Tuesday, March 30, 2010

EllaKate Day in New Jersey

Who decides they will drive to New Jersey one day and head out the next... not us... but we did. Jeff and Cathy's son Oryan, was getting married Saturday in Clinton, NJ but we had decided we couldn't make that long journey with EK. She could never make it that far.

Thursday the Lopes came by our house on their way and it was then we realized we had to head up there too. Friday morning we got up around 4, left by 5, drove for 13 hours and made it to Clinton very tired but very thankful we had come. We drove up to the hotel and Cathy was leaving for the rehearsal... she couldn't even decide if it was really us and when she did, the tears began falling- Jeff was so happy too! Later that night we met them all @ Danielle's parents' home for a dessert party. So fun!

Saturday was the big day for O&D but also for EK because it was the day 4 years ago, she became our forever daughter. We held her, loved her, fed her, and kissed her for the first time. I still look at her today and stand amazed that God has given us such an amazing little girl.


To celebrate, we got up and walked into town to tour, eat lunch, and take pictures. She chose a cute little stuffed puppy for her EK Day gift and named her Belle.








And the highlight of the day for EK... being this CLOSE to a goose!



  1. During everyday life - just being busy with keeping up with everything - we often loose sight of the miracles that are right in front of us... Days like this put it into perspective.

  2. Such a beautiful town. wow! Congrats on 4 years. Hard to believe!!