Friday, July 13, 2007

Look at this BEAUTIFUL smile!!!!

Oh my gosh, does this picture ever make me want to scoop this baby girl up and shower her with kisses!!! What a sweet, sweet smile she has! Yes, that is our sweet little Rylee in the yellow dress. We received a surprise email from a family that just completed a homeland trip that included a visit to Rylee's orphanage. They got to spend the day with Rylee and WE get to experience it through their words and the wonderful pictures they sent to us - thank you so much Marschall family!!!!!

Rylee was timid and a little anxious about all the strangers, but she did enjoy eating watermelon with them, touring the new orphanage, shopping and she even was able to go to dinner with them! The kids played with her and tried to help her be more comfortable. One of the boys was able to get some smiles and laughs out of her by picking her up and lifting her high in the air. They said her laughs were beautiful sounds and I have been imagining them ever since I read about that part of the trip. Rylee is out of foster care now and has moved into the new orphanage. We are hoping to be in China in August. Here are some more of the awesome pictures we received:


  1. What great pictures!! She is such a doll!!!!

  2. CONGRATULATIONS ON SUCH A WONDERFUL GIFT!! Hearing of your beautiful girl...and seeing bittersweet, eh?!

    Great photos!

    I pop in from time to time, anxious to see photos of you WITH her!

    Rylee is beautiful!!

    Hope everyone is doing well...considering the wait.

    Love from Michigan


Thank you for taking time to leave me a comment!