Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sara Ava's 3rd Gotcha Day

3 years ago today Sara Ava, my mom, and I were getting ready to head to the airport in Guatemala.

First,I had to say goodbye to this sweet face for another 7 mo. It was another 12 1/2 mo. before Lilee came home. Talk about a killer!!!! That was the longest year of my life!!!! And my sweet baby girl grew up without me......... :0(

Mommy and Sara Ava on a jet headed to the Charlotte Douglas Airport ........... USA bound!

She was meet by her Daddy, 3 brothers, her great aunt and uncle, and step grandmother. Joel and Siah finally meet their little sister first the first time, they came bearing gifts for her. Jordan had got to meet Sara Ava in May when he and I went to meet Lilee for the first time when she was 6 wks. old. This day she was united with all her family and never had to leave us again!!!!

Sara Ava is the sweetest, loving, caring child. She is such a good little girl! I could have not asked for more of a perfect child. She certainly is perfect for our family and a true Blessing from God! He sure knew what He was doing with this special little one. We love you Sara Ava and are very proud of you!!!

I took these pictures of her on Sunday.

The 2 sweet sisters 3 years later. These 2 sure do love each other!

We celebrate Gotcha Day the day they arrive home and our whole family is together for the first time! Sara Ava came home Sept. 16th, 2006 after a 11 1/2 mo. adoption process.

We plan to celebrate today by going to take her to eat , then coming home to eat yellow cupcakes, with yellow icing (lemon) that her big brother Josiah is making for her, at her request. In 2 Saturdays we are taking her to the Zoo for her present.


Rhonda said...

What awesome pictures and I soooo love that last one of the "sisters"! Your whole family is just adorable and happy 3rd "gotcha" day.

Terri said...

Happy Gotcha day! What a beautiful girl!!!

Pineapple Princess said...

What gorgeous, gorgeous daughters you have!