Saturday, July 30, 2011

1st trip to Oklahoma

In June, I took Thomas and Molly to Edmond, Oklahoma to visit my family by myself. I don't know if I was crazy or brave since I went on a road trip with Thomas and Molly without Brandon! We made it to my aunt and uncle's house and back home without any problems!  We had tons of fun while we were in Oklahoma, and Thomas was able to meet some of his family for the first time!

Doesn't Thomas look so excited about the road trip?

The three of us before our road trip!  Thomas slept almost the entire way there and back home.

This is Thomas' fist time meeting his Great Grandpa Bob!

 Meeting his great Aunt Lila!

Having fun with cousin Taylor!

Taylor and Aunt Beth

Thomas' first time on a horse!

Spending more time with his great grandparents!

Great Grandpa Bob played so much with Thomas that he needed to take a little nap!

 The following pictures crack me up! We tried to to take a picture of all of the great grandkids (4 super cute kids that were 3 years and younger!), and it was super difficult! But I love all of these pictures!

Thomas loved watching the NBA play-offs this year (Go Mavs!).  He was perfectly content if he could see the TV during a play-off game while Aunt Beth was holding him but he would cry if he wasn't able to see the TV!

Thomas and I also made a road trip to Guthrie so Thomas could meet his Uncle Marsh, Aunt Nancy, and  his cousin Brooke.  He wasn't able to meet his cousin Tyler this trip but hopefully he will meet him during our next trip. We made a trip to Stillwater too to meet some of my college friends (Lacy and Abby) and their little ones for lunch. I didn't take any pictures during our trip to Guthrie and Stillwater :(

We had a great time in Oklahoma, and we can't wait to go back! Hopefully, Brandon will be able to join us next time!

Keep the faith,

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Molly & the boppy

Molly loves to take naps with Thomas' boppy!

*I did wash the cover after Molly took her nap before Thomas used it!

Keep the faith,

Weekend with Family

Here are more pics from Thomas' adoption hearing weekend. We spent the weekend celebrating with family, and we had a BBQ Friday evening! We didn't take any pictures during the BBQ :( I guess we were having to much fun, and Brandon was busy cooking!

Thomas and his johnny jumper!

Aunt Toto and Thomas having fun!

Cousins! I love these boys!

Spending time with Gigi and Jaxon

My mom had a cold this weekend. She wanted to hold Thomas but she didn't want to make him sick so she wore a mask. 

Keep the faith,

Adoption hearing!

Thomas' adoption hearing was held on June 10th!

It was one of the most exciting days!  I can not find the words to describe the emotions we felt this day! I was not able to sleep the night before because I was super excited! 

Here are several pictures we took at the courthouse!

This was the name of our judge.

Our family of three before the hearing! 

Thomas slept all morning before the hearing. He woke up right as the judge was calling our name. He needed a diaper change, and we changed his outfit!

Throughout the hearing, Thomas would look up at Brandon and smile every time Brandon would speak. 

It is official! Thomas is our son, and we are his parents! We are so thankful that God chose Thomas to be our son and chose us to be his parents!
We took a picture with the judge after the hearing, and she gave Thomas a little stuffed animal.

 We took several more pictures after hearing while we were waiting on some of our paperwork!

It was a very exciting and emotional day that we will never forget! Brandon and I have 3 very important dates that we will always need to celebrate with Thomas: Thomas' birthday (February 23rd), Gotcha Day (February 26th), and Adoption Hearing Day (June 10th)!
It is amazing to us that it hasn't even been a year since we completed our home study, and we have the most amazing baby boy that is all ours! 
We spent the rest of the weekend celebrating with family and friends!

Funny story that I want to remember about my mom:
My parents stayed in a hotel Thursday night in Dallas close to the courthouse.  They stopped by our home first and spent some time with us before they headed to their hotel. My mom typed the address of their hotel in her GPS on her phone before they left our house.  They were on their way to the hotel in Dallas when the phone said you have arrived to your destination but my dad did not see the hotel anywhere. They were actually at the courthouse! My mom had typed the address of the courthouse in her phone instead of the hotel's address. They eventually made it to their hotel. They didn't have to worry about finding their way to the courthouse the next morning!

Keep the faith,