Saturday, June 27, 2009

Adoption Finalization!

On June 16, Halle Grace, forever became our daughter!! HOOOOORRRRAYYY!! Guess what, we're keeping her...there's no turning back now. We had family and friends to celebrate with us that day. We went for breakfast afterwards and just enjoyed the fact that she is now forever in our family. We praise our Heavenly Father for bringing her into our lives. What a precious, silly little girl she is. AND guess what? We wouldn't change that for the world! We love her just the way she is....sillyness and all!!

Grammie, Me, Aaron with Halle, Judge Uhrig, Nana
Halle just loved her pen!
Reviewing the documents...
Taking the oath....

Father's Day

My of my favorite pictures.

Halle with her Mac-n-Cheese
I'm sure Daddy loves this picture!
Sticky Finger is next to a Subway...this is in the bathroom!
Daddy & Hal...June 2009

WOW!!! I can not believe we celebrated Father's Day last weekend. Halle is so very blessed to call this man her Daddy. Seriously, he gives the best hugs and kisses EVER....he makes the best pancakes and his BBQ'ing skills beat them all. He loves Halle like no other and if you spend even a little bit of time with the both of them you'll see this immediately. As long as I live I will never forget this moment pictured above. This was the very first time Aaron held little Halle...she looks a little worried here. NOT now...she loves her Daddy...sometimes I think she'd jump out of my arms just to see him. You can't see Aaron's eyes in this picture, but...if you could you would see this sweet, kind-hearted Daddy had been crying. The minute Halle's birth mom walked through the office doors with her the tears began to I'm crying. We celebrated Father's Day with a day out together. But, not before we watched CMT "Crossroads" featuring Taylor Swift & Def Leppard. We went to Daddy's favorite BBQ joint, "Sticky Finger's". Halle LOVED their mac-n-cheese. We ran some quick errands, headed to "Hugo Helmer" to look at guitars and all stuff musical. Halle napped on the way home and we stopped for ice cream at "Baskin Robins". It was such a good's some pictures from our day. Of course, I was thinking of my Dad that day....I missed him. BUT...I knew he was no longer in pain...he was happy and whole and spending the day with his Heavenly Father. That's some Father's Day, don't you think??

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Adoption Finalization!

Can we get a big "WOOT WOOT"??  We received an e-mail from our social worker yesterday about our court date for the finalization of Halle's adoption.  This is the day we have been waiting, waiting, waiting for....that day is Tuesday, June 16!  This also just happens to be Aaron's sister, Leah's, there's no chance this day will be forgotten!  Of course, this means we will then be able to do a few things...take Halle out of the country, get her birth certificate pictures of and on Facebook.  That has been the most difficult thing.  My blog post are few and far between because our lives are filled with Halle and frankly, it's not much fun just to talk about it.  I want you to see HER!!  So....stay tuned....