Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Santa Came!

Santa made everyone happy Christmas Day. Allie loves her dress-up clothes and Elmo gear. The boys are busy with their remote cars and super hero toys. Fun day with family to celebrate the real reason of the season! Happy Birthday Jesus!

Christmas Eve

We were so blessed to have Jeremy's Grandma come from Indiana to spend Christmas Eve with us. We all loved spending time with her and the kids were thrilled that she was here to help count down the final hours till Santa!

December 2011

Lots of excitement in December. Cousin Ethan turned 11 (which is mind b0ggling!). Jeremy and I took the kids to Christmas in Loveland, for a carriage ride and a visit with Santa (which did not go over well!). And Sam moved up to a big boy bed... hence the picture of them in their beds in their shared room. Some day we will make them bunk beds!

Allie Becomes a Coleman!

Wednesday, December 14th Allie's adoption became official! Our family of 5 traveled to Ravenna, Ohio (near Cleveland) to go to court to finalize her adoption. Although we have known she's our daughter from day 1, it was very special to have her recognized by the eyes of the court as officially a Coleman. She also became an American citizen that day.
We felt we had come full circle from a year ago. Last year, on Dec. 17th we had received the call that we had a daughter in Korea...the same week a year later it was finalized!
To make the trip even more special, our friend's daughter, Mae, came home from Korea the same day as Allie and her adoption was finalized the same day as Allie's. Then we went to their house for a Korean lunch and some playtime! Pretty special to watch them together; we have pictures of them together in Korea as well!!

November 2011

Some fun pics from November... Allie in her Thanksgiving dress and bathtime at the Colemans. We also had a visit from Aunt Ellie and Uncle Jon, home from Spain! Also a visit from cousin Carrie, Aunt Gay and Uncle Tom from Michigan. A month of family!

Family Pics

These were taken in October, our first official family photos with Allie. Ben is 5.5 years, Sam 3.5 years and Allie 15 months.

Halloween Pics

Yes, I'm way behind once again. These are too cute not to post.