Monday, March 31, 2008

More of the best week ever.....


This is our last family picture before we said goodbye! WE MISS HER SO MUCH!!!!


THANK YOU FRIENDS FOR SUGGESTING GERBER PUFFS!!! She absolutely loved them. She would grab fistfuls of them....and cram them in her mouth.


I had to show you the cutest girl in the cutest swimsuit!!! Is she not a doll baby?! She liked the water for about 2.2 seconds....then she hated it.


This picture is for you, Katie Mohr!! You would have laughed your head off....I carried on an empty "Pollo Campero" box just for you (and it helped me fit in). The pilot actually got on the speaker and told all of us to put our Pollo Campero boxes below our seats (instead of the overhead bins) because they've had problems with them leaking! That is something you don't hear a pilot say very often.


Thank you so much for your support, prayers and encouraging words!!!!!! It has been so overwhelming (in a good way). We so need this community right now. We love you all.

Love,
Lindsey

31 comments:

begutierrez said...

the question is WHY was the pollo campero box empty.. that's a shame. I needed you to bring back a huge box with like... 12 pieces or something.

Becca said...

I just looked through all of your posts from your time with your precious daughter. It looks like you guys had a great time and did some bonding - cute family! I am praying for you tonight. I know your heart is aching. Prayers going up with your family's name on them!

Peace and Hugs,
Becca

Kerri said...

Love the pics!
Kerri and Ruby

Terry said...

I can't tell you how often I've thought about y'all over the last week and how incredibily sad I am tonight because you had to return home without her. It's so hard and my heart aches for anyone that has to be in this situation. But...there's always a but. Your process is moving and soon, very soon...you'll be back and you won't have to leave her again. Praying for your strength and peace as you wait out the rest of this time.

Terry

Amy said...

I just read through all your posts while you were in Guatemala! She is so beautiful!

Erin Miller said...

she's so sweet and so tiny! how blessed you are.

McMurrays said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the top family pic. That is a keeper. What a fabulous picture. Praying this baby is home GODSPEED!
Darcy McMurray

Katie Mohr said...

This kills me!!! I'm laughing pretty hard! Thanks for humoring me! I'm glad there was a little laugh to a rough moment!

Misty said...

What a beautiful little angel she is....simply adorable. I have loved keeping up on your posts while you were gone...I know how terribly hard it is to say goodbye..but this is temporary! How blessed we are!!!
Misty
www.fairytaleprincesses.blogspot.com/

Amanda said...

I am glad that you guys got to spend such precious time with sweet girl. I so can't wait to meet Eliana. I love you guys and hope to talk to you soon. Let me know when you will be headed to LR again.

Josh said...

That's funny about the Pollo Campero boxes. I actually wondered why people brought them on the plane and put them in the overhead bins.

Glad she loved the puffs!!

We have many pictures off the balcony of our room just like yours. I remember singing songs about how much Jesus loved him in Jadon's ear just before I gave him back to his foster family.

That picture of your family on the balcony is just beautiful!

I hope and pray you have an okay day today.

Jess said...

Oh, Josh signed into blogger and I didn't know it. Sorry. That last post was me. ;)

Mary Helen Wheeler said...

What wonderful pictures! We love gazing at them! We have already prayed with confidence for advsnce
approvsl and a speedy PGN.

More pictures please!

Love, Mom and Dad Wheeler

Laurie said...

Too precious. What is it with those Puffs! What does Gerber put in them! LOL Hopefully she will be home very soon!

wareaglereed said...

Wonderful pictures of yall and your sweet girl!!! Praying her case will move through everyone's hands quickly and she will be home with you very soon!!!

:)April

Crista Merrell said...

Glad you're back. We're just another Guat. AF that can't wait to see Eliana home. By the way, our daughter's name is spelled Elliana--wonder if they're pronounced the same?

Blessings, Crista

sweetheart918 said...

Lindsey,

I have been reading your blog for awhile now and thought that I would touch base with you. My husband and I are in process(currently KO'd from PGN) for our daughter who is almost 7 mths. We are going on a visit trip May 11-18. I have enjoyed reading your adoption story and thought that I would share ours.
www.youbelong.net/thelouxs
password: funnycake
You have a beautiful family!
Praying for you!
Amy from PA

Whitney said...

Praying this separation is short! I love the pics and agree she is so cute!

LOL about the pollo campero box! I am not a fried chix fan but I wanted to go there just because it is what we get asked about by people from Guat when we run into them. :)

Gabriela Marie and Family said...

She is so adorable! That swim suit is very stylish. I bet you just can't wait to get her home!!!
Shari
encounteringella.blogspot.com

Erin Miller said...

I tagged you on my blog. Your turn to share 7 random things about yourself. :)

Katie said...

Oh I love that family picture .... so precious !! I will be praying for strength for you during the rest of the process :)

demp5 said...

Dear Eliana,
Thanks for saying that we can be friends. I can't wait to meet you when you come to Knoxville and visit Maya and Abel. By the way, can I borrow your bathing suit - it is soo cute. I know that I will be seeing you VERY soon!
Baby Z

The M. Herndon Family said...

My boys can't wait to go back to Guatemala to eat Pollo Campero again! We had an awesome Pollo Campero picnic in our hotel room on the night before we left. Glad nothing leaked onto us on the plane, though!

Reba said...

Mmmm, pollo campero. That made me hungry. Anyway, I love all of the pictures, but the family picture is my favorite. You belong together. I hope you get some good news soon...what is next? Is it preapproval?
Reba

redeemedintohope said...

linds you look beautiful! i cant wait to hear more. i love you

The gFamily said...

LOVE the swim suit pic! She is so adorable! I also love the family pic and can't wait to see many more of them in the years to come! Praying for things to move quickly so you can be with your sweet girl again soon!

Mami Sue said...

she is so precious!!
praying for your hearts as i am sure they are heavy right now :(

Laura said...

She is absolutely beautiful! Praying for you guys!

Amanda said...

i just still can't believe how tiny she is and you can't tell AT ALL in these pictures!! I mean, she looks tiny, but not as tiny as she really is!! LOVE HER!!

fully operational battle station said...

SHE IS JUST SO STINKIN CUTE! I love her little self in that little swimsuit.

Your family is so precious all together, I can't wait for you to be together forever.

Jamie

Harris Family said...

She is so beautiful. You guys look like a complete little family! I am glad your time with her was sweet! I pray you guys feel peace while you are away from her.