Monday, June 8, 2009

Well, this is it...

my new home. I started my adoption blog in September 2005 and have been blogging regularly since then. Now that our adoption is complete and Lauren is settling in at home, my focus has changed from writing about the adoption to documenting her life. This has led me to get more into digital scrapbooking, which I really enjoy.

I'll use this blog to post the pages I create, post links to fun digital kits I find, and do a little journaling about life with Little Miss. She has brought such a wonderful light to our lives and is such a joy! The pages I create for her throughout the year will be bound into a book at the end of each year or two. I'm hoping that Lauren will cherish these books when she is older.

I love the pics in my blog header, which I snapped just the other day. I found the perfect digital kit for them, as I love the bohemian feel of the flowers and birds (which go with the cute little top she was wearing). It's called Having Hope by Thao Cosgrove. You can find it here. The frames are from Gilded Frames by Melissa Renfro. Click to enlarge scrap page.)


I hope those of you who have been following my adoption blog, will continue to follow us here at my new home! You'll find the "followers" link in my sidebar.

19 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

I love your new blog and header! Lauren will no doubt enjoy all of these pages for years to come!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE the new blog and the header is BEAUTIFUL.. but you have a beautiful daughter to help with that..
you are sooo great at the scrapbooking.. I sooo wish I could learn this..
have a great week.
Hugs...

Suzie said...

Love the new look! I don't comment very often but I enjoyed reading about your journey to Lauren and look forward to following along now that you are home. Lauren is beautiful!

Jboo said...

So glad to be able to follow along! Your photos in the header are adorable!

Janet

Colleen said...

It's a good thing for bookmarks, cuz girl you come up with the longest URL's!

Love the page. Congrats on your "graduation". You and Joe deserve it!

Colleen said...

btw, are you leaving the other site(s) up or are you going to delete them?

MeiLi's Adoption Journey said...

Love your new blog. I understand the significance of starting a new one, as I felt I had to do the same. Looking forward to your inspirational digi scrapbooking, and hoping it gets me back on track one day.

Anne said...

Love your new blog! And those pics of Lauren are the sweetest!

Mama to virtual twins said...

Just gorgeous!!! I love the pics of Lauren. It's been a nice feeling to see someting new up!!

Have a great week!!!

Sindy xx

P.S. HI LINDA!!! HOPE YOUR DOING WELL :-)

Stephe said...

Love the new blog especially the header and this 12x12 layout is just GEORGOUS!!!!!! Going to plug you into my bloglines right now!!! HUGS!!

Alyson and Ford said...

Cool! Great looking site.
Love the pics of Lauren.
peace
fm

Jacquie said...

Well of course I'll follow along! Love the new header. Lauren is such a sweet looking little girl. But you already knew that.

Cora said...

Great new blog. I love the title. I can't wait to follow along.

Shauna and MacLean said...

Love the new blog, I was so very upset to see that your blog was ending and as I read on I realized we could still enjoy the adventures with lauren. Thanks for sharing. We love the blog.

Susan, Matt, Mia said...

I love the new page. I am also a fan of your info along the side. I will have to check out your scrapbook section.

Susan

Julie said...

Great job. Look forward to following you, Joe and Lauren in a new format!

Donna said...

Beautiful new blog! Love that yummy raspberry scrapbook page too!

I've bookmarked the new blog! Welcome to the next amazing chapter!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Diane and John said...

I Love the new look....I was afraid that you were ending blogging and I was going to be so very upset!! I love the header...Laurens hair is growing so nicely. What a doll!! Thank you for your assistance with getting us up and running..

Diane

Scott and Kim said...

Love your new blog!! Your baby is such a QT!