Well today was definitely a sweet day in our family! We went to court for reasons that I don't really understand :) BUT I do know that now Joelle's name has officially been changed to Joelle Tenley Lemons and that we requested a birth certificate :) She is now officially considered a US citizen, but we still have several things we need to do such as get her a passport (only because we travel so much), social security number, and some other paperwork. It's quite the process to become a citizen, I'll tell ya that much is true!
As if you didn't already know, our little family is quite fond of taking pictures. And, I am so thankful that Joelle will go along with it... we only had to tickle a few times to make the smile come out!
All smiles (that was until she thought the judge was a doctor, ha!)
After the judge finalized everything :)
We are so thankful that both our lawyer and judge are family friends. It's so nice to live in a tight community!
And there you have it! We are more than thankful for our little US citizen :)