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Friday, January 2, 2009

I Love You, Mari - Happy Forever Family Day!

(It's 15 minutes long, in case you are wondering.)


Stephanie said...

Congratulations on one year together! Love see all the pics of Mari!

Missy said...

Your blog was the first one I found when we started our journey. You had just arrived home and we had just been accepted into the program! I just think Mari is soooo absolutely adorable! Congrats on your one year anniversary!!!

Julie said...

Oh my gosh, the video was 15min long and I cried for 14 minutes and 30 seconds of it. So precious.
Congratulations on your first year!


Erin and Keith Sager said...

What a great video, so sweet, I remember when you brought her home, thanks for sharing...Erin

Julianne said...

Sob Sob Sob Sob!!! That was absolutely awesome! What a beautiful child!!

Annie said...

Happy Forever family Day! I remember how tied I was to the computer the week you are gone and how thrilled I was for you...I am still so thrilled for you and Mari!

beautiful slideshow...when you were talking on the video and saying "Say Mama" and Mari was saying "Dada"..well, Maya sat on my lap, saying "Mama"

wishing you continued joy in 2009! all our love to you--
annie and maya

Mamushsky World Headquarters said...

SNIFFLE Sniff sniffle



Jenni, Jim and Mamush

Amanda said...

I remember seeing many of these pictures the first time you ever posted them. I cannot believe it's been a year! I saw your blog way in the beginning, right after we signed with CHI. You were traveling at the time and I remember thinking how adorable your little girl was.

Beautiful montage of photos and video. The first visit to the park picture was adorable-but my favorite was her first tantrum. Her laugh is just so sweet, too. You must be so over the moon in love. :)

(By the way-in one of the photos I think it may have been your mom...was wearing a Cool as a Moose tee from Bar Harbor, Maine. I LOVE THAT TOWN!) :)

Jeri said...

Oh my gosh! I love this! Congratulations on your wonderful 1st year together. You make being a mom look easy! You are a natural! I especially loved the bathroom and elmo dances! Too cute!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely priceless! Mari is just too dang cute and that personality is awesome. We picked up our 3 year daughter in Ethiopia on March 24th. Congratulations on your 1-year anniversary.

Chad & Lesa said...

I finally got to see the video and loved it. I especially love the sleeping pictures. She is just too cute!! I can't wait to see what 2009 brings for both our girls!

The Taylor Family said...

Crying happy tears of joy...What a beautiful family you two make. So many wonderful memories already. Here's to another year!

I can't believe how much she's grown! From baby face to little girl with pretty braids so quickly. LOVE the Elmo clip!

beckyr said...

Happy One Year Anniversary. I've been watching your blog from the beginning as I started with CHI and just missed getting my dossier in before they stopped taking "singles" the first time in November 2007. I switched agencies and now have a beautiful daughter, Olivia Eyerusalem. I love all your pictures and videos, but I especially like seeing all the great Mari hairstyles. Congratulations again, and what a beautiful montage of your year together.