Sunday, June 04, 2006

We are home and loving life

As many of you know, while we were in China we posted on the Story of you. Now we are back and I will begin updating this site frequently with updates from our new family of four. Katie has made a beautiful transition into our lives. The first 10 days that we had her were very difficult as she was grieving heavily for her foster family and she was ill. She is now well and has finally settled into our lives. After a few days home she began to show us the real Katie Starr. She is smart, funny, energetic, mischievous and quite obstinate as was stated in the information that the CCAA gave to us :) We are totally in love with her and feel very fortunate indeed that the Chinese Government allowed us to adopt and raise this child. The above picture was taken today as we left to go to a party that we were invited to. We were told that Katie likes to be around people and again she proved that to be true. She is quite the charmer and has a warm smile for all that interact with her. She is quite attached to us all now and loves her brother Justin very much. I promise to post again soon with a few more photos.

10 comments:

Stacy said...

I followed your story while you were traveling. Katie Starr is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!

Dianne&Joe Mahoney said...

Thank you so much for the update,we followed your daily journal since before you even left for China,we certainly enjoyed your journey to "beautiful Kate",she is truly a doll.
so nice to hear how your son has eccepted his little sister.i(dianne)also have a son(21yrs.)from my 1st.marriage,and lets just say regardless of age,there can always be a little jelousy!!!!

Tonia said...

Glad to hear that she's ajusting wonderfully. I love it when she smiles!!!

Lanny and Heather said...

Hi Guys!
It's so great to hear you're all doing well. Katie looks so happy and as adorable as ever. We miss you guys and our time in China, but are happy to be home too. Give Katie a hug for us.

love,
Lanny, Heather, and Libby

Lori said...

Thank you for all of your nice comments. We are so in love with our precious girl :)

Lori

Tammie said...

I am so happy to hear that Katie Starr is adjusting to her new family with as much gusto as possible. I can't wait to meet her at the dinner. I've been showing pics of Katie Starr to Erin, & she's thrilled to have another little girl come home from China.

Julie said...

So glad to see you back in BLOG land. I love Katie's party dress!

Maria said...

We are so excited to see another Wuwei girl home and thriving. Katie is just beautiful and has such a wonderful smile! All the best to your family,
Maria and Lucy Qinmei Wu Bisceglia

Kathryn Heflin said...

Lori,
I'm so glad to read that Katie Starr is doing so well. I LOVE the picture!!
She is adorable.

Wishing you all the best
Kathryn

Anonymous said...

Lori,
I just want everyone to know that Katie's pictures and her beautiful smile have been sent to my KNITGALS site, they are from all over the USA and the UK, they all wish you happiness always with your new little doll!
And of course we do too!!
Much Love
Aunt Shirley & Uncle Paul