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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

OH MY. . . we have a daddy's girl!



I love him so much I will eat him! Aaron's hair was literally wet. Every time he put her on his shoulders she would squeal with laughter than give really mushy kisses.

Of course some great pool time today. The sun is spectacular but Lucia is even more so. . .
Another thing I have in common with my daddy is that I love to watch soccer on TV. My dad is in heaven since you can find it on every other channel.
I laugh and laugh when he zooms me in the air.
If you have every been around Aaron or Adam this is their signature baby hold. . . .the beat box noises with the constant jiggle dancing:)
OUR DAUGHTER!

Oh boy. . . someone adores her Daddy already! She wants mommy to feed the bottle and put her to sleep as long as she can be gazing across the room at DADDY! She immediatley smiles everytime she sees him. They have simular personalities - silly, active, and so charming and they both love to sing, dance and hop around. He can make her laugh like I've never heard. She thinks everything he does is hysterical. Then I will try the same thing and she just stares at me. It warms my heart. She literally squeals with him!

We had a great morning . . . IT IS FINAL. . . she is our daughter forever. The hand off with the foster family was very emotional . The only one not crying was Lucia, even the translater was crying. We met for the first time the foster Dad, infact we didn't know there was one. When they were leaving the foster mom left crying, and the father walked out behind her, strong and composed, then came back into the room and kissed Lucia and just broke down sobbing. Now all the pieces fall into place. . . . we are so thankful there has been a loving male in the home. Her foster mom answered a questionnaire I left for her last trip. I asked about her first Christmas, favorite memories, nicknames, relationships, routines, personalitiy, and general care questions. I simply wanted a window into Lucy's life so we can stay consistant and so someday we can tell her all about her first family who loved her so much. On the questionarre I asked what Lucia's favorite activities were and she answered listening to music and looking at her foster papa smiling! Her Foster mom also brought back all of Lucia's favorite toys and blankets to help her transition. She has been the most amazing answer to prayer, always going above and beyond.
Will post more later. Thanks to everyone for making this dream come true for our family.

31 comments:

Kathy Hansen said...

Oh My...Congratulations to you all. So glad the morning went well and that her foster family loves her so much. We will be praying for them in the next few weeks. I hope they have another baby coming soon. Enjoy the sunshine and warmth by the pool...

Kathy and Tom

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the complete McMurray family---I just loved all the pictures. It is so sweet how you describe her interactions with Aaron--he must feel so special. Lucia is loved by so many--may God be with them all!! Cannot wait for Thursday--I love the Embassy outfits--so cute!!

Love, Mulders

Keagan said...

Hope you are having a good time!

Kinkade said...

Hope you are having a good time with daddy and mommy!

Grampy said...

So excited to get you home with us!

Grammy sparkle said...

So many memories of last week. I love this little girl and I love you both. Can't wait until you get here. The boys and I just looked at all the pictures and read the blog. They have been darling and we now all know our parts in High School Musical. We don't think it is one bit cheesy.

Anonymous said...

Wow... we are so excited to meet Lucia, and so tahnkful we have gotten to be here for this journey! We love you guys, and will see you soon!
Nick and Shauna

Anonymous said...

It is official...and I have tears in my eyes too! Many blessings to you.
Kari

The Boggs Family said...

I have been anxiously checking your blog and am in tears of joy after reading this post & seeing all of these beautiful pictures! I can only imagine what an emotional morning it has been. My heart aches for Lucia's sweet foster family as they say goodbye and yet I'm overwhelmed with excitement and joy for your lives together to finally begin as a family of 5!!! Praise Jesus she's already transitioning so well & adores you guys to pieces! (Who wouldn't?!) :) Been dyin' to see your perfect embassay outfit on her too and that dress & clip are ADORABLE, yet the best part about that whole outfit is that cutie patootie wearin' it! :) Congratulations, we couldn't be happier! All our love... The Boggs

Anonymous said...

Ahh...she is so adorable! We are so excited for you guys. We will continue to pray for you and her foster family in this big transition in your life. And thank you for sharing this journey with us. It has been wonderful to be included.

Jeff and Katy Riddell

Anonymous said...

Well, I can't stop crying either, pure joy.
I think I will sleep better tonight!
She is fabulous and so are her parents and brothers.

HURRY HOME!!!!
xoxoxo...

Patty

whitney tampien said...

I got goose bumps when I read "It if final... she is our daughter forever." YAAAAYYYYYYY!!!! She was definitely worth the wait!! :)

Love you guys. Soak up some sun before you come back to all this yucky SNOW!!

Anonymous said...

We are absolutely thrilled for your entire family! We can't wait to meet Lucy--Quincy is especially excited and asks every day if Lucy is here yet. The comments about Aaron and Lucy are just great--Isn't it funny how little girls are drawn to their daddy? So cute! Love The Browns

Anonymous said...

We are so excited for you all. She is so precious and I love how you really involved her foster family. We would LOVE to meet her if you come to Salem sometime.
Blessings from the Tinseth Family -Dave, Beth, Jonah, Jacob, and Jonathan

Sue N. said...

Ingrid just shared your web site with me. What a beautiful daughter! Prayers and best wishes to your family. "Ingrid's Mom" Sue

Anonymous said...

oh you guys?! how amazing.
we loved everything you said and cry with you.
god is so good to have provided such a safe and loving environment for her while she waited to be with you. seriously, how amazing!
now, she is a mcmurray!!! i love that she is a daddy's girl! so precious!
can't wait to see you all. we will pray for a safe trip and a landing in spokane with the snow!
love to you,
the millers

lindsmurphy1 said...

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! I am so glad that you made it and can now bring that little angel home. Every time I see her I smile. I can tell that she is so full of life and love. I hope you are doing well. We can't wait to see you and to meet her. WE LOVE LUCY!!

Kelsey said...

From one daddy's girl to another...Lucy you are so blessed my dear and I can't wait to hold you.

Darcy, you are an incredible incredible mother. I am so happy for your family. I remember feeling strange about suddenly having a 4th family member but trust me, the love that you have will continue to grow and you will be unable to imagine life without this beautiful girl.

Aaron...looks like someone has you wrapped around her little adorable finger!!! Haha! The love between a father and a daughter is magical...savor it. Also, I'm impressed you even left the room...if Kyle had been there it would have been soccer all day!!!

Sidenote: My mom just informed me that my blog has been superseded by the McMurray blog!! I gave her the website and now she just can't get enough...who knows, maybe she will come to spokane to see Lucy instead of me!

jonesfamily said...

Congratulations! The pictures are amazing and she is officially a McMurray!!!!! I hope she is ready for Spokane and how many people here already love her without even knowing her! Travel safe and enjoy your last day there. I am so happy you finally get to bring home your daughter!

Julie

Anonymous said...

Absolutely amazing! We can't wait to meet Lucy and we are so thankful that everything went so well. Aaron, did we ever doubt your effect on the ladies--it works for Lucy!

Lucy may be returning to a snow storm--safe travels.

Josh & Shawna

Anonymous said...

We are so happy for you and even more so for Lucy. She is a blessed baby to have Aaron for daddy and Darcy for mommy. We pray for the foster family now in this loss. What a gift of love they have given to sweet Lucy and you.

Come home safe.
Love you.
Mom and Dad

Anonymous said...

Congrats!It must feel so good to be at the end of this long but wondreful journey. Safe travels as you head home, enjoy the sun we are getting more snow here tonight, yuk! You are all in our prayers.
The Keenes

Adam said...

OK....she is adorable!!!!!

Lauren cried today because she is so excited to meet Lucia.

Adam

ryan & janny said...

love you Lucy!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! We couldn't be more thrilled for you! You're right - she has a truly special daddy and a remarkable mommy picked especially for her:)! We're praying for safe travels home and an angel on each wing and tire. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Love, The Davis Family

Kay C. said...

we are so excited for you all. You all look so happy and we can't wait for the 3 of you to be HOME in Spokane! Safe travels today....love you all! KC & Family

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I am so glad for you guys. I love the line in the blog, "our daughter forever!" Dear Lucia, "Welcome! You're going to love your world."

The Fairbanks are all crying!

BTW - Trey can't figure out why we can't get one...maybe we can borrow her some for Trey :)

Rob

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! God is so good!! Congratulations you guys! Lucia is such a beauty...and obviously such a treat! We are thrilled for your family and are sure this is just the beginning of a wonderful new stage. She is a blessed bundle of joy! :-)

Josh and Christie Wilson

jones family said...

Well of course I am crying again, I am so happy and excited for all of you. Lucia is a very blessed little girl. We love you so much and we are in love with Lucia already!
Love Krissy
Savannah says "I can not wait to see her smile in person!"

lindsmurphy1 said...

Oh my gosh...she is really an angel! It was so amazing to finally meet your sweet baby girl. Sleep well tonight and can't wait to see Lucy again! Love u guys.

The Liezen Family said...

Congratulations to your family! Lucia is beautiful and you all look so happy. Your little girl is blessed to be a part of such a wonderful family. It would be fun to get Isabelle, Lucia and our little girl Abigail together. They're all so close to the same age. Take care - we send our love!
JoEne and the Liezen family