Friday, January 2, 2009

A Long Awaited Party!

We were honored to attend the adoption party of the jewel above tonight. This adoption has certainly overcome more than its share of obstacles. But through it all, the Lord saw fit to give this beautiful little girl into the hands of a loving father, a brother, and a sister. What a joy it was to help them celebrate!

There were many people there we did not know. Some of them from the church where Brother Mike is now leading the music. They were so nice.

There was a ton of food to be eaten, thanks to Brother Mike's mother and sister. They did a terrific job!

The "new" Aunt

My Sweetie Pie

My buddy, Kim

People were everywhere!

It's hard to get a picture of our friend, I have to sneak those candid shots if I'm going to get 'em. 'Cause he sure ain't gonna pose for one!

My friend, Theresa

My friends, Missy and Tommy and their two boys.

The jewel received lots of presents. She had a good time opening them too!

Jewel was all about hugging the elderly ladies there tonight while opening her gifts. It was so sweet!

The "new" daddy putting a necklace on his little girl.

Jennifer and the jewel.

We finished the evening up with sparklers and spectacular fireworks.


The "new" big sissy.


Waiting for the fireworks to begin.

The fireworks!

I'm glad we were invited and had the opportunity to go. It was a celebration, for sure!