Sunday, November 23, 2008

Forever and For Always

TWO YEARS! It's been two years since we finalized our adoption. It was such a long road and such a terrible process... but that was the day that Brian and and I went from being a couple to having a FAMILY. (We'd certainly considered Kirsten "ours" long before the adoption but that was the day it became official!) We found out we were expecting three days before the adoption. We kept it a secret for a few weeks but I like knowing that our entire family was there that day :)

November 18, 2006

I just love this picture of Brian and Kirsten walking into court. Don't they just LOOK like they belong to each other??


We celebrated Kirsten's Christening two days later. Here is a picture of our beautiful daughter the day of her baptism.



We like to do something special to celebrate the anniversary of our family. Kirsten decided she wanted to go bowling and go to Dunkin' Donuts... I can't think of a better way to celebrate :)

I think this is such a funny action shot.


DELICIOUS!



It's surreal to think back over our journey with Kirsten. The two years before we finalized our adoption were so wonderful and so hard. That is when we found and fell in love with our daughter. We had to FIGHT for the finalization... but she was ours from the beginning. It's so cheesy but I just KNOW in my heart that she was born to be our daughter. I can say with great certainty that there is no little girl more loved than ours! Here are some pictures of our beautiful daughter over the past four years...

3 comments:

jag said...

I'm as happy for you now as the day it was final! Tearing up thinking that all 5 of you were at the adoption. What a beautiful family you have (like you didn't know that). I can remember so much about that time. I even remember when you got that awesome suit and previewing the photo montage before the celebration. I was so touched by your unconditional love for Kirsten and your determination to see this thing through. You were and are an amazing couple. I'm with Kirsten... there's nothing better than a celebration at Dunkin' Doughnuts (fav. snack of mine).

Pres-tone said...

Way to make everyone cry Marcie! So sweet.

nicole_dib said...

Beautiful! I am soo happy for you and your family! I remember how stressful(and exciting at the same time) that time was and how hard you fought to make it legal!! All that dedication and love paid off!
Kirsten has such an amazing spirit! She is gorgeous inside and out! I just love the pic of the double donuts!

Wishing you and your beautiful family a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!