Sunday, June 17, 2007

Kirk's father's Day Gift

O.K s the truth is that almost everyone and their brother has seen this before poor Kirk. I got it back from Red Thread Stories last week and it was just killing me to show it to someone.....

Kirk was really happy with it but never quite cried (o.k bawled) the same time I did ever 50 times I watched it before Father's Day. He's really happy with it and already has called family to talk about it. All guys are softies when in comes to their baby girls (finding that out pretty quick)

The main thing is that we hope Olivia enjoys it later in life when her mind is going a mile a minute wanting every ounce of her past before Mommy and Daddy. We WILL FOR SURE be bringing her back in 10 years for a visit, but this will keep her going over the first few years.

I have no connection with Red Thread Stories AT ALL except for the fact that Torrie brought our footage to life. I highly highly recommend having her make your Journey videos. I could have made a simple one myself but just getting it professionally done was worth every cent.

Here's the Magical DVD:



Blogger Sophie's Mom said...

Beautiful video! Very well done, you will treasure it always. Congratulations!

11:52 PM  
Blogger The Robertsons said...

Beautiful video Debbie, captures many of those unforgettable moments. It's amazing to see how much Olivia has grown and changed. She's one sweet,happy little angel!


9:19 AM  
Blogger kris said...

I did not expect to begin my day bawling like a baby- but oh the happy tears are the BEST! I had plans to use this company when ex and I were adopting Gracen- plan to use them with Macey too. Can't wait in fact!! Absolutely beautiful. Happy Father's Day to your hubby!

10:11 AM  
Blogger wingepr said...

Your video turned out just beautiful. What a special gift for your daughter one day.

12:26 PM  
Blogger kris said...

Hey again Deb-
Yes, I do all the photos on my blog, unless otherwise stated :O)

2:40 PM  
Blogger LIZ said...

Ya, I'm bawling over her too! That video is just amazing. What a treasure to have for Olivia!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Okay, I'm taking a deeeeep breath now, so I don't cry MORE!! What are you trying to do to me, woman? :-) That was BEAUTIFUL!!! I loved it! I am going to get that done too, what an amazing thing to have for later. Sigh. I may need to watch that again. It just helps me to remember what we have to look forward to. Thanks!

3:30 PM  
Blogger Jennifer "Jenny" said...

Adorable! Makes me "Can't wait to go" even more. Thank you for sharing :)

6:43 PM  
Blogger jaj said...

Great video, Deb! You guys are just all too cute, and I love the laughing Olivia at the very end.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Jill and Jaap said...

A Happy Belated Fathers Day to Kirk!!

8:31 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...


That is the most beautiful thing EVER! I loved your music choices. She reminds me so much of Z, I was bawling thru the whole thing, Olivia is so beautiful!! I remember watching the video of her in the mirror when you guys were traveling. This is amazing thanks for sharing and thanks for your support on my end!!!
Stacie and Z

9:27 PM  
Blogger Shana said...

I have to wait until the kids go to bed, but I just wanted to tell you I am SO excited to see it!

Shana :)

9:51 PM  
Blogger Shana said...

Okay, Debbie... I couldn't wait! So all four of us snuggled up together on the couch to watch... first of all, it was BEAUTIFUL! They did a very professional job- the effects were outstanding! And it was so cute when "Here Comes the Sun" came on, Sophie Lu recognized it from her video and started dancing, saying, "Like me, Mama, like ME!!!" Then when you were talking to Olivia while was in her swing, my husband said, "You guys have the same voice!" I said, "No... we just LOVE our precious girls the same way!" And we do... that was SO beautiful- it made us cry! Congratulations!!!

Love, Shana :)

10:07 PM  
Blogger Donna Paonessa said...

VERY cool. It totally captures "the moment" Debbie!! Awesome. What a keepsake.


10:44 PM  
Blogger my3 kids said...

What a beautiful video and Happy Father's Day to Kirk. Olivia is growing and changing so fast...she is such a cutie and I love her laugh.

10:50 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

That was amazing Debbie. Made me cry happy hopeful tears. Thanks for sharing it and reminding me why I wait....

Happy Father's day to Kirk! The best one ever I'm sure. :)

11:11 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

That was beautiful Debbie! Now I get to go grocery shopping with a tear stained face!

Happy Father's Day to Kirk.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

It's beautiful Debbie ... very beautiful!!

11:31 AM  
Blogger A Special Family said...

Beautiful, definately worth it...amazing! Do you get CD copies too?

I am bawling my eyes out...!!!

3:12 PM  
Blogger A Special Family said...

I am still bawling my eyes out...truly floods....

3:15 PM  
Blogger A Special Family said...

does she have a site? I did a google search & couldn't find one!

3:23 PM  
Blogger Doris & Dan said...

I am a sobbing mess! Beautiful video. A true memento for life.

Keep smilin!

9:27 PM  
Blogger crazylady said...

touching beyond words. You did a great job capturing your thoughts during the whole process. Ours was so rushed.
A fantastic memory worth every cent to have it made so beautifully on video.

9:31 PM  
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5:38 PM  
Blogger Lisa and Doug said...

Ok - I cried through the entire thing! It was beautiful!

10:13 AM  
Blogger Krista said...

Breath taking video! You must be thrilled with the results. I am a blubbering could I not be after such evocative footage?

10:31 PM  
Blogger Ryan and Heather said...

GREAT video! I really was hoping that you made it yourself because I wanted to know what program you used..unfortuantely I really don't think we'll be able to order one from Red thread stories but they do absolutely beautiful work! This is a keepsake you will cherish forever and your daughter will really appreciate it as she grows.

10:59 PM  
Blogger Ange said...

That is one of my favourite adoption videos, so well done. The moments are captured beautifully.
Congratulations to you & your family.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Nikki & Larry said...

This video is awesome! Olivia is an absolute sweetheart! I always look forward to the cute little videos you post of her. Thanks for sharing.

Smiles! :o)

9:11 PM  

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