February 27th/Week 8

Because I am a very lucky lady, I got LOTS of flowers this past week.  I won’t post every shot I got, but here are some of my favorites – and the rest are here.

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February 20th/Week 7

Hard to believe it’s week 7 already – but there you are.  Time flies, and all that jazz.

This week, I got some cool tulips where you can see how the roots are growing, did some baking (strawberry lemon muffins), and we took Emma to Riverscape for the first time to watch the ice skaters and walk along the river.  There are quite a few shots, so I won’t post them all.  But if you’re interested, the rest are here.

February 13th/Week 6

So on February 5th, we were lucky enough to have a baby shower hosted for us by our group of good friends who have also been through the adoption process.  We started getting together with them before we had actually fully decided to pursue adoption.  In the end, every member of the group has adopted.  It’s pretty amazing.

This weekend, Emma also got to meet her Aunt Beth and Uncle Phil for the first time in person.  It was a lovely visit, and Emma’s a lucky girl to have so many people to love her.  Here are a few from the events, but the whole collection is here.

Adoption Shower: 

This might be the saddest photo I’ve ever taken. Poor, sad, neglected puppy.

Everything was strawberries – and everything was delicious!

Emma may have found her first boyfriend – they were babbling at each other an awful lot.

Aunt Beth and Uncle Phil:

Phil is Keith’s little brother.

And his wife, Beth, is the awesome lady who makes Emma all the adorable hats.  She is a talented knitter!

Random Emma from the week:

And finally, Emma’s official 3-month photo:

February 6th/Week 5

Nothing much to report here.  Just shots from around the City again.  But next week’s post is chock full of Emma already, so don’t feel too let down just yet. 🙂

Turning the corner from my street onto one of the main thoroughfares – I really liked the lighting in this.

I know that grafitti is bad, but I have to say that it does add a lot of color to the City.  Not that I’m condoning wanton destruction of property or anything.

This is the sign left on a beautiful old building in our historic neighborhood.  The building itself is in pretty terrible condition, sadly, but you can see that it has amazing bones and that it could be restored to something pretty gorgeous given the time and money. All of the rest of the photos are this same building.