Monday, February 2, 2009

One Year Ago

It was a year ago today that we met Anika in Guatemala for the first time! It is so hard to believe it has been a year already. It was a very surreal moment walking off the elevator and seeing Anika in her foster mothers arms. Today we will celebrate this day and Anika's first family day.

Anika we love you so very much. I love the way you smile and laugh most all the time. You have a zest for life that is wonderful. I love how you adore your brother and he you. I love how you dance and jump for joy when you hear music. You have brought so much to our family and we are so thankful for you.

Mom Dad and Alex


Bobbi said...

Has it really been a year??? WOW!! She gets more and more beautiful everyday.

Happy First Family Day. Here's to many more!!

Nicole said...

Happy Family Day! We share this day with you, as well!

Hope to catch up with you guys again this Spring!

Cindy said...

Happy Family Day!! Anika is so beautiful. Hope that you all have a great day of celebrating!

Steph said...

Oh wow! Where has the time gone? What a beauty. I hope you had a wonderful family day!

Gretchen said...

Happy Family Day!! Isn't it amazing that a year ago we were all sitting in Guatemala together holding our little ones for the first time? Enjoy your day!

Sarah said...

That girl is SO amazingly beautiful and truly is a joy - as I have experienced first hand.


Sig said...

Happy family day (belated!) She is so so so cute!