Sunday, August 12, 2012

Nine years in.

Nine years ago today I officially became a mommy!
Pointing to the "going home" booties Grandma made!
Yet, in my heart it happened almost seven weeks earlier, when we first met this little baby.

First family photo!

 Before I knew what a blog was I started documenting our journey online here.

Seven years ago yesterday I started this blog with a silly little post I titled, Picking up The Boy. Although I mentioned "gotcha day" anniversaries and blogged about our adoption, I didn't post an official "gotcha day" blog post until three years later. You can read it here. Two years later I reminisced on that day some more.

And here is The Boy today! 9 1/2 years old. So freaking cute I can't stand it sometimes. The past nine years have not been what I fantasized pre-adoption, but oh, the journey has been so much more interesting than I could ever have imagined.

And Grandma, I still miss you every day. I truly believe you would have been Noah's biggest champion and one of my greatest supporters. He still sleeps with the blanket you made for him, although it looks nothing like it did nine years ago. I wish you were here.



  1. God knew what he was doing when he created your family. Happy gotcha day!

  2. the pics wont load on my i phone, but i will look on my laptop later. xoxo. such love in your voice!

  3. Congratulations!

    I pictures aren't loading on my computer either.

  4. You had a cute son when he was just a little baby. I know the feeling of having a baby that grown up into a big boy. It felt that I am so proud of having him. Congratulations!