Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cousin Love

LT was so excited to see her cousins. There's such a sweetness that the kids have together and I was amazed at how well they all loved on LT and how she instantly took to them even though she has seen them in 4 months.

The cool thing about this group is that they are all adopted and it just further gives them a common bond.

This was the highlight of the weekend. In other news, my poor babe had to go to emergency room again (twice in 1 week) due to an infection in her finger.

It was hard but I'm glad it's over (fingers crossed). LT is the strongest person I know. It's just crazy how she takes hard stuff in stride.

We heart you Ava, Stone & Landon....and Auntie Teen.

Friday, April 23, 2010

1 Year Anniversary

One year ago today 4-24-09, I held my babe for the first time. This is our very first picture together ever. A year of Learning to Liv - in all the best possible ways. I share this special day with Aster & Ledamo who live in our hearts.

In this photo, she was 13 months old, 16lbs, no teeth, was not walking or crawling & was very infant like & very quiet. I am blown away when I think about she's grown in 1 year.

Now she's chatty, knows her colors, counts, sings, rebels, cuddles, considers, declares, accepts, expresses, & always continues to make me feel like the luckiest mom in the world.

Love you Liv Tunsitu Aster.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

We Are the Truth

Our story of love through International Adoption

My daughter was sitting on my lap this morning catching her breath & crying after I had to put eye drops in her eyes and I said don't worry, "you're all better sweetie. You're eyes will feel better."

...and then she and she sits up and strokes my face and stares in my eyes and says..."Tunsi's beautiful & mommy's beautiful."

And I held back tears and said, "yes we are daughter. yes we are."

This is what it's all about...

SHARE YOUR STORY to show the world all the positive family unions through International Adoption.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Just so I never forget how beautiful the daily activities are at 25 months.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tunsi 2

Dancing & Eating - her two favorite things...