"No I didn't give you the gift of life, but life gave me the gift of you!"

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Gift of Love

The Gift of Life!
I didn't give you the gift of life, but in my heart I know, The love I feel is deep and real, as if it had been so. For us to have each other is like a dream come true! No I didn't give you the gift of life, life gave me the gift of you! (Thank you Brad & Stacy for this amazing saying, I read your blog and nearly cried, the last sentence says so much.)

Sorry about no posts yesterday, I wanted to spend my night catching up on my fellow adoptive family’s blogs. Slowly families are starting to get word of their regions, not many LOIs across the board yet, but many that should be coming in the next couple weeks. I can’t wait to read along on all of your travels as well; it will be so fun to see all of the babies finding their forever families.

Well, yesterday between our visits, I visited the indoor market and the Mosque Mall and found a cheap little snowsuit for Z. I am only needing this snow suit to get us from Aqtobe to Almaty, so I didn’t want to spend too much moola. Besides, the quality of the clothing here is quite sucky for kid’s clothes. This snow suit only cost about $20, and that was the cheapest that I have seen (which is pretty cheap), but most of the suits range from $50-$150. My tip is to buy your suit (and all needed clothes) in the States, the quality far exceeds the quality here, and the prices are much better. You may ask, why do you only need a snow suit for 1 day? My sister picked us up a really sweet blue and lime green (no pink Ms. Suzanne thought you might be proud of us). It is a Columbia snow suit and was on sale in the U.S. Since Becky, and my mom, are meeting me in Almaty, little Ms. Z needed something to keep her toasty for our airplane ride. She was so tolerant when I put the suit on her, she wasn’t happy about it, but no fuss was made at all. Ohhhhhhhhhh how I hope this continues.

This is Z eating a teething biscuit, this girl is beyond messy and slobbery, always. She loved it!

This photo was not planned, really, we all just started feeding our babies their bottles at the same time, so when we realized how funny it was, we asked Evy to please take a photo. Hahaha Team!

And lastly a photo of Bayan and Zahri playing the piano, notice Mr. Frog sitting on the stand where the sheet music goes, can’t leave him on the blanket you know.

Yesterday was beautiful, it was quite chilly, but no wind and lots of sun. The trees were all covered with snow and ice, it was gorgeous. Can you believe that the little Chickadees don’t fly south? Those little birds are so cute and fat here.

And yes, even yesterday, with all of the ice and snow, people were still hanging out their laundry …………. To dry? Check out the enormous ice cycles on the building behind the clothesline. Wow! Most of the apartments here have a bar of sorts that folds down from the window jam and acts as their clothesline. Interesting I thought.


qmiller said...

Christy: What a great job you're doing of catching life in Kaz through photos! I love the pic of the 3 of you with your little one's--how very precious!


Matthew and Suzanne said...

You look so so happy feeding Z, it makes me smile and thank you for sharing that qquote about life giving you Z.

kristen said...

I love your opening quote! I will have to copy that too, very touching! It seems like you are having a wonderful time. I loved catching up and reading along on your blog. It's been great. I am hoping I get news of my LOI today... this is the hardest part, so far anyway! Stay warm and enjoy the time with your precious little one! :) ~kristen

Susan said...

love the pics of you all feeding your babies. PRECIOUS!
and how funny her taking her frog to play the piano. She is so funny.
She's gonna be a lil spitfire.
God sure did well putting you 2 together. :)

flyingfish347 said...

Christy, I love the frosted iron hearts photo. Very well-seen! And that shot of the three of you feeding the babes is great. Everyone looks so content.


Izaak, Elijah & Ty 'Bear'

Izaak, Elijah & Ty 'Bear'
Cousins (Izaak wants to name my daughter (his cousin) Isabella, Sant (for 'Santa') or Hershey (his friend's dog's name.) Hmmmm I told him that if we name her 'Hershey,' that would mean that we get to give her a lot of kisses.

Kolter Matthius Simon

Kolter Matthius Simon
Littlest Cousin......possibly. Kolter may indeed be the same age as his little girl cousin in Kaz. :)