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When we first started researching this wonderful way to become a family we read everything we could get our hands on. Even though there are a lot of great books out there, nothing was as informative or touching as the blogs we found by adoptees, biological parents, and adoptive families. So we are writing this blog now in hopes of returning the favor. We hope that if you are dear to us you will enjoy keeping up with our adventures. If you are someone out there involved in a part of the adoption triad we hope you will find information and comfort here and provide us with some of your own!

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Take care,
Brian and Rosemary

Monday, December 14, 2009

Introducing Button

It has been a very busy month but we are finally back! We're happy to "see" everyone in blog-land and get all the latest news from our favorite adoptive families around the world. As far as our news goes: We were very blessed to receive Button's 12 month update from Holt. Of course, he is 15 months old now but we are thrilled to get the info even if it is 3 months outdated. Marissa, our adoption advocate, was such a doll and sent it to us the day before Thanksgiving so we were able to share new pictures of our son with our families for the holiday. That meant so much to us and we were very grateful for her thoughtfulness.

Now I know you are wondering if we are going to share those pictures with you. Well after much deliberation, we finally decided that there was just no way we would be able to keep our adorable kiddo's face off this blog for perpetuity so we decided to go for it. Here are the best of the rather grainy, completely blurry, yet totally amazing pictures of Button!


He is obviously walking like a champ at 12 months!

Posted by PicasaThis is the first genuine smile we've seen in all his pictures and we notice that it looks like he has been bribed with a nice piece of candy. ;-)

21 comments:

Wyndee said...

Oh my gosh! He's BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!

Sharon said...

Just gorgeous!! We still have another 2 years or more to wait for our little one! Seeing your little boy is maiking me excited about our next bub.

The wait is hard but hang in there! Won't be long now.

Nichole and Craig said...

CONGRATULATIONS. He is so sweet and handsome. He is almost the same age as Jaxin. (he's 17 months now)
Thanks for sharing his picture with us.

Ellie said...

What a little cutie pie!!!!! Look at those sweet little chubby toes! :)

Jay and Chandra and Penny Regan said...

Absolutely as cute as a button!

Kerrie (and Jason) said...

He is just gorgeous - the most handsome son ever! I love the way he is wearing an outfit with a large button as well! So perfect! I can't wait for the news that you are off to collect him and bring him home.

Jessica said...

He is just beautiful. I love the little hat. So glad you shared. Counting down the days until you go and get him!

Yoli said...

OH OH OH!!!!!!! I AM HAVING A CANARY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! You must be DYING to get your hands on button! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Having pictures is bittersweet. You are happy to receive them, you jump up and down and then you just want to go there and get him immediately. I hope you get to travel soon dear girl.

Annie said...

Rosemary, he is perfectly adorable! Oh! I can't even imagine how hard it is for you to wait with every precious picture you receive. Hang in there, the time is soon and you will have him toddling around you in person!

Erin said...

Okay...he is really, really, really cute! Love the candy bribe too. Glad that worked out for him :)

Deena said...

I'm starting to see a little personality! Such a sweetie. If I have to travel cross country to see him with you guys I will.

blackbelt said...

KEEEEEY-YUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SO happy for you!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Obviously well named, as he is as cute as one! And what a blessings those updates are.

Wendy said...

Gotta love those update photos from Holt, don't you? He's precious!

Jason & Staci Yutzie said...

Congratulations, he is absolutley adorable. It appears that our little boys are very close in age and we appear to be "stuck" in the same situation. We are awaiting our Article 16 letter, and have been since October. We would be interested in connecting with any other families that may be traveling at the same time we are. I will invite you to our blog, if you send me an email: yutzie@comcast.net

Melissa May said...

How did I miss this????? How fun to see your beautiful little boy!!! : )

Have to comment on your other post at the same time... my boys and I are loving watching the trailer for the Babies movie!!! Oh my goodness, so adorable!!! Those Namibian babies are killing me they're so stinkin cute! Can't wait to see the movie. : )

Emily said...

I am in love with your son. Is that okay to say? I think I'm breaking some rule of correct attachment principles but say it I must - I love him.

McClain's said...

He's so cute! Somehow I know he and Gracie will be partners in crime. All he would have to do is flash that adorable little smile at me and I would give him anything he wants!! Thanks for sharing!

Maci Miller said...

OMG!!! Can't believe I never saw these pics!!! He is sooo precious! Love that sweet smile! Oh,Roses, I can't wait to see him in your arms! WHAR a cutie pie! I am up burning the midnight oil here cause Ruby was tossing and turning. So glad I had time to get on here and catch up with blogs. Love, love, love seeing your sweet boy!!!

Sarah said...

OOOO! I was just catching up on your blog and was so happily surprised to see BUTTON! He is adorable. Look at those little feet. I am so happy for you and thank you for sharing him. Now here's to your travel call. Happy new year. It is such a new year for you!
xoxoox

Chris and Terri said...

I'm catching up on the blogs!

He is an absolute doll! Oh My Goodness! I could just squeeze him!

I cannot wait to see you guys travel!