It's official: our adoption is finalized! "Josephine Leanne" is now legally Josephine Leanne and according to her new birth certificate Elizabeth is her Mama and Travis is her Daddy! Isn't it funny that this happened on her 9 month birthday? As Ya Ya pointed out, it takes 9 months to make a baby and in our case, it just happened to take exactly nine months to make an official family.
Lucky for us, Josie was in a much better mood this morning and she didn't bat an eye at the notion of putting on her fancy dress.
The judge even said Josie was the best dressed kid she's seen in YEARS! Go Travis for picking out that snazzy dress and accessories! The judge also gave Josie a little stuffed animal to congratulate her on her big day. We will treasure it forever!
The morning was sheer perfection (unless you count the fact that I accidentally put my Spanx on backwards, sucking in my back instead of my belly but hey, if that's the only thing that went awry we're doing alright)! The three of us have permanent smiles plastered on our faces. This is the best Christmas gift we could ask for!
Congratulations!!! (Sorry 'bout the Spanx, though. LOL)ReplyDelete
CONGRATULATIONS! She is a beautiful little girl! What a wonderful day for your family! May your days be filled with happiness and love!ReplyDelete
Congrats on your precious gift and your celebrations.ReplyDelete
I couldn't be happier about the good news!! I love it! YOu have a beautiful family!ReplyDelete
Congrats to you all. You are a beautiful family...with or without the Spanx. :)ReplyDelete
What a beautiful family you all make!! Congrats and many precious blessings in the new year. Smiles are happening in Columbus for you on this most perfect day!!ReplyDelete
It's so hard to figure out the front/back on those Spanx things. LOL
Congrats to all of you!! She does look really beautiful. :o)ReplyDelete
Yeah, Congratulations on being "official".ReplyDelete
BEAUTIFUL!!!! congratulations again!!!ReplyDelete
That dress is amazing!And she's smiling!
And I'm dying about the spandex!!! LOL
Congrats!! We celebrated Addy's 2 year adoption day on the 16th, making it real is such an amazing feeling!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! Beautiful family! ( and dress)ReplyDelete
So excited for you!! We remember this day - so very exciting!ReplyDelete
Happy Dancing with you!ReplyDelete
Tammy and Parker
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! The dress is beautiful just like Josephine:)ReplyDelete
I was "awwing" throughout the whole post until I got to the spanx part. Then I just cracked up! It's so hard to tell which way goes where!!ReplyDelete
Josie girl looks precious!!!!
Wonderful! I am so happy for your family. I love ready about Josie & Aunt Leanne's colorful world!ReplyDelete
What an exciting day. Congratlations!ReplyDelete
Congratulations Elizabeth, Travis and Josephine Leanne!ReplyDelete
I recently found your blog and you are such a beautiful family!
Congratulations! She looks precious in that dress! I'm so glad she was willing to wear it today!ReplyDelete
I can't think of a better Christmas present! Congratulations!!!ReplyDelete
Yea, yea for being all done! What a great Christmas present!ReplyDelete
Oh Yeah! Such happy happy news! Congratulations...it's a Girl!ReplyDelete
After watching your little 'diva' in the slide show today, you would never know she had any health/hospital problems in her past at all! Congratulations - and continued prayers for smooth sailing into the New Year! (((hugs, Josie)))ReplyDelete
congrats to all of you!ReplyDelete