Friday, July 25, 2008

Baby's Room

We have been working on getting our nursery ready for our little lady.

We had our daughter and son each paint a canvas

for our baby's room. My husband and I did the middle one.

I ordered a blanket from Suzi, and it will match the room perfectly!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Package going to Ethiopia!

We sent a package (for our little one) to one of our blogging friends who is leaving for Ethiopia this weekend. If you look at the bottom left corner you can see our vacuum sealed package!!
I can't wait for this package to get to our baby. We recorded our voices so she can get used to us while we wait to make it through court.
I am so thankful that Sharon was willing to take our not so small package!!
Thanks Sharon.....Have a great time getting your sweet little lady!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

In Love!!

We just got a couple of pictures (of our baby) from a family that traveled last week.
Have I mentioned that we are IN LOVE!!!!!
We are in AWE tonight!!!
We can't wait to wrap our arms around our precious gift!!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Feeling better

Well, we had our days of crying and things have "calmed" down.
Don't get me wrong, I would do anything to go and get our baby!! Mike even said that if AGCI would allow it, he would send me over to Ethiopia just to visit our baby.
I don't think that is allowed though:(
I do feel like God is giving us a peace about the wait. I am still really really really longing to hold our sweet little girl. I really believe that if God wanted us to bring our baby home next month, He would have made it happen. I don't know that we will ever know why we have to wait and that's OK. We are totally trusting in God's timeline and plans.
So what's happening now?
Well, there are lots of families getting ready to travel and some still waiting on travel calls.
I am really hoping to get more pictures (of our little one) from these families. This will really help us during the wait.
We are going to be praying for our little lady lots during this time. Praying the God will be preparing her heart for her new family!!
We are more than in love with all three of our children!!! We feel so blessed that God has placed three little lives in our hands and we have the privilege of taking care of them.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Not the best day

Here is an email I just got from our case manager.....

"I wanted to email you to let you know that it looks like we were not able to get your file through the courts in time for the closure. What happened was that, due to the high number of cases they did make a cutoff date for file submissions and I believe your case had not gone through in time."

Nothing else to say. I am so sad right now. I can't believe we won't be holding our daughter until October or November.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Please Pray!

Our agency should be calling us this week and letting us know if it looks like we might make courts or not. Please join us in prayer that we hear some good news. If we don't make court by July 31 we have to wait until October or November to travel. We really want to bring our daughter home.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Just waiting and shopping!

How cute is this swimming suit!!
I just had to buy it for our little lady.

I don't think I have ever shared what my
husband got me for my birthday (back in November)

I know it's a little blurry.....
it's Africa with a mommy and baby elephant.
He odered it from...

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We can't wait to hear if we get to travel soon!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Final Shots!

We got our last shots for traveling today. I was so excited!!! Yep, you read right, I was excited? I can't wait to bring our baby home and now I feel like we are even more ready...does that make sense? I don't like getting shots, but if it's for going to Ethiopia to bring our baby home.....I take as many as they want to give me and even do it with a smile!
My husband on the other hand was not as thrilled as me. He was so nervous. It was so funny. He's a pretty laid back guy and while he was sitting in the exam room his legs were bouncing up and down all nervous like......he just couldn't sit still. And our son was so uncomfortable too. While the nurse was getting the needles ready, his chin started to sweet.
Here are some pictures.
My nervous boys.
The girls doing just fine.

Mike was so nervous at this point.

And that was it!
We are more than ready to go and see our baby!
My arms just can't wait to hold her.