Saturday, February 11, 2012

1 year with Nory


A year, a year with Norah, so hard to believe.  I had a friend ask me how my day was on our 1 year anniversary of Norah coming to live with us and I told her, "it was great, it feels like Norah has always been a part of our family."  That is really how Brett and I feel, like Norah has just always been here, always been a part of our family, she is a part of our family.

Brett and I wanted to take Norah on a special date, so we had our sitter come watch Maya & Sarah.  Norah's main request, "I want M.A.C.A.R.O.N.I!"  of course.  So we went to Old Chicago and Norah enjoyed her delicious kraft mac & cheese with mom and dad.

Oh and she HAD to bring her blankie


She also got a heart shaped balloon

The Mac N Cheese was DELICIOUS! See

Then we took her to chick-fil-a so she could just play

It was a special time with just Norah.  It was easy and fun.

And since it has been 1 whole year since Norah has lived with us, yesterday we were finally able to sign her adoption paperwork!!

We went to Brett's work, Compassion, to have all of the paperwork notarized.  It was fun to have someone we know notarize everything, it made everything feel a little more special and personal.  So thank you Angie, for being a part of this process and helping us sign our lives away, or should I say Norah's.

Paperwork in hand

The girls waiting while we sign


and the signing begins

thanks Angie!

and the official notarization

Look how much she has changed in a year

you truly are a blessing to our family!  Everyone always says that you are lucky to have us, but really, we feel so lucky to have you.  You have changed our lives, turned our world upside down and taught us how to love in a new way, you are and will always forever be our daughter, our little Nory.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on one year with Nora! I have been following your blog posts all year...I am a friend of Cynthia Gratzers. I am in awe of you and your husbands strength. May this next year bring blessings to you all - Kristin


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