Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sasha's Sweet Swirling Sister

"When you 
love someone, 
all your 
saved up 
come out"


  1. Ava is so pretty. Love...Amy D.

  2. Hi Beautiful Big Sister! :)Are you having fun in China? Love, your neighbors the schap 5

  3. p.s the little girl in the mcdonalds commercial looks like sasha!!! :) show ya when u get home! xo nicole s

  4. I just love Ava and Tian Tian in their Princess gowns (and Marla too), I am so proud of Jakey and Ave Rose, the love is so evident that I was a little emotional when I saw Jakey and Ava with their little sister in the earlier blogs.
    I think SJs smile will never come off!
    One question, did Jakey and Ava ask for fishing poles while at the coy pond? Ha Ha Love Dave

  5. Hi Marla,
    I am so happy to hear from you. I have been thinking about you constantly,
    and wondering how you are. The kids and I are on the blog 10 times a day.
    They all want to play with her especially, Rachel : ) I will contact SJ and
    we will see him and have him over to the pool. Sasha is amazing, beautiful
    and so easy to love. I think that you may not realize that a lot of the
    reason she is adjusting so well is because of you. You prepared her so
    thoroughly, thoughtfully, and lovingly that she did not go into the arms of
    a stranger. She went into the arms of those she recognized, including her
    brother, sister and lion dad! You are a genius and an amazing mother and
    you had a greater will and drive than anyone I have seen to ensure success.
    She is so incredibly beautiful, social and sweet. I just knew this is what
    would happen for you. I am sure she will be sad and miss her foster mom,
    but she has amazing you and your child centered family and more love,
    attention and care than she has ever had! I wish you all only the best.
    This experience has touched me very deeply. I am so thrilled for you that
    you were able to get your wish. Lucky family you are! By the way, she sort
    of looks like you- I know that is weird to say, but there is something about
    her. I miss you and send hugs. Enjoy this piece of heaven in China. I know
    it will be difficult to adjust to coming back home as you are probably a
    different person in many ways from how you were when you left. I love you
    any way you are and hope to hear from you and see you all soon. May hugs
    and only good thoughts coming your way!


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