Sunday, October 30, 2011


We went home this weekend, and had a blast. We were able to see most of our parents and grandparents, and it was just so nice to relax in the country and spend time with family. On Saturday night, we decided to grill hamburgers using this special recipe from here. And was it good! Then I made these cupcakes. yummy. Then we realized as we were about to eat dessert that today is my "gotcha day!" See.. I'm adopted.. by my dad. You can read a little more about it here. October 30, 1996 was the day he adopted me, and in the adopted world that day is celebrated as the "gotcha day" because it was the "day I got you." So my dad and I blew out some impromptu candles and celebrated one of the best things that ever happened to me! Oh, and I have really been wanting a copy of this picture of my dad and I from when I was a kid so we rummaged through old photos last night for about two hours. Total nostalgia. I'm gonna start "Flashback Friday" here on the blog for the next few months to feature some of the treasures I found!
Here are a few pictures of our weekend! Happy gotcha day to me!
My pretty horse, Lady.

Cutie pie.



  1. We celebrate my daughter's Gotcha Day every year too! Great pictures!! :)

  2. thank you! i think it is such a fun thing! and such a special day to celebrate!