Friday, July 20, 2012


Happy Sweet Seventeen!

Since we missed Olya's first 16 birthdays we decided to celebrate them a little bit as well.
We did a Happy 1st Birthday!

A Minnie Mouse ~ Happy 5th Birthday!

A Happy 10th Birthday to our Princess!

And a Happy 17th!

We had more cake than even 2 families could eat.
Thank you Sadie and Jamie for making #1 and #5

We had a special family come stay the weekend to make this an extra special day.
This family was Olya's Host family last summer and they are the family that connected us with all the right people to make bringing Olya home possible. 

Two of their children were adopted from the same home Olya was in.
Olya is a great big sister to Gavin. 
Grandma Diane and Grandpa Mike stopped in for a quick visit and dropped off Olya's Birthday Card.

 A few days later we were able to finish the celebration off with Grandma Becky and Grandpa Mark.
Dinner out and a walk on the boardwalk.

 More wonderful presents

 And we topped it off with a bit of ice cream.

We love you Olya!
We pray 17 brings you tons of joy and many amazingly wonderful memories.


  1. Great photos! Thank you for sharing your special weekend with us!

  2. Happy birthday Olya! I have really enjoyed following your journey since Debbie introduced us, so happy for all of you!

  3. Love it! Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Love you all!

  4. How sweet! :) Love the card, but especailly love Olya's smile.