Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ten years ago today!!!






December 16Th marks a big day in our house!!! Ten years ago today Judge Bogdonava granted our petition to adopt Vasily Nikoleavitch Nadeleav!!












This picture is of our court house!!!


This is a picture of us just after our court hearing. Next to me in the middle is Judge Bogdonova. She s such a sweet woman. on the lower hand corner next to Nate is our translator Andrei (we still keep in touch with him) and then of course our facilitator Alex on the other side of Nate. We were able to have lunch with Mrs. Bogdonova when we traveled back in 2002 to adopt Katie and she was so happy to see us and to hear about Nikolas.







This is Nik's last time in the baby home. He fell asleep on my lap and woke up in our apartment. Its hard to believe how little he was at that time!!!


This is where Nikolas slept. We had no crib for him then. He fit so nice in the suitcase!!!













This is on our way home from Russia!! our first family picture!!
We were gone for 3 weeks and we arrived home on New Years Eve!!
It was so awesome to start the Brand new year in our home with our new son!!!













Here is Nikolas today!! On December 19Th he will turn 11 years old. It brings tears to my eyes how he as grown into such a sweet young man. He has a heart of Gold and would do anything for anybody.
Nothing is perfect but watching him mature into a young man who loves the Lord just makes my heart so happy!!!
Nikolas we were so blessed to day you were placed into our arms and we thank the Lord for you ever day!!!!!

































10 comments:

Mari said...

I remember that time well! I can't believe it's been 10 years. It's fun seeing those old pictures!

Melissa said...

How awesome! That's such a great story for Nik to tell! And I agree, he is a wonderful boy, with wonderful parents!

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A Stone Gatherer said...

Wow, what great memories, and what a great kid! Happy Birthdya Nik!

Chad and Tammy said...

Happy Birthday Nik!! I love the pictures!

Beverly said...

He has beautiful eyes and a wonderful smile.

Beverly

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Yeah!!- Love the old pictures.
What a handsome young man he's grown into. You can tell it's him though in the baby pics

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Yeah!!- Love the old pictures.
What a handsome young man he's grown into. You can tell it's him though in the baby pics

julie said...

Thanks for sharing the pics and happy birthday Nik!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday Nik! And also a Merry Christmas to the whole family!

He's getting so old! I can't believe it - I was in high school when you brought him home - I still remember it! He's a handsome young man now! :)