Friday, March 9, 2012

Dear America, It's Your Lucky Day...

Getting Ready.

It is early.













One man's flag is another man's microphone.

Oath.



Citizens.

Always one random stranger in our family photos. Must learn photoshop.

Celebrate.
The number one way we determine whether a restaurant is fancy enough to celebrate HUGE family moments-little jam jars. Check.
What happened when he heard they didn't have hot chocolate.




 Sure she asked to wear red, white, and blue.

Yes, she asked that her hair look like Dr.LaBootie's crown.

Doesn't change the fact that they will always remain...

Ethiopian.

26 comments:

  1. indeed. (to the last line.) darling outfits and Dr. Labootie hair.

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  2. Bawling like a baby. It is indeed our nation's lucky day.

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  3. Gorgeous family. Congratulations, America!

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  4. Wow. Wow, wow, wow. So cool.

    I'm surprised they let you take photos inside the Dept. of H. security. They're usually so tight a$$d about it.

    What a special day. Loved the outfits, loved the photos. Loved her hair. So regal. Your son is killer too. ;-)

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    1. Funny you should mention this. We called to make sure we could bring a camera- the officer said yes. In the hallway as we were leaving, a security card yelled at me, asked for my ID, and gave us an overall hard time. Meazi burst into tears and later said, "I bet this is the part I remember about this day." Sure hope that isn't the truth.

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    2. Oh my gosh. The poor thing. The reason I mentioned it was because we had our swearing in ceremony in China and were not even allowed to bring cameras into the building, we had to leave them on the bus. I was wondering if things were different here in the States.

      Not so much, huh?

      You're lucky you have pics though. With time hopefully, she'll remember the guy yelling as a quirky story and less as a bad thing. :-) Isn't it amazing how important the swearing in is to us? So cornball I know, but I got all teary eyed and everything.

      Congratulations. X2

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  5. America smiled a little brighter when those two entered its borders.

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  6. So cute! My dude likes to say to us, "I make you Ethiopian and you make me American." :)

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  7. Oh how I love this title. And the tears flowing down my cheeks. Hip, hip, hooray!

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  8. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your big day!

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  9. THis got me all teary. Sincerest Congratulations!

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  10. this made me so emotional.

    Your children are so very beautiful.

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  11. OMG, HUGE lump in my throat. So glad you had a wonderful day with your sweeties. I love the first pic of them with their flags together and the family pic with or without PhotoShop. Love to all of you!

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  12. Congrats! Thank you for sharing these incredible and huge moments. Love you guys.

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  13. Love every single one of these photos. Truly.

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  14. Yeeeeeees! Felicitaciones to your new U.S. citizens, great job parents!

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  15. America's lucky day, indeed! And what a beautiful family photo you got there in all of your red, white, and blue fineness. (Photoshop can TOTALLY take care of the random stranger!)

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  16. Love this...to the very end.

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  17. The photo of Meazi holding the jam jars is really amazing. What a stunning Ethiopian beauty she is. Congratulations on a very cool milestone.

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  18. I knew I was feeling extra lucky yesterday, but couldn't put my finger on a reason--now I know why. Congrats to the new little citizens!

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  19. Congratulations! Inkwan des allachhu!

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  20. I'm so down it the polka dots and seer sucker suit it's not even funny. Super fashionable Americans!

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  21. I love everything about this - but my favourite part HAS to be the Dr Labootie hair!

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  22. Congratulations to You and America!!!

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  23. Congratulations! Great pictures, so glad you got to document it all and made away OK with the camera! Yes, her hair is adorable (as is his, as always). Love it.

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