Tuesday, July 20, 2010


July 6, 2010 a beautiful little girl was born at 3:37 a.m. Weighing 5 lbs. 14 oz. and 18 ¾ inches long. On July 8, 2010 she joined her forever family as Xiomara Marie. Pronounced See-o-mara

Xiomara means “prepared for battle” and we feel that is an accurate reflection of our adoption journey. Not only that, but it is our hope and our prayer that she would be prepared to battle for the Lord throughout her entire life. She is given the middle name of Marie as that is Vanessa’s middle name and we wanted to pass on to her part of our family as she is now ours.

We are settling into life as a family of 5 and we could not be happier. We hope you will all rejoice with us as the real journey of raising three girls begins now.


  1. Wow! I can't believe that it's actually happened! She is beautiful! Congratulations you guys!

  2. Tell me about it Anna! Chris and I keep looking at each other and then her and back at each other only to explain, "She is really here!!" . This has been crazy!

  3. Love the name!! I have a friend named Xiomara....we call her Xio for short. Congrats once again

  4. Congratulations!! Love the name and so happy it all worked out for you and Chris!

  5. She is absolutely, without a doubt, the most beautiful gift. God has really blessed your family with little Xiomara! Congratulations!

  6. Star-We will probably be calling her Xio for short! :)
    Thanks Charlene. Glad to see you are all moved and doing well. We still miss you here!
    Lindsay-Thank you so much hun! You are very sweet!


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