Saturday, December 27, 2008
(in my opinion ~ this photo states it all!)
As 2008 is winding down, I am taking some time out of our still very busy lives to reflect. What an AMAZING, WONDERFUL, and BEAUTIFUL year it has been...How did we ever get so lucky to have two incredible daughters!
The picture featured above was taken within the first two weeks of us arriving home from China as a new family of four and as Francesca becoming the "big sister". It was taken one afternoon after the girls and I had some lunch at our favorite local establishment . As soon as I saw the photo after downloading, I knew that with a little tweaking it would be a photo that will speak volumes. After getting it just about perfect, I did get it printed up in various sizes for gift giving this past Christmas. It truly is a beauty and I must admit, I am so proud of the end result.
Here's to 2008 that will forever live in our hearts (as does 1997, 1999, and 2005). As I am sitting here typing this...and I look around and see all what we have been blessed with...I am truly wondering what else "the road that lies ahead" has in store for us. I have a feeling it is going to very interesting...Hope you all are enjoying your holiday celebrations with the ones you love most. In my opinion, this is what life is truly all about and what is most important to have within your heart ~ love.
Posted by Shelly and Family at 9:30 AM