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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy TWO YEAR Forever Family Day, Ashley !!

Hi All, Dad Here..

What a two years it's been!  In the blink of an eye.

Happy Two Year Forever Family Day.  I can still remember this day like it was yesterday.

The joy of meeting Ashley and welcoming her to the Lockhead clan; and the gratitude and sadness we felt for her incredibly courageous, loving foster family.

The non-stop action in the room as Ashley first met her Brothers and explained to them (subtly) that she would soon be running the show.  Playing tentatively in the beginning, but after 15 minutes hugging and kissing both of them.

Today, Ashley is enjoying her friends and teachers at the Goddard School.  She is speaking clearly and confidently and likes to play with puzzles, and is getting to be good with her letters and numbers.

She had a great summer at Y-Camp and enjoyed our vacations to Mexico and California.  Our California trip was actually a "make-up" trip.  About two years ago, we'd planned to stay on in California after leaving China - but we needed to get Ashley home to get the help she needed.  We promised the boys and Ashley that we would be back...so we went back.

Here are a few photos of the thousands we have in the hopper... 

Here is Ashley's Adoption Announcement...

Here we are in Mexico enjoying a nice sunset.

Just before the Phillies were mathematically eliminated - I didn't tell Ashley yet, so just don't mention it to her - she may not take it so well...

 After Dinner in Mexico, waiting on the evening's entertainment...

At the San Diego Zoo...

 Ashley with her cousin Alyx at the pool...

Well just wanted to stop in and mark this momentous day in the life of the Lockhead Family.

Best wishes to all & all our Love to Ashley!!!