Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Penguin Tree

Penguins are my thing. I don't know why. They just are. I've been collecting all sorts of penguin stuff since I was in the 6th grade.

Some folks don't believe me when I speak of my Christmas tree completely covered with penguin ornaments. 
But here it is.
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And the one that started it all....
So now that you know about the penguin tree
along with the annual penguin pajama picture with the nieces and nephews,
our annual Christmas Cookie Party in our matching penguin aprons,
the Halloween costume I bought for Mia 6 months before I knew who she was,
the penguins sprinkled throughout Mia'sNursery,
the penguin tattoo on my ankle,
and the gazillion other penguin artifacts I have in my life
maybe you'll better understand the significance and sheer goosebump worthy kismet of being matched with the only baby I've ever seen with penguins in the background of her referral photo.

It was meant to be....

11 comments:

teena said...

Just started following your blog - congratulations on bringing home your daughter. This blog entry made me smile; And I have to say, it was definitely meant to be. :o)

Catherine said...

The penguins in her referral pic still give me goose bumps!!! Mia is your sweet baby girl for sure and I have a feeling she will very quickly be a penguin lovin' kinda gal too!

Hannah has just about grown out of her penguin jammies but I think of you whenever I put them on her!

Katrina said...

Love it! :) I am so happy for you Krista! :)

MotherMotherOcean said...

Looks awesome. I love your tree

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I LOVE THE TREE!!! Yes, your beautiful girl was meant to be! I will never forget seeing her photo for the first time..... I was convinced you worked some photoshop magic to get those penguins in there:))

I know you are enjoying the holidays this year with sweet little Mia!!! What a special time for you girls! I cannot wait to see her Christmas morning!!

xoxo,

Lisa

Aus said...

Well good morning - you may not know that Marie and I have adopted internationally 3X now. I came to know you and your blog through a co-worker of yours and friend of mine when he caught me updating our picture site for the foster parents of a couple of our kids - I was translating the english to Korean and formal Chinese for the posts.

Anyway - it's been our experience that all of us who have come to know IA have these 'things' - be it the penguins in your referral picture - or any of a bazillion other congruences...yeah - they are in fact - signs to us that these are our kids and that however 'imperfect' the circumstances that caused our kids to need to be adopted - that our adoptions are perfect solutions in this imperfect world!

hugs - aus and co.

Kayce said...

Very much meant to be! Love your tree! I've got an ornament for you that I need to get in the mail for you!

Carla said...

Yep, she was always meant to be yours.

Wendy said...

chills just ran down my spine and there are goosebumps on my arms. she really was meant for you. miracles really do happen....

wzgirl said...

xoxo!

Anonymous said...

Totally thought of you when I saw this penguin party... http://goosiegirlcards.blogspot.com/2011/12/pink-purple-penguin-party.html
Stephe & Giorgia

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