so kissable. And that family picture is just spectacular!

Happy Wednesday!

Raymonde said...

Beautiful child! Blessed with a beautiful family. God is good. Those shots are great in B/W. Have a great week. xxx

CM said...

Happy anniversary! What a beautiful family.

Sharon Ankerich said...

What beautiful images! What a wonderful experience it is to watch your child blossom. She is so gorgeous!!! We are waiting on TA for our precious girl waiting right now. Look forward to having my girls together finally!!!
Blessings!

Love Letters To China said...

Happy Anniversary!!! OMG Wanda! She has grown so much in one year. It's amazing. She doesn't even look like the same child. So happy for you and your family. I absolutely LOVE your family photo. It's simply perfect!

Hugs...
Grace

p.s. Thanks for your kind words... It really made a difference. I know you knew exactly how I was feeling. :-)

julie said...

beautiful family! simply beautiful

Lynn said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the story - Congratulations - but all of you together is absolutely my favorite. I love your smile!

The Sanders Family said...

What a sweetie! She sure has changed and grown so much in the past year...pictures don't lie :) Great family photo of your beautiful crew!

Buckeroomama said...

A year goes by SO fast!!

You look so good as a family. :)

(P.S. I love how you dress them both in matching outfits!)

Susan said...

Milana is truly beautiful!

Eboix said...

What a great story, and beautiful photos! Thanks for stopping by my blog as well, have a great day!

JinXiu said...

Congratulations

wow, what a fast year

love the family photo

Gail said...

Happy 1 year anniversary of your referral!!! What a beauty...and she gets prettier and prettier!

Had to laugh about knocking the breath out of you...hee hee. You and me both girl! Boy can I relate sometimes. ;) me with my busy boy.

hugs...

Marcene B said...

She is such a beautiful little girl. I love the family photo. I can see the happiness glowing from that photo!

themaddychronicles.com said...

Beautiful! It's also the face a little girl that's just blossomed in her loving home, equipped with big sister and all!

a Tonggu Momma said...

It's already been a year? *gasp* She grows more beautiful every single day!

Lisa said...

Oh Wanda ~ could it be? A year already since you first glimpsed into your continuing happily ever after and destiny? Isn't it amazing how one tiny moment and yes, one tiny beautiful face can change everything??

I just adore all the photos and especially the family one. I see so much love in all of your faces and much much joy!!

It IS true these tiniest of dumplings add much sugar and spice :) and we wouldn't have it any other way, right??

hugs and love to you all on this special day!!

Lori Lynn said...

She looks fabulous! All the pictures are great. I really loved the expression of everyone in the last one, but it took me awhile to figure out where your legs were!

Amy said...

I have only been a follower of your blog for a few months, but I know how blessed you are to have 2 beautiful daughters.

And that family photo is so precious!

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

Beautiful family photos...I can see the love and pride beaming from your smile! cheers to a wonderful first year with your gal.
Mindy

Karli said...

You are so right! Your daughters are so beautiful it takes your breath away! WOW! Absolutely gorgeous. What a happy family! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog too! :-)

Sophie said...

Your girls are so beautiful, I love the black and white, great shots!

Ellie said...

oh my! I got tears in my eyes looking at your happy beautiful girl!! I can't believe it has been a year, I remember seeing her face for the first time and being so excited for you!! She takes my breath away too! Beautiful post!

Tezzie said...

She's gorgeous!!...they both are. Lovely captures!

Lisa said...

WOW! SHE IS GORGEOUSE!!! What a beautiful family! What would you do without icing? It makes the cake! Love this post!

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

For precious...she difinately has changed but is oh so cute! Love your black and white conversion. Have a great 4th!

Sandra said...

LOVE the family picture. Gorgeous :-)

Briana's Mom said...

Happy Happy One Year! Melina is just so beautiful! Love the gorgeous family photo!

Steffie B. said...

Happy one year.....she is simply darling....and I love the family picture!

Buckeroomama said...

Belated happy Canada Day! :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Yes, she is definitely the icing on the cake:)

Happy One Year!!! I am amazed that it has been that long already......why does the time go by so much faster when you are not waiting?

She is such a beautiful little girl and has come so far in the last year..... I know you are proud of her. You are all so blessed:)

Three MORE WEEKS!!! YAHOOOOOOO!!

Enjoy your weekend~

xoxo,

Lisa

Dita said...

I just can't believe the difference in her face...but more...what's behind those eyes. What an incredible gift you have shared with us this past year watching your baby take her place alongside the 3 of you beautiful souls...completing your amazing family!

Love every one of these images!

xoxoxo
Dita

Mama Hen said...

Hey Wanda! Thank you for stopping by! Sorry ablout the computer problems. My computer is getting slow. Ugh! Takes so long to get things done. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!I know I already said it, but these pictures are beautiful!

Mama Hen

Mahmee said...

Wow! An entire year has passed already? Zoinkies. Happy anniversary. The photo of you all together is so lovely. And...there is always such a sweet pic of those two having a sister smooch.
Happy weekend.
M.

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Wow, she has grown so much! Love can do that. ;) I like you family photo, it's perfect.

The Mommy said...

Such beautiful shots and what a super sweet girl, or girls I should say:)
Your family photo looks perfect, so full of love!

Casey said...

Sweet Girl!!! I love these pictures. Your family is just beautiful!! And I love the one of your girls kissing. So sweet.

Mama Hen said...

Hey Wanda! Just wanted to wish you and your family a happy Sunday! Have a good night!

Mama Hen

Kayce said...

Beautiful!! I bet the year has been nothing but amazing!

Donna said...

A year? No way! Okay, I believe you. Why can't time fly so quickly when we're waiting for our babies?

Such a beautiful girl! And her hair has really grown!!

Donna