Monday, August 28, 2006

It's Official!

She's all ours!!!! We had our Embassy appointment this morning. We were there about 3 hours, though the actual paperwork/appointment was only about 5 minutes. There were tons of people and babies there. You'd think it would be total chaos, but amazingly the babies were all so good.

You can't take cameras in the Embassy, so no pictures from there. But, here are some from before and after.







We went out walking around for quite a while after our appointment. Gabriella can sleep through ANYTHING!! She slept in the stroller through horns blaring, loud trucks and VERY bumpy sidewalks. Then daddy sneezed and she woke up - go figure!



She loved sitting in the bouncy seat looking at the lights on a toy.



Just minutes later:

17 comments:

Tricia said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Today starts FOREVER! I am so happy for you both! Take Care & Enjoy this blessed time!

Tricia said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Today starts FOREVER! I am so happy for you both! Take Care & Enjoy this blessed time!

MAMB said...

WOOHOO! So happy for your family! And her dress is beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Breathtaking!!!

Tiff

Dawn and Joe De Lorenzo said...

She is sooo beautiful! How exciting for all of you. We are seriously considering switiching from Kaz to Guatemala. If you have any advice please share! Thanks!

nikki said...

Congatulations!!!!!!!! You all look so happy! Enjoy this wonderful time of bringing her home.

Kim said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats. Couldn't be happier for you!

Diane said...

Ahhhhhhhh..finally!!!! We are so happy for the 3 of you! We can't wait to meet your angel. She looks adorable in her dress!

Lisa said...

I'm so happy for y'all! I'm so being serious if you need a place to stay! We won't be here after Thursday anyway until Tuesday! Then the sister can be re-united! I love Gabriella's smile! It lights up the room! I hope everyone gets a good nights rest!
Lisa

Staci said...

Congratulations!!! I loved the pics. You all look so happy!!

When are you planning to fly back? Hopefully, this stupid hurricane/tropical storm won't affect your flight plans.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! She seems like such a happy baby! Can't wait to meet her!

Connie

Justine said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What a beautiful happy baby she is...and she should be now that she is finally with her mommy and daddy!! Enjoy the rest of your lives with that little girl!!!

Ana's Mama said...

Congratulations!! Your pictures have made my day! :)

Anonymous said...

I am smiling so much my cheeks hurt!!!! I want to cry and laugh and scream and jump up and down, all at the same time! But I can't cause this town has quiet hours. The neighbors would call the polizei and they'd have me spend the night in jail. I'm so excited for you! Gabriella looks like a little fairy in her pink, tulle dress! I love the two pictures where she is playing and then suddenly passed out!

:-) I love you all! Have a safe trip back home! I think Gabriella already knows how lucky she is to have you for mom and dad. Hoorray!

Auntie Ady

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I love Gabriella's dress and can't wait to meet her :) Have a safe trip home.

-Tara

Aaryn said...

You don't know me but I've been lurking for a bit (found you through Sam and David's blog). Congratulations on your daughter and welcome to parenthood. I think you're gonna find that adoption is the best thing to every happen to you.

In peace.

MMrussianadoption said...

I am so happy for you and your husband! How wonderful! Another happy ending. It brings hope to the rest of us. Congrats.