Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dassie Mae Day

I can hardly believe it!  It has been one year since Jay and I went to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to bring Hadassah home to our family.  I will never forget that day.  She was happy to see us when we were in her room and playing on her floor.  But as soon as we took her away from the only place she knew, she let out that infamous wail again.  We knew it was going to take some time to get used to each other.  

The moment we had been waiting for.

Her first photo shoot with her siblings.
(Lissa Anglin is the photographer.  She and her family are now on their
way to adopting from Ethiopia!!)

This past year came with many challenges brought on by adoption.  Bonding with each other was an uphill battle that I'm glad to say has been conquered.  Adding a 4th child to our family was also something new, but oh so good!  Hadassah (who has many names...Das, Dassie, Dassie Mae, Melat) has proven to be a spunky, ornery, mimicker, grabby, cuddly, Daddy's girl, happy, huggy, smiley, hitter, back rubber, great sleeper, banana lover, LOUD, dancer, petite, funny kind of girl.  In other words, she fits right in.  

 Happy Dassie Mae Day, sweet girl.  Our family is complete because of you.


  1. YEA!!! I love it---Dassie Mae Day! And I love her.

  2. Yay! Yay! Yay! I'm so glad she's here!! I love her and that Dax has a twin! :)

  3. Can't believe it has been a year and I can't believe how long her hair is!

  4. I can't believe how much she's changed! Her hair is so long! She does make your family complete. I don't even remember what you guys were like before Das!