Monday, July 7, 2008

Our precious birthday girl......



I thought ya'll would enjoy a few pictures of Eliana from her birthday!! I fall in love with this little girl more and more every day....even though this is the hardest thing I have ever done, it is so worth it. Isn't she beautiful?!

Love y'all,
Lindsey

37 comments:

Heather said...

She is gorgeous! And you look absolutely delighted to be with her! Congratulations!

Rachel said...

Words can't describe...

The gFamily said...

Eliana is absolutely beautiful! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the pics! You look so happy to be with your daughter! Happy 1st Birthday sweet girl!!!

Praying for you!!

Amanda said...

She is AMAZING Linds!!!! Love you guys!!!

Hannah said...

She is absolutely gorgeous! I hope it was truly blessed day. I am so thankful to the Lord that he guided you to Eliana and her to you. What a gift for both of you.

Hannah

Ferrick said...

Lindsey, Eliana is so thriving in your care and love. IT is so evident in these pictures. Had I not had 3 children at home, I would have done the same thing. Praise God for providing the means and His way. You are in His perfect will, and therefore, he will provide the strength for this time you are not only separated from Chris, but also the comforts of home and family. Believing for your PGN approval! She is precious. Susie

Reba said...

Beautiful pictures. Happy birthday, sweet girl! What a special gift to spend the day with your mommy! I hope you are feeling better. I have been checking in like crazy to see how everyone is doing. I hope your PGN stay is short and you can all be together at home.
Reba

Kim said...

She is beautiful indeed!

Guatemalan Journey... said...

she IS beautiful!!! I am so incredibly blessed to have you all in my life and so happy to wake up every morning to see her beautiful face...hugs and besos! Chris I can't wait to meet you!!!
Kels

Anna said...

Definitely beautiful!!!

Such gorgeous pics.

Happy 1st Birthday Eliana

God Bless,
Anna

terris213 said...

Lindsey,
She is beautiful! I so wish I could have fostered both my gurlz during the process. You are one lucky Mama! You look wonderful and I am glad you are surrounded by other strong and beautiful women at this time.
hope to meet you one day soon!
terri in virginia

kristin said...

beautiful! happy birthday, sweet girl!

Terry said...

Beautiful birthday girl!

Keep holding on Lindsey...before you know it, this will be over and you'll be home WITH Eliana.

Terry

Becky C said...

She is absolutely beautiful! So glad to hear she had a great birthday!

Dominic's Tia Becky

T.R. said...

Happy B-day Eliana. Lindsey, your daughter is lovely. You both look beautiful and happy.

JuJu - said...

Happy Birthday Little Bit;)

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday, Eliana! You are a beautiful baby girl and your Mommy and Daddy are so proud and so blessed that you have entered their lives!

Andrea said...

Gorgeous! She's such a little doll face. Love those eyes. YOu can see them sparkle, FINALLY! YOu're doing great, Lindsay!

The Huffs said...

Yes! She's absolutely beautiful! AND she looks so happy with her momma! Happy Birthday Eliana!

Felicia

lisa kindred said...

What a PRECIOUS baby girl. We are so thankful you are there with your baby girl. She is truly beautiful and we are so happy for you.

We hope to travel in 3 weeks or so and will look you up.

Enjoy every day with your blessing.

Praying for you!

Lisa

Laurie said...

Feliz Cumpleanos Eliana! So glad you guys are together forever and the pictures are AWESOME!

Carrie S said...

Beautiful sweetie, and wonderful family. I can't wait for you to all be reunited at home where all of the craziness is a thing of the path. God has wonderful things planned for you all.
Blessings,
Carrie

Robyn said...

Beautiful pics!! Happy Birthday Eliana!!

Robyn

Lainie said...

What a precious angel-girl! She looks to be healthy, strong and thriving again!

Love you,
Lainie

The Hollemans - Chloe's Journey said...

I LOVE reading your blog! I am so glad you are getting to be down there with Eliana. I did not even realize that you could do this! Wish we had known more in advance. Even though I have no idea if you are too close to my sweet Chloe Bug I feel like in some small way she is protected by having someone from the Nashville area close by. Again, thanks for sharing the pictures. We have not got any since Feb and our daughter turns 1 on July 17th, so it helps to see about how big she is now.
Lots of hugs and love!
The Hollemans
Romans 8:28

Kelly said...

She is just BEAUTIFUL!!! I know it will be hard on you not being with Chris but, just cherish this time loving on your little girl and learning more about her beautiful country. Even though I didn't foster I was able to spend 3 wks. in Antigua (July '07) with my daughters and my sweet prince Joshua. I missed home but, tuly enjoyed each and every minute of my time there. Many prayers for you and your family.
God Bless,
Kelly

redeemedintohope said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH I WANT TO EAT HER EAT HER EAT HER. BRING HER TO ME PLEEEEASE

Jess said...

Happy Birthday Eliana!!

Tracey said...

Beautiful...both of you!!

Becca said...

Lindsey,

I am so happy the Lord blessed you and put the two of you together - and in time for her birthday! She is gorgeous. HaPpY BiRtHdAy, ElIaNa!!

Peace and Hugs,
Becca

Bobbi said...

has anyone ever told you how beautiful your smile is??

Love the pics of the two of you together. You are beaming.

Glad her day was fun.

Parenting is tough, but so worth it, isn't it???

Kerrie (aka Zak's mom!) said...

Baby girl, YOU are adorable and I know your mommmy and daddy can't wait to get you home!! Tell your mommy that our family is praying for your family and that I even posted for prayers on my blog! We are lifting you up and hoping that you get to come home SOON!!

Debbie said...

She is beautiful and you two look like you are very happy together!!! Enjoy your time with her in Guatemala, I wish I had spent more time there!!!

Debbie

wareaglereed said...

Love the montage!!! She is one cutie patootie!!! Looks like you girls are having so much!! My friend Leslie sent me pictures of one of the girl's you are staying with's little boy, Andrew. He is definitely a little heart throb!! Better watch out Daddy, Eliana could have a boyfriend before you know it!! Yall take care!!

:)April

Jami said...

Happy Birthday you adorable little girl!!

Kim & Dave said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.....& Feliz Cumpleanos, Eliana!

Dena said...

She is PRECIOUS!!! Happy Birthday Baby!!!