6.30.2011

embrace the camera: june 30th



it's about time that i had an embrace picture with little miss on here.
i wish i could say that things with elsa have been oh-so-amazing...she is truly a sweet little thing...and super easy...but 2 weeks after she came home is when i started puking and quite honestly, any bonding that i had hoped to do with her, took a back seat.
i'm sure it's harsh to hear this, but i honestly felt like she was just one more child to take care of (at the time).
i could barely take care of myself and now i had 5 children to handle...one of whom, was new to the family.

things have started changing since i've started feeling better.
she has adapted so well, and we couldn't have asked for a better child to come into our family.
she fits in so perfectly with all of the other crazies running around here, and i'm slowly, but surely, embracing her as my daughter more and more everyday.

so, are you ready to embrace the camera?
here's the nitty gritty:
1.  take a picture with you and your kids/spouse/family member/friend/whatever.
2.  blog about that picture and include a link to our blog, or grab our button.
3.  link your blog post up on the link tool below.
4.  visit the other embracers...give each other lots of compliments about how good we look with our greasy hair and sweatpants velour jogging suits on.  cause yah, we need a little boost when it's been days since our last shower.
5.  have fun!

22 comments:

  1. So glad to hear that things are slowly getting a little easier for everyone. One day at a time =)

    Her smile is too precious!!

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  2. I love this picture. She looks like she's lovin' a little love from her mama. I'm glad things are turning around and praise God she has been easy and able to fit right in. What amazing blessings you have.

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  3. Way to be so honest Emily! She is adorable and I'm so glad that the bonds are being formed and she has adjusted to her new fabulous life well! She looks pretty stinkin' happy in the pic :)

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  4. so sweet! i'm sure your little gal feels so loved! what a blessing and a privilege that she now has this great big and wonderful forever family!

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  5. i love that picture of you two and i esp love the color contrast. beautiful. so, so glad you are feeling better, friend!

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  6. This picture is so sweet.. I am glad you are slowly starting to feel better.

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  7. I'm so glad you're feeling better! It's tough being a mom when I have the flu, let alone puking for weeks on end! You're amazing!
    This picture is beautiful! Her smile is adorable!

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  8. She looks very happy. I'm glad you are starting to feel better.

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  9. Such an adorable picture! I just did Embrace the Camera for the first time today. I'm glad you're feeling better!

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  10. oh my goodness her smile makes me so happy!

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  11. I just love pictures that scream happy, love, peace. Great photo.

    Thanks for being so transparent. I think your kids will enjoy hearing that their mom was a real person someday.

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  12. what a sweet picture! love her beautiful smile.

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  13. that must have been so hard emily!
    I feel bad for you because I am sure you have felt much guilt over it, but when you are sick nothing else really can matter all that much. glad to hear you are feeling better and you and the little cutie can get back to bonding!!!
    xoxo
    tara

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  14. Right back atcha! It's gonna be so much fun to see you and the munchkin crew!! :0)

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  15. I love your honesty. I hate reading about (or observing) people's lives where they make everything seem so picture perfect. That just sooo is not life!! I admire you for glimpses of reality. ;)

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  16. I "met" you and started following about the time she came to your lifes. What a journey! What a woman of strenght you are. You are truly an inspiration. She is adorable. And so are you. So happy you are feeling better.

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  17. LOVE it! So glad you're feeling better. She is unbelievably gorgeous!

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  18. didn't get mine done in time to link up... a day late. :/ But here's mine anyway: http://www.poppielane.com/2011/07/embrace-camera-couple-announcements.html

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  19. such a beautiful picture of mother & daughter :) so glad you're feeling better!

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