Thursday, August 2, 2012

Fifth Adoptaversary

It was this day in 2007 that we officially adopted J!  She was first placed in our care on January 5, 2005, so it was a long wait to make it official, but still faster than our first three kids.

I purposely don't post a lot of photos identifying our children here because I know how it goes on the web ... these things stick around forever and I don't want to make that choice for our kids.  However, J has grown up so much since her adoption day and she hardly resembles the 2-year-old she was then, so I'm posting a photo of her on Adoption Day.  I snapped this one as we were on our way to court because she was just so cute!

I can't believe this little girl is nearing 8 years old now. She's such a big kid now ... so smart, so artistic, so insightful, a little bossy and opinionated at times, but mostly just a sweet girl with a lot of passions in and about life.

We love you, J.  We are so glad you are ours!


  1. She's so cute holding that little purse!

  2. It came with the dress! :)

  3. We're so happy she's our granddaughter!

    Love, Papa and Namma