Friday Favorites-GOTCHA DAY!

Hey There, Friends!

Andrea and I have teamed up like we do each Friday to share our FAVORITES!  I can’t even believe in just one week we’ll be enjoying the last day of school for the 2020-2021 school year.  Then in the fall, Nixon will be joining Ebby Lee in MIDDLE SCHOOL!  

Today, I have one BIG FAVORITE for you.  Tomorrow we celebrate what we were doing four years ago…
our family of five became a family of six in Kunming, China, when we met our Britt Bradford for the very first time.  My goodness…the most faith filled decision we’ve ever made turned out to be the biggest blessing, our Britty.

Britt Bradford arrived as a baby who couldn’t walk, talk, crawl, eat on her own, and could barely cry loud enough to make a dent in the volume levels that often happen in our house and look at her now.

She’s sweet and a little salty, she sings, she dances, she jumps, she’s thriving…you guys she does it all.

Adoption is simply amazing.

Britty is somehow the baby of the family but the boss as well.  She is super expressive and has the most crazy looks at times.  The other day Nixon came inside telling me a story about something and she looked at him with a roll of her eyes and said, “Oh, REALLY?”.  Needless to say, she’s got a great sense of humor.

Britt has attended a pre-kindergarten program five days a week and has flourished.  She now knows almost all of her letters and sounds, the days of the week, the months of the year, the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc.  Her teachers have told me how quiet and shy she started the year and now-that girl is her best self.  

She has strong opinions about things like-how her hair should look and what shoes she wears with each outfit.  She KNOWS what she wants.

Just this week her speech therapist and I were laughing because she can sometimes have the toughest time with remembering a word we think she should know like, “giraffe”, but if you asked her what cleats were she’d know exactly how to explain that particular type of shoe.

We’ve decided to hold her back one more year before she starts kindergarten to make sure she’s extra ready.  In the fall she’ll attend a transitional kindergarten four days a week, so we’ve declared Fridays will be Britt and Mom Days!  From the zoo to the library to the park, we have big plans for our last year at home together.  

The adoption road hasn’t always been easy and if I could predict the future, I’m sure I’d see some bumps up ahead but ADOPTION IS SO WORTH IT!  I’m telling you-if God has put adoption on your heart, I pray you’ll act on it.  There are sweet babies just like Britt who are waiting on their moms and dads…maybe that’s you.

Happy Gotcha Day to this sweet girl of mine!  We love you big, Britt Slaughter.
If you’d like to read all about our adoption journey, check out these posts…
Bringing Home Britt Posts…
Adoption Questions Answered…
Post Adoption Updates…


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  1. 5.14.21
    Jen said:

    Yes ADOPTION is amazing. It is not always Roses but that is with any child

  2. 5.14.21
    Elspeth Mizner said:

    Happy Gotcha Day Britt!!!

  3. 5.14.21
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Awwwwwww! Happy Gotcha Day, Britty!!!! You are so loved!

  4. 5.14.21
    R's Rue said:

    Britt is a blessing.

  5. 5.14.21
    Rachel said:

    Yay! Happy Gotcha Day!

  6. 5.14.21
    Sassy Sarah said:

    Happy Gotcha Day! 🙂

  7. 5.14.21
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Oh sweet Britt!!! Happy Gotcha Day to YOU!! We love you so very much!!

  8. 5.14.21
    Rightupmyaliway said:

    Happy Gotcha Day! 🙂

  9. 5.14.21
    Julie Bradford said:

    Happy Gotcha Day Britt!!!!!! I want to see more of her spunk and personality!! she is so precious!!!!