Five Blessings {Sunday Snapshot}

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I was lucky enough to spend a few days this week at the beach with two incredibly beautiful women (both inside and out) and their daughters. Our friendships blossomed through Chinese adoption, our blogs and our faith.

It was an honor getting to know these girls better this week. They are all fantastic girls with huge hearts for God. So here is my little snapshot of each from youngest to oldest....


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Wesleigh Jane

(aka the teacup and peanut)

Wesleigh is sweet, sweet, sweet. She is so petite and has an easy going and gentle nature (just like her Mama). She is also a little flirty which is so endearing. She also has about the prettiest eyelashes I have ever seen!

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Ruby Mei

Ruby is full of life with a smile that could light up a room. She is passionate and full of joy. I love her spirit! As I told her Mommy, she lives out loud (wish I could be more like her). Life is not going to pass her by because she grabs it by the horns. She is also stunningly gorgeous!


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Kate Emerson

It is hard for me to write about the blessings of my own daughter...but Kate definitely has a good sense of humor. She gets silly (and make LOTS of silly faces for the camera...you'll see those too). The other Moms told me she has great manners and that is nice to hear. I adore her dimples:)


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Sienna Grace

This little lady blew me away. She is brilliant. She has only been home from China for six months and her language skills are phenomenal. She is also extraordinarily compassionate (like her Mama). I am not sure I have seen a little one be so other centered. I loved getting to know Sienna as I prayed for her for so long before she came into Di's life.


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Ainsley Katherine

Ainsley is a mature, fun, and extremely helpful girl. She has beautiful manners and helped us Moms so much with the little ones. She was a great role model and they all looked up to her. She invented all sorts of clever games to keep them occupied and rose to the occasion to help us anytime we asked. I think she has a true gift for taking care of children. I hope Kate grows up to be like Ainsley!

I have such a soft spot in my heart for each of these girls. They are all so different but all so wonderful.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Psalm 139:14

(We all shared photos so Jen and Di took some of these too. They are both great photographers. In fact, I think I took the fewest photos.)

Ni Hao Y'all

35 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS... each and every one!!
    What a fantastic time you all must have had :)
    it was wonderful to hear a bit about each girl, each so uniquely and perfectly made!!
    God IS so good :)
    Happy Sunday, Kim!!

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  2. What beautiful girls and moms too! It is so fun to see the journey of adoption bind others so closely. What a great picture of what adoption into God's family does for each of us. I pray we will find that with families when we bring our little guy home from China.

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  3. No Kim it wasn't me doing a quilt! Thanks for asking though. I have been thinking about it but haven't made any decisions. Did you do one?

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  4. I had the best time look at the photos on your three blogs! The five cutest "sisters" I've ever seen. Sounds like such a great trip!

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  5. I had the best time look at the photos on your three blogs! The five cutest "sisters" I've ever seen. Sounds like such a great trip!

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  6. Seeing these beautiful girls shining in their uniqueness is so sweet! And yay for you mommas getting together!

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  7. those pics are toooooo cute! Love em! The beach trip sounds amazing with great friends.

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  8. Simple beauty wrapped in God's goodness, You blessed my afternoon with their smiles.

    Delighted to meet you as I just found Sunday snapshots. Hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit to get to know you. This looks like a great spot to slip of my shoes and soak in some serious goodness.

    Splashin'
    Sara

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  9. My goodness. I loved looking at these photos! What beautiful girls and what even more beautiful story :)

    It just warms my heart.

    Hugs to you, beautiful lady!!

    xoxoxo

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  10. BREATHTAKING...
    Love the photos.
    still soo jealous.. U are all such wonderful ladies that is why you all have wonderful girls.
    Hugz..Love ya

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  11. What a wonderful way to capture these 5 girls - each special in their own way! And all five beautiful!!

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  12. I just love all your post Kim. you are so honest and sweet.

    I actually love your spirit, sweetness and honesty.

    so glad you had such a lovely time. these girls are all beautiful.

    Lea
    xo

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  13. Kim,
    What a perfect post for today! Thank you for your sweet words about how you observed each of our gifts from God. It was such a special time for me to share the highs and lows of life with three girls with two Mom's that I admire and adore! I took away many nuggets from each of you! Thanks for loving me and "the sisters!" for the way God created us to be. I think the word is "unconditionally!" :)

    We love you and "Miss Manners" too!!! By the way,
    she is amazing and sooooo funny! Tell Kate that my take away is that because of her "can do" attitude, I know that she will do great things in her life. I can't wait to see where God leads her!

    Love,
    Di

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  14. The girls are all so cute, as are their names and clothes. Glad you had a great time!

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  15. wow! what beautiful pictures!!! gorgeous! visiting from Sunday Snapshot

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  16. How precious and lovely is each and every one! Sounds like a fun time!
    Blessings,
    Monica

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  17. they are all so precious!!! What a lucky girl you are to have such sweet and wonderful friends. True friends are hard to find and it seems like you ladies have hit the jackpot!!! Looks like a wonderful week you all had.

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  18. Beautiful pictures of beautiful girls!!!!! xoxo

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  19. What a sweet post. I can't wait to see how God uses each girl with their individual quirks and talents to reach the world! Love you and "Miss Manners".

    jen

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  20. What a fun week with the sisters! Cute pictures of your beach beauties!

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  21. Definitely blessed with five BEAUTIFUL girls! So happy for the miracle of adoption that brought your families together! Glad you had a great time at the beach! Your pictures are stunning (as always)!

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  22. It looks like you all had a wonderful time! Beautiful pics of beautiful girls!

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  23. and what justice you did these beautiful girls!!!!

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  24. Beautiful girls and beautiful thoughts about each one too! How fun that you were all able to have a little getaway together! Looking forward to more photos!

    Janet

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  25. Beautiful post, beautiful girls, beautiful description of each. I love the verse that accompanied the post as well. I couldn't thank you 3 ladies enough for sharing pics and "taking" us on a "virtual vacation" with you!

    Thank you God for sending these precious children to such precious and endearing families.

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  26. Oh my - gorgeous smiles and gorgeous girls!!

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  27. Beautiful, beautiful girls--perfectly made by their Creator God. I recognize the last two from their mama's blog. I enjoyed following their trip to China when they traveled.
    Kelly
    www.wearegraftedin.com

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  28. Every one of these girls are just
    B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!!:)
    LOVE THOSE SMILES AND THE BOWS IN THE HAIR!
    THE DIMPES OF KATES ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL TOO-

    INDEED YOU ARE ALL VERY BLESSED!
    CINDY~

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  29. Thanks so much for providing a link to that fabric. I love it. I've been searching for a fabric (for what feels like forever) to reupholster my headboard and I think that might be it.

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  30. What a beautiful post about all the precious and unique little personalities. So grateful that we were able to meet all of you. We will hold you in our hearts and prayers.

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  31. Such beauties!! I love your description of each of these sweet girls! So glad you had a great time at the beach and were all able to get together!!

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  32. Sounds like y'all had a wonderful day!!

    Sweet girls and lots of fun bonding time for the moms!!

    A blessing indeed!!

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