Saturday, February 23, 2008

Chinese Silks

Can you tell she was feeling pretty good about getting to wear her Chinese silks?

These photos were taken before one of the Chinese New Year celebrations we attended this year. I'm really regretting not purchasing more silks when we were in China. More of everything, really.

After seeing how excited she was to put them on, how very PROUD she was to wear them out, I wish I had purchased silks in every size. I'm sure I can order them online, but it just doesn't seem to carry the same weight to me.

I look forward to celebrating special times in Oakley's life, being able to offer her meaningful little gifts from her birth country. And scouring the shops for the "perfect" gifts for her was one of my favorite pastimes in Guangzhou.

I just wish I had splurged a little more.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess this is your way of saying you won't be back? I wish you (and your family!) all the best...

Adam and Cynthia said...

I know exactly what you mean....we didn't buy much of anything. But you know....I do plan on going back some day...of course, the girls will be full grown by then!

Your girl is feeling pretty!!!

Jana said...

Oh, how I wish I could say we were going back!! If we ever find ourselves the recipients of some big financial windfall (HA!), I'd do it again in a heartbeat. But with four kids and 16 years of college back-to-back, I just don't think it's in the cards for us. I'll never say never, though.

jana

Beckyb said...

We say the same thing - we only wish we would have bought more while we were there - it was not only cheap, but you can't find anything like it here!!! THAT'S what I WILL do more of next time.....

Whitty's Four said...

She looks adorable!!

Karen Whitt

Leslie said...

Thanks for stopping by Jana and offering the words of encouragement. I am praying that will be the case with Myah! Oakley is adorable! Love a girl with bows in her hair!

Mom of 5 said...

I really wished I would have purchased more too !
Love your pictures .... Oakley is so beautiful.

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful outfit!!! It's something she will treasure always...
I just cannot get over how big she is getting. All that love sure does make a difference... doesn't it? It's only been 8 months.... WOW!!!!

missy said...

Gorgeous~!

Nicole said...

She looks beautiful as always! :)

Somewhere In The Sun said...

She looks beautiful! And yes, she looks very proud and excited!

~Lynn

MomOf3 said...

She is beautiful! Look at that precious smile! :)

The Ferrill's said...

Oh I love her beautiful silk outfit! She looks pretty in anything though! I love your valentine post below, how precious she is!
It's great to catch up on Oakley!
Love,
Laine

Jake and Taryn said...

She looks so adorable...as always!! I love those rich colors on her! :)

Jake and Taryn said...

She looks so adorable...as always!! I love those rich colors on her! :)

Jake and Taryn said...

She looks so adorable...as always!! I love those rich colors on her! :)

Jake and Taryn said...

She looks so adorable...as always!! I love those rich colors on her! :)