Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Guess who I go to hold today?

Isabelle is absolutely precious and is full of personality.  This little one has so much to offer - I can't not wait to see what she will be able to do!!!!

This is when I first held her, it was like she grabbed on to me and held on so tight - I felt like she was saying "I have been waiting for you"

Sometimes she can open her left eye and others not so much

Giving First Kisses and Mommy Loved them so much!!!

I couldn't get enough of her - I just wanted to eat her up

a little blurry

She was saying "Mom where have you been"

Daddy holding Isabelle for the first time

This was the best moment and I tried so hard to capture it but I was shaking from emotion so it came out blurry

Isabelle is laughing - Oh My it was the best sound my ears have ever heard.  She has quite a personality - Pictures do not tell the story of this beautiful little girl at all. 

Look at this sweet princess!!!!

Isabelle loved feeling her Dad's chin - it was the cutest thing.

Kisses, Kisses and more Kisses - I could Kiss this muffin all day long but they only gave us a 5 minute visit - darn it!!!

Save my favorite for last - I just love this picture.  She is holding on so tight and she didn't want to let go and I didn't want to let go either.

I am so lucky to be able to use Jill's (Elijah's Mommy) computer at her apartment tonight because we are with out internet.  So I wish I could tell the story of the last 2 days but that post will have to wait.  If you have sent me an e/m I will try very hard to get back to you soon.  

We will be going to visit our sweet princess tomorrow morning - I can't wait!!! 

Thank you again for all the support - it always means so much!!!  We do have some things going on here that aren't the greatest (that is the most I can say for now) so if you would please say an extra prayer that all things will work out - it would mean so much!!!

My Favorite!!!


  1. AHHHHHH!!!! Oh my goodness, I'm actually crying right now! I'm soooooo glad you finally get to hold your little princess! She is absoluley beautiful Summer, I wish I could give her a big hug!
    You know I'm praying for you every day, I am so glad I am able to follow you on this journey.
    My love to all of you!

  2. These pictures are beautiful! We are all so excited that you got to meet Belle today. We will be praying for all of you and hoping that everything turns out fine.


  3. OH my!!! How emotional, and so beautiful!!! And seriously! only five minutes??? did they have someplace important to go? (insert sarcasm).

    Isabelle is a dream and absolute Princess, I am so happy for you!! This is really a miracle to watch!

  4. So happy for you - she is very precious! Don't let any of the exhausting logistics and delays distract you from enjoying this moment in time.

  5. Tears of joy for you. I've been thinking a lot about you.

    Praying that the vote is postponed today, have you heard anything about it over there?

    Praying tons for you guys! Hugs big time!

    :) Teri

  6. I knew, I knew!!!! ABSOLUTELY THE BEST MOSTWONDERFUL birthdaypresent EVER and for
    ALWAYS, I got today: seeing you and Dave holding PRECIOUS ISABELLE in your arms for the first time!! We all REJOYCE with you today!!
    the Müllers

  7. She is absolutely gorgeous! Her smile is so sweet and she definitely looks like she has lots of personality and energy. She is a diamond in the rough and it´s going to be a miracle to wach her blossom. Praying for you!

  8. Yayyyyyyyyyy! So HAPPY for you guys. I totally feel the excitement!

  9. She is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
    What an amazing little girl...she is blessed to have you and you are so blessed to have her.
    Can't wait to see more pictures!!!!
    Prayers always :)

  10. Oh I am crying tears of joy for you my friend!!! She is Precious!!!

  11. She is BEAUTIFUL Summer! I love the pictures! Thanks for sharing. You guys are in my prayers!

  12. Those pictures brought tears to my eyes. I can feel the love from across the ocean! I can't wait to see pictures of Isabelle heading home with her new family :) Keep the faith and know that Jesus will take care of the "issues" you are having right now.

  13. OH MY!!!!! she is gorgeous!! so happy you finally have her in your arms...she looks fairly healthy too!!! She is just too stinkin cute!!! I bet you cried your eyes out girl!!!!

  14. Oh Summer she is beeeaaauuutiful!!!

  15. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! So happy for you! I'm re-living that moment with Dasha and I wish I could be there again. I'm so jealous you get to be there with another family! That would have made all the difference in the world to me. Can't wait to hear all about your trip. :)

  16. I am literally sitting her blubbering!!! To see her holding you so tightly makes me happy yet sad at all she must have been missing. Not for much longer though :) I pray that none of the things that aren't good and that you can't talk about won't be too major or hold anything up at all. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I get on the computer and go straight to your blog and today it was the best to finally get to see her picture. And before I saw that you wrote it, I was going to say that the last picture was my favorite too!! Please give Isabelle a BIG hug for me!!

  17. Aww! YAY!!! Merry Christmas! She is beautiful! You are so blessed!


  18. I have been following your story for the last several months. Your little girl is beautiful and I bet you can't wait to get her hope. I hope that bill never passes in EE. I put a small donation on Isabelle's page. I am a student who just graduated so I couldn't give much, but I encourage all visitors to this page to do the same.

  19. Beautiful! God bless and keep you guys

  20. She is just DARLING!

    love all the pictures too :)

  21. Oh Summer, she is beautiful. The photos of each of you with your new little daughter have be crying and sobbing. I can't believe that you are finally there. I know that I have commented on you music before, but seriously? Isabelle in the arms of her Mommy and Daddy, "It feels like home to me", and I'm not even a member of your family or with you to witness this amazing moment in person, but it sure feels right.

    Can't wait for you to get more then 5 minutes with her:)

  22. OMG she is so so happy for you guys. That first hug must have felt like heaven! Can't wait to see more pictures. Will be keeping you in my prayers that everything goes well out there.

  23. Awe! Love the pictures. Can't wait for more. I love following along with you in your journey.

  24. Oh, tears of joy... SO happy for you, Dave and not least for little Isabelle who met her parents for the first time. She's a princess!

  25. I had to come back an leave you another comment. When I was looking at these pics the first time my husband was so moved. He said he wished it were him getting those hugs. Then he went on a rant about how the world needs to be educated, and these beautiful kids are not sent to orphanages and institutions.

    He has come so far in the last year. He's all over adoption and helping in any way we can. i pray one day it is our turn but for now I am so overjoyed for you and your family. and all the others who are able to save a precious life right now.

    God Bless

  26. I know you don't know me, but I have a duaghter with Ds and I follow many Reece's Rainbow blogs. This is the sweeeetest post. The photos made me teary. Belle is just the sweetest little thing and you are both so lucky to have found each other! Congratualtions!