Wednesday, July 20, 2011

black and white Wednesday - 3 years with Will

Will 3 years ffamily day 1 blw blog final

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

~ Robert Frost

Will 3 years ffamily day storyboard

And who would have thought that through a series of events
that our adoption journey would change directions and we would adopt a 2 and 1/2 year old little boy.

Will 3 years ffamily day 7 color blog
Who is now a funny, affectionate, giggling, cute little booty-shaking, adorable, brave, polite, gifted,
ticklish, intense, super hero loving, cartwheeling, and soon to be Kindergartner boy.
Will 3 years ffamily day 5 color blog

He has changed in ways that would have been hard to imagine 3 years ago.
And all in good ways.
In the last year he's blossomed and grown in his emotional maturity
and shows great compassion to others.
He's a caring, loving child.

Will 3 years ffamily day 6 color blog
Happy 3 years my youngest son,
I love you to the moon and back.
We have been endlessly blessed to have you in our lives.


Will 3 years ffamily day 4 color blog

Per Will's request, we'll celebrate his 3rd Forever Family Day with Chinese noodles for dinner
and a Lightning McQueen cake for dessert. ;)

(Taken 4 days ago of our handsome guy.)
Will 3 years ffamily day 2 blw blog

For more black and whites, please see Lisa's blog
at The Long Road to China.

the long road

17 kind words:

carolinagirl said...

Happy 3 years!!! He is such a cutie pie!

Jboo said...

Oh my -- these photos are so wonderful! He is an adorable little guy -- getting big. Your love for him shines through! Enjoy your celebration!


Courtney said...

He is such a sweet guy. Happy 3 years with Will!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

what a treasure. I wish I could be there to help celebrate, especially with the cake!!

these photos are smashing!


PS. I remember you going to China. What ups and downs we have had in these three years! Thank goodness most of them ups. I treasure our friendship.

Kayce said...

Happy Family Day to all of you!! Will is such a treasure and such a sweetheart...that last picture is just priceless!

Ashley Sisk said...

What a happy day for such a handsome little boy.

Love Letters To China said...

Happy Family Day to you Gail! You really did a fantastic job capturing your little guy in these photos. He's simply adorable. Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating such a special day in your lives.


China Dreams said...

I laughed at the booty shot, since we have a booty shaking, tongue sticking out type as well. They think they're so cute! Well, they are. Will's choice of celebration meal sounds yummy; perfect for a little super hero in the making.


Sharon Ankerich said...

What a precious post of a precious Will~ so sweet that we both posted about our Will's today. Happy Will Day to you all. Can't think of anything more yummy than what you all have planned! I know 3 years have flown by so quickly and he is such a blessing!!! Couldn't be happier for you~ and what about Kindergarten??? Wow. They are going to love it aren't they? Will and EK? Yay!
blessings and love! XOXO

Mom2Isabel said...

Jeez. Thanks a lot. I am bawling here. : )
Lovely shots of Will. Beautiful words.
Harr three Years to you all.


Jill Samter Photography said...

good thing i'm in starbucks reading this or i would be a blubbering mess! whew! this post was beautiful as always gail! love every photo of will!

xoxo jill

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

He certainly knows what to do in front of the camera- what a handsome guy he is!!

Ricki said...

It is our family day today too! My 5yr. old is the light of my families life. It is 2yrs for us. Enjoy your daughter wanted special cupcakes. I bought them at our favorite bakery. I couldn't think of baking in this heat!

the meaklims said...

That Robert Frost quote is simply perfect, 3 years ago, similiar timeframe to ourselves, SN adoption was certainly a road less travelled by, but look at Will...

What an incredible boy he is. You have been SO blessed, so unbelievably blessed.

happy 3 years indeed - and I adore that both 3 years ago and today, he still has a love for lightening mcqueen!


PS - I did link back to the post when you got Will and I hope you don't mind me saying this, but your photography has changed in an incredible way since then. It gives me hope that I can (maybe!)get better! :)

Laurie said...

Well, obviously this is my favorite post of yours to date. So many similar feelings.... love the first quote... brought me to instant tears.... just so emotional this road we've taken. But at the end? Joy... pure joy! Congrats on your 3rd year with Will. He is absolutely precious, Gail!

Ellie said...


I got chills reading this post and looking at the photos of gorgeous Will . . . thank God you took the road less traveled by! it surely has made all the difference - in all your lives!!

love love love your photos - as always! Enjoy Will's Forever Family Day!!

xo ellie

likeschocolate said...

Congratulations! What a blessing!

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