One week more

Amelie has now been a member of our family 1 week more than she was an orphan.  Her adoption trip was an adventure and it took a while for her to learn to trust us and be a part of a family. But now we have a 3 year old joker on our hands who wants to do every.single.thing. her big sister does – whether she is allowed to or not! She loves to color, read books and do everything barefoot. It’s been so sweet to see her change so much in the last 20 months.

We love you Amelie!

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Christmas Eve 2010 – the last photo we received of Amelie before we traveled.

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Amelie in China on the day she was sworn in as a US Citizen.

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Amelie’s 2nd birthday – home 4 months.

Amelie's 3rd Birthday Party

Amelie’s 3rd birthday – home 16 months.


On vacation at the beach in September 2012.

  • Auntie Shell

    Oh my little sweetness! Such a blessing and I am SO happy that she is a part of our family!

    As a side note, I was just showing Jared videos the other day of how she would go down the stairs the “safe way.” He got a kick out of it. 😉

    Amelie. Rocks.


  • Lynnea

    WE love you sweet Amelie…..we LOVED being with you and hearing your sweet voice for a whole week in Sept. Miss you!!!!!

  • She is forever blessed to have you as a mommy.

  • Stephanie

    Love this. This is my favorite of milestones.