be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
Today was a wonderful day..August 31, 2012. Today Nicole became an "official" part of our family. She's been with us since February of 2011, and so of course she's been a "Winslow" for all of this time, but today, the court made it official!
On February 3rd, 2011, we got a call telling us that they had a little 5 year old girl named Nicole that needed a home that very day. We said "Yes!", and the rest...well...it's a wonderful part of our growing family history.
Take a peek into our last 1.5 years!
|This was Nicole's first full day with us, and we took the traditional "couch" photo!|
|Nicole LOVED Glenn right from the start!|
|Since Nicole did NOT have a good father figure, she bonded with Glenn and has been the apple of his eye ever since!|
|The 4 sisters share a room! It's cozy and cheery!|
|A Winslow kiddo pyramid--Easter 2011|
|Nicole's 6th birthday!|
|Nicole's kindergarten graduation! Great Grammy Winslow in the background.|
|Nicole LOVES to ride in the car!|
Okay....here are a few more photos and some from Nicole's official adoption hearing!!
|Nicole's 7th birthday celebration!|
|At the Deerfield Fair!|
|It's official! Photo in the court room with Judge Carrol, and all of our family, and Memere Janine, too!|
|Nicole and Kali, her beloved social worker! We love you Kali!|
|After the adoption we went to one of our favorite icecream places---Jordan's in Belmont!|
|Nicole got her favorite.....coffee!|
|Our beautiful Nicole Winslow!!|
|We had a bunch of wonderful folks join us for the celebration....Memere from Baltimore, MD, came, as well as our dear friends the Lowman family and all of their kiddos, and "Uncle Paul and Aunt Nancy Burke", too!|
|Rosie LOVES icecream!|
|We got Nicole a Jordan's T-shirt as a gift and everyone signed it!|
|Here's Joseph...he brings new meaning to the word..."hard nose"...!! Crazy!|
|Here's lookin' at your Mike!!|
|Uncle Paul and Aunt Nancy!|
|Sweet Miss Harmony!|
|Brothers from another mother!|
|After icecream we went out for dinner with the Lowmans at Sal's pizza in Belmont! It was totally yummy!|
|Kiara and Nicole...BFF!!!|
Love you!! Dad and Mom and everyone!