Thursday, December 20, 2012

Adopted....Special Day.

Yesterday was a special day for our family, my son and daughter-in-law formally adopted two little boys.
It was a neat day, the court hearing was the last of the day and the Judge was very relaxed and let the kids climb around in the jury box then afterward she posed for pictures in front of the bench with the new expanded family. We then went to a local park and had sandwiches and they learned first hand what an ice-cream truck was. When the ice-cream truck arrived I commented they did not know what it was because they did not run for it like the other children however that was soon rectified shown here with their Snow-Cones. It will be a special Christmas.

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  1. Many Congratulations ! Of course you will have a memorable Christmas.

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    1. Jane, thank you so much, we will.

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  2. Oh Duke, this makes me smile. Congratulations for your family!

    Every time we hear the music coming down the road, especially in the summer time, both my husband & I scream "Ice Cream Truck, Ice Cream Truck!!!". It's acually the road over from us. They NEVER come down our small dirt road, but it's still nice to hear & remember.

    I remember running as fast as I could to my Mama to get a dollar, so I wouldn't miss him, to get a push up. Still love that orange & cream combination, to this day.

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    1. DFW, It seems the Ice-cream truck should be in every kids memory.

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  3. That's a wonderful story; congratulations to the whole "new" family!

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  4. Again, from the both of us, congratulations Grandpa.

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  5. Bravo Zulu to your son and his wife.

    There's an old story about a breathlessly cynical remark from Winston Churchill or George Bernard Shaw or some sort on the occasion of one of their opponents marrying someone aweful: "This is proof that the Deity is a merciful God, as now only two are miserable rather than four."

    Your son and his wife did the opposite: now four are happy rather than miserable. Even if there is the hand of the Lord involved, well done to them.

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    1. Borepatch, They are a happy family for sure. Thanks.

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  6. Those are some seriously cute kids.

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    1. JDM, They are special to us. Thanks.

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  7. Congratulations Grandpa and the entire family! How special your Christmas is going to be!

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    1. Mamma Bear, It is good to teach kids when they are small the real values in life and Christmas is a good place to start. Thanks.

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  8. Oh Congratulations ! what an awesome Christmas Present for you and Mrs. Duke.. I am so happy for your family... what a blessing.

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    1. JUGM, They have been living with my son and daughter-in-law for 10 months as foster children so they are fairly settled in however it is now official. Thanks.

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  9. Power to ya man! We can take so much for granted and not even realize there are those who have not owned or seen what we have been able to.

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    1. FallinFast, It's true, and some people never know what they give up. Thanks.

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  10. That's wonderful! Congratulations to the new family!

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    1. Daddy Bear, Thanks you so much my friend.

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  11. How cool is that! the children were chosen and grew in the hearts and minds of the parents. Welcome to the tribe little ones you were not accident but chosen!

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    1. Very true, they were chosen. Thank you so much.

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  12. Very cool.

    For a few years our block was ignored by ice cream trucks. The first one that came down the street had the kids (they were little) a bit scared. That changed quickly.

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    1. Russell, Some Ice Cream trucks sound a little like a horror movie with the sound tracks garbled a little.

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  13. Congratulations. We are looking forward to adoption towards the end of February. Hopefully it will be as special as this one.

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    1. Daddy Hawk, hope all goes well, Thanks.

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