One Year & Four Days…..

Exactly one year and four days ago, we were on our way home from China with our precious 13 mo old Maddie. Where did 2012 go?! It’s been a great year filled with lots of laughter, some tears, and lots of learning. How we love love love having Maddie. Can’t imagine life without her.

A quick look back on 2012.

Dec 14, 2011 – Greeted by friends at the Indianapolis airport. After 20h+ of travel, it was so good to be home!

Welcome Home Maddie01

Learned how to take more than a 45 min nap….SWADDLING was the answer!

I wonder who's addicted to swaddling, the child or the parents??

Swim lesson: Maddie loves the water!


Super Bowl was in town so we bundled up to go check it out.

2012-02-03 10.56.18

Met Grandparents Ho – they were so much fun!


Learned how to crawl.


Formed a very scary bike gang.


Did lots of exploring.


Tea time


July 4th!

july 4 2012

Maddie had an EARLY second birthday party with her almost bday twin Ana! (Girls are only one day apart).

Panda Party 50

Panda Party 188

Panda friends

Panda Party 200

First vacation with Maddie at friend’s cabin. We did some some hiking AND


kayaking. Maddie was a pro.


Maddie loved her first Halloween – really! She quickly got the hang of asking for candy & was much happier.


In November, we went to Disney and Maddie fell in love with Cinderella.


We also went to visit Elliana. Maddie loves Ellie! (It’s too bad they live so far away).


Maddie has a very sweet boyfriend 😉


Maddie loves grooming Santa’s reindeer at the Children’s Museum.


It has been an amazing year and we LOVE being a family of three! Hopefully we will become a family of FOUR in 2013 as we’ve started another adoption process. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Charlene
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 22:07:43

    Thanks for the year in review. SO much love and fun. 🙂 Looking forward to #2! 🙂


  2. Shirley
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 22:26:33

    Wonderful, wonderful pictures. And we loved your Christmas card, too. God has blessed you richly and I’m sure he will continue to do so. Maddie will be an awesome big sister!


  3. Ruth Hubbard
    Dec 20, 2012 @ 02:13:55

    Loved walking back through this year with you through these pictures! So fun! And such a clear reminder of God’s goodness and grace.


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