Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday Greeting from our family 2011


  1. How awesome!!! What a clever way to send holiday greetings (& before Dec. even!). And I get to leave the 1st comment! I'm REALLY impressed by your computer skills, Esty (or Andrew). Your family is beautiful--& so full of love--& very active! Hope all of you have a very happy Christmas & the new year brings much joy to all of you. Love always, Aunt Gwyn & Family:)

  2. What a great idea! Much love to your sweet family! What a life-changing year you've had!

  3. LOVE the video...beautiful!!! and i feel like i just got to spend a few minutes with you...awesome much more than one picture on a card....but that may be all i can do this year :)
    love it !

  4. Your family is beautiful! I love the idea of a Christmas video vs the standard Christmas card (even though we're doing the standard card LOL). I love how your family is growing. I'm looking forward to see what 2012 has in store for your family. :-)

  5. Esty, the girls and I just plopped down in the middle of a Tuesday morning and watched your beautiful video. :) We miss you guys so much and are so happy for your beautiful, radiant year of 2011. May your 2012 shine even brighter, if that's possible. :)

    And Ari wants to type too:


    Oh, and now Kellyn:

    dudseqmaaasd d

    I guess that's a hello from the Payne girls. :)

  6. Hi Downes Family!!! Thanks for the virtual tour of your year and God's graciousness to your family. We love it, and we love you and miss you. Merry Christmas! Drop by for a visit sometime, ok? ;) love, the Aikens

  7. love love love love love love!

  8. Esty, I loved the video!! We miss you guys!! And was that a Gungor song?

  9. Esty! Wow, what an incredible video. Thanks for sharing this, it made me smile HUGE! I love that Gungor song, too. Rissa is a ray of light and those photos of you guys with her are so touching. I loved seeing your family and how God has moved in your life so powerfully in 2011. Excited to see what 2012 brings.

    As for us...we are still waiting for our referral :-) I'm cool with it...I know God has this thing under control and the extra time has actually proved to be a great gift.

    Thanks for your adoption support and prayers from afar! By next summer we'll be on your coast line (we're moving to VA Beach.)!

    Many blessings to you and yours--
    Lib. xoxo.

  10. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing those precious moments with us! Love you lots!

  11. Esty, I'm just now getting a chance to ready this. (Working a temp job this Christmas. Oi vay.) Keep sinking into God's goodness. God's got you (as if you didn't know that), and it's fun to watch how he is painting your world. Be blessed.