Friday, March 12, 2010

Gotcha Day

Today is Gotcha Day!

As my daughter explained to her Pre-K teachers when she was 3 years old. ........This is the day she got a family and the day that we got her.

Nine Years ago this Lost Empress of China entered our lives. We always say we think she is a direct descendant of Genghis Khan because she is excellent at conquering and destroying. She conquers hearts and destroyers obstacles in her way.

This is the photo we sent out as her adoption announcement. The announcement cover said "We finally figured out where babies come from." On the inside was the words "China" with her picture.

She has been my muse through out these years.

Normally we celebrate Gotcha Day as a family day. This year she and I will be spending the night with 150 other Girl Scouts. They are calling it a "Sleep Over"........Why? I do not know because no one is going to sleep. :-)

So after I get a long nap on Saturday we will do something together as a family. She hasn't decided yet what that activity will be.


  1. What a cute little girl. I love your family stories. Jeannie

  2. Thanks for sharing! What a sweetie!

  3. Happy family day to you all!! I got all teary seeing the pic of sitting on the bed at the White Swan. That bedding is in lots of Ahnalin's photos too. Such a wonderful blessing are our China girls.

  4. Wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  5. Janet, Thanks for sharing these precious pictures of your "Baby" girl!

  6. She is so beautiful. What a lovely gift for you and for her to have found each other. I've done the girl scout "sleep overs". They do need to rename them.