Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Today 9-16-2008 is the official day Ellie joined our family. So far it has gone incredibly smooth. She smiles,laughs,plays, and is calm. Lilly on the other hand is a live wire! Fulton is being a great big brother and everybody is doing fine and having a great time.


Sharon said...

Jan & David, Ellie is beautiful!! Oh my word but I am just so happy for you!!!!

So glad that everything is going smoothly so far! Praise God!

I can't wait until the girls wake up so that they can see their new friend! :)

Looks like she is very, very close to the same size as Lilly. Can't wait to hear more about your new daughter.

Congratulations, Mama & Baba!

Fulton, you are always a great brother and I know you are going to be the same with Ellie! :)

Ellie Jean, we already love you just like we love your brothers and sisters!!! You have such a wonderful family. You just can't imagine how much love there is in this world for you. :)

Big, big hugs!!!!
Sharon :)

Bobby and Jennifer Barbee and family said...

Beautiful !!! All of the Barbee Bunch is crowded around the computer this morning! So glad to see her finally in your arms.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!! She is so cute.
- Hayley

Sharon said...

Comment from Brinley, "Fulton. He's a good brother. Uh-huh."

Comment from Bailey, "Ellie is my friend! Lilly is being silly!"

They are so excited!!!! :)

Kim said...

I couldn't wait to get to the computer this morning! First I had to get the kids ready for school and I was hurrying them out the door! YOU HAVE ELLIE! Jan, I am so happy for you and your family. God is so good. I can not wait to hear more. So glad to hear Ellie is happy. I am praying the same for Cate. Love, Kim

Mary Beth said...

Wow! Ellie is beautiful. Praise the Lord that you have her and all is going smoothly! We are rejoicing with you.
Mary Beth & family

Kim said...

The Sylvia family is jumping for joy this morning as we enjoy the pictures of the newest Bryant family member! Welcome Ellie! Praise God for answered prayer!! We will continue to pray--for bedtime,now; for the continued transition. We are so happy that she has her forever family!
Looking forward to more pics./info.
with love,
the Sylvia's

Cousin Sheri said...

Hi Mom, Dad, Fulton,Lilly, and Ellie,We are so happy about you getting Ellie!She is So big, CUTE, and beautiful! WE are so happy to hear that she didn't cry!I love you! I miss you so much!Love Shelby and SheriP.S.Happy early B-day Ellie Jean!

The Princess's Mommy said...

Oh Jan,

I am crying tears of joy for you this morning. She is absolutely beautiful!! I am so happy for you! Thank you Lord for answered prayers!

Love and blessings,

Bo and Becky said...

Oh, She is BEAUTIFUL!! Congratulations to you all. You are such a precious family.

Pam said...

Congratulations on Ellie! She is lovely and I'm so glad to hear that things are going so smoothly!


Danny and Rebecca said...

Yeh!!! I have been praying and can't wait to see Ellie in person!!
love, Rebecca

Machell said...


Ellie is beautiful and I'm so glad everything is going smooth for you. PTL Enjoy your time in Kunming. I loved Kunming! Hope to meet you soon.

Machell :-)

Cindy said...

I am so happy for you all! Ellie is just beautiful and looks like she is fitting in to her new family just perfectly. Can't wait to read more about your trip.


locustministorag said...

Wow!!!!! I cannot get anything done today because of you!! I keep thinking about every step you make in China. Ellie is beautiful. Cannot wait to get the girls together. Hug everyone for me.

Melissa said...

Jan & David - you must be filled with such joy and relief that your precious daughter is finally with you! We will keep all the Bryants is our prayers and can't wait to see the next pictures of Ellie.

Much love,
the Stone family

Cousin Sheri said...

Hey Mom, Dad, Fulton, Lilly, and Ellie I can not wait to see Ellie.Tell EVERYBODY HELLO for me.I miss you all.I love you all.I just packed the goodie bags at 2:30.I put lots of goodies in it.Katie

Sharon said...

Jan & David,
I don't know if you have heard of this family or not but there is a family in Kunming right now and their daughter is a heart baby. She is in the hospital there and they are trying to get her out. They call her Susannah. Her Chinese name is An YanWen. They are with AWAA. This is their blog.


I know that you of all people might have some advice for them. They are so very scared for their daughter. Maybe you can ask your guide if they have heard about her.

Brings back memories of your trip to bring home Lilly.

Cyndi said...

She is just beautiful!!! I love the picture where she is holding the doll and looking at her sister Lilly, precious. I am glad you have her in your arms now I couldn't wait to see your blog today when I got home. Can't wait to hear more.