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Monday, October 27, 2008

All Ours!

Exactly 8 months after meeting Rory for the very first time, she officially became a Lewis! We were able to finalize with the Riggs family, whose daughter Emma came home 2 weeks before Rory. Just like with Camden, I was much more emotional than I thought I would be, but it is wonderful to have the process officially over with and to know that she is really ours forever. We still have paperwork (it is never ending!), but all the major legal hurdles are finished.

We wanted to have a special day, but honestly real life was calling so we packed up and spent 2 hours grocery shopping and by the time we got home were exhausted. So we declared it a Pajama Day and spent the rest of the day working around the house. The kiddos both took a much-needed nap and gave the adults some quiet time. I got to relax, but Brian had to grade papers. At least he got to do it in peace.

Here are pictures from the day. None of them are spectacular because the lighting was horrible and we were in a hurry since it was FREEZING outside!


The Riggs and Lewis families

With the judge (who I totally dissed by
not seeing and shaking his hand!)


Does this give you any idea of her mood?

Brian's parents, grandparents, and my sister
were able to come after all.


No more!

Finally, a cheesy smile.

Our Family

8 comments:

Jaime said...

Oh that makes me tear right up. I am beyond happy for you Melissa! Congratulations! She is just so sweet!

Joy and Jason said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! :) Love the family photos!

Anonymous said...

To God's special servants, Brian and Melissa:
Congratulations on your faith, patience, perseverance and culmination of this whole processs!
God is so good, and we love this wonderful family.
We got to be with you on this special day with Camden.
Love and prayers, Gma an Gpa Elledge

Christine said...

Congratulations! I can only imagine the excitement of that (next year maybe I'll know *exactly* what it feels like)!

KrisJ said...

YAAA Sooo exciting!!! Congrats!

Amanda said...

I am so happy for ya'll Melissa! What a wonderful day for you! I would also love to see there proofs if you have time to email me. Thanks

Marvetta said...

CONGRATULATIONS MELISSA,BRIAN,CAMDEN AND LITTLE RORY!!YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. WE ARE SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND PRAY THAT GOD WILL CONTINUE TO BLESS!!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations!