I finally got the girl’s birthday day photos done! Yay! But, I don’t know if I’ll go back to Picture People. They only allotted 20 minutes in total for both girl and I feel like the photos were hurried. It didn’t help that it was a rainy, humid day. Soso’s hair was getting frizzy so I tied it back, but once piece kept falling off and the bow I put on her didn’t look right in the photos… Eh, whatever. It’s over and at least I have a couple of decent photos to put on the wall one of these days. I’m afraid D will be right about it taking me months to get the photos actually printed out.
My favorite photo of the two of them.
D’s favorite of Punk.
My favorite because this represents her personality.
The obligatory birthday year photos.
The best photo of Soso because in every other photo, she had a piece of hair sticking out.
See what I mean?
Also, the new header are the photos I’ll have printed and up above our fire place.
He did it! They did it! D, S and P gave me the priceless gift of sleeping in until precisely 7:25 AM on Sunday! I can’t remember the last time I slept that late. Actually, I do. A little over 2 years ago, before Punk joined out family.
I was totally kidding when I mentioned to D the gift I would really like. So I wasn’t expecting him to try, let alone be successful. He planned with Soso by having his and the girls’ clothes ready in Soso’s room. Soso apparently was so excited about this plan, she woke up early and was already dressed by the time Punk woke up. She helped D dress Punk. Punk stayed quiet. They sneaked out of the house and out to breakfast all before 7 AM.
I just wish I had known so I could have slept later! Unfortunately, when I saw it was 7:25 and all was quiet, I woke up to investigate. And once I’m physically up, I couldn’t crawl back into bed again.
Apparently, all the local diners didn’t open until 7AM so D and girls enjoyed breakfast at a near by…
Seriously the best Mother’s Day gift ever! And I got my hour for the pedicure!
Meeting Peanut for the first time two years ago in Korea.
Celebrating her third birthday with friends and family.
Today’s is the official second anniversary of Peanut coming home. It has been a long and difficult journey to today.
At one of my darkest hour, I reached out to a fellow mom who adopted who also had a difficult transition. She told me it would feel like forever and seemingly impossible, but I would get here. It took them two years to get to this point of absolute no regrets whatsoever and I’m happy to state we are there. She has weaved herself into the very fabric of our family and I can no longer imagine our life without her.
Thank you to the first mom for giving life to Peanut, to the second mom who raised her for the first years with so much love while always knowing she had another forever home, to God, family and friends who have supported us all along the way and to Peanut for loving us as much as we love her. Amen.