Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"It's Official" Party

We have been busy busy busy celebrating our newest official family member and just getting on with life! The weekend after Anna Dixon's court date our whole family came into town, and we had an "It's Official" party. It was so fun getting both sides of the family together to celebrate our precious little Bunnykins. Everyone was so excited and relieved that everything is finalized. It was a really special time. Anna Dixon has a pretty crazy forever family, but boy we sure do love our sweet baby girl! I especially loved seeing all the cousins together. My nephew, Samuel, is quite taken with his new cousin "baby Anna Dixon," and every time I see my little niece, Mary Ryburn, she says "baby!" I just love the fact that even at 17 months she knows that me and Anna Dixon go together. We also had a great Easter weekend. (I'll post about that soon.) Here are some pictures from the big party...

Thursday, April 7, 2011


"Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;  give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations." Psalm 100

Praise the Lord!!! Anna Dixon is officially a part of our family, although she has been mine in my heart since before she was born! Tommy and I had our court date yesterday, and it was such a happy day. There were 14 adoptions yesterday! Isn't that wonderful? 14 babies became official members of their forever families. God is sooo good! It has been a long and bumpy road. A definite lesson in trusting the Lord and truly learning to lean on Him, but He had this the whole time. He never let us go. It is funny. There has been so much focus and prayer for yesterday's events. As I told my cousin yesterday, "Now all we have to do is raise her!" Really the journey is just beginning. 

So, I am going to continue this blog to share what life is like with our little bunnykins. I also want to tell our whole story. I know that one of the reasons we went through what we did to find our precious child was so we could help others along their journey. I really want to do that, so I am writing this now to hold me accountable to sharing my story with you. But, it is still very raw and it is going to take some time to gather my thoughts. I'll make periodic posts about where we have been along with posts about life today. Also, as you can see I have redesigned the blog. 3 weeks notice is exactly how long we knew about Anna Dixon before she was born. Thank you all again for all your thoughts, prayers, love, and support. I cannot begin to say how much is has meant to us! Now here are some pictures of Anna Dixon's Adoption Day!!!