11.10.2011

embrace the camera: nov. 10th


well folks, it's official.
elsa is an anderson.  and a citizen of the U.S. of A.
we had our re-adoption court date yesterday morning to finalize everything.
(i wish i could say it was a joyous occasion, but we had to wait over an hour before seeing the judge---and we had 3 very squirrely children with us---and i was hungry.  enough said.)

but, we finally were able to see him, and within about 3 minutes it was all official.
that smile on my face is a "yessssssssss, it's done and we can get out of here and i can get some food in my belly" smile.

but in all seriousness, it's a huge step forward for our family.
she is finally elsabeth mae anderson.

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okay lovelies, your turn!
here's the nitty gritty on embrace the camera---PLEASE READ:
-if these guidelines aren't followed then your link will be deleted---ETC is not about promoting ourselves or our blogs so please don't use our link tool to do such a thing.-
1. take a picture of YOU with your kids, spouse, friends, etc. the point of embrace the camera is to get in front of the camera and to document a bit of yourself.
2. link up your POST, not your blog.
3. link back to our blog by a text link or using our button IN YOUR POST.
4. and lastly, have fun and visit each other!
leave each other lots of love---it's not easy to get in front of the camera---bravo to all of you who join us every week! your family will thank you for it one day :)



47 comments:

  1. What a beautiful moment, minus the hunger and the squirmy kiddlets.

    PS: love the hair cut, SUPA cute.

    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
    miss you!

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  2. Yay Elsa!!!! What a huge, awesome step for you guys!!! I am so happy for you!!! Many BLESSINGS!!

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  3. i bet that feels amazing to know it is official. congrats!

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  4. Congratulations to Elsa! I have an adopted brother and I love him so much. Amazing thing you are doing!

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  5. Oh dear, yes, I did mean to link to another post! Thank you for letting me know! I have added the correct link.

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  6. I'm so sorry- I hope you didn't think I was trying to link up a giveaway on the sly! I know this is not the place for that- I totally respect what you've done with this linky- it has helped me to get myself into more pictures & keep in mind the goal to have more than 2 or 3 pics of my family with me in them at the end of the year!

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  7. hooray for elsabeth mae and your wonderful family!

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  8. Congratulations, Andersons! I think of you often, Emily, and pray for you in your adoption journey! May you receive the strength you need!

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  9. congrats!! that is so wonderful:)

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  10. hooray!! congratulations, anderson family!
    what a happy day!

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  11. yahoo! how wonderful :)

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  12. congratulations!!! that's a great picture to capture an even greater moment!!

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  13. Congrats!!! Looks similar to the courtroom in the big building in Orlando that we adopted our son. Many blessings!!!!

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  14. That is soooo wonderful! I love adoption. Did you know this past Sunday was "Adoption Sunday". Our pastors preached on adoption and it was so wonderful. God bless your little family!!
    redemptionisbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  15. Congrats!
    I don't think I could have looked as happy as you if I was pregnant and hungry. I would have been grouchy.

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  16. yay yay yay!!! praise God!

    ~em
    talesforkarina.blogspot.com

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  17. Congrats to your whole family!!! What a great moment!!!!

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  18. Congratulations to your sweet family! =)

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  19. Cute photo! Congratulations to the whole Anderson crew! :)

    Welcome to the family (officially) Elsa! :)

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  20. yay elsa! yay anderson crew!

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  21. congratulations, elsa! how joyous!

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  22. Beautiful!!! And her name has quite the ring to it!!! Congratulations!!!!

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  23. she is a blessed little girl, with an amazing family. God bless you all!

    "Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it."
    1 Thess. 5:24

    xo
    mary

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  24. That's so fantastic!! Congratulations to you and your sweet family!

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  25. congrats to you and your family! So wonderful.. I love her name too!

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  26. Congrats! I just found your blog through a friend and it looks like fun--busy, but fun! I just had to join in.

    I'm curious, did Elsa speak English when she joined you?

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  27. Congratulations friend! I love her name....

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  28. Congratulations Anderson Family!! So happy!

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  29. Congrats! How wonderful. You look amazing!

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  30. welcome to 'merica elsa.

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  31. Congrats to you guys!! God is so good. xo

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  32. What a wonderful day! Congrats :)

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  33. THIS is so awesome! CONGRATS!

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  34. What a blessing to see this come full circle, thank you for sharing your adoption journey with us. Look forward to hearing more.

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  35. congratulations on elsabeth mae anderson's official adoption!

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