We have had a wonderful day. I am amazed about HOW MUCH ALLI HAS GROWN, INSIDE and OUT!
She and Sarah have grown nearly 8 inches in the last 2 years. Alli is tied for the tallest. I was the tallest and youngest girl in my family too. :)
She has been wanting new boots as her old ones are too small. Guess who now wears the same sized shoes as Mama! Yep...Miss Alli! She decided to wear her new boots shopping. :)
Sarah found a pair of Converse 50% off! So she was a happy girl too!
Anna, Sarah and I went shopping while Erika stayed home for some coveted blogging time. :)
We headed to World Market to get some spices and cooking supplies. Alli asked to go to the Bible book store and I found an amazing bargain myself! The ESV Study bible for 25 dollars! Wow!
After that, we headed home and took some pictures..... and tonight, we will be with dear friends and continue our celebration!
She is much bigger now! :)
When we passed our one year anniversary, it was like a peace came over our sweet girl and she began to rest and not be so hypervigilant. She has continued on a path to success with ups and downs, moving forward and backwards, but always on a path of moving forward! I like the diagram of what success looks like....
I think this diagram is so accurate for all of us!
This child, has OVERCOME..... and she is not wasting any time in enjoying her life!
She LOVES being a kid, but has relaxed abit about growing up, because we have made it very clear that life doesn't end at 18.
I cannot stress how important this is to our kids, whether they are BIO or Adopted. They need to know we will be there for them AFTER 18....
Our girls know that their brothers are cared about and loved and they are all adults, and that has helped prove to them the truth..... "We LOVE YOU FOREVER!" PERIOD.
One of the delights of our lives has been bringing Miss Alli into our home and watching her transform.
I am in AWE of what the Lord has done.