Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Little Buddy is ours!

This has been a busy week.  Not only did I have my sad trip up to North Carolina, and Little Buddy had his birthday but today is even more special.  Today was Little Buddy's Adoption Day!  

We are so thrilled he is officially ours.  He did outstanding even though he was hungry and it was nap time.  Here is a few glimpses of our day.  


Walking the halls of the courthouse before the ceremony.
 

Little Buddy with his Medical Foster Father Todd.
 

Getting a big smooch on the lips from his Medical Foster Mom Jeannette.


Here we are with the Judge right after the ceremony.  My teenager on the left, me, the Judge and my husband holding Little Buddy.  We were missing Mr. 20 year old something fierce, but he was with us in spirit.
 

This was the only decent picture of me and my little boy.  I abhor getting my picture taken and usually can not find one with my eyes open.  He looks darling doesn't he?
 

I bribed him with french fries on the way home to keep him awake.  It is official he is now one of our family whether he likes it or not.  Welcome to the family Little Buddy, we are so blessed you are one of us.

76 comments:

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Awww .... that's fantastic! Congratulations to all!

You know you and Claudia look a lot alike :)

S

Deb said...

Awwww...that's wonderful. Congratulations to all of you. Hugs, Deb

Gracie Saylor said...

I am celebrating with you Meredith! I am remembering the tears of joy I shed when our two sons' adoptions were finalized :) Wonderful pictures of all of you...and Meredith, you are beautiful always.
Love with hugs from Gracie

Amy at love made my home said...

Congratulations to you all!!!!!!! A wonderful happy and loving family!!! Although I am not sure that the judge looks very happy about being adopted by you all! I know that I have said before that seeing Buddy makes me smile everytime, but I have a smile from one ear to the other and right the way round again at this fantastic news!!! Buddy is a fantastic little boy and so is his family!!!!! Way to go all of you!!!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Teresa Kasner said...

*C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* to your whole family and I'm so happy that Little Buddy found you to be his forever family. And Meredith, you are absolutely gorgeous and beautiful.. I hope you show us more photos of you. I loved seeing your whole family together, what a handsome son and husband! You will always be able to celebrate having LB on hi birthday forever. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Vera said...

YAY!!!!! This is the best blog post ever. So happy for all of you and your joy (and everyone elses too) shines through in the pictures. Love the picture of Little Buddy going down the hall, the picture of you with your family (minus the college boy...and Max of course)and the picture of you and Little Buddy is beautiful Meredith. Congratulations. What a celebration -- bring on more cupcakes.

BettyandAnnie said...

Such heart warming news Meredith. I am so happy for you and your family. Andrea x

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Congrats to all of you. What a good-looking family. And I have to say, while Little Buddy looks darling in that picture, so do you, girl!

Dee said...

My heart is bursting with joy for you and your family. That pictures of you and LB is fantastic!!!

LB has a great Mom and you have a most wonderful little boy (and some pretty terrific BIG boys too). Congrats to you and your family.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Your family is so beautiful. I know that Little Buddy will be a true blessing to your lives, as much as you all will be to his. It's so heart warming to see a happy ending. Yay! He's yours forever....so super cool.

Blessings to you one and all sweet friend.

Karen said...

Congratulations to all of you! I love seeing the family pictures. Such beautiful family. I smile, remembering adoption day for each of my three. So very special. I'm so happy for you, Meredith.

Julie Shaw said...

Congratulations Meredith!!!!!! Your little buddy is a very special and very lucky boy to have you as a family. The picture of you is beautiful. Meredith, you are gorgeous!!! (and never forget it) xo J

Nana Go-Go said...

Many Congratulations to you all and may I say, what a handsome family you all make. You're such a beautiful creature, Meredith and the happiness is shining right out of you! Happy times ahead. x

Jay said...

Super duper news, congratulations all of you x

Una said...

What a wonderful day for all of you. Congratulations.

Jo said...

Fantastic but really he has been part of your family for ages. Good luck on your journey, what a special moment. Jo x

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Yay! Hurrah! I am so so so chuffed for you all xxx

And Mere, you're so pretty ... that picture of you and your littlest boy is just perfect x

gilly said...

Aw,that is such wonderful news, Meredith and well done to little Buddy too for being such a star through the process today. That is such a gorgeous pic of you two - beautiful, happy faces! Wishing you love & happiness & blessings, always. Hugs xx

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Meredith what a wonderful day for all of you! Congratulations to all of you. Such a fabulous picture of everyone (except Mr. 20) what a lovely family. You are so cute and look so happy!! I'm thrilled for all of you and send all good wishes for much happiness, good health and love for your family.
Thanks for sharing your happiness, xoRobin

Home Meadows said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your family. The picture of you and your son is darling. You two look happy. Blessings to your new expanded family. Heather

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Oh Meredith, there aren't enough words in the world to say how happy I am for you all :) You are all A.M.A.Z.I.N.G :D I'm having a little teary moment here. What an amazing happy wonderful special and did I say amazing day for you all. Hugest of hugs to you and your whole family xxxxx

Joy said...

Oh I am so thrilled for your lovely (and handsome) family, dear Meredith - I got a big shiver down my spine and a tear in my eye. Lovely, lovely pics, and you, my dear, are utterly gorgeous, inside and out!!!
I'm wishing the very best that life can bring to you all! And how wonderful it must feel to have all of the 'red tape' and what not behind you and now it's all forward into a magical future together.
Big hugs, Joy xo

Toni said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What wonderful pictures!!! So glad you all found each other!

Pammy Sue said...

Congrats to all of you! What a wonderful day for you.

Crafty in the Med said...

Congratulations Meredith......wonderful moment for you and your family. What a smashing photo of you and Buddy...such a lovely smile!!!

keep well

Amanda x

Mrs. C said...

I"m soooo happy for all of you! :)

Carla from The River said...

Congratulations. :-)
You look beautiful and so happy.
Our prayers,
Carla

Rose said...

So, so happy for you all! You look gorgeous holding him, by the way. Love shining through you.

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

Wow, what a lovely day, wishing you all lots of happy times together. And you and Buddy look great in the photo.
Caz xx

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

So much love! Congratulations!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Congratulations and hugs for everyone.
Joy

Pooch said...

Congratulations to your family and Happy Birthday to LB!!!!! His foster parents must be very thankful that LB has joined your family.Now you can add another boy to your "About Me" blurb!!

Blessings!
:)

My Garden Diaries said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! Congrats to everyone friend!!!! This is absolutely outstanding!!!! I am so happy that your family is complete now with this cutie pie!!!! What a blessing indeed!!! Sending you a big hug and you look beautiful in that photo! Nicole xo

Kris said...

First of all, congratulations! What a special day! Meredith, you are beautiful! Stunning! I love the photos of you and husband and son in. Such an exciting time! Lucky, lucky little boy!!!
xo Kris

CJ said...

I have tears in my eyes, that is such a happy story. The photo of you and him together is absolutely beautiful, and the one of the four of you and the judge is so happy too. Congratulations to all of you Meredith. CJ xxxxx

gaia said...

Congratulations!

Betsy said...

Goodness!! I'm late to the party today!! Congratulations to you, Little Buddy and his new forever family. He looks so happy and so do the rest of you. Meredith, you are so gorgeous and look completely content with your family. Please give us more pictures of you. :-).

Congratulations again and many blessing to you and your new family.
Betsy

Joyful said...

Meredith, congratulations to you and your family! Little Buddy walks through the courthouse like he owns it, lol. You all look so happy. Big hugs. Penny

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

How very exciting for you all. Lovely happy family photos. Congratulation to your wonderful family. Hugs Judy

linda said...

Congratulations Meredith! that's fantastic news, what a lovely family picture and you are a very pretty lady I love that photo of you and Buddy you both look so happy. :) xxx

kathy b said...

What a wonderful post. IM so happy for you all! You are angels. !!!

Stins said...

Yay!! What terrific news; congratulations!
You are such a beautiful couple!
Lots of love and hugs, Mirjam.

Regena Fickes said...

My day has officially started. I need a few happy tears to get things going well. Such a blessing for all of you! God is so awesome! How He brought all of you together has warmed my heart for months. God bless you all.

Caffeine Girl said...

Congratulations! Little Buddy is so lucky, and your family looks so sweet.

You look gorgeous in that photo, by the way.

Willow said...

I am SO HAPPY for you and your family! My daughter adopted two children in April and now they are OURS. I know the absolute joy of adoption day. (Daddy of our two facetimed to attend the signing of the papers with the judge)

Rose Red said...

Congratulations! What a great day - I'm so glad you've had two great celebrations this week after the sadness of the visit with your friend - it's the ups like these that help is cope with the downs.
You look very content with Little Buddy, he is lucky to have you all, and vice versa.

Lynne said...

This is wonderful news! I can feel the love all the way over here in California. Congratulations to you and your family Meredith.
I love the picture of the two of you, but I really like the one of him in his little walker, heading for the judge. What a kid!

Ryan McGhee said...

Congratulations!!! What a wonderful day for all of you!!!

Lisa N. said...

Congratulations that is great news!
take care,
Lisa

beth jillette said...

How wonderful for all of you! I am in awe of your family and your love

cockney blonde said...

Mega congratulations. I know how that feeling must have been as we have an adopted grandee and its almost as though you can start breathing again once its official. Little B is one lucky little boy, x

Bridget said...

Love and blessings to all of you!

Ann said...

Congratulations! Both your family and your little boy are blessed to have each other.

Ladybird Diaries said...

How wonderful, many congratulations to you all. The photos of you and Buddy is beautiful.
Marianne x

Sarah Sweethearts said...

Ahh! Congratulations to you all! :)Prayers of thanks and blessings for you! :)

Ana BC said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! you look very happy :-) Many blessings to you all

Annette T. said...

Congratulations. I'm so happy for your family and Little Buddy. I used to report in court and when the Judge would do adoptions I'd tear up! Of course at the time I was awaiting my own adoption to go thru! Happy, Happy Days!

Deb said...

Congratulations ♥
such beautiful photos of you & your sweet family xo

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful event.

andamento said...

Congratulations!

elns said...

Oh Yay! and Congratulations! I'm so happy for all you. You are all so lucky to have each other.

brsmaryland said...

Congrats to all of you! This post brought a tear to my eye. So happy, so touching.
hugs,
Beth

Teresa said...

Congratuations to your whole family!!!! I am so happy for you. It is also nice to see the people you talk about so lovenly. Too bad the oldest one couldn;'t be there also. But I am sure that this was his main thought for the day. What a beautiful family! Now even more beautiful!
I meant to wish little Buddy a happy birthday, but the day got away from me. It is so cool that this happened so near to his birthday. Like a birthday present for all of you!

Chrissie Crafts said...

Oh Meredith, I'm so happy for you all! Of course the keypad is blurry as I type because I've gone all teary...he looks as happy as Christmas morning with you, such beautiful photos of you all. Hooray! Chrissie x

kristieinbc said...

WOW!! I am trying to catch up on my blog reading, and was so surprised and happy to see this post. Congratulations to your family. What pure joy Little Buddy is!

Linda Gilbert said...

The best news for you all. What a wonderful story x

Astri said...

A big congrats to you and your family M! You are all adorable. :-)

Fay said...

Congratulations Mere.x

Grammy Braxton said...

Oh that is wonderful, Meredith. I know you have been looking forward to this day! What a wonderful day for all of you.

Hugs,
Sharon

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Congratulations to you and your whole family Meredith!! How wonderfully blessed your Little Buddy is to have such a loving family.

Judy S. said...

Hurrah! Congratulations to the whole family. That LB is a very lucky guy to be part of it. Loved the photos, especially the one of the two of you.

Babajeza said...

Congratulations! :-) And all the best! Regula

Liz said...

I've been catching up on all of your recent posts, but I just had to comment on this one first. This is so exciting. Everyone looks so happy and you look beautiful. I don't know why you say that you don't look good in pics. Little buddy is so blessed to have you and your family... and you to have him of course.
Liz

Dawn Sparks said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a blessing for both you and your little buddy!! It warms my heart to see and read posts like this!

Dawn

Sentimentally Me said...

Wonderful!
You look beautiful and filled with pride! Congrats to all - especially Little Buddy - A Happy Home for Him with a family that loves & adores him - PERFECT! xoxo

Taciana Simmons said...

Congratulations my dear Meredith. I'm sorry I missed some of your posts... I'm so very happy for you, for little buddy and your family. I have with my work gone to so many adoption celebrations, but I have never been so happy as I'm for you today. May you be blessed with many, many gret moments and memories.
Congratulations my dear friend :)