Monday, October 27, 2008

Please pray for precious Bella!!!

As you all know by now (since I haven't posted in ages), I have been going non-stop since getting home from is hard to believe that it has been 3 and a half weeks. I have not been able to sit down at my computer for what feels like months to look at my favorite friend's blogs. Tonight, I did....and I am seriously overwhelmed. The sweet Ferrick family just found out that their baby girl is battling with Leukemia. I cannot imagine what they are going through. Be praying for this sweet little angel girl. Pray for their family and other kiddos. I am rocked to the core right now....and will be hugging Eliana tighter when she wakes up (which will be soon). Susie (her momma) has been such a huge encouragement to me....dear friend, I will be praying for y'all non-stop.

Love you all,

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Eliana's first full week in America!!

One view of Eliana Hope Wheeler's Room

I wanted the room to feel a little bit like Antigua.

Here are a few treasures from Antigua.

We can't wait for the day she actually LIKES her bed!

This was my 4th year anniversary gift from Chris.....this was the first time I saw Eliana!!

Eliana LOVES Polly.......I'm not sure Polly feels the same way yet.

Her new obsession is pumpkins....she loves to try and take bites out of them.

Eliana loves her Kay-Kay!

We had a blast at the pumpkin patch!

This was Eliana's first day at the church nursery! She had a blast.

This is a view of us watching her play in the nursery. Today was her second time at the church nursery......and she bit a little girl!! YIKES!!! It is not like her to I blamed it on the kids in Guatemala that bit her non-stop. :-)

Tomorrow Eliana and I are driving to Huntsville to visit our Casa 36 friends from Guatemala....Kelsey flew in to visit all of the moms and babies. We are so excited to see Melodie, Fern, Rosa, Staci, Andrew, and Kelsey!! We will miss you Deanna and Auri!

Love you all,

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

So busy and loving it!!

We have been so busy since we got home!! I will post more pictures SOON!!! But, I wanted to give you a preview of Eliana at the pumpkin patch.....she was so cute!

Love y'all,

Friday, October 3, 2008


Eliana was awake the entire ride home! She was just too excited to sleep.

This is her first "step" onto American soil! She officially became a resident as she entered the country! When we walked into the Nashville airport the emotion was overwhelming! We were so excited, yet exhausted, yet blown away with the gravity of the moment! The paparazzi was in full effect over our little Guatemalan Diva! Thanks so much to all who came out to celebrate with us! Eliana just stood in the middle of the crowd and took it all in!

Check out Andrew Sellers "checking out" my girl! That's right, one of her Guatemalan friends who is also now an American was at the Airport to welcome Eliana home! Staci, thanks so much for bringing Andrew and coming to see us! That was so awesome! Eliana just squealed to see her friend again!

My Mom and Dad are IN LOVE with Eliana (of course)! They are super proud Grandparents!
A BIG SHOUT OUT AND THANKS TO DEANNA, BRENT & AURI FOR ELIANA'S NEW CAR! It arrived at our doorstep about ten minutes after we arrived home! The timing was so perfect it was like a movie! Eliana especially loves getting in and out and in again!

I can't believe I'm writing these words but...right now BOTH my girls are HOME and happily taking naps! Thank you LORD for all that you've done! Thank you to all our readers who have prayed so faithfully and encouraged us so deeply! We are so excited now to introduce Eliana to her new home in Tennessee!


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy 21st B-day Leah!!!

Eliana's Tiah Leah turns 21 today!!! Sister, I hope you have the most incredible birthday.....we all wish we could be there to help celebrate. I am SO PROUD of who you are so strong in every way, so beautiful inside and out, and so dang fun!!! I am praying for your sis....that this year would be filled with so many unexpected blessings. We all miss you and love you so much!! Eliana can't wait to see you in a few short weeks.

Love you,
Lindsey (Chris & Eliana)

P.S. Leah got accepted into a fashion internship in BARCELONA for next summer!!!! SHE IS AMAZING!!!!!