Thursday, February 10, 2011

Moving Along

Well, believe it or not PandaJOY is IN OUR HOME!!!!!!!! She came Tuesday as a legal risk placement meaning that the rights of the biological parents still need to be relinquished or terminated. March should bring us more info and details about that. For now we are completely, unashamedly, wonderfully, ecstatically, happily and joyfully squeezing the daylights out of PandaJOY! I cannot show her pics until all is said and done and that is in the fall. Terrible!!! How can a photographer and avid blogger NOT put up pics of her daughter?!!! I am trying to give as many teases as possible without over doing it. This photo is pretty safe.

The dog and PG are doing well. More than well. They both amaze me with how great they each are with PJ. PandaPop and I are in hog heaven. I won't lie.....there is sooooo much for me to do mentally to get back into the mindset of daily life with a 2 1/2 year old. I didn't forget what it was like with PG, but the all-consuming time it takes to raise a child this age can get to you if you're not on your knees praying for help. We are just getting started and have a learning curve with the transition that is inevitable with a child who has known one way of life and then is thrust into another. I fully expect to have melt-downs from her, PG & myself and have PJ wonder what happened to ...insert foster family names....

PJ is such a perfect fit for us!!!

Thank you a MILLION times over for your prayers, love and support. I still don't even know some of you who have chosen to take a moment from your day to remember us. For those of you who comment and I don't have a way of contacting you....please know this thank you is for you, too! I have prayed blessings BACK on all those who have prayed for us throughout this exhausting adoption journey. We aren't through yet, so if you feel led, we'd LOVE your continued prayers.


  1. Rejoicing with you, PandaFam!!!! Yes, bringing a 2 1/2 year old into the family is, at times, challenging, exhausting, overwhelming, (insert appropriate adjective here), but oh, such a tremendous blessing! Praying for continued smooth transition and that PandaJOY becomes a LEGAL member of your family SOON!

  2. Woooohooo!!!! So exciting. Love that you are sharing what you can with regards to photos. What a JOYFUL day for your family. Praying that it all goes smoothly.

  3. I'm just so darn happy for you. It's about TIME!! Cheers all around! I'll be doing the snoopy dance of joy tonight in your honor. Praying for smooth transitions. HUGS!!

  4. Count me in...You know that I will continue uplifting those prayers!!! There may be some rough patches, but you know that God will see all of you through...

    Much joy as you take the journey again through the life of a preschooler. (I just love watching Tori grow, love, and learn right now even though she can be a real stinker!)

    Many praises to our Lord for answered prayers so far!

  5. Sooooo sooooo happy for you and praying that things continue to move smoothy and that your JOY will be complete! love you!