Saturday, June 14, 2008

My 2 Year LID-versary Present

So how do you like it? After 2 years I was ready for something different. I love it. It's so...... well, me.

Danielle is fabulous! She did an amazing job. She listened to everything I wanted and made my vision a reality. And she's a sweetheart to boot. I highly recommend her. Thanks Danielle! Did I tell you how much I love it? LOL!

So today marks 2 years that my dossier has been sitting on a shelf in China. 2 years of dreaming, hoping, wishing, praying. 2 years of loving a little girl that I've never even met.

I've had some highs and lows these past 2 years. Unfortunately, the lows get pretty low. Which is why I had to take a little bloggy break. But I'm pulling myself out of that deep, dark, desperate place and moving forward. Yet again.

This beautiful new place is just the pick me up I needed to inspire me to get back to blogging. Have I said how much I love it yet? :)

54 comments:

amy said...

this is beautiful

HuluMama said...

Congrats on surviving the two year wait! Love the bloggy makeover!

Glad to hear you are pulling yourself out of the dark place. Wish I could find a way to STAY out of the dark place!

Welcome back!

TBG Happenings said...

Daaahling it is beautiful:)

love it! and welcome back

Noemi said...

Just LOVE this new look! It is so you with the greens and pink.

Congrats on the two years closer to Mia!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

LOVE IT!!!!
But I would have to say.. I didn't know if it was your blog...
It is sooo you..
Can't wait to see more of your beautiful house you have redone.
Glad to see you back..
Miss ya..
HUGS

Lisa~~ said...

Love the new look!

Liz & Ava said...

Congrats on 2 years and love the new look!

Briana's Mom said...

I absolutely LOVE it! It is fantastic! Happy 2 years down!

Ava's family said...

LOVE the colors....It's beautiful!!
I was thinking about changing mine, thinking it would give me the urge to blog again. Then I realized that it's probably not until we get a little closer to referral before that urge will hit me. Then, WATCH OUT....I'll be on FIRE! LOL!

Ava's family said...

P.S. Happy 2 years down! =)

Pug Mama said...

happy 2 years.
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better - love the new colors.

twokayaks said...

Holy crap!!! This is gorgeous!! She does GREAT work, doesn't she??

Sigh...this is a happy place, for sure. :)
Congrats on your LIDversary.

Rhonda said...

Loving the new look! Happy 2 year LIDiversary. :)

Marla said...

It's fabulous!! Congrats on 2 years down!!

Joannah said...

I love it, too! What a great way to acknowledge your two years of waiting. I hope the rest of your wait is easier on your poor heart.

:-)

kris said...

I've been waiting all week for SATURDAY!!! YEA! It' looks awesome!!!!!!

And what a nice way to celebrate two years girl :)

Talk to you tomorrow!

kris said...

.... and OMG you better add me to your blogroll :O)

Sandra said...

I LOVE IT!!!! A new look and a new attitude :-) I hope it will only go up from here...

Daniella said...

LOVE it!! I just want to stay on your blog forever. It's so great. Happy 2 year LID - hang on.

Kayce said...

LOVE the new look!
Happy 2!!
Keep the faith.

Kayce said...

PS - Glad you're back!

Kristen said...

Much brighter and very pretty!!!
Happy 2 years :o)

Lindsay said...

Love the new look. It is so fresh and full of life - hope it is reflecting how you are feeling :)

Debra Sue said...

Oh, Ah! Pink and green, natch! I love the new look.

I don't really know if congrats are in order for 2 years LID, but do know that I am thinking of you.

Glad to see you back in the land of the living. I guess it is my turn to perk back up seeing as how we are only a week and half away from our 2 year anniversary ourselves.

wzgirl said...

Very you. Maybe you'll have more fun hanging out here with the shiny new look. xo

Debbie said...

I LOVE IT!!! SO Beautiful!!! Happy 2 years waiting!!!

Donna & Andrew said...

Congrats on being two years closer to your Dream. I luv the new look.
Donna

Happily Imperfect said...

Wow!! I am loving the new look. Awesome!!

Happy 2 years.

Blogs by Danielle said...

Thanks for the kind words :) I think you're pretty great, too.

2 years closer to sweet Mia! Can't wait until we are adding her photo to the header.

Hope you're having a great day!

D

Lisa B. said...

Ooohhh...LOVE the new look!!! Redecorating everything, aren't you? Your friend did a wonderful job for you!! This is just the "lift" you needed.

Anonymous said...

Love the new look...I am only a 3 weeks ahead of you, so I know how you feel...


Traci
LID 5/18/06
www.journeytojasmine.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Fantastic! Just like you.

You're two years closer to Mia.

Lisa and Tate said...

Love the new look!!! Happy 24... 2 year marker... you are getting closer!

Wendy said...

I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!! I am so glad you came back to post! I miss the heck out of you!!!!

2 years down girl.......((Hugs))

JoAnn in NJ said...

Love the new look, it's beautiful!
Also, congrats on your lid-aversary and your renewed spirit!

You were missed!

habeshachild said...

It's gorgeous! And I look forward to many more posts from you... can't wait.

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

TOTALLY AWESOME.. I love how it looks just like the quilt squares/wishes you've sent out. I think I'm in need of a blog pick me up too! I might just have to check out this gal!

Happy Two Years! It sucks that this journey has to be so long but I just know you're gonna be one kick a$$ Mom!!

Janet said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Gorgeous!!!!!

And happy two years!!!!!!!

Shannon said...

Beautiful and the colors are so you! All these ups and downs-total empathy, girl! 2 years is quite the marker.

Mamacita said...

Happy 2 years! I'm not far behind you! I like the new look too!

Chani's Mama said...

It's absolutely beautiful!

a Tonggu Momma said...

"Happy" two year anniversary to my LID (plus one day) buddy! I love the new look -- it's very cheerful. And I just sent an e-mail to Danielle as well. I'm sick of the blogger template look. :) You've inspired me!

Liene said...

Love the new layout and colors. It is very much you.

Happy 2 yrs down. I agree with what you told me - someday we will get to see their beautiful faces.

Catherine said...

Happy 2 years friend!! Celebrating this milestone with you. The wait is l-o-n-g but SO happy that those 2 years are behind you.

Love the new look!! Beautiful!!

Celebrating with you friend!!

3D said...

2 years done! Cheers and good riddance. Looking ahead to the awesome future. I will def. drinl to that. LOVE the new look!

Keep smilin!

OziMum said...

I llloooooovvvvveeee your facelift! Absolutely gorgeous. And yes... very you! Whenever I see green and pink - I think of you!

You may not think 24 months is very happy - but it's 2 years closer to Mia. ((hugs))

Colleen said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its sooooo nice. What a great job. Welcome back. Wish I could say I am "back"....but I don't think so just yet...

Hang in there girl....

redmaryjanes said...

This is very beautiful!
Congratulations on 2 years down and a gorgeous new look.

Andrea Nielsen said...

Just checked back in after a little time away and WOW what a change. Looks great and excited to see you have hit 2 years...getting closer all the time.
Congrats from another single mom who's story didn't necessarily follow the path she origionally expected... and was blessed with a beautiful daughter from China.

Donna said...

I love the new blog...it's looks so summery! Two years down...hey, it's behind you!

Elise said...

Crazy that it has been this long...we are almost to our 2 year anniversary too! Glad you are doing better and love you new blog facelift also!!!

Shawnstribe said...

the waitis such a trial and i hope that the rest of the wait somehow flies by
love your blog and the colours are great.
xxx
s ( uk)

Debz said...

Your new look is beautiful. Perhaps that's just what I need too.
Hard to believe we've been waiting 2 years. Hope and pray it won't be much longer.

Lesa said...

Love it K!! It is time for all of us to get back into baby mood!!

Take care.

Lesa