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Elizabeth's Room

by bill - 2007-11-22 - ( family / adoption / holmes )

OK, here are the pictures:

Before

Child's room 1 Child's room 2

After

Elizabeth's room 2 Elizabeth's room 3 Elizabeth's room 4 Elizabeth's room 5

The plaque, if you can't read it, says:

To My Adopted Child
I gazed upon your tiny face
and knew right from the start
that you were sent to fill
a special place within my heart ~
bedtime stories, games and laughter ~
Days of tears and fun~
Giving joy in so many ways,
your smile still brings the sun~
Love entered my life forever
when you came to be ~
child born of another ~
Sent from God to me
~ author unknown

Isn't that great? Tara's friend Leslie gave us that.

The pug Joey wanted his picture here, so here it is:


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Here is the complete blog of the adoption experience in paperback form, Russian Adoption: From Nashville to Astrakhan and Back (PDF). And here is the fictionalized, future "homeland tour" (action adventure) version in various forms: on Kindle, various electronic formats, and in paperback.

This time next week....PreparationThe day beforeTravel dayIn the airWe're in MoscowMoscowCheck out timeWe're in AstrakhanIt's only Monday?What a day...Tuesday (2007-10-02)It's a girl! It's a girl!WednesdayThursdayGreat visitSights of AstrakhanAnother great visitLast visit for a whileAtlanta!We're home! (10/06)Round twoSkora mweh tam boojumInternet accessElizabeth's roomMweh yeddum v aeroport eta ootraIn the air againBack in Moscow (11/26)Tuesday (2007-11-26)Back in AstrakhanRussian adoption consultantComments welcomeShowtime!And the judge says......Success!The day afterSaturday morningMuch better visit todayBeet saladWent for a walk ...Its going to be a good weekShe's warming up to usLight at the end of the tunnelPicture of us before courtMore picturesShe's ours!The first hours of parenthoodBowel movementSleep, what a conceptUpdateNothing much to update about51-1/2 hoursJust another week to goPictures of our life in AstrakhanBack in Moscow (12/18)Moscow update continuedUpdate to the update's updateTo the embassyCan't leave earlyStill in MoscowRiding the MetroRiding the Metro, part deuxWe're home! (12/23)A few picturesAirport arrivalStay tunedMore picsSummaryDoctors say she's normalAdoption videoHolmes Russian adoption videosAdoption videos updatedOur Russian adoption story