Oh she is a Degas ballernia and he is a chunk of love. I'm just crying and crying. I'm so happy.
Too verklempt and for many words. Mazel!!! I love M & m!
OMG, OMG......i am crying...you are a mom! Your babies are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Can't wait until they are in your arms! Congratulations!!!!
There is perhaps no on in this whole world who I have more faith in to raise good and loving and generous human beings. Your children (!) radiate light and goodness. The four (make that six!) of you are so very very lucky to have found one another. FAMILY!
Wow! I am sitting here in tears so apologies if my spelling is terrible through misty eyes. OMG!! They are so beautiful and your family is amazing. Congrats and enjoy the weekend as a family of 6! You totally deserve it my friend. Can't stop crying...too happy.
Congratulations, I have not posted before, but I had to on this one!! They are beautiful!
HOORAY! So happy for you, and for them.
HAPPY DAY MAMA!!! I'm in tears, you have waited so long. I look forward to following your new family via cyberspace.
M & m are beautiful, beautiful, beautiful....Un Gran Felicitaciones!!!Cindy
Beautiful children of yours. Congratulations.
They are so precious. So beautiful and so ready for you and Steven.We are all here celebrating for you!
I am a streaming, blubbering mess at WORK here, Julie! They are so amazingly gorgeous - and those smiles!! I can't take it!! I. Am. So. Happy. For. You. I wish I had something profound to say, but I think the profound thing has just HAPPENED... no need for words. Congratulations, Ma and Pa!!!
Congrats Mama! They are GEORGEOUS!!!!!
another blubbering mess leaving a comment...they are just gorgeous julie. i am so, so happy for you all!!
oh Julie and Steven, there truly are no words! Congratulations hardly suffices...
Congratulations! Sweet, sweet babies!!
YYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and all is right with the world. YOU ARE A MAMA!!!
I'm so happy and relieved that it took just today to get this wonderful yes! You are one family, all of you together. Can't wait to hear everything as your life unfolds as a mom and a dad and a daughter and a son and a dog and a dog!Christine
oh they are beautiful!! sweet and delicious! *sniff*..*sobb*...I am so happy for your guys..hearts so full to bursting. I swear this week is magic because families seem to be being united everywhere I turn...what a gift!! thank-you for sharing your journey with us...I'm feeling awfully blessed just to watch this love♥
They are gorgeous--your story is so incredible--it's palpable. Thank you for sharing your joy.
Holy Cow I am crying my eyes out....Your children are beautiful, I am celebrating with you today...
Oh happy day! Congratulations! What adorable children, and after reading your blog for the past few months, what a sweet mother you are, and will continue to be. Love from Pennsylvania.
Jumping for joy in New Mexico!!!!! A million million congratulations!!!!!! They are absolute perfection...so sweet and BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
I have the chills. CONGRATULATIONS. They are gorgeous. What a beautiful family!!!!! Whoooooooooo hooooo!!! Now, go get them!!!
I can't find your phone number which is probably for the better since I more than likely would be overwhelming with the love and glee and joy and happiness I would be trying to spread over your direction via phone lines.Does that make any sense??Your lovely children are lovely. Breathtaking. Lovely.I am so happy for you and yours. So very, very happy.Much love and huge hugs....
They are beautiful. They are amazing. They are just who your arms were missing. Happiness and joy for you.
A toast: to this blessed family of four, to happy tears and overflowing hearts, to sippy cups and boo boos on knees, to goodnight kisses and toddler books from the library, to car seats and pediatricians, to endless love and frantic kisses while you change diapers, to childhood and parenting and LOVE!!!!! I can't wait for you to travel.
JULIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! Oh yeah!!!!!!!!!! What a perfect way to wake up. We are over the moon!!!!!! What a beautiful family of four you are... we are counting the days until M & m are home with our big, loving family!xoxoxoxoxoHeather & Chris & Mimi
Oh, I am so glad I checked in one last time before leaving for vacation....They are YOURS, in every possible way! What a wonderful day! FINALLY! I am so glad that this part of the process was fast and smooth for you, and can't wait for you to go to Ethiopia and come home as a family!
Warmest congratulations on your beautiful family. I hope your hearts are this happy every day of your lives.
OH JULIE!!!!!! OH STEVEN!!!!!!!!!Congratulations MOMMY & DADDY!!!!!Can't wait until M & M are home....HOME!!!! We are so happy, so overjoyed for you all!!! Love you guys!!
Awesome!!! They're gorgeous! Congratulations. Hope to meet you all one day - we have relatives in LA so Big Woo would love to visit!
Such a truly lovely reflection of your journey with the song and photos and your children! Your daughter, she is so intensely beautiful. What an interesting and amazing spirit captured by a photo. I am so glad you are her mother. I just have this overwhelming feeling that the bond between the two of you will be so strong and profound.And then your son, your sweet lovely wonderful little. You just want to give him big kisses and tickles. I hope that this happens soon. It has happened. You are a lovely mother. They have lovely parents. You have two amazing children. You all belong to each other now.I want to watch it again now. I am so happy for you.
Yahooooooooooooooooooooo!!! I was so hoping to hear your good news today!!!Congratulations Mommy and Daddy!!!LoveRana and Yvan
OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH. I am barely awake, ran down the stairs to check this, havne't even seen the video yet...just so so so so so so so so so so beyond...so beyond...waking up...when I fully wake up, I think I'm gonna scream.
thrilling! what beautiful children! what joyous news!
Not screaming, just wetting my chest with the tears streaming streaming streaming.
Congratulations!! Beautiful,amazing...you are a mommy and a daddy! Woohoo!!
watched it again and again ... this is what I want to say: Julieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! It's so early on the West Coast ... so happy that you get the whole day to rejoice rather than to be waiting on pins and needles. I'm excited, beyond excited! I think that I will go out and celebrate for you tonight. Maybe we should all say cheers at the same time ... like cheers across America.
Cause I mean, you know what this means, right? You get to go to Addis? Have you thought of that yet? YOU ARE GOING TO BRING THEM HOME? To your house? And they're gonna sit in those chairs and eat honey sandwiches and everything? Have you thought of that yet? Cause I keep thinking about it, and man, oh man, is it getting to me.
There are no words...Simply JOY...Love,Alex
It is a B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L, glorious day.
Pathetic crying on my sofa... they're just beautiful. You both are beautiful. Your family is beautiful. Love is beautiful.
Awwwww!!!!!I'm soooooo very excited for you.....Adorable!!!!Mel and Morgan
Raw, real, B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L, forever, reflection, joy, hope, peace, fate, F.A.M.I.L.Y. Words that flooded my thoughts as I watched this montage and remembered your written words chronicling the long journey you have traveled to your children.
Can you believe this???? Get us on that plane!!!
Oh Julie! They're perfect!!!
oh. my. :-)xoxooxoxox-k
Amazing news!! Celebrating with you.
Congratulations!!! I'm so happy it's finally you!
What a wonderful day! Congratulations! They are simply beautiful! Safe journey.
Amazing! Amazing! I have goose bumps and sniffles...so happy for all of you!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations to all of you.
Oh.My.Gosh. Bawling my eyeballs out. They are a couple of the most beautiful little ones I've ever seen. And that song...wow, you guys are incredibly blessed. I'm so so happy for you. :) :)
Wow, tears are shedding. I am just sitting here with a grin and tears and I am soooooooo happy for your new family that's about to begin! I don't know you all personally, just an avid blog reader....but I hope to meet your beautiful family one day and see these precious sweet babies in real life. I wish you such an incredible day of love, joy, smiles, laughter, tears....and impending motherhood. Two little ones who don't have the concept of mommy yet, someone to stroke their hair every day, someone who brings them little snacks in funny shapes, someone who is always arms-open in bed when they have a bad dream or feel sick, someone who gently places a hand on their shoulder just because it's there, someone who every single night of the rest of their childhoods will have the time and place to say a long, luscious, loving goodnight and they will feel safe, and loved, and home. You are a mother. One of the most amazing roles in the world. You will forever imprint the vivacity I see captured in your pictures into your son and daughter....and the very special love you share with Steven will embolden them with so much confidence and strength. I can't believe I am just crying so much over your little ones about to come home. I am so, so, so, happy for all of you. And once you meet Daniel & I, we'll immediately offer to babysit and you can add us to the long list of potential sitters and enjoyers of the company of your little ones.Ahhhhh....it's happened! Yahoo!!!!
They fit. RIGHT. INTO. YOUR. SPIRIT. FILLED. LOVELY. LIFE.
congratulations it's official your parents!!!BlessingsDebbie
I think my kids are starting to worry about my happy tears! Congratulations! What a wonderful way to start the holiday weekend. I'm sure the fireworks will have an entirely new meaning to you this year!!! All the best
OH OH OHH OH!!!!!!! They are beautiful!! Your family is beautiful!! I knew it..I am so glad you passed court today!!! God IS so good and you have been in my prayers and mind and today I offered my rosary and Mass for you (for what that's worth, but it means much to me). I am beyond happy for you all. Rejoicing!!!!!!!!! You will be a wonderful mom and pop. GO CELEBRATE! Rejoice!!! Love M
They are so beautiful, Julie. I'm so happy for you. When do you travel???
Joyful tears are my favorite! Congratulation!! They are both simply gorgeous!
They are just beautiful!!! I hope you are able to have them in your arms soon!
I am beside myself.
I'm speechless and teary-eyed! They are perfect - beautiful! Your babies! Congratulations!! I got such happy chills when I saw the giraffe chair :) Soon it shall be filled with two sweet babes!
What an incredible, beautiful family you have. Congratulations!Karen T.
Congratulations! They are beautiful!
Best best best post of all time!!!!They are gorgeous!
Crying and crying many, many, many happy tears! HUGE congrats. It may have taken many years to become a Mom, but to look at those beautiful kiddos, it was well worth the wait! Pure beauty....
Oh happy, happy, happy day. Praise God and congratulations on this joyful moment. This is when it all begins to change...you will look back and remember a day before kiddos with a twinkle in your eye!!! Can't wait for travel....do you need anything??? Maybe something fun???
(from Quinn) Julie - I really miss you and I can't wait to meet your kids someday. We've watched the video 5 million times. I hope to see you soon. I really really like you. The end. Love, Quinn
I don't even KNOW you but got totally choked up as I watched the video. CONGRATS!!
am watching this again, as i take a break from paper writing. love how they go crazy w/ the graphics on those referral pics!! so funny to me. again, whoo hoo! they are gorgeous and precious and oooooh! so exciting!
I will never stop crying from this. Your children are beyond beautiful, and so are you and Steven. I just can't wait to see the four of your together! So, so, so much love.
JULIE!!!!! They are SO beautiful!!!!! *hug* *high five* *cheers!*Theresa
Julie, I don't even know what to say. It is just all so wonderful. They are so, so, incredibly beautiful that I'm in shock. "Worth waiting for" doesn't even begin to say it all. They look sweet! Perfect!! WOW!!! No wonder you forget to eat, to sleep, and no wonder you are idiotically happy! You should be. You, and Steven, so deserve this.I'm a mess, crying for you, a happy cry. You, Julie, bring me hope, like nothing else does right now. It is just all so beautiful. Thank you, so much, for sharing this all.
I am so thrilled for you both! Your children are just beautiful. Baby girls referral picture brought back many happy memories for me :)Congratulations MOM and DAD!!
Congratulations from BC, Canada! Your children are beautiful. Your journey has been inspiring to follow.I'm so happy for you!
Absolutely beautiful. Congrats. Laura
AHHHHHHH! They are so sweet. Yippee for all of you!
So happy for you. Crying. What a journey to this moment. So brave, so steadfast. So worth it!!! Mommy and Daddy!!!
I clicked on your feed in my feed reader when I came home from work, muttering the entire time, "oh please oh please oh please..." Yay! Actually there is not enough Yay! in the world for this one. So happy for you all.
Congratulations Mom and Dad! They are beautiful, adorable, gorgeous really. So sweet.
oh me oh my! congrats! You are a mommy to some BEAUTIFUL children!!!
Beautiful family - looking forward to seeing you all together in one picture!
Congratulations, happy, happy family!!!!!!!
So, So Amazing! They are perfect among words!
I have goose bumps. Congratulations Mom!- 4dogmomma
Tonight, at dinner, my littlest sister said to me, "Okay, enough about Julie already." And my mom got really defensive and told my sister that today was a very happy special day. My mom loves your blog. My sister was doing mental eye rolls and trying so hard not to say "you don't even know her!" But we didn't care, my mom and I just kept talking about what a beautiful, happy turn your life is taking.
What amazing and wonderful news! What a happy day! Congrats!
Big time celebrating with you! I just knew you were going to receive happy news today. It just HAD to be! I can't believe you're going to be on a plane soon to bring your kids home, and how privileged we feel to get to be a part of their new lives! Can't WAIT to meet them and welcome you home as a family. Now it's complete. Hooray, hooray, hooray! Walking on your cloud nine tonight!... XOXO
Life is incredibly sweet when you have so much love to share. Enjoy!
Congratulations!!! What beauties!!!
Such happy joy for all of you, your family! The children are absolutely beautiful!! Rebecca
Beauty, Beauty, Beauty...my goodness...such beauty. Tears rolling..full of such joy for you...Mom and Dad!!!!!
I should travel more often because I always come back to good news from blog friends. I am so happy for you, Julie! I love your kiddies! They are adorable. This slide show you did captures so much! So I won't see you in Ethiopia, but one day, I will give you and your little ones a hug in person. Until then, virtual hugs, Evelyn
Alright. You've got me wet-faced and smiling at the same time. I hadn't read your blog in a while and this morning I read your One post, and THEN watched your video and I'm gushing with so many tears and so much happiness for you both. Oh those little bright-eyed wonders! Your sweet babies. I'm bursting here. :-) Congratulations, congratulations, and congratulations again.
This is the best, best, best, best news to come home to EVER! Congratulations, you crazy beautiful family!From here on out, every day, you move closer to the sun, closer to the sun.Some real wise man said that...closer.to.the.sun.
I am so unbelievably happy for you both. You are amazing parents. I hope you keep blogging once they are home. You should seriously think about taking what you have written on your blog and turn it into a book. Your amazing people.
Simply stunning!!!! There are no words.... celebrating your beautiful children!!Congratulations passing court.The best is yet to come:)
I'm so happy for you two! Can't wait to see the family pictures of all of you together. How very exciting. Congratulations - they are all yours!
Crying THE happiest tears of joy for you two.
Julie, Congratulations!! I cannot believe that you had a court date so fast and passed on the first try. Whooo Hooo!! The children are so so beautiful. These first weeks at home have not been easy for me (whiny, clingy, defiance, food), so please email if you want some support. Martha