That Katie's family just celebrated their 5th Family Birthday!
I can hardly believe how much time has passed since that day in December 2005 when we first met our C, B and V! They have grown and changed and blossomed so much! On the other hand, it seems like far more than 5 years has passed. Like we have been a family for as long as I can remember. I certainly couldn't imagine my life without them!
That's us in Liberia 5 years ago. Getting ready to fly home and celebrate our 1st Christmas together! Now we are about to celebrate our 6th Christmas.
I LOVE Family Birthday! I never did like the term "Gotcha Day." It just rubs me the wrong way. For us, the day we met our kids was truly the birth of our family. That was the day that a young couple went from being a "just the two of us," to a family of 5! As the first anniversary of bringing our children home approached Camera Guy and I knew that we wanted to make it a BIG CELEBRATION! We always want our kids to know what a blessing they are to us. We want them to know that they day we met them was one of the most important days of our whole lives and that we love them, love our family, and love the way that God has brought us together!
So every year we do it up big! And this year we had a blast as usual. We went to the Kalahari resort in Sandusky, Ohio to the biggest indoor water park in the country! Here are a few pics of us enjoying our getaway together...
How do you celebrate your adoption day?