Sunday, August 11, 2013


We were very excited to celebrate the finalization of Lauren's adoption on July31st. This last step was just a small technicality in Lauren's adoption based on one parent travel when bring her home.  We are thrilled that we all were able to be part of this special day.  
We were the first case called and the court officer closed the room for us.  The judge asked a few questions of Lauren and then signed the last paper we needed.  A great day.

Our crew, Nonni, Kevin and the Judge

This girl just LOVES her Daddy!

 Our Family
 When asked where everyone wanted to go for breakfast the kids ALL picked Dunkin D0nuts.  You gotta keep the crew happy.

 Back at the beach we celebrated again that night with  cake and flowers

 Love this picture of the kids celebrating.

Monday, March 11, 2013


Jake grooving to some old tunes.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Sea World

We had another great day with the Giroux family at Sea World.  Jake and Matt had no fear of the splash zone.  Bur being a bit chilly we did buy some ponchos.

Lauren and Jake feeding the stingrays.

We ended our day at this famous eatery.  Who new a fast food burger could be that good. YUM!

San Diego Zoo

We had a wonderful time at the San Diego Zoo!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Balboa Island and random fun

 A trip to Balboa Island

 The boys climbed high on this structure

 Cynthia made it to the top too!

 Sunset off the pier on Balboa Island

 Random Pic's

Lauren  and Daddy having a "working" breakfast

The girls coloring after a fun day

 Blowing bubbles Lola style

Lauren asleep after a long fun day

Fun in the pool

4 year referral anniversary!

Four years ago today  I saw my daughters face for the first time.  She is the most beautiful girl with a sweet heart and a funny personality.  I can't believe it has been 4 years.  Lately we have been reading the book "My Wish Come True" and Lauren loves hearing her story and how she is my wish come true.  Feeling so grateful for this wonderful girl.

Self Portrait

Vacation Fun! (part 1)

We had a fabulous vacation in California.   Here my the crew was enjoying the flight.

 We stayed in Newport Beach and it maybe one of the most beautiful places. 

Lauren and Jake and the view.

Jake and the Koi fish pond
Lauren and the fish.

 We had so much fun with our vacation friends, the Giroux.


Phil and I  watching the sunset.

We visited Legoland.  This was a long awaited theme park for Jake and Matt.

 Much of the crew heading into the park.
Matt and the lego Sith.
 Lauren and Lydia enjoying the park.
 I love Jake's pose with the lego star wars.

 Silly boy.

 Jake and Adam had no fear.
 Lauren was so excited to ride the horse.
 Cynthia, Lydia and Lauren taking a train ride.

Cutie Pie all bundled up.  It got COLD at the end of the day.

Boat ride

hot chocolates for everyone at the end of the day.