Tuesday, August 16, 2011

It's Official!

In the eyes of China, this beauty is officially ours! I was a little worried about Gracie going back to the Civil Affairs office, but I had nothing to worry about. She was a little nervous when we got there, but she never cried or got upset.


Richard took her to play in the playroom for a little while, so I thought I'd post some pics. She is such a ham! She had no problem with her big bow :) and every time she gets dressed, she has to go check herself out in the mirror. So funny!


She truly is a beauty. She is the happiest child I've ever seen. And "chunky monkey" is an accurate description. She weighs a ton!! And you should see her hiney hanging out of the panties I brought! The complete opposite of Wesleigh!




She did sleep all night, which was a true blessing! This evening, we are going to find a McDonalds :) I have truly enjoyed the Chinese food this trip, but sometimes a french fry can do a soul good :)


Myra said...

My comment from yesterday isn't there :( She has such spunk and charm!! Oh my! and personality plus!!! I'm so glad to hear she DOES sleep so you guys can too! Congrats..she really is just georgous and I'm soooooo happy the transition is going well!!! She just couldn't be happier! I've been such a stalker..Its 230a here and I'm up reading your blog!! REALLY!!! I see some SERIOUS photo shoots coming in the future!

TanyaLea said...

I cannot get over how well she is doing! And that adorable smile! ~ goodness, she is CHARMING!! :) I love how all of that independent sass and spunk just jumps off the screen at you. She is a dolly!

I can't wait to read more and see more photos of the days to come. Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers. Enjoy this time alone with Gracie... it will be such fun seeing your girls together, too!

CONGRATS and God bless! <><
~ Tanya

Shannon said...

It is unbelievable how she is transitioning. If a stranger were to see these pics, they would never in a million years know she just met yall 2 days ago. God is so good!!

She is so photogenic so I can't wait to see photo shoots of the two china dolls together. I love that she hams it up in front of the camera. Her personality is so precious!!

So glad the transition is going well. I will continue to pray for yall and for those back at home. Let us know how your mom is doing too?

Shannon said...

Oh, and congratulations on the official adoption. I got so wrapped up in the pictures that I forgot about the great news. :)

Gracie Joy Doughty, you are one lucky little girl!!

KandK said...

Congratulations! Little Gracie Joy you are soooooooooo ADORABLE!!!! I love the pic where she is giving "the wink", so stink'in cute!!!!

So happy for all of you! Can't wait to see more pic's!

Enjoy you BEAUTIFUL daughter, you are sooooooo blessed!!!

God Bless,

Lori said...

Jen, she's absolutely ADORABLE!!! Love the braids and the bow! Looks like she's doing well. I will continue to pray for you all.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! The first pictured made me smile big..she was meant to be with you and your family!
Lynette in Laf.

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your new daughter! She seems like she has been a part of the family forever already! I can't wait to see her with her brother's and Wesleigh, that is going to be so fun!

Football and Fried Rice said...

She looks so big! Is she a size 3? I LOVE her hair! It looks so thick and dark - beautiful! Love the braids! I just can't wait to see Gracie and Wesleigh together!

Happy Adoption Day!

Teresa M. said...

Yes, bring on the Southern bows!! Is she about the same height as Wesleigh? She is just a doll and looks so happy. Congrats!

DiJo said...

Her hair is GORGEOUS!!! I love what you did with it! And that bow is quite fabulous!! She looks like a Hot Pink girl!!! I know she is a spark plug, but if anyone can handle her, you can!!!! Remember how you calmed Sienna down like she was a kitten!!! You have that gift!
Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!


DiJo said...

Her hair is GORGEOUS!!! I love what you did with it! And that bow is quite fabulous!! She looks like a Hot Pink girl!!! I know she is a spark plug, but if anyone can handle her, you can!!!! Remember how you calmed Sienna down like she was a kitten!!! You have that gift!
Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!


Christine said...

Oh yes....she appears to sparkle just like all the spicy hunan girls I know! What an absolute darling. Bless your time together. Rising each morning for an update has been a blessing!

Jennifer said...

I'm loving her in those BIg bows!! She is absolutely beautiful!! Congrats on the official adoption! What a blessed family! :)

Mary said...

That girl is just awesome -- no other way to say it! Congratulations on the "official-ness"!

Wendy said...

So glad everything is going so well, Congrats! Gracie is just beautiful and she sounds just like my Hunan girl!



Deanna said...

Congratulations! "charming" and "spark plug" seem to be accurate descriptions from your pictures. We are so glad to see an easy transition for you guys. She should love McDonalds. Thanks for posting. So glad you have this time together. LOVE the bow!! The french braids are adorable. Madelyn still gets me to do hers. Let us know if you 'need' someone else to skype ;) Love you!!!

Stacy said...

What a doll!!!
I am so happy for you guys!! I love that Richard will put her earrings on for her. What a wonderful Baba.

Just knowing you guys are in China makes me miss you so much!! I can't wait to meet that little doll!! What a beauty!

Love you both!!

Christina said...

SOOOOO happy she (and you) are doing well! She IS a beauty- that's for sure and I love the bow! Enjoy your trip- it already seems like years ago that I was in that same office...but it was only 3 weeks! :)

Lindy D. said...

Oh, she is such a beautiful little girl! Love the wink. She looks so cute in that pink dress and darling hairdo. No doubt she loves that blonde Barbie because it looks like her new Mama!

Tera said...

She is a doll!! I love how her personality just shines through the pictures. What a beautiful new blessing in your family!

Curt, Pam, Ryan and Carissa said...

She is just beautiful!! We were in that same Civil Affairs office and same hotel just three years ago adopting our little Carissa. We also have a "chunky" little Hunan girl. She was 24 lbs. when we got her at 12 months and she is still a solid and tall girl at the age of 4 (almost). Pray she continues to do well. Seems like she is adjusting just beautifully.

carolinagirl said...

Congrats again. Gracie is just adorable.

snekcip said...

I can't wait to see pics of her and Wesleigh!! What a COMBO OF CUTIES they will be!!!!

PS LOVE the way you styled her hair!!

snekcip said...


Sharon Ankerich said...

Yay yay yay~ she is totally a beauty!!! Amazes me that she is doing SO well!!! Makes me see all the more how sad Jing was last year when we got her. SO happy to see these gorgeous shots of her~ her hair is beautiful!!! Precious precious!!!

sweet momma luv u said...

I love her winking at the camera!! What a little ham!! Her personality is shinning through in those pictures.... She might be keeping you on your toes. ; )

Love the big bow in her hair. Precious girl!


kristin said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful! I just joined the Huai'an group so maybe I'll 'see' you over there.

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