Friday, December 21, 2007

Can't Sleep...Let's Look At My Girl

The time change is killing me! Midnight and I am up again! Luckily, the boys are doing much better.

Let's look back at the day, shall we?

DoriGrace makes maintains eye contact well, especially with her daddy. She is really interested in his singing (something Walker and I tolerate..LOL) so he feels the need to constantly break into song.

This was one of our first pictures--right after I stopped leaning over and crying on her. WB was so confused, yet wanted to help so badly, he didn't know whether to dry her off or try and wipe my tears!

That is all the photos blogger wants to tolerate in this one post. We will have a better solution for posting pictures tomorrow. It is so difficult to post from the hotel. The connection is great, but for some reason, you can't see what you blog. You can't see any blog! I am in blog withdrawl because I can't read about anyone else! I pray the group ahead of us is safely home and then next group (Yea!!! December 28th! Woo Hoo! We'll meet you guy in HCMC!!!)is in preparaton for departure.

Thank you all for checking on us and for your kind words and encouragement. This has been an overwhelming experience. It is something that you really just can't put into words, so we'll try to post more pictures to do it justice!

Love to all!


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The Efirds said...

she's beautiful! congrats!

nanny said...

Oh my, how blessed you all are!
I just cried when I read your good news and saw your beautiful little angel. I can't wait until you get home and we can see her in person.
Give Walker a hug for us and take care. We love you.
Mary and Bob

Heather said...

So Sweet! Each photo just looks cuter and cuter. I know it is overwhelming...just keep writing everything down so you'll remember it in years to come! ENJOY YOUR TRIP!
Heather M.

Anne said...

I love the new pics! You look so happy, and she looks so calm and at peace. How wonderful. I know I say it over and over, but I am so excited for you. I hope you all enjoy the weekend and find some good food to eat. I can't wait for the next update and hopefully new pictures.

We love you!

Heather said...

She is just so tiny and precious. Congratulations, Leigh!

Anonymous said...

As I was among the mad, pushing shoppers today, I thought of the Booth family. DoriGrace is the ultimate Christmas gift! I'm so happy for all of you.

Love the photos...can't wait to see her in person.

Merry Christmas, Leigh, John, Walker and DoriGrace.

Love.....Susan Mc

Vickie said...

The pictures of your new daughter are beautiful. I love how she is staring at your husband. She looks enthralled with him. So beautiful.

My sister, Miss Val, called this morning and asked if I had checked your blog yet and I did not have a chance until now at 10:30 p.m. tonight.

I have been deeply touched by your story. For the past year, I have followed a story of a blog friend who was in the process of adopting a baby girl from China. It was so slow and drawn out. It was an emotional rollercoaster just as a bystander reading her entries.

Finally, almost a month ago, they went to China and and brought Ella home to Texas. Seeing the pictures of Ella, and reading the heartwarming stories of her family bringing her home, made the tears fall more readily while reading your story.

I am sure I will hear all about DoriGrace on Christmas Eve when we are gathered with Aunt Lori and Miss Val.

God's richest blessings as you prepare to bring your daughter home!

Nadra said...

She's beautiful...and I love the way she looks at her daddy.

Get some sleep :)

miss val said...

It is midnight and I have been catering all day and just got home to read the updates and see the pictures. You all three look so elated. This is my verse for your family:

God is able to do exceeding abundantly more than you could ever ask or imagine. Ephesians 3:20

Hope you can sleep well and find some good food or you might be able to develop a new weight loss program, Ha!

Love, Miss Val

miss v al said...

Ps: I should have said you all four look so elated.

Adoption Timeline

  • 01/01/08 - Home at Last
  • 12/24/07 - G & R
  • 12/18/07 - Travel
  • 12/7/07 - Travel Packet/VISA Authorization
  • 12/06/07 - I-600 Approval
  • 11/16/07 - I-600 Received for Review
  • 09/26/07 - Referral
  • 03/23/07 - Log in Date
  • 02/23/07 - Dossier to Vietnam
  • 02/08/07 - Dossier to Agency
  • 08/08/06 - Switched to Vietnam Program from China Program