Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Special Memorial Day Weekend!

Last Thursday we traveled up to Washington (7hrs) to visit Joe's sister and her family. All of Joe's side of the family were there to witness them adopt their foster daughter "B". The adoption took place on Friday and they were sealed to her on Saturday. It was a Special weekend. And I am so thankful that my family got to be there to show our new neice how much we love her.
Here is the entire family at the Temple-B is the girl in white in the middle.

The kids sitting at the courthouse

After the adoption we went to the park for lunch and to play.
Then the kids got to ride the carousel there. Daddy and Brooke play a bit! Later we got to go swimming and roast smores while
watching Bolt -on the bigscreen projection set up outside.

The next night we celebrated B's birthday with a fairy party-the girls made wands, necklaces, and recieved tutus and fairy wings-All of the men went to a football game.

On our way home we met with my mom and dad at a family reunion potluck lunch that my dad's side of the family holds every memorial day. The girls also got to see their aunt Michelle and cousin Orion and also talk to their uncle Austin via skype(he is stationed in Germany).
Grandma and Brooke

Whitney saying goodbye to Grandpa.

Visiting the family's graves.
At one point they all fell asleep-it was so quiet-for a little while at least.


JOY said...

Hi! I was blog-hopping around and had to stop at yours when I noticed the temple. What a beautiful family you have. THanks for the smile today!

Mikaela said...

I'm glad you were able to attend such a great thing! What a great blessing kids are! :) I'm glad you hit the reunion...too bad I missed it this year!

Btflgal said...

The pictures were great. Thank you for posting a picture of Gma and Gpa Stoker's plot... I wish I were closer to attend the potluck. Looks like you had a fantastic time!

Jake and Angie said...

I didn't know Austin was in Germany. How long has he been there? looks like you had a fun time.

Ashley Harris said...

Oh I am soooo jealous. I am glad you had a good weekend. Love you and miss you tons!!