Monday, June 16, 2008

We have our baby girl!!!

Sorry it's been so long to post, but I've had trouble accessing the blog from here. We got Ana Kate on Sunday night and she cried at first and didn't want me to hold her...but by the time we left the orphanage she was fine and fell asleep on the way to the hotel. She is about average size for a 9 month old and today we discovered that not only can she pull herself up and stand on her own....she can even walk a little. She is becoming very attached to her Mama and she's into everything! She mimics everything from clapping her hands to waving bye....she is such a smart little girl. Each day she's with us we see more and more of her personality as well as her dimples. She is absolutely beautiful. Here are some pictures of the first night we had her and one from the giving and receiving ceremony this morning.


Lena said...

Congratulations! It must feel so great to finally have her! She looks beautiful! I can't believe she can already stand and walk a little. Seems like you will have a handful. I can see Doug is already teaching her to code :-)

I hope you have a great time there in Vietnam. Keep blogging and hopefully we'll have you back soon.

Deric & Amanda said...

oh my gosh Candance.... she is soooo beautiful!!! I can't wait to meet her! I am sure you feel lots better with Ana Kate with you now. Congrats!!!

Michelle said...

You made it! I am crying right now....imagine that! I am overcome with happiness for you. That little girl is VERY lucky to have you! I can't wait to see you all. Love, Shell

Brandi Hollaway Allen said...

She is so adorable! Can hardly wait to meet her. Praying for all of you. When do you get to head home? Luv ya much! - b.

Tammy Fields said...

OHHHHHHHH!!!!!! I can't wait for you guys to get back!!!!! She is absolutely beautiful! I'm so happy for you guys!

Wil wanted me to tell you that Ana Kate is very cute, and he can't wait to meet her!

B safe, and we'll see you guys soon!!! Hurry home!!!!!!

Ana said...


Your daughter is beautiful!!! What a happy looking family -- Enjoy this wonderfully special time.

Ana and Nick

tinacornelison said...

So glad to see you holding your daughter. So glad this day has come for your family. Wishing you safe travels and an easy adjustment.