Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Family Day

April 15th, 2010...We *finally* met him.  We finally met our son.  After everything that we had been through in Kazakhstan, after all the unsure feelings.  We met a shy, nervous, giving little boy named Dias.  We met our son.  And we knew it instantly.

April 15th, 2012...We wanted to spend this Family Day in California.  We wanted to take time out of our crazy schedules and just have fun with Ryland.  Have fun as a family.  We did just that.

For those of you that know me, know that I don't get emotional often.  I'm emotional writing this.  It's still hard to believe.  I still have to pinch myself sometimes.  He's ours.  He's the best.  I am so proud of him.  He couldn't be any cuter.  He's tough and resilient, while being vulnerable and caring.  I love him so much.  I'm so proud of our journey to him, our hard fight.  It was all worth it!

Happy Family Day, Ryland. 

We love you more,
Mama & Papa


  1. :) And without Ryland, we wouldn't have such an awesome family in our lives! We love you guys!

  2. Awe.. Cortney - What a great post! Happy Family Day to you guys! I remember the day as well... :) This post makes me smile!

  3. Yes I know those feelings, that deep feeling in your heart you can't love him enough!!!

    Happy Family day and forever together!!