my dear friend whitney did a family photo shoot. . . that is where the family photo came from at the top of the blog. she is an aspiring photographer and has definitely found her calling. she is artistic, has a great eye , relational, i could go on and on. i am so excited for this new adventure she is on. you can view more of her work or contact her through her blog http://tampientandem.blogspot.com/ i ADORE the pictures she got of my family. she captured every child and their personality perfectly. i was going to do a huge post but i think i will gradually reveal my favorites when it is appropriate like today.
the top photo could be one of my all time favorite pictures of lucia. she has the biggest personality of anyone i have ever met and is enthusiastic about most everything. for example in costco i have my own cheering section as i make it through my list. "mom, you found the cheese good job mom!!!!" in the most enthusiastic voice you have ever heard. then she starts cheering on the other shoppers "you found your cheese too. . way to go!"
we have met almost everyone by the time we leave and if you have not met us you have heard us.
then there is the second photo. . .yep she swings big as my husband says. oh boy this little girl is sassy! she is in a 'i will do everything by myself stage.'
we are beyond blessed to be lucia's forever family. my prayer daily is that she navigates life with the same joy she has always had since the first moment we met her as a newborn.