Monday, September 8, 2008


It has been 4 years already?? Wow, how time flies! On this day, in 2004, we were officially named the parents of Jayley Alyssa Nolte, formerly named Olesya Ruslanovna Mazilina. What an awesome day that was!! We picked her up from the orphanage and the first day of our life as a family began. It was the coolest feeling in the world!!

Thank you Lord for leading us to our child and thank you Ukraine for giving us one of your precious children.

We LOVE YOU Alyssa!!!

Here is the food we cooked for Alyssa's gotcha day. This was Alyssa's request. There was a fast food potato place in Kyiv that we went to often. She would always get cheesy hot dogs in hers. It actually turned out pretty good.


Jill and Robb said...

Congratulations on your 4th year Gotcha day. Ran across your blog and wanted to say Hi. I see your from GA. We meet a nice couple Mara and Paul from Atlanta that adopted a boy from Kherson June 2007 when we adopted our daughter. Best of luck on your future adoption.


DoveFamily said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Alyssa (and all of you!). I can't believe it's been 4 years! I got your email and we'll try to catch up with you guys sometime in October :)