Sunday, August 15, 2010

Gotcha Day

Yesterday we celebrated Elli's 8th "Gotcha Day." It's a very special day in our family - it's the day she was adopted and became part of our family.

We always do something to celebrate family, and her Chinese heritage. We read through the diary that I kept when we were in China and looked through old pictures when she was a baby. Someday Don will edit our video. It's a monumental task. But I'd love to see it.

We went into San Francisco and had dinner at House of Nanking. Then went and had frozen yogurt at her favorite yogurt place.

When we got home we gave her two gifts that we bought for her when we were in China. The first was a hand-painted sun umbrella. And the second was a paper fish kite that is really cool, and incredibly fragile. We'll see how long it lasts.

Don and I count our blessings everyday that Elli is in our family. She brightens our lives when everything else seems to be falling apart around us.

Lili Smith (Elli's friend), Elli, and me.

Have a great Sunday everyone.

The sun is out. Which is a rare occurrence lately,  so we're heading outside.


  1. Sounds like you had a great day.........we all have much to be thankful for. Elli was meant to be ours from the getgo. She's so cheerful and so much fun....she's a joy to be around and we love her lots, and lots and lots!

  2. What an amazing post Kris :) Made me misty eyed because I know how wonderful Elli is - it's obvious in the first 2 minutes of meeting her! You guys are all blessed to have each other - such a fun, beautiful, solid family. Tell Elli I miss her mucho!


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