The Journey of a Lifetime

Ryan and I have decided to pursue our forth adoption and add another beautiful baby to our family. We couldn't be happier and are thrilled! Join us in our journey in adopting baby Schlenner!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Court Proceedings Gone Wrong

Today was our final Re-Adoption court proceeding in the Lyon County courtroom! We've done this three times prior with the girls and today was suppose to go smooth!!!!!! Easy peeeezzzzy!!! Zip in...and zip out!! No such luck....

Magnus' court proceeding failed! Ryan, I and the kids were in the courtroom when Judge Bush declared the paperwork was wrong and he would not sign the Re-Adoption because Magnus came home on an IH-3 visa. And the Minnesota statute only states an IR-3 visa is acceptable. I'll skip the rest of the legal mumbo-jumbo....but Ryan and I left the courtroom this afternoon with a failed court proceeding and unsuccessful re-adoption.
Look at this face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Magnus is totally sick and tired of listening to this judge!!! Mommy is too!

Here is the lil' man all dressed up for his big day that ended with an unsuccessful outcome!!!

No worries!!! Magnus' adoption was complete and final in China. Nothing is going to happen...our family is fine! Magnus is forever ours. It is just strongly suggested in Minnesota that families go through re-adoption proceedings. We HAVE to complete the re-adoption in order to get a Minnesota Birth Certificate and Passport. So while the adoption is final and already completely legal...we have to re-adopt to get the US paperwork.

Magnus was so funny today! I was cracking up the whole time PRIOR to the judge declaring our proceeding was unsuccessful.

Here's the whole gang!
So it looks like we put or celebration on hold and get a lawyer to help us through this legal mess of unjustice. Lesson of the day: When life gives us lemons...we just make lemonade!!!

My little poopsie!

Minnesota Fun

Here are some pictures from our fun weekend at the lake. I forgot to post these last week! The girls and I did some good old fashion ice skating on Lake Reno!!! It was so much fun!! We had a blast!!! Daddy and Magnus stayed inside and out of trouble.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentines Day!!

We had a fun Valentines Day!! Here's some pictures I wanted to share!!! Gabriella woke up all smiles on Valentines Day! She knew it was an extra special day!!! Breakfast was blueberry waffles with whip cream!!!!!

Jocelyn was happy to get her special gifts on Valentines day, too! She loved the new shirt....but loved the chocolates even MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ahnya and Magnus hung out with me for our usual day at home playing and picking up! They are soooo busy together and are playing better with each other all the time. These two are so cute!

Ahnya is always a character...and always silly....but mostly just melts your heart! You can see Magnus a tiny bit laying next to her watching every little thing she does.

And last but not Magnus! He'll be 23 months old next week and growning and growing. Momma's little tiger boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!