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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

More Bianca Photos!

Hi everyone!!! New photos of baby Bianca! She is doing this hilarious thing with her tongue...She discovered her tongue today and now you cannot stop her from sticking it out. Her top 2 front teeth are coming through the gums and now she also loves to GRIND HER TEETH!!!!! Yikes!!! The sound makes me crazy!!! HEr hair is still doing it's own thing and she is hard to get a good photo of b/c she is always on the move!!! That is why the nap time photos seem to come more easily!
Not much time but wanted to update...She will be turning one next month! I can hardly believe it! I will check in again very soon now that I have sorted out my equipment! Much Love-Chantelle

Sunday, October 28, 2007


So sorry it has taken me so long to get new photos up...I let my memory cards get overlaoded and it has been a pain trying to sort them out...Don't ask...sometimes it is the simple things that bog me down. I have been being very selfish with my time! BIANCA!!! Since we have been home I have been loving life!!!!!! I still look at her every day and cannot beleive she is here. Truely the most amazing thing we have ever done- a statement that does not even come close to doing justice to my feelings!
It was a major transition at first, but then once I kind of set up a bit of a routine we have had a ball!!! We do all kind of life stuff together and I think I laugh now more than I ever have and that is a BIG statement!
These are no the best photos, but it seems like I have been one beat late on most of her photos lately! She is so fast I have to really focus to keep up! I promise to get more photos up soon as I am starting to take more again...The first few weeks I just looked at her, which was my plan, and now I am starting to get the camera out....Finally unpacked and back to some sort of normalcy!
I hope you are all doing great! We have had so much awesome support since being home. It has been fantastic and as Eric already said, Bianca is just doing so great! Getting late here so I will sign off for now. Much Love-Chantelle

Saturday, October 27, 2007

5th annual Halloween Party

Hello all. It's Eric. I am up on Saturday at my standard 5 a.m. I actually slept in a little longer. I wanted to update everyone on our world. We are having our 5th annual Halloween party and Bianca is staying away from home at her grandparents for her first time. Our party is a great excuse for adults to dress up and be young. We have a blast and we dance a lot. It is so fun and we couldn't pass it up even though Chantelle and I are both struggling to part with Bianca. She is doing fantastic by the way. She has been totally sleeping through the night in her own bed. She is also the life of every party. She has such a great personality. She laughs a lot and she is always engaging with people. Chantelle has not been blogging because she is full-time mom and I mean serious. I don't know how she has adapted so well because this has been such a huge transition. Chantelle is an amazing mom and I love watching her raise our little girl. We are both loving the parent thing. It seems like we're doing a pretty good job. Bianca is a very good baby though. She is so good and we don't have to deal with a lot of the normal baby things. All is well.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

I know It's been a while

It's Eric. Well it's 4 a.m. on a Saturday morning and I'm up. Both girls are out, but Chantelle was up until the wee hours because she had tea too late. Things are going great having Bianca home. She is a hit and a hoot. She is such the entertainer. She is always smiling. She wakes up smiling. In the mornings when she rolls over with her eyes open I am on my computer across the room and she raises up and waves and is smiling at me. Talk about amazing. She has been so easy for the most part. It has been a huge adjustment for our family, but Chantelle has been the real trooper. She has her nonstop no matter what mood Bianca is in and we have found out she is pretty head strong. I have maintained my normal routine so it has been much different for me. We are working on balancing out the responsibilities. Chantelle is an amazing momma I must say. She is a natural and her and Bianca have totally bonded. Chantelle has been doing it all. She is managing to even cook dinner at night many nights and it's not just simple things either. Thursday night she ended up cooking the entire meal with Bianca in one arm. How's that for capable? I am so blessed to have these ladies in my life. I am thankful. Life is good in our household and we thank everyone for the support and for the positive energy and prayers that have been sent our way.

Monday, October 1, 2007


Hi guys
So sorry it has taken so long to get new photos up...I have been adjusting to my radical life change!!!!We had an AWESOME pick up trip!!!! I will post more later, but here are a few photos of the little hot stuff...She is adjusting really well and just doing great. Thank you all so much for your many prayers and support throughout this...I know most of you will meet Bianca soon. We are just trying to give her a bit of time to adjust to all of the newness in her life. She has a wonderful family both here and in Guatemala that love her dearly. God Bless and I will check in again soon!-Chantelle