Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I feel such a huge sense of accomplishment this evening. I have been working on our China trip video for 2 months and I am finally finished. When we first started our adoption journey I would sit up late at night and watch every single video I could find on youtube that had to do with adoption or gotcha day. Believe me when I say, I have seen them all. Ironically, I did not choose youtube to host my video for many reasons.

I had no idea how I would even start to make my very own video so I let a year go by without starting it. About two months ago, I finally sat down and started to create. I put about 20 long hours into my project and POOF...within seconds, the program crashed and I lost all of my hard work. I was in tears and Tony felt terrible. Not only did the program crash, but my whole lap top crashed and the hard drive was destroyed.

Sweet hubby bought a new hard drive, fixed the laptop and found a new program for me to use. And what a blessing in disguise it was! Although, I must say I did throw a temper tantrum like a 2 year old...LOL. But the program I finally used is fantastic...I love it and once you got the hang of it...was simple to use.

Anyway, enough of my blabbering...If you would like to watch our journey please press play below.

or click here: will open it up through Vimeo and you can watch it on a larger scale. I do have to warn is 14 minutes long!

Take Me Home from Deanna on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


We have a lot of exciting news to share with everyone...but not today.

In the mean time...enjoy the pictures from this past week. We have been busy, busy...BUSY!

On Saturday, we took Halainah to see Elmo Live...When Elmo Grows Up!
She had a blast. The expression on her face was priceless. She loved the show and had a smile on her face the entire time.

The theater was in a beautiful town with cobblestone streets. The scenery was gorgeous.

Playing with her Elmo toy waiting for the show to begin.

So excited to see Elmo live...she clapped and cheered...she was having such a great time

Afterwards, we went to Church and took some pictures outside.

Easter Sunday, we attended mass early in the morning.

Halainah was so excited that the Easter Bunny left goodies for her.

The weather has been so beautiful this past week. Today was 90 degrees. The sun is shining, the weather is warm, the trees and flowers are blooming and exciting changes are happening in our family. Life is good...God is great!

Many Blessings to each and everyone!