We were supposed to arrive at the ceremony two hours prior to its start. Lucky us Mark's ceremony was moved up one hour to 4:30 a.m.
I woke the kids up at 0200, as in 2 a.m. All three of the bigger kids leapt out of bed just as easily as they would on a Saturday morning. I woke Audrey and carried her right to the car.
I was prepared for anything! I had blankets, snacks, movies, water bottles, and electronic devices. Whatever I thought it might take to entertain our cherubs while we waited for two hours in the wee hours of the morning in a gymnasium.
They were excellent.
While we were waiting...
All set up watching a movie under the bleachers.
The welcoming committee:
One of the ladies from my neighborhood happened to be at our ceremony and took pictures for me. Here are some of our Kodak moments...
|I'm already teary just watching them march in.|
|be still my heart|
|our family is complete|
|Abbey is the most smitten.|
|Audrey is very proud of the sign she made.|
Oh what a day.
My heart is full.