Aaron birthday party Cara Chase Holly Leslie Melody Mimi Summer tenaya

A birthday of a lifetime

What began as what seemed to be a million balloons on my floor, showed us all, and the children what freedom in life really is.
No time restraints and checking in, just enjoying eachother’s company for hours upon end. Two children, now free from their 6 year prison sentence.

I’m both shaking and crying as i write this. What a joyus day for the both of them!


When Summer first walks in, Melody wells up with tears and graps her tightly. She’s never been in our home, and Melody vividly remembers the years when she lived with us as a child.

The “Freedom Man” arrives to his birthday party!!


Love is shared amonst the family.

We all shared lunch at IHOP!!

The cake


The Birthday Speech!



Skipping rocks in the lake… Coming home sopping wet too, haha!

Funny faces at home


And their travels to meet their Aunt and Uncle’s home for the VERY first time!!