On October 25, 2004 our lives were forever changed.
Desheng Darling joined our family. We had NO clue what blessings lay in store for us.
Today we happily celebrated our 5 Year Gotcha Day Anniversary!
We traditionally add a charm to her bracelet each year. This year, she wanted two…a violin and a bookworm. These are so fitting for her!
Her next request was to go to Barnes & Noble for a new book. She’s learned that we never say “no” to a new book, so she makes a point to ask for one if we are anywhere near a book store.
She just made herself at home…
Then, she requested a trip to the Disney store. We DO say “no” to toys quite often
…but today we gave in and bought a pair of Cinderella glass slippers that actually light up when she takes a step. Well, you would have thought the shoes were really made of glass by the way the girls were limping. Lol.... Oh, the pain a woman will endure for a pair of pretty shoes…
Then it was off to her favorite restaurant, Moon Wok.
It’s a small Chinese place where she gets lots of attention and great eggdrop soup. She enjoys practicing her Mandarin with the people who work there. It’s really quite humorous to hear her try to speak Chinese with her heavy accent, but the people are kind and really work with her.
We completed the day by baking a chocolate cake with a pink heart (her request) to commemorate her special day.
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY DD! You are a joy and we love you more than words can say!!!!!!