Wow, 2 years ago today we officially met Addie Lu for the first time! I thought it would be cute to post her referral pictures. I'm not quite sure how old she is here, but am guessing probably a year and a half. We adopted her at 26 months, so I don't think it would be any later than that!
We made a quick trip down to the Grand Hotel for a CE course. This is one of my favorite places in the world. Fairhope is such a neat little town with all kinds of shopping and great places to eat. Because the grounds are so beautiful at the Grand, I decided to take a few pictures of Addie there. In the above picture, she is actually wearing the "dress" I wore to have my portrait painted. As you can see what was a dress on me is actually a top on her. Even though I was about 4 at the time, she is much taller than I was. I have decided to have her portrait done as well from this picture. What do you think? The Grand Hotel has a neat little beach area which Addie enjoyed while my friend Amy and I were at our CE class. Thankfully Mom came along to watch Addie Lu while we were gone!
Here she is at the pool. The pool is great here and has a fun waterslide, which Mom said they went down many times!
When we go to the Grand, I always book a room in the spa building. I just think the rooms are a little nicer, and they have these great balconies with rocking chairs. We spent a lot of time out on our balcony just watching people walk by and drinking coffee (well, Mom and Amy, I'm not a big coffee drinker).
Below is a picture of our room. It has some of the most comfy beds that I've ever slept in! The Grand Hotel was actually bought by Marriott a few years ago, so you get those special beds here.
Sorry about the picture quality. Not sure what happened here (I didn't take them). Anyway, Addie Lu had a concert at Decatur Heritage where the 4 and 5 K class sang. She loves to sing! I think they must be doing the old standard "Deep and Wide". Here's a full shot of the kids. Addie loves her class so much!
I am a 37 years old and have a 6 year old daughter adopted from China. I have been married for 12 years to the funniest guy I know. I love to travel and experience new cultures.
Hobbies include travel, reading, art, and exercise.
I try to live my life to the fullest and enjoy every day!