Sofia was an orphan with Down syndrome in Eastern Europe and now has a forever family.
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Monday, July 5, 2010

Let Freedom Ring

We celebrated the 4th of July in our hometown of Sacramento which included a neighborhood parade, swimming, block party complete with dunk tank, cupcake walk, watermelon eating contest, water balloon contest, seed spitting contest, neighborhood potluck and BBQ, music and of course a fireworks show.

This year was especially meaningful as it was Sofia's first 4th of July, her first American holiday and one that symbolizes so much for her. She has a brand new life here in the United States. She has a future that is bright, so much brighter than the four walls of the orphanage that she lived in just 3 weeks ago.  We are so happy to have her home now and settled into her new life...full of freedom!

More pictures to follow soon. We finally got the camera out since returning home from Ukraine a couple weeks ago!

I also promise an update on all the "goings on" since we've returned. It's been a busy couple weeks and I'm still adjusting to life with four children. We are truly blessed. The house is full and happy and lively...and sometimes crazy but it's all good.


  1. You've summed it up beautifully Jennifer! By the way, I've been wondering where the pictures were.
    I'll be watching. ºoº

  2. sounds like a "perfect" way to spend the fourth of july - glad you guys were able to enjoy it so much!!! can't wait to see more pictures :)

  3. Aaaaaah! Let FREEDOM ring! Amen!

  4. yay! Happy 4th to sweet Sofia (and the rest of you, too!)

    Can't wait for more pics!

  5. FREEDOM indeed!! So happy that all has fallen into place since your return....and yes, the craziness too:) Glad that you all had a fabulous 4th!!!

  6. beautiful. she is just so darn cute !


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