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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Our First Referraliversary

Today was Will's birthday, and Abbey's birthday, and my little brother's birthday, and cousin Hugh's birthday, and Will's friend Sawyer's birthday.

But it also marked one year since we received our referral of Nash and Will.

To celebrate, I took the day off and then we headed to the zoo. It was a beautiful day to visit the zoo, the only problem is that a million other people also had the same idea.

In the past year our lives have changed just a bit.

We went from having one adorable son to have three adorable sons!

Our adoption process for Will and Nash was much shorter than we anticipated and we thank God for bringing them to our family as quickly as He saw fit.

Even though we missed 2.5 years of of Nash's life, we've done our best to make up for lost time.

Will has been with us for longer than he was not with us.

Nash and Reed are virtually inseparable. They fight, sure, but they play well together.

Nash has taught us a lot about patience. We have to remember that his early childhood was much different and although he's come MILES from where he was, he still has some catching up to do.

Will has helped us laugh and smile and enjoy having a baby again. He is such a happy little boy.

Reed actually terrified us when we first brought the boys home, but then we were able to see our sweet little big boy come back to his normal self. I think we didn't realize that he would probably have the hardest change.

Tonight we celebrated Abbey's birthday at Famous Dave's.

Then Candace and Abbey came home to work on Prince William's royal birthday (it's going to be so much cooler than some silly wedding I keep hearing about. Prince William is a cute little Asian-American in my book!).

Bill and I went to work on the regal decorations for the royal birthday party.

Tomorrow evening, we will eat dinner with our friends and family and celebrate Will's first year life.

Today, we prayed, thought about, and thanked God for Judy—Nash and Will's birthmom. She chose life and gave us family.

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