Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I cannot believe Christmas 2010 is only days away, and in a little over a week we'll be ringing in 2011! It sounds like such a chiche, but this year truly went by in the blink of an eye.

It's almost difficult to comprehend all of the wonderful blessings that occurred.

In February, we welcomed our beautiful little princess, Ava Elizabeth. She has been such a beam of light in our house and brought more love and happiness to our family than I ever dreamed possible. Being greeted by her smiling face in the morning gives me a renewed appreciation for life each & every day...


In May, my handsome little man celebrated his First Holy Communion! He looked so dapper in his little suit and made his Mama very proud~~as always.


In June, we celebrated my other "baby"'s high school graduation! I still can't believe it's been 18 years since this beautiful creature changed my life forever. She is such an amazing young woman and I am so proud to call myself her mother.


In September, we celebrated Ava's Baptism into the Catholic church, and also became the proud owners of our very own summer vacation retreat~~a trailer down on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Sure to bring many, many happy memories in years to come!


In October, we went to visit our new extended family~~our embryo donor recipients! I cannot put into words what this union has meant to me and my entire family. The fact that we were led to one another was and is nothing short of an act of God.


And now, in December, after spending time with our donor family during their "transfer visit" earlier this month, we celebrate along with them the blessing of a pregnancy! Truly nothing short of a Christmas miracle! My entire family & I look forward with great love, joy, and anticipation to celebrating the new addition to their family in 2011!

From my family to yours, a BLESSED CHRISTMAS and VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!



  1. SO HAPPY For you! What a BLESSED YEAR! Would you mind if we shared this blog post on our EA facebook page? Email me and let me know! handsheartsquiverfull@gmail.com

  2. Definitely an incredible year!!! Who knew all that would await us in 2010, makes you wonder what's around the corner in 2011! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you guys too...<3

  3. I am so happy for all of you!!!

    Isn't God GREAT!!!

    Thanks for letting me tag along on your journey!!!


  4. What an amazing thing you are doing for another couple. My husband and I have suffered fertility issues ourselves, having two miscarriages. We recently adopted our son, who is now 7 months old. Through a few connections I have learned of embryo adoption. What a great concept. Now I am convinced I want to talk my husband into it. We were talking of starting the adoption process again when our son turns 1 but I would love the chance to become pregnant and carry a child. You are such an inspiration. Rayne Nolte (Im on Facebook if you want to connect. - I would love to hear how the adoption goes with the couple you chose.