Monday, August 30, 2010


So many people think that, in adopting an older child, you miss out on so many "firsts." I get the point, but I have to disagree. But that's a post for another time.

Saturday night, Dorie went to her first Professional Bull Riding event. We went with her cousins, Garrett and Maleah, as well as some other friends. I found out my sweet baby girl is a cowgirl like her mama!! If you've never been to a Professional Bull Riding event, you are seriously deprived. Dorie loved the loud music, lights, fireworks, and especially the bull riding!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Love Notes

I remember the days when my parents would leave sweet notes in my lunchbox. I LOVED getting those little notes! So the other day I left a note on Dorie's bathroom mirror... I heard her gasp when she went in to brush her teeth, and then she asked me what it said. I told her, then heard rummaging around and I knew she was up to something....

Is that not the BEST note ever???

Friday, August 20, 2010

6 Months!

Wednesday we celebrated our Six Month Anniversary! Six months ago, I finally held my sweet baby girl in my arms! She is growing and changing every day and I am one proud mama!!!

The first time I saw her photo, she looked like this:

Today, she looks like this:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Fun moments caught on camera

Chef Dorie! (and she thinks she may want to be a real chef someday)
Completely tuckered out!
Dorie prayed, "...and thank You for us have dinner with a dog..."
And my personal favorite (thank you for capturing this moment, Wendy!):

At least someone thought it was funny....