So in other posts, I may have hinted at my family expanding, or maybe I didn’t. I forget. Happens as you get older.

In any case, we’ve been in the process of adopting a little girl. We first started fostering her last November, and today we FINALLY received confirmation that the courts finalized the adoption on October 17th, 2017.

I would like everyone to meet Skylar, our little curly haired Shirley Temple. I went with a muted look similar (to me anyways) of those old colorized magazines.


I was going for something like this…


But it looks like I got a little of this…


which resulted in this.. 🙂


She certainly loves to dress up, and she most certainly loves getting photographed. Now if only she could listen to instructions better… but she’s 3, so we’ll work on it.

And the big announcement photo. Taken the same day we got a phone call telling us it was finalized. Although, we got the phone call on October 25th, they told us the finalization was actually October 17th.

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