Monday, April 21, 2008

It's official!

A judge of an US district court decreed Ezra our legal son today. He has always been ours in our hearts since the day he was born but it is so nice to be able to go to court and have it officially and legally decreed, too. It was a happy morning for our little family. Ezra was social and smiley as usual. And, just like I did with Bella, I teared up and bumbled through as I went on record about how much I love Ezra and how grateful we are to be able to adopt him. My heart has been full this morning with love for my children and my husband and for gratitude to amazing birthparents who make it possible for me to be a mom, and for a loving Heavenly Father who guides this whole process. Life is good and I am happy! Next stop...the temple.

Outside of the Courthouse.

Happy, happy, family.

Mom, Dad, Tiff, and Ellie joined us at court.

With the judge after he decreed Ezra ours forever.

Our lawyer and social worker.

Bella and Ellie holding hands on our way into breakfast at Mimi's Cafe.

22 comments:

Ashby Family said...

Congratulations!!! We are so excited and happy for you.

Jen said...

Couldn't be more excited for you!!

Steve and Kelli Fam said...

Wow what a wonderful day. You guys all look fantastic. I couldn't be happier and I wish I could have been there!

Elaine said...

Tirsa, that was the judge we had with Caz and Xander also! And Ray Goodwin - oh we love him!!!!!!! How exciting for you all! Happy day!

Moose & Family said...

Yeahhhhh!!!! Congratulations on this important day. We are very happy for your family!

Kris B said...

Amen to everything you said. I remember both our finalization days. So exciting and a huge sigh of relief. And I love Ezra's smile in that first pic. You all look like the perfect family. Congratulations you guys. Hopefully we can have another day like that in the next couple of years.

Julie said...

Ah my friend you brought tears to my eyes.

Frosting Fiend said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! THAT IS SO AWESOME!! Definitely a great feeling when that happens ;)

estanworth said...

Congrats!!

Lisa said...

Hip Hip Horray!!

Dina said...

I love court day, I love afterward when you sit down and say "whew, we are done and he is ours". Temple day is my fav...I look forward to reading about your experiences with the sealing. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

Carlin said...

You guys look so great together. Ezra looks so happy too! We are excited for you, Congratulations!

Jessie and kids said...

That is fantastic! Congratulations! I know that beema is super excited to be there at the temple! Your little family is beautiful!

KrisJ said...

So happy and excited for you guys! Love the family photos, what a happy day!

Carli said...

I am so very happy for you!

Kirsten said...

SO GREAT!!!!! I just love your family.

Brad said...

Congrats on the new "official" addition to the Allen Clan!

Shannon said...

Hi Tirsa & Blaine!
I am so happy for you and your darling family! Your children are beautiful. It has to be such a relief that they are yours forever here and for eternity! Congratulations,
Shannon Ballard

Tara said...

HORRAY!!!!!!! I LOVE finalization day! (Kinda cool that both Bella & Ezra's were both in April.) So happy for you guys! Now comes the best part...the FOREVER part! Do you have a date set for when you guys are going to the temple?

Heather said...

How nice it is official! I'm excited for you.

Angela said...

Congratulations! You have a beautiful family!

Lu Lu said...

Congratulations! Also, I have to comment on how popular your blog is. 21 comments! I think my record is 6 and that was probably because I posted a few myself. I try not to let it depress me too much. :) Ha ha.