Saturday, November 03, 2007

One year ago today

Maisie Friday, November 3, 2006 was one of the most wonderful days ever as we received our referral of Wan Chun Miao, the most adorable cue ball cutie ever!! Seeing Maisie's referral picture still makes me smile and tear up at the same time, such a sweet little face but with such big sad eyes. The fact that her shirt sports a London double decker bus still cracks me up, so appropriate seeing that Eammon is from London. CCAA made a perfect match.

MaisieWave I remember that it wasn't until the next day when we received a second picture, one of her waving,that I really became anxious and just couldn't think of anything other than traveling and having my little girl in my arms. We would have 36 long, yet busy days before that happened but Oh, was it ever worth the wait.

My other great memory from a year ago is all the wonderful people who shared in our excitement and joy. I've gone back and read all the comments from our referral day and everyone was so supportive and sweet and I thank all of you for being part of our day and especially those who are still following along with us a year later, hugs to all of you.


  1. Happy Anniversary! I will admit to being a little weepy as I remember back one year. Today is Kai's birthday as we have lots of celebrating to do.

    Karyn (Kai and Jim too!)

  2. I swear, I will never tire of looking at Maisie's referral pictures. Still puts a smile on my face a year later.

  3. Anonymous10:31 AM

    What a wonderful day to remember for you . . . and us! So glad we can share two special dates with you.

  4. The year has flown by in so many ways.

    Thanks for sharing Ms. Maisie with us!

  5. Which means its been just over a year since I started reading your blog..its been quite exciting

  6. How wonderful! What sweet, sweet menmories.

  7. I've seen some other 1 yr anniversaries being celebrated on other blogs. And then I have to stop and think cuz it just amazes me that it's been a year already. Such a contradiction for those of us still waiting. Cuz it seems like time is dragging by but then we think "Has it really been a year already since Maisie's referral? Wow! Time really flies."

    Happy Referral Day! It'a so cool to see how much she's changed.

  8. Congratulations!!! I've been reading your blog since your referral...we got ours right about the same time. It's so much fun to remember, and see how the girls have grown!!

  9. I remember that day! Congratulations. She is such a sweet girl!

  10. I remember that day like it was yesterday! You got the referral on the one year anniversary of my log in date. November 3 is a great day!

    Maisie is such a treasure!

  11. It's hard to believe it's already been a year already! I guess time is passing quickly!

  12. Happy 1 yr Referral Anniversary!
    I have to say that Maisie and things you tell about her have really made us smile. She really has grown and turned into a wonderful little girl. It doesn't hurt that she has two great parents ;)
    It's been great thinking back to last year and can't wait to do it again in a few weeks when it'll be a year since Gotcha Day!
    take care all!

  13. Happy referral day to the whole family. I still remember seeing that waving picture for the first time -- so touching. Big hugs.

  14. Anonymous9:11 PM

    i'm just a lurker, but i, too, will never forget that day, and i think that was the last time i posted, too! that referral pic, with maisie waving, is still my all time fave referral pic! i just think she is precious -- she was then, and she is now. and i love your blog. what a lovely family! you give those of us caught in 'the endless wait' hope! Thank you and happy anniversary!

    Liz LID 2/17/06

  15. That waving pic is the best. Has it really been a year already? We've been following along and used many of your travel tips on our trip 8 months ago. Thank you for giving us a glimps into your lives and happy anniversary!

  16. Still as adorable as ever and her referral pics just make us smile! Congrats on the celebration of this very special day!

  17. I do remember seeing Maisie's picture for the first time and your excitement on your referral.

    Congrats on your anniversary. Such a special occasion for a great family!


  18. Congrats on this wonderful anniversary!

  19. OMG, Lisa, I can't believe it's been a year since your referral and even longer since the 1st Salt Lake trip!

    Even with all this waiting, it seems to have gone by in a blink. I bet with Maisie home, time is going even faster for you.

    Once Lisa W and I have our little ones, there is definitely a reunion trip in order!

    Donna :)

  20. I remember the excitement!!! Just looking at the referral piccies brings tears to my eyes!

  21. What a wonderful year it has been! Love seeing all the milestones she reaches. Congrats one year later!!

    LID 01/27/06


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