Tuesday, August 22, 2006


I will write more tomorrow, but just wanted to get a picture out here for you! Alice was the first to come in the room and she walked in! She came over and let me pick her up and just hugged on, looked over my shoulder and started smiling! She was very happy and very comfortable. She hasn't cried once yet! We took her to dinner and we learned that she knows how to tell us know by viciously shaking her head back and forth. She is VERY active -- it is now 9:30 and she is still going as strong as she was at 3:30 when we met her!

Lots and lots of fun -- today made the wait worth it all!


Anonymous said...

She is beautiful.I have tears of joy for you!! Can't wait to meet her in Chandler!!


Anonymous said...

I love you and I am very proud of you Cheryl!
Alice's Dad

Mom said...

She is beautiful! And so happy!

Have 'lots and lots' of 'more' fun!


baby Alice's

Gram and Poppy and Robbie Dawg

Anonymous said...

Cheryl, I have goosebumps and tears in my eyes. You are both beaming with joy in this picture. I am so proud of you for being so strong and now here is your reward. I can't wait to hear and see more as you get to know each other. Congrats! Kristen

Christina said...

You both look so radiant, elated, and gorgeous! I'm so thrilled for you--congratulations, Cheryl! Christina

Anonymous said...

We am so happy for you! Finally - this part of your journey os over! Alice is gorgeous and has already taken to her mommy! We can't wait to have you back here safely so we can all shower her with hugs and kisses.

Patrick, Cristy & Lauren

Anonymous said...

I am so teary as I'm reading and looking at your picture!!!! You and the family were meant for Alice - it's so obvious from the picture!!

Take care,

Love Lisa & the Risch Family

Anonymous said...

It looks as though things are going awesome. Alice looks adorable and you both are glowing! I'm sure both of you are so happy to have been united! Keep having fun and treasure the experience! She already looks like a Spindler!


Laura Marooney said...

Wow what a beautiful picture! They say a picture is worth a thousand words and this one certainly is. So thrilled for ALL of you. God Bless and God speed home!

With all our love and prayers,
Laura and Rich Marooney

Anonymous said...

Oh, Cheryl! I looks like your heart is full and you never knew it was empty! Congratulations, ya'll have a beautiful baby girl!
Tara & the rest of the Hollands!
(PS Tanner said he can't wait to play with her!)

Anonymous said...

Awesome picture!

We are so so so happy for you! We can't wait to meet baby Alice very soon! The girls have been asking about her pretty much daily :-)

Kristine and girls

Ilaria and the Phils. gang said...

The picture brought tears to my eyes!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

Sleeping Beauty said...

I got your link From Ilaria. :)

Congratulations. She is beautiful:)

Jerry R said...

Nice going! The smiles on your faces says it all.
I am so proud of you and Kurt. Archie and Sam with be excellent "Big Brothers" to Baby Alice.
May God be with you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! What big smiles! Hope the rest of your stay goes well. Have a safe trip home.

The Finns

Berly's Blog said...

Hi Cheryl,

I have met you before and I am friends with Donna R. and Amy P. She passed on your blog address, so I have been reading about your adventures with Alice! Congratulations! We wish you all the best!

Kim Dallas

Ellis family said...

We are so happy for the whole Spindler family!! Baby Alice is beautiful and we love her sweet smile!We've enjoyed reading your updates, Cheryl. You are doing a great job keeping us informed. What a fun and exciting time! We are so proud of you!
We love you,