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Wednesday, January 23

self portrait challenge ~ celebration


me & boho boy in berkeley, taken by andrea scher (click for larger view)

you could say we're pretty excited about this new journey to adopt.
after seeing this photo, need i say more?

i love how images express feelings that are difficult to put into words.

a dear friend wrote to me today and said that boho boy and i are "expecting".
and its so funny because that is exactly what it feels like.

see other folks celebrating here.

46 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooooowah what are you celebrating are you ... are you...????? XXXXOOOO Carole

January 23, 2008 at 4:41:00 PM PST  
Blogger ~Michelle~ said...

What an adorable photo of the 2 of you!!! So cute! Congratulations on your decision to adopt, that is so incredibly exciting!

January 23, 2008 at 4:51:00 PM PST  
Blogger Ladyv said...

i love that picture! it seems like a number of us SPC folk felt like jumping for joy this week!

January 23, 2008 at 4:57:00 PM PST  
Blogger Christina said...

My family doesn't know your family but...I send you nothing but love and blessings:+)

January 23, 2008 at 5:55:00 PM PST  
Blogger enchantedartist said...

Ahhh...that is so true!...no matter what you are stepping assuredly on the path to pitter-pattering little feet.

It sound like your heart is feeling very light and sunshiney...

I've been reading this beautiful blog for a few months now, and have loved every post...even though I can only imagine what you have been going through.

I'm sending the brightest of blessings to you, your hubby, and that beautiful baby soon to grace your lives...

January 23, 2008 at 6:57:00 PM PST  
Anonymous megan said...

You ARE Expecting! That baby is coming to you the only way he or she can, and that's with love! The little details don't matter.

January 23, 2008 at 7:27:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Yes Is A World said...

Congrats on your journey! You're going to make wonderful parents and some little kid is going to be very lucky indeed.

January 23, 2008 at 7:31:00 PM PST  
Blogger sonia said...

Soooo cute!

January 23, 2008 at 7:50:00 PM PST  
Blogger malika said...

congrats on coming to this long and hard decision.


babies are sweet, warm and wonderful no matter how you come to have them in your life (and snuggling in your arms.)

January 23, 2008 at 8:20:00 PM PST  
Blogger pERiWinKle said...

Giving you big hugs!
What exciting, unsure, alive, scared, loving magic moments awaits you...remember to breathe! :-)
So excited with you xx

January 23, 2008 at 10:51:00 PM PST  
Blogger kristy said...

today, i found your blog.
and i found it absolutely lovely!
<3 k.

January 24, 2008 at 12:45:00 AM PST  
Anonymous girl30* said...

awww you can totally see the excitement : ) congrats on this fabulous decision. xxx

January 24, 2008 at 2:20:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yippee yay yay yay! to say the least.

(from a fan of your blog *and photography* from the east coast)

January 24, 2008 at 3:17:00 AM PST  
Blogger Megan said...

Hee!
I'd said that to a friend of mine who recently adopted. I said "you're expecting! Now you have to start getting a nursery ready!" From the day she started paperwork to get things rolling she had her own newborn exactly 9 months later (and not long after she started distributing her letter to the birthmothers). And she was there for the birth. They couldn't be happier and her little man is so sweet!

January 24, 2008 at 5:25:00 AM PST  
Blogger Amanda said...

oh yay! what a happy time for you both:)

January 24, 2008 at 7:00:00 AM PST  
Blogger hollibobolli said...

I am SO happy for you. As a child who was adopted by one parent I can tell you from my heart, creation is not what makes a mommy and a daddy. A mommy and a daddy are created from the love of their child.

YAY for all of you!

January 24, 2008 at 7:05:00 AM PST  
Blogger kelly said...

wow...how fun are you two! looks like tons of happiness and joy. just what we all need.

January 24, 2008 at 7:21:00 AM PST  
Blogger tina said...

this is possibly the best photo i've ever seen! such an exciting time for you.

January 24, 2008 at 7:52:00 AM PST  
Blogger Vanessa said...

the truest celebration of all!

look at all the life in you both! all wide open and ready to share.

this is wonderful,
Vx

January 24, 2008 at 8:48:00 AM PST  
Blogger Schmoops said...

this has to be one of my fave photos of you two. so filled with joy, i can't help but smile everytime i look at it. love you momma!!!

xoxo

January 24, 2008 at 9:01:00 AM PST  
Blogger Violet said...

That's an awesome photo! Congrats on your choice to adopt.

January 24, 2008 at 9:16:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Stacey V. said...

SO, SO, SO very happy for you two!! You exude such a tremendous amount of love that the sweet little one you adopt will be blessed indeed. : )

January 24, 2008 at 10:09:00 AM PST  
Anonymous AndreaD said...

This picture is awesome!! I love you to bits and I am so excited that good people are about to become good parents. CHEERS! Much love :)

January 24, 2008 at 10:11:00 AM PST  
Blogger Blue's Creative Outlet said...

We found out the other day that our home study was done and being sent in to the judge for certification. I felt the same way as you guys in the photo. :)

What part of the adoption process are you guys currently embarking on? We've already done the first meeting, classes, and now the home study. It's stressful at times, but we are excited for sure. We're hoping for the best!

January 24, 2008 at 10:28:00 AM PST  
Blogger LiteraryGirl said...

I'm thrilled for you both. As you know, we adopted, and on our journey we also felt like we were "expecting". It is such a miracle and I'm excited to hear more about your journey as it unfolds! xoxo

January 24, 2008 at 11:45:00 AM PST  
Blogger aka Cate said...

After so much heartache it is pure delight to see this photo.

January 24, 2008 at 12:07:00 PM PST  
Blogger Indie Mama said...

oh, oh, oh...what a joyous picture!

and congratulations to the expectant parents! (that's one lucky babe...)

xxoo

January 24, 2008 at 12:56:00 PM PST  
Blogger Penny said...

what a beautiful, fabulous and joyful photograph. you both deserve to look this happy always x

January 24, 2008 at 1:12:00 PM PST  
Blogger kristen said...

i'm excited for you. i think a jump shot is the most perfect celebration.
i love that you and boho boy have your arms waving in the air, it's very festive.

January 24, 2008 at 1:52:00 PM PST  
Blogger Dana said...

Expecting is half the fun!

I am so thrilled for the both of you. This is just wonderful. :)

January 24, 2008 at 4:14:00 PM PST  
Blogger Katrina said...

oh, congrats! what a lovely way to come across your blog for the very first time. and also, your photos are gorgeous.

January 24, 2008 at 4:18:00 PM PST  
Blogger Keely said...

I've been out of the loop for a bit, but after catching up on the last 4 posts I am so happy I chose today to check on you. You bring such happiness to those touched by you, I am truly excited for you and everything this year will bring for you and boho boy. Congrats!

January 24, 2008 at 5:17:00 PM PST  
Blogger BJ said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you and the decision that you have made. I love following along with you. I wish you both so much happiness. The baby that blesses your life this year is going to be a lucky little one to have you for parents. God bless you on this journey.

BTW - this is a wonderful photo of you! I just love it.

January 24, 2008 at 6:16:00 PM PST  
Blogger tickledpink.nicole said...

Many, many blessings to you and the child you'll be welcoming into your big hearts!

January 24, 2008 at 7:28:00 PM PST  
Blogger turquoise cro said...

WOWIeeeEEEEEEEE! I haven't been here for a while and what HAPPY NEWS!!! you have posted January 23, my baby's birthday was yesterday! Mario is 24! Phew! This is the GREATEST pic I've seen for a while on SPC!!!This is my pick!!! Congratulations!!! YOU should blow this picture up!!! Love and prayers, Cinda

January 24, 2008 at 10:39:00 PM PST  
Blogger mccabe said...

you are TOTALLY expecting!!!!!!!!!!
:)

love the photo too.

love
mcmermaid

January 25, 2008 at 10:31:00 AM PST  
Blogger brittany said...

yeeeee haaaaw! Get on, girl! time to riiiiiiiiiide!

January 25, 2008 at 11:48:00 AM PST  
Blogger trying2bzen said...

I love this photo - it completely captures the joy I felt when my husband and I decided to adopt!

Best wishes to you!!

January 25, 2008 at 12:35:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denise ..or lovely bohogirl .. or pastelwomyn

I've been following your journey for so long .. and while I've not posted .. know that I've held your dreams in my heart .. and sent you love and hope and clarity of thinking.
all good things, all ways, always
clarity / Lynne

January 25, 2008 at 1:04:00 PM PST  
Blogger Stacey said...

Hooray! This picture makes me want to jump for joy, and your decision to adopt is absolutely wonderful. This child will be tremendously blessed to have such beautiful parents. Congratulations.

January 25, 2008 at 2:40:00 PM PST  
Blogger Pat said...

Wow, I have been following your saga for many months, whatever you mean by "expecting" (it can be taken a couple of different ways!) I hope everything works our perfectly!

January 25, 2008 at 3:30:00 PM PST  
Blogger Nicole said...

ohhh! this is just fantastic. i come around here, but don't comment enough. i must say this photo is just oozing joy and love. you two are going to be the best parents. whatever baby you bring into your life is going be just as lucky and blessed as the two of you. congratulations!

nicole
http://www.sometimeseverything.wordpress.com

January 25, 2008 at 4:33:00 PM PST  
Blogger jenica said...

oh the glee! fantastic!

January 26, 2008 at 12:14:00 AM PST  
Blogger meesh said...

best wishes to both of you!

the photo is brilliant.

meesh

January 27, 2008 at 1:52:00 PM PST  
Blogger Chelsea Talks Smack said...

AW!! CONGRATS!!! That is so so so wonderful.

January 28, 2008 at 1:55:00 AM PST  
Blogger Carmen said...

I read your blog once a week and finally I am leaving you a comment to say how happy I am for you and your adorable husband.
Congratulations!!!
You deserve the best!
Blessings and light to both of you!
hugs

February 5, 2008 at 1:03:00 PM PST  

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