Tuesday, June 21, 2011

ONE Day Longer...A Milestone

Today, June 21, 2011, marks the day that our Emma has been home with us (her forever family) ONE DAY LONGER than she ever lived in Russia.

Emma was born January 24, 2008 in St. Petersburg, Russia, and she left Russia and became a US citizen on October 7, 2009.

{Emma helping us pack for home our last night in Moscow}

{The boys meeting Emma for the first time at the airport 10/7/09}

I can't even begin to list all of the reasons why we love this little soul.


Emma is so outgoing; she does not know a stranger.


Emma is a little mischievous, but she also has a heart of gold and loves to snuggle.


No matter where we are or what we are doing, Emma seems to always draw people to her. She truly does have a magnetic personality.

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But the real reason we love her is because she is ours. God chose her just for our family, and as always, His plan is Perfect. We could not have asked for a more beautiful, energetic, healthy, brilliant, spunky, loving, spirited, and charismatic little girl.

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We love you Emma Katherine!

From this point forward, there's no looking back to Russia. You are truly ours in body, mind and spirit! It will be an honor to share your Beautiful Life!!!

*Current photos taken 6/20/11 (at same # of days home as spent in Russia)


Sally...4 boys + 1 princess.. said...

Beautiful post! Beautiful Girl! Beautiful Family! God is Beautiful!

Jo said...

Such a sweetie! I can't believe how much Emma has grown in such a short time. She fits in perfectly ~ a fabulous family.


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

She is SO SO BEAUTIFUL!!! What a special day to celebrate..... She was definitely matched with the family she was meant to be with....and you all are super blessed to have each other!

Have a fabulous day~



teg said...

Congratulations - she's such a cutie pie!

katelyngarlow said...

oh my goodness those pictures of Emma are just precious! I just keep looking at them! I just want to hang out with her for a day! Hopefully I will see y'all out at the ball field some this summer!

Tara said...

Emma doesn't even look like the same child. She has grown so much and blossomed into a little lady. His plan is always perfect!

bevy said...

One of the most special posts of yours I've read!!!

Dawn Garlow said...

Love this, CSC! What a beautiful Russian Princess you have indeed! She is all those things you said and more! So happy for your family and even more so for Emma. She is blessed to have been placed in your arms. God does know best and yes, His plan is always perfect! Just look at this for clarification! !

The pictures you took of Emma are so beautiful! Frameworthy for sure! :)

Much love,

Stephanie said...

She is so beautiful, and has grown so much!! I just watched that video you were tagged in on FB of her talking, she is just adorable!

Sarah said...

What beautiful words about your little girl!

I'm giving away a Shabby Apple Dress today on my blog today here if you're interested.


Have a fab day!



Lorri said...

Such a sweet post! She is beautiful.

Lisa said...

She is a cutie! God is good and definitely makes no mistakes!

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