BC: It's the little things that make life beautiful. | Now I'm officially an American girl!
FC: KATHERINE ROSE MUNTER
1: I FIRST MET MOMMY ON NOV 9, 2008. I KNEW SHE HAD COME TO TAKE ME TO A NEW HOME. | I LIKED THE PICTURES IN MOMMY'S BOOK AND SHE HAD A NICE VOICE READING THOSE STRANGE SOUNDING WORDS. I HAD NO IDEA HOW BIG AND DIFFERENT MY WORLD WOULD BE IN MY NEW AMERICAN HOME. I WILL HAVE LOTS OF THINGS TO LEARN.
2: My Caretaker, Mrs. Viet, wrote in my book how much she loved me. My bed was a big mat off the floor that I shared with three other children. Co binh spent 22 months working with Mama, the Vietnam government and the U.S. Consulate to make this day possible. Nana hugged my special friend - everyone cried when I left.
3: I WAS VERY SICK WITH PNEUMONIA. IT WAS A GOOD THING MAMA CAME! | DR HELEN, A KIND AND SLILLED PEDIATRITIAN, TREATED ME. | It felt so good when I breathed that misty stuff from the nebulizer. It felt really good when Mama and Nana gave me warm baths.
4: PAPA LOVES ME | NANA LOVES ME, BUT SHE'S SILLY, TOO! | Look how little I was!
5: While Mama and Nana went for a walk, Papa made me laugh! | Aunt Debbie sent me a fun turtle with zippers and finger puppets! | I FEEL MUCH BETTER
6: When mommy signed this piece of paper we became a Forever Family. I was hers, and she was mine! My future life will be very different. | My new family was really, really happy | Papa and the judge
7: Two important people in my life. Dr. Thon who chose me for my mom and co binh who worked two years to bring us together. | My new home has this white stuff | My first Christmas dress! | Papa, Ezra, and me looking at pictures | Cats in hats!
8: I love my new home in Minnesota, U.S.A. | Uncle David and Aunt Debbie are special in my new family | Christmas is fun! | My cat, my blanket & my cow
9: My Baptism - Jan 11, 2009 | My Godparents Pari & Trevor Bailey and Rob & Laura Crowder | My Baptism was on the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. It was another big day. Co binh spoke and Papa baptized me. I wasn't too sure I wanted to get my head wet, but it turned out OK. Now, not only am I Mama's girl, I'm God's child, too!
10: This is your big family! | Hello!
11: Katie, you are the light of our life & we love you | May the Lord bless you and keep you!