Do you remember this 9-year-old little girl we hosted from Ukraine for Christmas 2005?
And then adopted in 2006 right before she turned 10?
Well, today she turned 16!!
Last night we had an amazing Sweet Sixteen Party for Yana. Thanks to my parents and a friend of theirs, the party was so much more than I had originally planned...it was more like a wedding reception. And what a wonderful group of teens!! I believe we had some of the very best teens in the region :) Lots of food, dancing, and forever memories!
Yana and Olya looking way too grown up and incredibly beautiful.
Happy birthday, Yana! You've changed our lives forever. The little girl that started it all...we fell in love with adoption and with God because of you in our lives!