Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ethiopia Montages

What you've all been waiting for....








Music from African Dreamland and Blink.

27 comments:

Chris and Jess said...

The videos were BEAUTIFUL!!!! I cried! I couldn't help myself. I love it the meeting part- especially when Abigail points to you and says "that's momma". How cute is she?
I'm so happy to see Anna smiling and laughing and talking and pointing- it's like she's a totally different kid!
It's your love, I just know it!!!!!

Sara said...

I love the sisters shots. Chill bumps! Thanks for sharing!

barefootinthedirt said...

Absolutely breathtaking. What a beautiful journey. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Heather said...

Oh Grace, I feel like I just watched Anna blossom! The video of her at Dreamland is the most amazing I have ever seen. The joy in your little sparrows eyes when she saw the bird is breathtaking! It's as if she is seeing life and all it's beauty for the very first time. Incredible!

Thank you so much for sharing this video on your blog!

Melissa said...

She is your girl alright. So sweet to finally have her home, I'm sure. Thank you for your pics and detailed posts so we could all follow along. I loved seeing how much Anna watches you and Abigail and your mom. You have two beautiful girls, lucky mom.

Jana said...

Well, I'm a puddle now. :) Thanks for sharing these.

Julie said...

Beautiful. Congratulations on your family expansion.

Rebecca said...

Those girls are going to be BFF's! I love Abigail's song to Anna "you're my baby, don't you forget it!" So cute!

The picture of Anna and her birth mother is very sweet. There were so many times where I wanted to burst into tears. That was definitely one of them.

elj377 said...

I was weeping with joy for you as I watched the great videos! I love the details...like the do's! Hope things are progressing and you are finding your new normal!

Rana said...

Beautiful! My husband and I are adopting from Ethiopia. Your montages fill my heart with hope and my eyes with tears.

Thanks for sharing!

Rana
From Canada :)

haze said...

I'm at a loss for words. These images are so amazing. I loved every minute. It's so cool to watch the video of your first meeting. What a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing these moments with us.

Mamá to the best 2 said...

WOW!!! amazing!!! my favorites were definitely of the sisters together, and of the Kirk family HOME! makes me want to adopt again (like tomorrow :) awesome montages grace!!

Ash said...

The videos were so beautiful. It is wonderful to see Anna in your arms! And Abigail seems to be an awesome big sister!
The picture of Anna and her birthmom is so sweet and special!
Thank you for sharing. :)

coffeemom said...

Gee whiz. The videos made me cry and smile. Meeting videos and pics always always do that to me. GREAT montages, what a trip. What a beautiful family you are, and I loved it that your mom got to be such a big part of it too! Love M

Anonymous said...

Grace - could you tell me what size Anna wears? We are leaving in 8 days to pick up our little girl - who is about the same measurements - 20lbs and 30 inches. It has been so long since I had such a little one!!!

Thanks!
Bonnie
(bonniegrover@msn.com)

solas4me said...

Grace,
Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us. We appreciate all the detail that you have put into your posts. It has helped us pass the time and prepare as we wait for our referral.

The Darlings
"A Darling Life"
solas4me.blogspot.com

Juli said...

You are such a gorgeous family! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I wouldn't know you off the street, but I know your heart and it is beautiful and amazing. May God continue to bless you all - bubbles and all! Those pictures area always good to have around for the future - you need to start building "those pictures" now! We aren't adopting, but our friend has and what a gift each of you families are. My prayers are with you.

Andrea said...

Grace,

She is absolutely gorgeous! I'm so happy for you. Watching your video brings back memories from when I traveled to Ethiopia to meet my princess.

Congratulations!


Andrea

emily said...

Beautiful. Loved them. Makes me want to go back!!

Robbin said...

Grace, words cannot express how beautiful this montage is. I can see that your life has been greatly enriched in meeting of your second daughter. Anna is so sweet and Abigail is a natural big sister.

Congratulations on making it home safely, and let the natural progression of growth begin as your family continues to take shape.

Congratulations


Robbin

Sam said...

The videos are beautiful. congrats and welcome home

The Albertsons said...

So beautiful!!!
Thanks for sharing your special time in Ethiopia. And I loved the music :).
blessings!
becca

Blog Shmog said...

Beautiful, thanks for sharing. :)

Erin and Keith Sager said...

Thanks for sharing the videos, I enjoyed every minute, congrats!!!!

megan said...

Tears.... What a beautiful video! Congrats!!!

~Laura~ said...

Now I'm a crying, babbling mess. The video's are pricelss. You can totally see Anna's personality blossom throughout the week. She's beautiful. Abigail is such a fabulous big sister. I'm so excited for you guys!

LoveNotes4CocoPrincess said...

Okay, you know I'm sitting here crying right? And I'm laughing at the same time (Your Mom is my kinda-woman)!

Love You Girls!!!!