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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Happy 2nd Referral Anniversary

Two years ago today we received our referral. I can remember it so clearly. It was so strange to go from one moment of not being a mom and not knowing when you will be a mom to all of the sudden having the pictures of an 8 week old baby and knowing that she is supposed to be with you. We were both just instantly taken by Lucy. You can read her referral post HERE. Click HERE to see my post with pictures and a video of her from last year. I am continually floored by how quickly time has passed since we have seen and known Lucy. It feels like time stands still when you are in the adoption process and then all of the sudden it moves so fast I can barely hold on. Lucy, you are the most amazing child. No matter how hard some days are, you always make me smile over and over again. I cannot imagine life without you. I don't ever want to imagine life without you. Every day brings more and more joy and happiness into our lives. Every day your dad and I look at one another over and over and laugh as you do something new, cute, or sweet. Thank you baby girl. We love you more than I can ever describe. There are no sweeter words than hearing you say, "I yuv you too, momma and dada."

For a fun activity today, Lucy and I decorated these mini pumpkins with glitter. I saw this on the Martha Stewart show two years ago. I bought all of the supplies and never did the project. I thought it would be fun for Lucy and me to do this morning. And it was. Lucy loved it and the end result is fabulous. We are going to do a few bigger pumpkins as well. I will post a picture once I figure out what I want to do with all of our pumpkins. I just still don't have it figured out yet.

Happy 2nd Referral Anniversary
Happy 2nd Referral Anniversary
Happy 2nd Referral Anniversary
Pumpkin Project
Pumpkin Project
Pumpkin Project
The finished product
Pumpkin Project

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

FIRST COMMENT! Sweet. Those pumpkins are pretty spectacular, I have to say. I hope the (ahem) person who was so negative about your "fall arrangement" sees these pictures and is psyched about coming home to your rockin decor!!

Mia's Mommy said...

The mini pumpkin idea is great. I bet Mia would love to do that too. What kid doesn't love glue and glitter! I'm not an autumn person, but this little project may help ease into the season. Lucy looks like she was taking the project very seriously.

dana said...

happy anniversary!!

the pumpkins are gorgeous! would make a beautiful centerpiece for your table.

angie said...

happy referraliversary!!

i LOVE that first shot of lucy...pricelses :)

Dawn said...

Love the pumpkins!!! Could you post the details and supplies needed to make them? Thanks. Happy Referral Day!!!
Dawn

Elaine said...

Happy referral anniversary! I love the pumpkins. Maybe I'll have to do that with the kids. Modge Podge and glitter?

Kate said...

ok, i could just eat her in these pics! the pumpkins are sooooo cute! we can't wait to see you guys! and one more thing..please elaborate on your "fall arrangement"!!!! :)

MotherMotherOcean said...

Happy second anniversary. I love how much she has changed, and yet has the same beautiful face.

Emily said...

two years? no way! i remember seeing her little face for the first time and just dying. she was so tiny!
hope it was a special day for you two.
xxoo

Jayme said...

The pumpkins are adorable! Such a fun project! Looking forward to seeing you and Miss Lucy soon!

Chandra said...

Oh my gosh I love the first photo of Lucy holding her referral photo, so adorable!

Those pumpkins are great!

Cinnamon said...

Happy second anniversary!
Btw, I love the purple chair. It makes for great picture too.

Christina said...

Congrats on two years! Wow! I was just wondering yesterday how old she was when she came to you. What a special day. I love the pictures of her holding her referral picture!

Tha pumpkin craft is so cute...now I want to do that!!

Kate said...

Where does the time go? Happy Anniversay!

Love the pumpkin project. I might have to try that!

Rebecca said...

That first photo of her hugging her picture is priceless! How PRECIOUS!!

And the pumpkins look so cool!!! I want to try it, but I have this habit of spreading glitter all over the house whenever I use it.

Jess and Paul said...

Happy 2nd referral anniversay (that's a mouthfull). Those pumkins are fabulous!

Nicki said...

happy referralversary! And those pumpkins are too adorable! I must copy!!!!!!

Sarah said...

I relate so much to time flying by and barely holding on. It is so hard to believe that it's been two years already. I remember clearly when you received Lucy's referral. I was so happy for you. Love the pics. I HAVE to remember to do that.

Also, Wyatt walked up and saw the glitter pumpkins. Guess what we'll be doing soon? Ha. Post the details.

Yours turned out neat. It might look cool to set them on a some sort of tall cake stand with fall leaves tucked around. Just an idea. You always think of cool things.

Shay said...

Kelly--I just came across your blog. I'd like to start by saying Happy Anniversary! She is such a beautiful little girl!! I'm so happy for you!! I look forward to getting to read more of Lucy's adventures. Love--Shay

Christina said...

Happy Referral-a-versary! Referral day is such a sweet memory, life just changes so much with the first glimpse of that picture.
I LOVE those pumpkins! What a cool project.

crazywonderfullife said...

Congratulations on two years with your sweet Lucy! She looks so happy in the pictures!

Kelli said...

Happy referral anniversary! I can't believe it's been 2 years. That first picture is priceless!

Annette said...

Happy 2nd Referral Anniversary! Love the pictures of Lucy holding her referral picture!!

Tomorrow is our one year referral anniversay. We are still waiting for our sweet girl to come home though.

Looking forward to getting the girls together for a play date one day.

~Annette

Susan said...

Yikes! It just doesn't seem possible that referral day was two years ago. Happy 2nd to you guys!

I guess I'm with everyone else. Love the pumpkins and would like to copy that fun activity in our house. Looking for details from you...

Those are some GREAT photos of big girl Lucy with baby Lucy. So sweet.

Mom said...

Happy anniversary!!! Cannot believe it. Love the pumpkins--my compliments to Martha's 1 and 2. Love ya tons, LeeLee

KrisJ said...

Happy Anni!! Shes so sweet and I love the pumpkins!!!

Heather said...

It's amazing how much she still looks like her baby picture. There is no mistaking that that is the same little girl. Happy Referral Day Lucy!

Erica said...

What a wonderful memory! It is amazing how those things seem to become tattooed not just on the brain, but on our DNA. I hope you never lose that sense of wonder and excitement over receiving your referral.

Mab said...

Love the glitter pumpkins and love your little real life pumpkin's pictures too!!!! :)

Stacie said...

Happy referral day!! I love the pumpkins- is that just glue? I am glad to hear lucy is loving school! she looks very happy!

Sherri said...

Two years...that is unbelievable. Can you even remember what life was like before her? I remember taking her picture around to show everyone when you got your referral. Everyone thought she was so beautiful. And she is. Happy bday to you. Love you all.