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Post by BarbieSmith on Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:09 am

I am Barbie, near York, PA. I fell into this after attending a birthday party that had a painter who took 12-15 minutes to paint a simple spider on my daughter's cheek (using acrylic paint pots LOL). The spider was so badly done and you know what? We LOVED it! That is when I realized that my girls are so easy to please, and we went right away to the craft store to buy paints and a book (Snazaroo brand, thankfully). When we got home I researched Amazon and got the Klutz book. A week later I was in love, and found this forum and then it took off. This all happened less than 3 weeks ago!

Just a personal note because folks always love our story: my two girls are adopted. My oldest Ava is from Louisiana and my younger one is from near Hershey/Harrisburg. We kinda fell into an open adoption with my Ava (she was born 3 mos premature and was very sick and so birth mommy and I *both* pumped to make breast milk for her - yes even I did, and so our love for her brought us together). My Keira was supposed to be a boy and dark-skinned too - but she is more Irish looking and super fair-skinned, and a girl - ha ha! We are just so happy, and feel so blessed and SO undeserving. We just got back from a May week at the Outer Banks with both birth families - our first vacation all together and the first of many to come. Anyway, I just love sharing our story, I hope it puts a smile on your faces Smile

Here are pics of my girls (my hubby Tad is awesome too, just not as into face painting as we are!):
Regards, Barbie



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Post by BarbieSmith on Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:14 am


Silly Firefox will only let me upload one photo per post... here is me (not a great photo):

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Post by Lyndell44 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:04 am

Nice to have you here! Good luck, Barbie!

Lyn
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Post by Lonnie on Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:13 am

What a story, and yes, it made me smile Smile

And welcome to this forum...
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Post by Psalmbook on Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:42 am

Nice to finally "meet" you Barbie! What a lovely family! We have 5 kids(1 adult daughter, 3 teens & an 8 yr old). My husband is adopted, so we love adoption stories!
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Post by BluAngL83 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:09 am

Hey girl and welcome to our Familia, lol...I'm not sure how far away you'd be to Kerri Ann Smith, but check her out http://www.aboutface-2.com/ She teaches at conventions and stuff and You can check her out while she works at football games, restaurants, hockey games, etc... She is SUPER nice!
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Post by Metzpah on Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:57 am

hello and welcome Smile
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Post by Anita's Faces on Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:20 pm

Welcome.
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Post by CreateFaces on Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:52 pm

Hello and welcome.
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Post by Mandi from Tazzie on Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:22 am

Welcome Barbie, oooooh your story is heart warming & the pic of the girls is so sweet. What a wonderful experience to have close contact with the birth families I love you
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Post by michellesfantasyfaces on Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:45 am

welcome!...
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Post by twinkletattoos on Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:18 am

I too love your story. Sweet little babies =)
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Post by len sherrard on Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:09 pm

Welcome!
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Post by Mirandas on Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:54 am

Welcome!! Very Happy
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Post by ghostdroid on Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:28 pm

Hi, Barbie! Nice to meet you. Very Happy Thanks for sharing your story - you brought a smile to my day.
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Post by Dana Bee Creative on Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:13 pm

welcome Barbie! if you're able to make the trek out to Philly in November, I HIGHLY recommend checking out the FABBULAS convention! I am co-coordinating it! http://www.madjackart.com/fabbulas.html
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Post by TwinkleGlitterStar on Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:18 am

Your little girls are so beatiful! They're like little pixies! Welcome to the forum! x
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