Thursday, March 27, 2008

Then and Now-- WOW!!!

Since Kevin and the boys have been at the Grand Canyon this week it has given Mia and I a lot of time to hang out by ourselves. I have just enjoyed her so much and that little girl just steals my heart at every turn. Even when she is fussing and throwing a fit she is still just amazingly adorable. Her language is booming and she is just growing in every way (well maybe not too much in the weight area). I could go on forever but I am just smitten by this little girl!!

Anyway, I was sitting here looking back at pictures of Mia from China. I was just shocked with how much she has changed! I decided to post a few pictures from our last day in China and then a few taken recently. I am shocked with how little Mia was when we got her. She was only 6 months old at the time so obviously she was small but look at the picture with Kevin's hands around her-- she was tiny!!!


Look how itty bitty she was. I totally forget how small and young she was when we got her. AMAZING!!


She is just too cute in this picture. This was her "IN CHINA BIG SMILE". She made this face all the time!


Here is a picture of Mia just on Monday. Look how happy she is-- I just love her smile!


I love this picture because it is such her funny little personality. WOW does she have personality!! She is such a character and now that she is starting to say quite a few words she says "things" to everyone walking by. She constantly waves and says "bye bye" to everyone and loves the reaction she gets. It is so cute!!!

Anyway, I just felt compelled to post about my little girl since I got to spend some really quality time with her this week and got to realize all over again how AMAZING she is!!!
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  1. Love, love, love your blog! Thank you for sharing your family with others! Your children are beautiful and Mia, well she is just a doll! We are LID 9-22-06...we have a long road ahead of us, but seeing others with their children reminds me it will happen for us too!

    Thanks again!

  2. LOVE IT!!!!
    Mia is soooo adorable...
    It is amazing how you can tell her amazing personality in the pictures...
    Glad you have had some one on one time...
    I will say it again and again.. Mia is toooo cute...
    Great job Mommy...
    Thanks for sharing your amazing journey..
    Have a Great Weekend..

  3. Christy,
    It's so funny you posted this because I was as an October LID also and sat down and posted the same thing about my Rowan yesterday. We must be nearing that one year referral anniversary and feeling the gratitude again. You can see my post at
    I love your blog and Miss Mia is just darling. You're so blessed to have gotten her so young. Julie

  4. Christy,
    Whoops, it's
    I'm still asleep.

  5. That is the coolest part of being look back and see those amazing changes!!! She HAS grown SO much and just blossomed!! She is adorable and you can SO tell she has an amazing personality!!!! I bet she takes after her mommy!! :)

    By the far are you from Chula Vista? I connected with an old friend last night and they live there. I just wondered how close you guys were to them. I know California is SO huge. The likelyhood is slim...but I thought I would ask anyway!!

    Hope you guys have a GREAT week!!!

  6. These pictures are too cute. I love the "China smile". You must have been eating it up. And the last picture is my favorite. You can totally see her personality.

  7. Mia is just as cute as can be.


  8. Wow, Mia sure was tiny! The picture of her smiling in China is amazing. She was a happy little girl right from the start. Her personality just shines through in every picture you take. So glad that you've had a great time with her this week while the boys have been away. Hope you have a fun time at the Dunes this weekend.

  9. Gotta love the IN CHINA BIG SMILE! That was just the tip of the iceberg of how stinkin cute she was & would become!! Yes, she was a tiny (& young!!) peanut when you got her:) I think we'd be "lucky" to get our Mya when she is the age/size of Mia is now!!!

  10. Cute pictures of Mia. It sounds like you are enjoying your female bonding! Have a great weekend!

  11. She is so darn cute Christy.... she is exactly what I'm dreaming of! I can't wait until our little China dream comes home. Isn't it awesome to look back at how small they were when we got them. I used to say Isabella felt like I was picking up a dryer sheet she was so light! lol

  12. Love your blog, I've been following since you were passed up. My heart went out to you. Mia is a cutie. We had to step out of China's long wait and moved on to Korea. I am one of the happiest mommies now. We are expecting our little girl in less than 2 weeks.


  13. Christy,

    I cannot believe how tiny Mia was...she was such a little peanut, and I forget how lucky you were to get to her so young...what a blessing. She looks're happy and healthy...she is thriving in your family.


  14. oh, she was such a tiny little thing! Not sure how it is possible but she just gets more adorable. Your days must be filled with so much joy!
    We just spent a week in Southern California, and loved every minute of it. You live in such a beautiful place!

  15. I'm amazed at how fast the time goes. I look at my spicy girl and wonder, "when did her legs get so long." I can't believe she's starting kindergarten in the fall. Oh, they grow so fast!!

  16. Wow, she sure was tiny. I still can't believe how lucky you were to get her at 7 months old!! She is just too adorable, I can see why you are so smitten with her! What a doll she is!

  17. Soooo cute!!! The pic with Kevin's hands around her are so sweet. She was such a little peanut! She still has the same sweet smile. Isn't it amazing to watch them grow and see their personalities develop.

  18. She has changed SO much! she was the tiniest lil thing in the word. Glad you got some special girl time this week:)

  19. She is so beautiful! She is definitely growing up and changing Thanks for sharing with us. I love your blog!