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.
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...