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Soon to be teenager!

We just celebrated our 11th Gotcha Day, this kid amazes me everyday.  She is doing fabulous in the 6th grade.  She currently has all As and 1 B.  She loves school and still loves to learn.  She struggles a bit with making friends, but she handles herself well, meshes great with the staff and the teachers and doesn't take any crap or bullying from anyone.  LOL!  She has had her fair share of issues, and has had to write out 50 Ways to be Respectful a handful of times and has been in the "warrior room" to work out conflicts more than once but she is loving, kinds, silly, strong and very self confident. 

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going on 12 years old

She is going to be 12 in January.  She is beautiful, silly, strong, and she is still the light of my life!  She is 5th grade public school and is doing amazing.
We just celebrated out 10 year gotcha day, and there is not a day that goes by that I am not reminded of what a true blessing she is.  

Enjoy some updated pics and comment if you stop in.  Always wondered if any of our long time friends still stop in and check up.  I do miss this blog and everyone that came with it, but life must move forward. 

11 years old!

We just celebrated Olena's 11th birthday in mid-January.  This girl is amazing!! She is stunning, silly, and I love her with every bit of my heart!

She is doing well, adjusting to public school as well as can be expected.  She does love going and at this point, that is what I care about most.

Thought I would share a few updated pics with everyone.  :)

The end has come!

The time has finally come.
It is with a bit of sadness that I have chosen to end this blog.  I have documented our journey since 2005 and it has been a great 10 years with many ups and downs.  I have made many friends, found lots of support when needed, and I believe I may have even encouraged a few others out there in this big big world.

But things change, situations change and the stories change.

I want everyone to know that this wasn't an easy decision and one that comes for good reason.
Jason and I have decided that we are on different paths in life and we have chosen to separate.
During a time like this, it is important for both of us to focus on ourselves, Olena and moving forward in this next chapter of our life.  This blog was started as a reflection of the Warchol family, the adoption, what we endured to become a family and the struggles we have faced since.  The things we face now, our marriage, all of it... I feel are better handled on a private level and doesn't r…

Christmas is practically here!

It is hard to believe this year is already coming to an end!  I guess when I really look back though, the first 7 months were a bit tough to say the least and once that over and we took some time to heal the fall was already coming to an end and now here we are, only 2 days away from Christmas.  
I have so many things to be grateful for this year, of course including this amazingly unique daughter of mine who will be 10 in one month.  I can't believe it! 10 YEARS OLD!  She makes me happy, drives me crazy, makes me wonder, and steals my heart all at once.   I can't wait to see what we have in store for us this year.  I don't have a lot of time to update but I wanted to say Merry Christmas to everyone and share a few pictures of little "believer".   

Fall beauty

OH DEER!!! ;)  

October Updates

Sorry it has been awhile, we have been busy and to be truthfully lots of times I just forgot about the Blog.  Until my number 1 fan, my momma, complains at me for not updating. I always found that amusing considering she knows more about what is going on in my daily life than anyone else.   At this time I am feeling particularly unmotivated to accomplish anything else, and this seemed like a good here I am.

As you have already seen in the pictures above, somewhere over the last few months my baby girl has become a young lady! The day I took this photos I looked through the lens and almost fainted.  We have all been so focused on everything going on in our day to day lives we often stop to really see what is happening right under our noses.  I had a shoot scheduled for that afternoon, and I was so disappointed I never had a chance to have her wear this dress (that I bought I clearance and I know she will not fit into next year) so I grabbed it on the way out the door.  We go…