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Well, we had the party and it went well...

We had the New Life Party for Samantha and she had tons of family and friends surrounding her for three hours at the park. She loved it. We had chips and dips and then of course cake. I asked people not to bring gifts and most of them didn't, but a couple did. It wasn't to get presents, it was to celebrate Sam's new life and her standing in our family. The cake she chose is darling. She picked out this picture of her favorite thing which is owls and showed it to me. There's a dad owl, a mom owl and a baby owl in the picture. She said it was us. So I took the picture down to Safeway and they have a machine that paints it onto the cake. It turned out beautifully. Check it out.


Now, we're just looking forward to Christmas and starting the New Year. We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. You've all helped me through all of this and I owe part of the success to y'all.

Love and hugs,


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Dec. 21st, 2015 11:33 pm (UTC)
That's fantastic. I'm so glad things are working out so well.

I think it's great that you're having a celebration for her new life. I've never heard of that kind of party, but it's a marvelous idea.

Great cake, too.
Dec. 22nd, 2015 01:58 am (UTC)
It was her idea. she wanted everyone to know that we were her Guardians. She's quite proud of that. She had a very good time.
Dec. 22nd, 2015 01:25 am (UTC)
Awesome Patt. That is one blessed family you've got there!
Dec. 22nd, 2015 01:58 am (UTC)
We are blessed and are thankful too. Merry Christmas, sweetie.
Dec. 22nd, 2015 01:49 am (UTC)
A New Life party! What a fantastically brilliant idea. You are all so lucky to have one another. Merry Christmas, Patt! {{HUGS}}
Dec. 22nd, 2015 01:57 am (UTC)
Thank you. And Merry Christmas to you and John, also.
Dec. 22nd, 2015 08:23 am (UTC)
Glad everything went well. With luck that'll give Sam a feeling of real security - she's probably been feeling just a touch insecure until those papers were signed, right?

All the best for Christmas and the New Year.
Dec. 22nd, 2015 08:36 am (UTC)
WE signed on the 1st of December and on the 2nd, she asked if I was taking the paperwork to her school so they would know not to contact anyone else but us. This meant more than a lot of things. She's very calm about things now. She has a trip with school people coming up and for the first time she's not scared anymore. Now she knows we're not leaving her while she's gone and she's just dandy about it.

Merry Christmas, Sheila. And have a blessed, healthly New Year. :)
Dec. 22nd, 2015 10:19 am (UTC)
Yeah, I remember things were signed two or three weeks ago, but all this - the party and everything - has to be confirming 'security' in her mind.

You're doing really well by her.
Dec. 22nd, 2015 07:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Sheila. :)
Dec. 22nd, 2015 08:31 am (UTC)
Congratulations on making such a wonderful job of turning this little girls life around. You really are an inspiration, Patt!
Hope you and the family have a lovely Christmas and Santa brings you lots of pressies! :)
Dec. 22nd, 2015 08:38 am (UTC)
We focused on Sam this year, not us. Rod and I get what we need during the year. We don't need a holiday for that. :) I seem to be addicted to shopping online. LOL We're going to have a perfect Christmas. Thank you for your kind words. :)

Hugs, Patt
Dec. 22nd, 2015 04:11 pm (UTC)

Every time you post about Sam you make my heart glow. She's such a great kid, and you've made the best family. You all deserve a wonderful new life together ♥

Dec. 22nd, 2015 07:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Snail. You are most kind. :)
Dec. 22nd, 2015 11:50 pm (UTC)
It is a Beautiful cake and Sam is such a Wonderful girl and ya'll have such a Great family!!!!
Dec. 23rd, 2015 01:49 am (UTC)
Thank you for your kind words. We do like our little family. :) Merry Christmas to all.
Dec. 25th, 2015 01:24 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas, Patt. I hope you, Rod, and Sam have the best of Christmasses. *hugs tightly*

Congratulations to Sam! The cake is awesome!
Dec. 26th, 2015 01:01 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas to you. We are enjoying the day and night and it's been gorgeous out, weather wise. We make a nice family. :)
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