Friday, April 16, 2010

New Life

When we arrived in Zaporozhye this past Monday, it looked like late winter. In less than a week's time, the trees have started sprouting leaves.

There are cherry blossom trees all over this town, and they are in full bloom right now. They are gorgeous and have become our symbol of this new life--for Alina and for us.


There is a new blossom on our family tree...


Alina Caroline
Adopted into our Family
April 16, 2010
Zaporozhye, Ukraine


Our Little Cherry Blossom

21 comments:

  1. I LOVE the symbolism and I think your new cherry blossom is the perfect addition to your family tree! She's not going to know what hit her when she gets loved on by your crew! :)

    Congratulations again!

    Kristin
    P.S. Went shopping today for our trip! FUN FUN!

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  2. Too beautiful for words....

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  3. Congratulations, she is an adorable, lucky little girl, and you are lucky parents and siblings as well!

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  4. Oh my goodness, does her outfit have cherry blossoms on it as well? Congratulations on your new daughter. She is absolutely gorgeous!

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS !!!! please give me your secret.... things have gone so well for you hope I have the same luck. Will you have to wait the 10 days?

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  6. Beautiful Cherry Blossom! Congratulations!

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  7. i've just gotten caught up with your precious journey... and i'm very moved. all the best for everything to continue smoothly and with the grace that already surrounds your family. tekeal

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  8. Congratulations on your new little cherry blossom! She will certainly blossom in the love of your family!

    Hugs!

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  9. I can't stop smiling! Congratulations mama and papa! BIG BIG HUGS! We can only imagine how much more your little Alina will blossom with the love of her entire family! I'm sure the kids are counting the minutes until you come home... I know we are!
    Marj

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  10. I am in love with your new cherry blossom! ;)

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  11. So beautiful! I LOVE her name and love the symbolism too!!!

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  12. Precious little girl. Congratulations on your newest family member!

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  13. Congratulations! So beautiful!

    Once home, you could plant a cherry tree to be her very own, to remind you of this precious spring day!

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  14. alina caroline.
    i love it!
    congratulations and much love to you my friend!

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  15. Congrats!!!!! so happy for you all!

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  16. Michele SantangeloSaturday, April 17, 2010

    Welcome Alina Caroline Peele!!! Can't wait to watch you blossom as you grow up! We are all so happy for you! Congratulations on your baby girl! Our love and prayers for each of you as you become a family, Michele

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  17. Yes, her shirt has cherry blossoms on it! We have nicknames/symbols for each of our girls. I told Chris on the way to the orphanage that morning that Alina should be our cherry blossom...he agreed completely...and when we arrived, she was wearing this shirt :)...

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