16 years ago today the heavens aligned and this beautiful boy joined our family.
Each year we celebrate this special occasion at a restaurant of John's choice. He usually chooses Rudy's - Home of the delicious "baseball cut" sirloin steak!
Hmmm.. when did the son get as tall as the father???
Nah - not taller than Mom. I was just too lazy to stand up from the dinner table. Ha ha!
Richard makes a toast to our beautiful boy and that special Adoption Day in 1995.
And I'm just a very happy Mommy.
The day this child came into my life was one of the best days of my life. I don't know how I ever survived without him. He has always been - and will always be - the light of my life. I love you John - Together forever - a family we will always be!
Richard enjoys traveling, spending time on the computer, watching sports on tv, photography, and spending time with family and friends. Currently he and Cindy are very involved in walking for exercise. He goes out on hour walks about six times per week. Sometimes twice per day.
Cindy loves laughing and having fun. Spending time with those she loves is what she enjoys most. Her interests are reading, going to the movies, many tv shows, music, crafting, traveling, gardening, redecorating the house, and photography. This summer she has been learning how to can. Pickles, Green Beans, and Salsa are taking up space in our pantry!
John James "J.J."
John loves movies, computer games, and books. He just graduated from High School and is preparing to enter college in the fall. His goal is to get into the field of forensics. He is really enjoying watching several old TV shows on Netflix; X-Files, Stargate, Stargate Atlantis, and Bones. His favorite place to travel is New Orleans. Beignets are his FAVORITE thing! Well, after STEAK!
Brian is Richard's "first born". He lives in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Wish we got to see him more. We miss him.
Daddy's Little Girl
Here is a beautiful picture of Kristi with her Daddy on her wedding day. She lives in So Cal with her husband Bob. Here's a picture of them below. We sure wish we all lived closer. It would be nice to see them more often.
John & Sylvia Porter, Cindy's parents. They were married for 45 years. Sylvia passed in '86. John joined her 7 years later.
Jim and Jeane Mulligan - Richards' Parents. We lost them both too soon - and still love and miss them tremendously.
The Mulligan Menagerie
Skittles enjoys watching TV, being fed, and lying on his back while being petted by his family!
Coco is our 'little princess'. She is spoiled and loves to be pampered. Her favorite thing is being loved by her family, and her brothers Oreo & Skittles.
Oreo is a funny boy! He and Coco are brother and sister. He has a crooked tail, and since his legs are short - he kinda waddles. We call him a "Penguin Cat".
One of the newest members of our family. Only 10 weeks old! Presenting Cappuccino
And the other new member of our family. Cappuccino's sister - Espresso.