Friday, December 5, 2008

One year ago today . . .









. . . we were boarding a plane to meet a baby girl called Rashi! Chicago to Delhi, Delhi to Kolkata, and then magically, blessedly, we became a family of five.

We thought we would share a few of the photos lovingly taken by other traveling families. They were our first glimpses of Anya Rashi, and we cherished each one of them. These pictures and this little girl were on our mind every minute of those flights.
The top photo was our referral photo, and the infant pictures were ones that Dillon found later for us. The bottom two were taken when she was about eight months old.

At the end of all the waiting, and those two long flights, was this little beauty!

10 comments:

Shad and Maggie Alsworth said...

It's so nice to see these. It helps to keep my spirits up!!

Thanks!!
-Maggie

Amy said...

She is SO beautiful! Thanks for sharing! What great memories! I remember following your trip too :).

Our Family said...

Wow,your little girl for Christmas,how neat.She is beautiful. This makes me look foward to our referral and so on.I would love to get our immigration approval before Christmas.Just hoping anyway.Gidget

ColleenC said...

Oh my goodness, pretty, pretty girl!! Hers might be one of the prettiest referral pics I've seen! Happy 1 year trip anniversary!!!

CindyO. said...

WOW, how she has GROWN...such a sweetie pie....it's so nice to remember...thanks for sharing these pictures.

Kristi W. said...

Congrats on a year!!!! Wow!!!! I also remember following your journey religeously. :) Anya Rashi is such a beauty. I always thought her referral pic was especially adorable. So hard to believe it has already been a whole year since she came home!! Enjoy the celebrations!!!

:) Kristi

Tina and Todd said...

What a blessed memory...she is so beautiful!!! We love you guys and love sharing in this part of your lives.

Pam said...

Wow! Where did that year go? I also like Kristi, remember thinking how beautiful her referral picture was! Happy Celebrating!

Pam said...

Wow! Where did that year go? I also like Kristi, remember thinking how beautiful her referral picture was! Happy Celebrating!

The Labontes said...

Nancy, what nice memories. We traveled so close together, I wish we could have met. Someday. . .

I'll always remember hearing that Rashi beat up Rup the day before we picked him up :) It was wonderful to see the two of them play together. One of the pics of them together that day hangs on my wall.

Enjoy the milestones.
Kristy