Some of you may remember Lily's surprise birthday guests back in January. I had posted an open invitation here on the blog for her party, half jokingly asking anyone in town to come attend. I was completely and totally shocked the day of her party when the Quinns showed up at Pizza Hut (the party was switched to the next day and they knew we were out to pizza instead.) Why the shock? Because they had just driven over 17 hours to come see us, and we had never met them in person.
We met the Quinn family through blogging over a year ago- their beautiful daughter Laura is just a few months older than Lily and shares her designer genes. My daughter Mackenzie and their daughter Ashley are the same age, and they both started blogs about their baby sisters. They both love writing, photography, and their baby sisters, they both have a passion for orphans and Jesus...and as you can imagine, they're now best friends. Each of them have vowed that they will adopt from Reece's Rainbow when they get married some day, and they have both been advocating for orphans through their shared blog, To Love the Unloved for awhile now.
A few weeks ago we were let in on a little secret...although if you follow Ashley's comments here or on her FB wall, she has been dropping little hints all over the place that something is in the works for their family ;)
I am so excited today to be announcing our wonderful friends as the proud new forever family of this beautiful baby girl on Reece's Rainbow...
(don't you just love that giant grin???)
Baby Autumn (known as "Donna" on RR) is about to become one of the most blessed little girls on the planet. I can't think of a nicer, sweeter family for this little cutie- and I can't wait to meet her some day !!
I hope you will go congratulate her family here on her new mommy's blog
and also here on her big sissy's blog, as well as helping them on their path to adoption!
And just because Lily's Grammi will be wanting to know if her package arrived safely, here are a few photos to say it did...
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