Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It's Official!

On October 1, 2008, we finalized the adoption of Christopher and Katie! Their names are legally changed and they now share our last name! We will also be getting Montana birth certificates for C & K with our names listed as the parents! This is the final and complete step in the process and it is a huge celebration. We will forever remember and celebrate Oct. 1st as our official adoption day. Our lawyer was very generous and did all the work at no cost to us--just because he is passionate about adoption. The judge loves adoption as well and made the day very special for us. He was genuinely interested in our story, in the kids' lives, and was quick to give God the glory for it all. On top of all this, we got to finalize the adoption with our friends--the Lundman's! We traveled together to Uganda in March to get our children and we got to finish together. It was a wonderful day!

The kids (there were 13 of them!) got to sit in the jury box!

We also celebrated Sage's birthday recently as she turned 4! WooHoo!!

Katie spent another weekend in the hospital. This time she was hospitalized for sickle cell pain which we believe was caused by the sickling of cells in her back. She is doing better and ibuprofen is her best friend.

We had a major snow storm come through this last weekend which dumped 22 inches. The kids had so much fun building snow forts and snow men, throwing snowballs, and drinking hot chocolate. We lost many, many branches from our trees (the trees had not dropped all their leaves yet and it was a very heavy, wet snow).

Christopher's version of getting ready for the snow!

Sage's version of getting ready for the snow!

Since daddy did not approve of her first outfit, this was her second try at getting ready to play in the snow!

Katie's hair is slowly getting longer, and I am having fun experimenting with tons of different hair products and hair styles. Here is one of them...

This is actually Katie's favorite look. We thought hair extensions might be too expensive and take too long, so we just have her wear the head-piece from Pirate's of the Caribbean =)


Jacque said...

Congratulations on the finalization of the adoption. I am so pleased that this leg of your journey is complete and a peace can settle in your heart that these children are safe and where they belong. You are now in charge of FUN. Good luck and have a blast!

Best Wishes!

Shauna said...

I would love to chat with you about your amazing journey. Congrats on the finalization! Have a great day - Thank you - Shauna -

Jessica said...


PS: So what did Christopher think of the snow? It was his first time ever seeing snow I imagine...

Karen said...

Happy happy day! And snow to boot?! Glad your family enjoyed it. (We weren't as excited!) What a great month so far!

Mom to the 6th said...

Congratulations! What blessings, I have yet to come hang out with them. Christopher seems like my kinda boy!

Cloughamily said...

Happy Adoption Day, Christopher and Katie Moore!!! Praise the Lord for your amazing journey!

We are all smiles here at the Clough house. We celebrate with you!!!

The pictures are wonderful and funny. I love the courtroom photo of all of you! And the pirate head-piece cracks me up.

Thank you for sharing your lives with us, Moore Family!! We love you and miss you guys!

Erinn (for all the Crew)

lana said...

Love the new blog design! I'm amazed that you found the time to update it all.

Anonymous said...

jenny, wow!
seriously thank you so much for putting these pictures up! better late than never hey! i can imagine your life didn't get any less busy once you got back from UG!
i miss your kids so much, and i'm so grateful that they are in such a great home with parent who love them!
they look so happy!.
hey, Valerie and I only live about a 10 hour drive away!... maybe we'll have to pop down! haha.
Love the updates no matter how random they are!
Love auntie Karianne.

Nadine said...

Hey, Jen,

Remember that blank picture frame you and the kids gave me for my birthday? Well, I see a few in this blog that could easily fill it ...with the love and joy and happiness they portray! I know I see you all, I know I am selfish to want pictures too...if you have time (not) e-mail them to me and I will make to fit the frame! I love you all so so much!

God Bless you!


Kathy said...

I just arrived here fro the first time from my daughter-in-law Shauna's blog (See comment from Shauna, above). I haven't read your whole blog yet, and am really looking forward to it, but I just wanted to tell you that when I read that Katie's fav look is the Pirates of the Caribbean headdress, I laughed out loud! Thanks for the day-brightener!