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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Red Couch photos!

Today was a fun day. We started off by going to a Buddhist temple, a museum, and shopping. While other families had their child blessed by monks, Doug and I stood in the back and prayed to God for Lily Hope and for China. There aren't many Christians here. :-( They need our prayers.
The shopping was fun. As you can see, it was raining, but we didn't mind! We came in for a little down time, then it was off to have the traditional red couch photos. All of the adoptive families get pics on these famous couches. It was a sight!
Here is Momma and Hopie:-) awaiting our turn.

Here she is with her sweet Daddy! So precious.
True Love!!!!

Lily wasn't so sure why everyone was staring at us!

As soon as I sat her down, she BAWLED!!!! Isn't this pic hilarious? Our new friends have the little girl in the front row on the right..she was asleep. too funny!!! love that girl.
30 pics later...ha!!! Sweet babies!!

Here are the families in our group.
After red couch photos, we all headed to a Thai restaurant. This is what the guy sittin' across from Doug ate...ha!! Doug ate chicken wings. I had some noodles with chicken.

We were blessed to eat with these wonderful people!!
Lily is really doing well attaching to us. She is all smiles with us now. She is laughing with us and we are enjoying her so much. She is really an easy going baby for the most part. The one thing she doesn't like??? BEDTIME!! She fights it..yep..she is soo a STANLEY!!!!!!!! The other day we were walking down the street and a Christian song came to mind that reminded me of what Lily is going through...
This is where the healing begins..
This is where the healing starts!
It is amazing to be a part of this journey.
Keep prayin'!
Doug, Julie, and Lily


Emy said...

I am crying and laughing at the same time! What beautiful words, and hilarious pictures!!! Lily looks so beautiful, and I LOVE that she's rocking the tutu on the red couch! And the pictures of Lily and her Momma and Baba are so sweet, my favorites so far. You can definitely see the love! Have you done any shopping yet? FUN!

The Gutmans' said...

fYeeahhhhhh!!!!!Been waiting for so long for those pictures, I remember you showing me pics of sweet babies with their forever family on that couch, soooo happy for you all. What beautiful china dolls, they are just too sweet. Lily is just precious!!! Can't wait to see you all. You can tell that God has knitted your hearts together, what an awesome God we serve.

Heather Kightlinger said...

Wow! These pictures are absolutely adorable! I especially love the ones of Lily by herself with each of you! The red couch photos are to sweet! Sophie saw those and said 'a bunch of Lily's'! :) Enjoy your time shopping and find those squeaky shoes!! Love and miss ya bunches! Just a few more days!!!

Kerri said...

Oh the red couch! It doesn't matter what paperwork you've done, documents you've filled out, or even what flights you've taken...none of them say official family like the red couch photo! SOOOOOOOOO excited to see you at home with the rest of your gang loving on this little one! Praying for you everyday!!! Love you!

Garland Family of 5 said...

So happy she is bonding and doing soooo well. You all look so beautiful in the red couch pictures and I love seeing all the families with their children. Such a blessing!! We are continuously praying for you all! Can't wait to snuggle with Lily in person!