Monday, September 10, 2018

Introducing Bunny

I would like to introduce you to Bunny.  I don't mean this kind of bunny, but my new adopted daughter who I will call Bunny here on the blog.

My husband and I had been working since March to get licensed to Foster to Adopt.  Our goal was to be licensed by the end of September after my sister-in-law and niece moved into their new house.  We told many of our local friends what we were doing.  One of our friends told us about an opportunity for a private adoption, and we decided to try that first.  Everything went smoothly and we have now added Bunny to our family.  We feel it was meant to be.

Bunny is such a sweet little girl who has quickly become an integral part of our family.  She loves her protective big brothers.

She also loves minky just like them.  (Sneak peek at a quilt I hope to finish soon.)

I loved seeing her nuzzle the minky the second I laid this quilt on the floor.  Some of you may remember her brothers always doing that.

I can tell you that it is already so much fun having a daughter.  I have pulled out little girl things I have already made.  We have started decorating her room.

I look forward to spending lots of time with my darling daughter and making her more quilty items.

This sweet little poem has been running through my mind lately:

Cleaning and scrubbing 
Can wait till tomorrow.
For babies grow up,
We've learned to our sorrow.  
So quiet down, cobwebs.
Dust, go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby,
and babies don't keep.
~Author Unknown

As you can imagine, our adoption of Bunny has greatly changed our schedules.  So until things become more routine, my quilting time is greatly reduced.  Blogging will be pretty sporadic.  I'll be rocking my Bunny and enjoying our time together.



  1. Oh Jasmine, I am so happy for you and your family. Bunny is a doll and I am sure she will be so loved. I can see her becoming a strong and creative person, thanks to you. I wish I could hug her they way she hugs the minky, inhale the baby smell and hold on to the memory of that touch forever. You are correct. They do grow up so quickly. So enjoy them now. And she makes a terrific quilt model!!! Lots of love and blessings to Bunny and her new family.

  2. Enjoy all your time and snuggles with Bunny. There will be lots of time to teach her to quilt later!!

  3. Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Bunny is a cutie! I'm sure your hearts are overflowing that she's a part of your family now and forever. Forget quilting for awhile - enjoy her babyhood while it lasts.

  4. Such a perfect addition to your family. I am so excited for you! Her room looks beaufitul. She seems so happy to be playing with her new brothers.

  5. Jasmine, how wonderful! Congratulations on the addition of Bunny to your family! Won't it be fun to play with lots of girly things now?!

  6. Jasmine congratulations to you and your family on the adoption of your daughter. I have only one daughter also (2 sons) whom I affectionately call 'My One and Only'. This is exciting times for all of you. I have 2 adopted nieces and 2 adopted nephews in my family so I know all about the excitement and getting acclimated phase. Wishing you all the best.

  7. You already know how happy I am for you to get a daughter and such a sweet one. Let me know when she gets her first American Girl Doll!!

  8. I am so happy for all of you. This post just makes me so happy.
    Congratulations on your new baby daughter, She is so beautiful.
    God is good

  9. Congratulations on your new daughter. She is precious!!

  10. How wonderful for you and your family, Jasmine! Congratulations! That poem hits the nail on the head. You'll never regret time spent rocking a baby. ♡

  11. She's beautiful!! Congratulations on the new addition to your family.

  12. Congratulations on your new family member!! Being adopted myself, I believe people who adopt have a bigger heart to hold all the love! Bless you and your family!

  13. Oh I am so excited for you, Congratulations! God Bless you! I have 3 daughters and it is wonderful. My sewing and blogging has slowed down for me as well, I am rocking my grand babies and enjoying every single moment because ,Yes, they grow so fast. Bunny is just precious!

  14. SEW glad that Bunny fits right into your Minky-loving family!!! :o))

  15. Congratulations to you on the adoption of your precious bunny!! What a wonderful blessing! Your poem reminded me of the one my sister embroidered on a sampler for me years ago, when my children were young:
    I hope my children look back on today
    And see a Mother who had time to play;
    There will be years for cleaning and cooking,
    But children grow up while we're not looking!!

    That was my motto . . . and remains so today as I take time to play with my grandchildren.

    May God bless your family!

  16. This is so so so wonderful! Congrats for your family for growing in such an amazing way. :D

  17. Congratulations you have a beautifull family !!!

  18. How did I miss this post?? Congratulations, Jasmine! What a wonderful reason to have your schedule upended :)

  19. It's so sweet you have opened your hearts, home, and family to Bunny!


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