Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Introducing for the first time...

We were in court this morning to readopt Josiah and Gabriella as our children. So I'd like to introduce to you for the first time Josiah Thomas Boimah Basten and Gabriella Kimberly Basten as our legal children and citizens of the U.S. My parents joined us in court to witness the proceeding. Then we went out for lunch after to celebrate.
With the judge after the court order for their name change.

With Grandma and Grandpa Basten

The whole Basten family

This is typical Josiah style - full of energy and moving so much even the camera couldn't catch him still.

With suckers and balloons from Grandma and Grandpa

1 comment:

Melodie said...

Yay! This is wonderful news. I am so glad things are going so well for you and that your babies are both home.

I would LOVE to see Josiah and Gabriella again and am touched that Josiah remembers me so well. I will be attending the Festival of Hope this year and that might be a good time to meet.

Let me know if you'll be there!