25 August 2014 @ 02:23 pm
Welcome home  
Some things are too big for a blog post, but also too big to not be posted about.

And also, well, jet-lag and sleep-interrupted nights have this way of interrupting posting of any sort.


We’ve spent the past couple weeks getting to know our daughter.

And just a couple days ago, we welcomed her home.

We are, needless to say, glad beyond words that she’s here.

(ETA: we've chosen not to share our daughter's name online for privacy reasons, do if you do know it, please don't use it in comments. Thanks!)

Mirrored from Janni Lee Simner / Desert Dispatches.

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the most saint-obsessed Jew you'll ever meetrymenhild on August 25th, 2014 09:26 pm (UTC)
There is so much love and beauty in those pictures. Thank you for sharing, and mazel tov to you all.
nineweavingnineweaving on August 25th, 2014 09:36 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful family! Mazel tov.

martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on August 25th, 2014 09:39 pm (UTC)
congratulations on the new arrival!
Queen of the Skiesqueenoftheskies on August 25th, 2014 09:42 pm (UTC)
You're such a beautiful family! Congratulations!!!
madrobinsmadrobins on August 25th, 2014 10:04 pm (UTC)
Joy to all three of you. Cause you have love in abundance.
EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY ANNOYANCE: Yachiru - happy smileytelophase on August 25th, 2014 10:22 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! :D
jorrie_spencerjorrie_spencer on August 25th, 2014 10:30 pm (UTC)
How absolutely wonderful. Congratulations to you all!
Samantha Hendersonsamhenderson on August 25th, 2014 10:54 pm (UTC)
Oh My God!!!! That's tremendous!!! So many congratulations!!!
ellarienellarien on August 25th, 2014 11:19 pm (UTC)
What lovely pictures!

Congratulations to all three of you.
writerjenn: exclamationwriterjenn on August 25th, 2014 11:30 pm (UTC)
Karenklwilliams on August 25th, 2014 11:30 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. She's gorgeous, and you two look like parents.

Rush-That-Speaks: platypusrushthatspeaks on August 26th, 2014 12:03 am (UTC)
Oh wow. What amazing pictures. She is incredibly beautiful, and you all look lovely together.

So many congratulations!
miladygrey: Lovemiladygrey on August 26th, 2014 12:05 am (UTC)
I wondered why you hadn't been posting--this is the best reason. Congratulations and so much joy to you all!
Nightflowerwindwoodrose on August 26th, 2014 12:18 am (UTC)
Congratulations! I am so happy for you. :)
Rachel M Brownrachelmanija on August 26th, 2014 12:26 am (UTC)
Oh, how wonderful. Beautiful photos.
Amandabranna on August 26th, 2014 12:48 am (UTC)
She's adorable!
marycatellimarycatelli on August 26th, 2014 01:11 am (UTC)
Steven desJardinsstevendj on August 26th, 2014 02:44 am (UTC)
Mary Osmanski: purpfleurmaryosmanski on August 26th, 2014 02:46 am (UTC)
Emma Bull: Littlest Cowgirlcoffeeem on August 26th, 2014 03:21 am (UTC)
Welcome to your new home, young'un! And congratulations to your parents!
Once beautiful and bravetamnonlinear on August 26th, 2014 03:52 am (UTC)
Congratulations on your expanded family.
Sherwood Smithsartorias on August 26th, 2014 03:57 am (UTC)
Oh, that top photo is so beautiful it made me tear up.

Welcome home, little sprite!
Robyn Flemingrevena on August 26th, 2014 08:36 am (UTC)

(And maybe this is weird, but let me know if you ever want to schedule a playdate!)
Janni Lee Simner: Spirited Awayjanni on August 27th, 2014 04:06 pm (UTC)
Once we're just a bit more settled, we'd love to schedule a playdate! :-)
Robyn Flemingrevena on September 4th, 2014 07:54 am (UTC)
Whenever you're ready, you can ping me at robyn.fleming@gmail.com.
Miriam3rdragon on August 26th, 2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! My aunt and uncle adopted a baby girl from China seven years ago. I can no longer imagine our family without her.
Elizabeth McCoy: Vor - After 5-space math motherhood hardarchangelbeth on August 26th, 2014 09:15 pm (UTC)
Congrats!! Also, good luck. O;>
Jo Walton: mosaicpapersky on August 27th, 2014 07:48 am (UTC)
How lovely!
The Green Knightgreen_knight on August 27th, 2014 07:34 pm (UTC)

(What seems to work for other parents is to pick a pseudonym for their kid so you *can* mention her while protecting her privacy.)
equesgal: pic#58872685equesgal on August 28th, 2014 02:41 am (UTC)
How wonderful for all of you!
Meghan: owl readingreader_meg on August 29th, 2014 05:53 am (UTC)
Congratulations! That's so wonderful.
Shveta, bursting with stars ॐshveta_thakrar on August 30th, 2014 10:36 pm (UTC)
Super huge congratulations!!! I heard about this from oracne, and I couldn't be more thrilled for all three of you.
oracne - Victoria Janssenoracne on August 31st, 2014 10:45 pm (UTC)
Yay! Also, thanks for the pics!
mondermonder on September 18th, 2014 02:42 am (UTC)
Many Many congratulations!!!! I hope your path together as a family goes smoothly and all the bumps are easily negotiated with lots of love!
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