Monday, January 2

Our Gotcha Video

For Christmas, Santa got me Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 and I've spent every spare moment (that Gwen will give me) trying to figure out how to create a video. This is my best effort to date. If I wait until it is "perfect" before sharing it, you'll never see it!

It might take a minute or two to load. I hope you enjoy it.
(click the image, above, to view the video)


Blogger Dunn Family said...

Good Job! I am very impressed! Gwen will love watching this over and over! (I watched it twice!)
Thanks for sharing with all of us!

January 02, 2006 6:48 PM  
Blogger Esther & Emma's Jie Jie said...

How precious!!!! The look on Gwen's face reminds me of when we met Emma! She was not happy at all! But what a happy little girl she is now! Loved the movie. =)

January 02, 2006 7:38 PM  
Blogger Eileen said...

I love it! The first time I watched someone's gotcha moment on video I could not breathe. Then I had my own gotcha moment with my Lindsey. Wow. I have another one to look forward to later this year! I'm so blessed.

Gwen is so beautiful, such a happy girl. You have a beatiful family.

January 02, 2006 7:50 PM  
Blogger Donna & Joe said...

You did an EXCELLENT job! When Gwen appears in the doorway, it look my breath away...then came the tears. What an awesome video for Gwen to treasure always.

Do you mind sharing the names of the songs you used. I loved the music and the lyrics in the last song were just perfect.

You all look so happy and Gwen fits your family like a glove.

Donna :)

January 02, 2006 8:09 PM  
Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Aww, I just love that video! I remember seeing a bunch of those photos from when you guys were in China and yours was one of the first web sites about China adoption that we stumbled across. Very cool. Gwen looks so happy.

January 02, 2006 10:11 PM  
Blogger Milinda & Edward said...

Donna, this is so beautiful. You did a fabulous job picking the music. What a treasure you have created for Gwen!

Happy New Year to all of you!
Milinda, Edward and Maggie Chen-Chen

January 02, 2006 11:04 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Very touching and beautiful video. Thanks for sharing it with us. I cry every time I see a "gotcha" moment. *sniff, sniff*

January 02, 2006 11:42 PM  
Blogger Sjoukje said...

Donna, how wonderful! What beautiful music and you catch the sense of it while the pictures flow by ("in the air"- and there's gwen's pic of her in the air). I was very touched by the actual video part where you were anticipating the arrival of Gwen. The tense is tangible for all of us! It is also the very first time that I see you and Andrew actually live and moving! (I'm not sure I caught your voide though).

Very, very special and beautiful!


January 03, 2006 3:24 AM  
Blogger Lisa~~ said...

What a beautiful video and a beautiful girl. You did a wonderful job and the music is perfect.

January 03, 2006 6:53 AM  
Blogger Mary & Jacek said...

Wonderful video and the song at the end is simply perfect!

January 03, 2006 9:00 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

That was awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing. She is just beautiful!! :-)


January 03, 2006 10:07 AM  
Blogger Lauri said...


Great Job! I love watching Gotcha moments so thank you for sharing. You have a beautiful family.

I got Premiere Elements recently as well and have become addicted! Can't wait to do my own video!

January 03, 2006 3:37 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

You did a fantastic job! Love these moments, they give me hope to hold on.

January 04, 2006 5:36 PM  
Blogger Lynne said...

I just found your videos! Love the one in squeaky shoes! You've given me some great ideas... now if only I could figure out how to post videos!
~Lynne (Mommy to Gwendolyn Yu Sarah of NowWeAre6!)

January 04, 2006 6:58 PM  
Blogger Zoey said...

Donna -

I just watched your video. How beautiful!! It actually brought tears to my eyes thinking back almost 17 years ago when Anthony came into our lives. Although we didn't have to travel, the feeling is still the same. Thank you so much for sharing that. You really made my day!!!


January 05, 2006 7:22 PM  

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