Wednesday, November 05, 2008

HERE SHE IS...

Oh my God, my heart is beating out of my chest right now and I'm still shaking. We have a daughter!!!! I can't believe I just typed that!

Here's the info:

Name: Nan Qi Qing
Age: 19 months
Province: Guangdong (a southern gal)
City: Maoming
Orphange: Maonan District
Height: 30.7"
Weight: 18.9 lbs

And I didn't mention yet, that she's BEAUTIFUL!!!! We fell in love at first sight!



As you can see, I'm going to work on changing up my blog. I had all this done last week, but I still need to finish up my sidebar.

Oh my God...we have a daughter!!! After three plus years our dreams have come true. Oh, and did I mention that she's beautiful? ;)

151 comments:

Kristin said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

Lauren is beautiful... I am so happy for your new family!

hiltonsheadeast said...

Donna and Joe ...Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL daughter. She's really here!!! She's a beauty. Love those lips. She looks like a Lauren!!

Hugs,
Lori**

Sheryl said...

Donna she is beautiful!! Lia was 20 months old when she was placed in our arms, its a great age!!

M3 said...

Whoooohooooooooooo!!! Congratulations Donna and Joe. Lauren Elizabeth is beautiful. Oh I am so happy for you guys. And thank goodness my refresh finger can rest now. Heehee.

Stephe said...

OMG Donna, she is BEAUTIFUL!!! ALL our Guangdong girls ARE!!! I'm so happy for both you and Joe!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEE!!!

Eliza2006 said...

I raced home to check your blog. Oh my! She is beautiful! Congrats!!! I'm so, so, so happy for you!

Tiffany

Ladybugsmom said...

Congrats Mom and Dad!
OMG I am crying tears of joy for you guys! YOu will love China and OMG is she a beauty! YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!
Emily, Mel and Ellie Lu

MeiLi's Adoption Journey said...

CONGRATS DONNA & JOE. You must be in heaven right now, with such a beauty. I agree she looks like a Lauren alright!
Evelyn

cheepette8 said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

Michelle said...

Oh Donna! I am SO happy for you! Lauren is beautiful... such a long wait and I bet you are feeling like it is so worth it.

tocspaw said...

I've been refreshing your blog all day. Lauren is a treasure - we are SOOOOO excited for you!!!

~Heather

Yen973 said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! I am so happy for you. I wish you a speedy TA. Can't wait to follow your journey.
Dana

Diane said...

I am so happy for you! Lauren is just beautiful! Congratulations!
Love,
Di

Sandy said...

OMG, she is so beautiful! I gasped when I saw your post that your daughter has finally found you. Your blog and Giogia Danette's are some of the first blogs I followed early on. What a ride it has been, and in just a few short weeks, your little girl will be in your arms. Congratulations Mom and Dad!

Sherri & Todd said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
She is just beautiful.
Sherri

Ava Baby said...

Congratulations!! I've pulled up the photos you sent atleast a dozen times in the past two hours- Lauren is soooo adorable!! Very, Very happy for you guys! Also, blog looks great.
Love, Michele and Ava (Lauren's soon-to-be good friend :)

Mike and Rhonda said...

Donna! Lauren is just perfect and beautiful. Congrats to you and Joe.

Jennifer R said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so thrilled for you & Joe. Lauren is such a beauty :)

Jennifer

Shannon said...

oh, she's beautiful! She looks just like a Lauren Elizabeth! Congratulations!

jiangxigirls said...

Congrats!! She is just beautiful! Best wishes for a speedy TA!

Becky

Susie said...

Congratulations!!! Lauren is beautiful.

Colleen said...

I WANT PICTURES. (My boss thought something was wrong after I "WOOOOPPPPED!" out loud after getting Jennifer's voice mail.

SHe is GORGEOUS. You must have posted these very recently; I'd been checking your blog all morning!

Ava's family said...

Congratulations! OMG, what a gorgeous girl!

Colleen said...

P.S. Her outfit matches her room.

Dawn and Dale said...

THIS is the moment I've been waiting for for so long for you!!!!! :)

Congratulations Donna and Joe!!!! Lauren is just as beautiful as I knew she'd be!!!!

Isn't this moment PERFECT???!!!!

I'm so happy for you!!!!

Billy and Maggie said...

Congratulations! Donna she's beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous!!!

wellworththewait said...

Donna and Joe,

CONGRATULATIONS! We are thrilled beyond words for you! Lauren is beautiful! She looks sweet too! We can't wait to meet her and see your happy, beaming faces too.

Mark, Ann and Lily

OziMum said...

Ooooo! She absolutely beautiful! So angelic!

CONGRATULATIONS Donna & Joe (and Linda!!) Wonderful wonderful news!

couldn't be happier for you! What a fantastic day!

sooze66 said...

Congratulations! She is so beautiful!! I can't wait to follow your journey to meet her!
Suz

chicknboy said...

oh Donna!!! she IS gorgeous!! absolutely precious.

congratulations on this amazing day and this amazing little girl.

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

Worth the wait huh?

eileensblog said...

Congratulations! So happy for you! She's adorable.

Suzie said...

Congratulations!! Lauren is beautiful :o)

Special K said...

Congrats! It has been a long time coming. She's beautiful!

AJ's Mama said...

So beautiful!!!!! I am so happy for all three of you guys! What a happy holiday season this will be for you! I can't wait follow you to China! Let's hope that is very soon!

Lots of love and happiness for you beautiful family of THREE!!!!
-Jen-

Lisa and Tate said...

SCREAM!!!!!I am so excited for you.... she is sooooo beautiful! Congrats momma and baba!!! Doing the happy dance here for you!!!

I AM SOOOOO IN LOVE WITH HER TOO!!!

Johnny said...

A hearty congrats to you both.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Donna and Joe ~ Congratulations on your referral!!! She is beautiful - I love her little pursed lips in the photo on your header.

It won't be long now until you hold her in your arms. What a wonderful, amazing time! Gosh, it takes me back... this is a moment you won't ever forget.

Blessings to you and your family of THREE!!!!

Ragdoll said...

Congratulations!!! I've been following your journey for quite awhile. We just received our referral last month.. A huge happy happy hey, hey day. I can't wait, now for the next part, TA's!!

Joannah said...

Oh, happy day! Finally, you have your long awaited referral in hand. And look at your beautiful daughter. She is precious!!! I am so happy for you!

Lisa~~ said...

I'm checking in from my hospital bed and seeing your beautiful daughter and your new family of three has been the highlight of my day. Congratulations!!

Shauna said...

she is beautiful, I was so shocked as I did my nightly peek and saw a changed blog and thought it was the wrong one. WOW we are so happy for you she is just adorable.

Congratulations to both of you.

shauna and Maclean xo

Cora said...

Congratulations!!! She is absolutely precious!

Leeann said...

Shes Perfect!!!
Congratulations! :) I cant wait to hear how the call went!
been a long time follower and Im excited to follow you on your trip to bring your daughter home.
So happy for you -
Leeann from MO

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Donna and Joe...
Lauren is BEAUTIFUL..
I am SOOOOOOO HAPPY for you..
Hugs girly..
Can't wait to hear more..
Have a WONDERFUL NIGHT..

Scott and Kim said...

WOW!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Lauren is SOOOOOOOO beautiful! We are over the moon happy for your family! Be sure to pinch yourself, this is really happening and she could not be anymore precious! :-)

Shelley said...

Yay! Oh Donna and Joe, your daughter is just beautiful. Just look at those lips!!!

At long last! What a great day for you and your family. I'm so happy for you.

xoxo,

Shell

LindaJ said...

CONGRATS!!! She is beautiful

Doreen said...

OMG!!!! I have goosebumps!!!!What a doll!!!! I'm just thrilled for you guys!!!! CONGRATS! YIPPEE!
This has been quite the "SCHLEP"! It's finally here!!!!

Doreen in Montreal single mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

Diana said...

OMG!!!
I had NO idea referrals were here. She is ADORBALE!!!
Congratulations!!!
I am so HAPPY for you:)

K and/or K said...

Congratulations! It really DOES happen. So thrilled for you. Wow. Excited to follow your trip!

Kim said...

Congratulations, Donna and Joe! I'm shedding many happy tears for you! Lauren is simply beautiful!

Love,
Kim

Kathy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I have popped in now and again to read your blog over the past three years, and I am so happy that you will soon be parents. You have had such a long wait. This will be one much loved little girl! Wishing you all the best!

Kathy

The Tracy's said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

3D said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
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I am so happy for you both!

Keep smilin!

Anonymous said...

I checked your blog this morning and nothing...so I said let's check one more time (I'm addicted!!) and wow, was I surorised. I called my mom right away and sent her the link to you page. She is soooooo beautiful, how exciting!! I'm dying for more info... when do you think you will go to China? I have so many questions for you. Congrats mommy, I am so happy for you and Joe. You are going to be wonderful parents. Lauren is truly blessed.

Waiting for more info...please!!
Love,
Karlene
The kids were excited to see their newest cousin. Veronica said that Lauren is awesome!

Gail said...

Congratulations!!
I am so very happy for you!
She is beautiful!
I see a resemblance of you in her!

My daughter is from Guangdong.

Wishing you a speedy TA!!
Enjoy this day!

Dana E. said...

BRAVO!!! Congrats! How incredibly exciting! She is beautiful!!

potandkettle said...

Stunningly beautiful. Congrats!!!! You've got all the love and best wishes we can muster up from our house.

Carol and Taylor said...

I love hearing of referrals. When its another MaoNan girl, its extra special. I adopted my Taylor from there in January of 2006. Tomorrow is the 3yr anniversary of her referral. Congrats. We wish you every happiness.

With much love from your daugher's MaoNan sister in Miami,

Carol and Taylor

Alyson & Ford said...

She's beautiful!! We have been talking about you all day!!

Congrats!!!

Alyson
Alyzabeth's Mommy for Seven Weeks!!

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh she is beautiful and from the same orphanage as Rosie, who we bought home in March. She was Nan Qi Ming. She will have been very well cared for.

Rieko said...

Congratulations! She is sooooo sweet! We're so happy for you guys. Rieko and Tim

Mya said...

Congratulations on your new daughter! She is so pretty! Enjoy the ride, its gets even better!

Sharon said...

Donna:

Lauren is from the same orphanage as MaryAlice. Congratulation on your Maonan Beauty!

Sharon

Anne said...

Oh Donna, she is so precious!! Congratulations!
Anne

***** said...

Congratulations!!! She is absolutely gorgeous.

susan c.
lid 2/13/06
dor 9/29/08

A Waiting Cousin said...

Aunt Donna,
I'm so happy to have another cousin! I don't care if I'm in your house right now, but I'm happy for you!
Love,
Emily
A (almost finished) Waiting Cousin

Kramer said...

I am so excited for you! She is beautiful. My heart melted when I saw her picture. All those days of waiting was so worth it! Bring on the travel!

kelly said...

Congratulations!! She is sooo gorgeous!! I have been following your wait for over a year and I'm so thrilled for you!!

Scott & Hope said...

Donna Donna Donna!!! Yipeeee!!!!!!!! Soooooo happy for you guys! It is finally happening for our little group! Your sweet little girl is just an amazing little doll!! I know the joy you feel in your heart. Bet ya I know who will be emailing my mom tonight!!! hee hee hee Love ya girly! Hope

Angela said...

Congratulations on your little one!! I've been following for a while. I visited that province a few years ago and ever since visiting one of the orphanges I've had the desire to adopt. Again, congratulations!!!

Kristi said...

I found your blog through Mary-Mia and was so surprised to see that your daughter is at the orphanage my twin girls were at. It's a very small orphanage so it's always a surprise to see another Maonan girl. E-mail me privately if you'd like and I will share tons of photos of Maonan with you. I also have a video we put together of our visit there.

Congratulations! Kristi (Mom to twin Maonan girls who are truly amazing!)

NuggleMama said...

She is SO amazing! Congratulations! Darling! Darling! Darling!

sea star said...

Congratulations on your beautiful daughter! She is so sweet!

Abby's Mom said...

After stumbling onto Stephe's exciting news, I jumped right over to you next. Congratulations on your beautiful and precious daughter!

TimandKim said...

She is a beautiful little girl!
We like those southern girls!
Congrats!

Miriam said...

How very exciting! Congratulations on your beautiful daughter!

Julie said...

She is BEAUTIFUL. So happy for you and Joe!

Stephanie said...

Love the pic in your new blog header! Congratulations!

Christie said...

Well my dear friend - this is so long overdue I could weep...but CONGRATULATIONS to you and Joe! She is beautiful...I'm literally weepy. I am so glad the next part of your journey can finally begin...it's amazing isn't it? I am so happy for you!!!

Big love and hugs,
Cb

Michelle said...

Oh my Gosh, I have been away from the computer all day and I had no idea until I popped on over to Mary-Mia's blog and I saw your blog listed and my heart just stopped for a second. I am tearing up right now as I type this. SHE IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! Sorry for yelling, but I am just so excited for you guys. So happy. Huge congratulations!

to sing and to dance said...

Very exciting news Donna.
She is gorgeous!
It's been a long time coming.

Michelle said...

Oh, I totally forgot to add my niece Gracie is a Maoming girl too! Too cool!

And also, after I typed that last comment I totally lost it and started bawling and my husband was quite worried! I informed him that these were tears if joy!

The other day I was just thinking about sitting in an outdoor cafe at Disneyland with you and a bunch of other bloggers in April of 2007 thinking that it wouldn't be that much longer until you had your referral. How wrong we were. I am so happy that this day has finally come for you guys. Seeing Lauren's beautiful face gives me hope that maybe we can weather this neverending wait some day be posting a picture of our girl on our blog.

Did I mention how happy I am for you guys? :)

Anonymous said...

OMG!
OMG!
OMG!

She is beautiful, I can't believe you have a daughter. It's just amazing, isn't it?! My daughter is from Maonan, too. We got the chance to visit when we adopted in mid-2006. Congratulations!!!

BTW - Our daughters have a lot of the same features. Very characteristic of the area and very beautiful!!!

Sue

Heather said...

I am so happy for you! Congratulations Mommy and Daddy!

Kayce said...

Donna and Joe....I have followed your blog since day one for me and today I am so happy to see Laurens face and share in your joy! Yes, she is beautiful!!! Congratulations to you both!

Sindy said...

Donna, Joe, Linda,

Words cannot express the sure
happiness I feel for your family
What a beautiful little Lauren
Elizabeth!!! I have read your
blog for so long, I'm soooooo
excited for you all. God sure
has his hands in picking the
right children for each of his
families!!! GOSH I'M SOOOOOOO
THRILLED FOR YOU ALL!!!!!!!

BASK THIS YOUR DAY!!!!!!!

WITH MANY LOVING HUGS,

SINDY,KELLY, AND ALLIE

Anonymous said...

Oh... Donna I'm so very happy for you! I can't keep the tears from coming:)

Mary J & J's Aunt from WI

Shelley said...

Okay, I have to keep coming back to check out Lauren's picture. She's so adorable.

So the big questions are: How did it all go down? Did you get to coordinate so you could be together when the news came in? Did you get to film it? What did you do when you got the call?

And how's Grandma Linda doing with all this excitement. I'm sure she's busting her buttons.

I just love this. I feel like I've been on this ride with you for so long and am just so damn happy for you guys.

Congrats!!!

Shell

BTW - Love the clean new look of your blog. A new image for your new little family. :)

rubyiscoming said...

Donna and Joe - so happy for you two!!! SHE IS GORGEOUS! We finally made it - finally our day for referral - we are still shaking, too :)

Hugs

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!! We don't know each other but we have travelled down your path and I am crying as I am reading your blog. God Bless you guys we will be praying for perfect trip and safe travel.

Michele said...

Oh My! I checked in today hoping to hear a stork alert.....She is so beautiful. Our Catie is a southern girl too! You'll get to spend two weeks in Guangzhou! I pray for a quick TA!!!!!!

God Bless,
Michele

PS Can't wait to hear about the call and all that good stuff!

Chrissie said...

Many congrats! Wishing you safe travels...

Michelle said...

She is GORGEOUS -- congratulations!Your journey is just beginning!

Sophia's Mama said...

Donna and Joe, there are no words to express our happiness for you. Lauren is beautiful and 6 days older then Sophia

Katie said...

this comment is mostly just to get you one step closer to 100 considering i just talked to you in person and you already know how excited i am :)

Catherine said...

Oh Donna!!! Lauren Elizabeth is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations Mommy and Daddy!!

SOOO happy for you!!

Grandma A said...

Congratulations on a beautiful little girl. I am so thrilled and excited for all of you.

Karen said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! She is beautiful! I am so happy for you & Joe! Congrats MOM & DAD!

Aubrey said...

Donna and Joe,

Congratulations!! Lauren is so beautiful. I have been following your blog for a long time but this is the first time I've delurked.

Aubrey

Lindsay said...

Oh congratulations Donnna and Joe. How wonderful. She is so beautiful - same age as my Hannah, and what a wonderful, fun filled age it is.

Congratulations. God speed to her.

happy said...

Congrats! I remember coming by some time last year. Now it has finally happened! So happy for you! And yes, she's beautiful!

Cloudberrygirl said...

I'm so happy for you! After following your blog for over 2 years it's wonderful to finally see Lauren!

Britta from Sweden

Donna said...

Oh my gosh! She's beautiful! Congratulations!!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Norma said...

congratulations!!! she is a doll and i hope you travel ASAP......you have all waited long enough.

pootiepie said...

Congratulations!!! She is absolutely beautiful!!! I know you are just over the moon. May your TA arrive quickly!!!
-Susan - from RQ's 2/06 room

Polar Bear said...

Donna & Joe Congratulations!!!!
Lauren is Beautiful!!
I am so excited for all of you!! I can't wait to follow your journey.

Wow!!! Wooo Hooooo!!!

Stacy

Anonymous said...

I am soooo excited for you! She is just darling. I can't wait til she is in your arms!
Terri (daisybox)

Ellen said...

Wow! She is just precious! Congrats!

Jacquie said...

Donna!!!!!!! I've been in parent/teacher conference hell for the last couple of days and look what I missed!!!!!!!!! She is beautiful! And shut up!!!!! She's from Maoming...... just like Lily!!!! You're gonna love Gaungzhou. She's definitely worth the wait, no? :)

Congratulations!!!!

Amy said...

Congratulations!!! As the mom of a Chinese 19 month old I hope you're in good shape and ready to run 'cause these little ones definitely keep you on your toes.

Lauren is lovely.

Fingers crossed for quick TA.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

What excellent news... oh and she is SO sweet... seems like a long time coming - do tell the secret... what does it feel like after the monstrous wait... I am hoping our wait can't be all that much longer... congrats to you - an angel she is... take care

Ani said...

so excited for you all, congrats!!!!

(via RQ)

Chris & Kimberlee said...

Congratulations! You must be on cloud 9! I have been reading your blog for awhile and it is nice to be on this journey with you!

MotherMotherOcean said...

Congrats. She is beautiful. She is the same age our son is now. It is a great age- not quite a toddler, but definitely not a baby.

Elissa said...

Congratulations!! Wasn't she worth the wait? We brought home our toddler in March and couldn't be more thrilled. Here's to a quick TA!

Elissa (from RQ)

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Oh Donna, I'm crying tears of joy! She IS beautiful! I'm so thrilled for you!

~Lynn

Christi and Abbey said...

Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So thrilled for you and Joe, and Lauren as well. And your mom!! She is adorable and will be the perfect fit for you. The waiting will soon be over and joy will be all over the place! Can't wait to follow every detail.

Carol said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! HOW AM I LATE HERE??? I've been checking in and checking in!!!!!!!!!!!

She is PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shannon said...

She is gorgeous!! I have goosebumps for you! I can't believe she is finally here. I'm about to cry i'm so happy for you both! Enjoy this moment. She is so beautiful!

Carol said...

And South China!!! You will love it!!!!! She is close to what Emily size was too!!! I'd be thinking 18 month clothes!!!

mimi's mommy said...

Congratulations Donna and Joe! She is absolutely beautiful.

Carol, Bill and Emily Rose

Research-China.Org said...

Congratulations on your Guangdong daughter! We have lots of information about your daughter, including her finding ad (which has a great color photo of her months younger than her referral photo!) as well as a nice DVD of her orphanage.

We look forward to hearing from you!!

Have a quick and safe trip!!

Brian

redmaryjanes said...

I am just sitting here with tears filling my eyes. Congratulations to you my very dear friends. She is so beautiful. God Bless you. I am sending so much love your way.

TO GRANDMA LINDA.. I truly love you as a friend and I am so happy for you. What a beautiful new Granddaughter you have. I know you all have waited for so long.

You are in my prayers. WOO HOO!!!!

Katie said...

She is BEAUTIFUL. She looks really healthy too. I am so happy that your long wait is over. A million congratulations!

Bernadine said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you. Doing the Snoopy dance here !!!!!!!!

Bernadine

Wendy said...

SHe's beautiful!! Congratulations!!

Elise said...

I am so happy for you!!! This has been such a long journey and your dreams have finally come true! Congrats!

amy said...

look at those sweet lips...

congrats

Jboo said...

Congrats! She is very beautiful! Best wishes for speedy travel to your lovely daughter!

Janet

Janice said...

She is so lovely! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you all.
Fingers crossed for speedy travel to your daughter.
Blessings,
janice

Anna said...

Congratulations on receiving your referral - your long awaited dream come true!!

Mama4 said...

Congratulations on your MaoNan cutie!! I have a daughter from MaoNan as well. Her name is Ana (formerly Nan Cai Mi). Wishing you a speedy TA!

Teri

Kim said...

I have been following your blog for awhile now... and have NEVER left a comment. Guess I was just waiting for that special moment. Congratulations!! She is absolutely beautiful.

Southern Arizona Mommy

esther said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

Tammy said...

Congratulations! Hope seeing your daughter's face wiped away all of the pain waiting. She is just perfect! Hope you travel quickly (and safely). Now go get that baby already!!!!

Janet said...

AAAHHHHH!!!!!! I can't believe it!!!!! She is GORGEOUS, SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am so happpppy happpppy happppy for yoU!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my....I have checked in on your blog for so long now...to be honest, I am not even sure how I originally found you. Maybe you were friends with some of my July Dragonfly friends?? Anyway...I was so thrilled to see your referral announcement on RQ. And...when I clicked on your blog.....I saw that your beautiful Lauren is from the same SWI as our Maddie. Maddie came home in Dec of 2006. I hope you get to bring her HOME very soon!! I know that you have waited SO long. Congratulations on your Maonan Angel.....she is absolutely beautiful~ I get so excited when I see Maonan referrals!!! Bobbi in NC ps~ You can email of you have questions about Maonan. jbdnews@bellsouth.net

Jesús y Ana said...

Your daughter is beautiful. CONGRATULATIONS from Spain!!!

Ana

Brandi said...

Such a beautiful little girl! Congratulations!

I know you've had a LONG wait, but it's almost over. Hang in there just a little longer!

Thuy (twee) said...

CONGRATULATIONS
She is just beautiful.

Thuy

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna and Joe,
Lauren Elizabeth is such a cutie!!!
She is the luckiest little girl to have you as parents. Your the best!!
Love Hector and Kathy
Temecula, CA

megan said...

She is so beautiful!!!!! Congrats!!!

Steve and Jen said...

What a cutie. Congratulations!!!

kris said...

She is beautiful, congratulations!!!

Heather said...

Good golly a gorgeous girl from Guangdong! Congratulations, mommy!!!

Mom 2 six said...

We recieved a toddler referral in 2006. If you have any questions please let us know. Some of the best advice I got from other blogger moms. There is a difference with a slightly older child. Congrats !
She is a doll !

rebecca said...

Donna, Congratulations...I am very happy for you and can't wait to feel the same way! With an LID of 2/23/06 it shouldn't be long now. You made it, now have fun! Rebecca

Kudo said...

congrats she is just beautiful and a so gal too. Have fun getting ready.

Lindsey said...

OMG i never get on here and look at blogs anymore. i just got on today to see how things were going for you guys and i just wanted to say CONGRATS and omg our Chloe Madison is from the same orphanage chloes name was Nan Xian Xing! Your lauren actually reminds me alot of Chloe when she was younger. I think we have a picture of Chloe on that exact same blue chair that the nannies took on the camera we sent. i am still in shock at the resemblance. anyway congrats she is beautiful.
-Lindsey