Saturday, July 24, 2010

Name Day

Today we headed down to Chicago for court. Josh and I have to serve Elijah in order to adopt him. We essentially sued him. We got up early and took the train to the city. One we arrived at the Daily Center we headed up to the sheriff's office to serve Eli after that we headed up to the courtroom with our lawyer. My mom, brother and our best friends joined us for the exciting day. We were sworn in and then talked to the judge for a few mins. She was wonderful and fell in love with the boys. We were in the courtroom for all of 5 mins. After that Elijah was officially ours! Although it doesn't feel like anything has changed, he has always been ours, he now has our last names!!
This was taken right after we left the courtroom. No cameras were allowed in court.
Our best friends and Malachi's best buddy, Bryson, joined us!
Group shot, with my mom and brother
Us with the Judge.
We went out to lunch afterward and did a toast for Eli. He slept through the whole thing!
Malachi wanted to "cheers" as well!

Happy Name Day Elijah!!! 


Cammie Heflin said...


Gojira said...

What a wonderful day to remember! Congratulations!

Lacey said...

Happy Name day!! Wahoo!!

Kristin said...

Congrats - we finalized in May, and just got Max's new birth certificate last week! We can finally change all his medical records to his 'real' name!!

My name is Sarah said...

Congratulations!!1 It must be such a good feeling.

larag1028 said...

Congratulations!! :)