Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry CHRISTmas to you!!!!!!

Have a very Merry Christmas...make lots of wonderful memories with your family!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Love Advent Conpiracy video!

I know this is last years Advent Conspiracy video....but I like it better than this years. Check it out!!!

A family photo for fun!

My boy cracks me up in this picture....he is totally bored!!

Oh yeah! We got our new numbers at the beginning of the month!!!


I am thinking there is a son in our future:)

Monday, November 23, 2009

One year ago this week....

.........we left America to get our baby girl!!!!!!

Getting our luggage at the Ethiopian Airport.

The first time Mike held our baby. She was so scared!

My heart was aching for her.

Back home in America.....the WHOLE family finally together!!!

Happy One Year Gotcha Day!!!!!!!!!

We Love You More Than Words Can say!!!

The LORD has done great things for us,

and we are filled with joy.

Psalm 126:3

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Numbers!!

We got our new numbers last week.
We are so excited!!
Here is a picture of my kiddos "reading" on the couch!!
Our first grader can't sit still when she reads and the little ones follow:)

This weekend I went to a hair "workshop" for my baby girl's hair.

It was so great to see so many other sweet Ethiopian children.

Here is a picture of my little lady hanging with some new friends.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Check this out!

I took this from another blog.....

On Wednesday, November 4th, popular Australian musical sensation Hillsong United will appear LIVE on movie screens across the US for an exclusive One Night Event featuring a performance by the internationally recognized worship band and their much-anticipated documentary THE I HEART REVOLUTION: WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, hosted from Australia.

This one-night event will begin with a LIVE intro by Hillsong United’s lead singer Joel Houston, followed by the band performing from their church in Sydney and conclude with the worldwide debut of their cause-based documentary telling the stories of justice, compassion, and mercy around the globe.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


We got our new numbers last week.

I am not as good at this blogging thing as I was last time around:)
BOY 13
Last month we were
Girl 45
Boy 17

That's a lot of referrals for one month. Actually the day after we got our numbers the boy list moved two spots AND this week the family that was #5 or 6 on the girl list got their call!!!!! That means there have been (potentially) 7 or more referrals since we got our numbers!!!!!!

I have to add a picture otherwise it's not really a blog post:)
Yes, that is a picture of my kiddos putting up the tree!!! I LOVE Christmas and put the tree up every year in October. We are in full swing around our house, music and all!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


We are waiting to get our updated numbers!!!
I am so excited....I know there has been many referrals this month:)

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Here they are.......

Here is the front of the says "TEAM ETHIOPIA"
We got the "number call" yesterday evening. Mike was out of town so I thought it would be fun to have the kiddos "SHOW" him our numbers. I decided not to tell him over the phone. So today we drove to where he was and the kids were wearing these was fun!!!!

Looks like we might be bringing a sweet little Ethiopian Prince home this time:)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Not a number yet:(

These pictures have nothing to do with this post......
but I have to have pictures with my post:)

We talked to Julie today and we needed to make a couple changes to our dossier.

We already finished those changes and

will be putting the papers in the mail tomorrow morning.

I think we "should" be a number by Wed. Sept. 9th.

I Can't Wait!!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Still Waiting

AGCI has our dossier and we are waiting for them to approve it.
Once that happens we will get our numbers! Woot Woot!
We will be on both the girl and boy list, for a baby.

While we are waiting for our numbers I thought I would share some pictures from this summer.

My big girl on her first day of FIRST GRADE!
Mike took our little lady fishing and she caught her first fish!
They probably should have thrown them back,
but she wanted to bring it home and show the rest of us.

Our 3 year old.......this kid is so much fun!

The ladies of the house.

"I lost my first tooth"
This girl has been waiting so long for a tooth to fall out!! She has been checking her teeth every morning to see if any of them were loose. The big day FINALLY came and she said "I thought it was a dream, but it wasn't!" Since this picture was taken she has lost another tooth.
Man, she has had a lot of "firsts" this summer.

My girls with "piggies" in their hair!!
We can't wait to get on the lists again!!
We are having a blast with all our kiddos.
They are such a blessing to our lives!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

100th POST!!! GUESS WHAT!!!!!!!

We have quietly been working on our next adoption!!!!!!!

Our homestudy and dossier are done!!!
We are just waiting for AGCI to approve our homestudy and
we will send in our dossier and be put on the wait list!!!

We will post once we have our wait list numbers!!!

WooooHoooo!!!! We are more than excited!!!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


We had court today!!!!
Our baby is legally ours in the USA!!
I wish I could post her name....I love it, but I won't put my kiddos names on this blog.
Our sweet Ethiopian princess in her Ethiopian outfit!!
She is such a JOY!
My little man looking so sharp in his Ethiopian outfit!
He is so much FUN, he cracks us all up!!!

My American princess in her Ethiopian outfit!
She is my big helper and such a BLESSING to us!!!

All three kiddos after court today!
This was a VERY special day for us today!!!!
We had some of our family sitting behind us in court today. I was holding our sweet baby while answering the judges questions and she (our baby) was waving to our family and blowing them kisses:) How cute is that!! When it was all over I said "yeah" and she started clapping and said "yeah"....she also blew the judge a kiss:)
Our children are truly a JOY and BLESSING to our lives!!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

One year ago today!!!!!!

My cell phone rang at around 11:00 am (baby love was my ring tone), it was Julie from AGCI!! She said "I have a little girl I would like to talk with you about." At that point I was freaking out!!!! I was at the grocery store, so I rushed home and opened my computer and saw this beautiful picture........

She was 4 months old at the time and only weighted 9 lbs.

Now she is 16 months old and totally spicey.

She is still just a peanut.......hasn't hit 20 lbs. yet.

I can't even put into words how much joy this little girl has brought our family!!

She is an amazing gift from our Fathter in heaven!

The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

Psalm 126:3

Friday, June 12, 2009


Here is our sweetness at 15 months old!!
She is getting so big! She is now walking and talking.
We are having TONS of fun will all three of our kiddos.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Just a fun picture update!

Seriously, could she get any cuter!!!!!
She is way too much fun!!!!
My sweet little man.....well, sweet most of the time:)
What a ball of energy!!!!

Our (now) FIRST grader!!!!
I can't believe how big she is getting.
She has her first loose tooth (I cried).

All three amazing children together.
I love it when they all match.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Welcome home pictures!!! 5 months late!

This was one of the best moments of my life!
The many months of longing to see and hold our baby finally came to an end
and we were all together......a family of 5!!!

This is my friend's little guy that she adopted a year and a half ago.
How cute is this sign!!

Here we are getting off the plane and seeing
our other children for the first time in a week!

I missed them more than words can say!!!!
Leaving was so hard....but coming home with our baby was so worth it!!!!

Look at how small she was! What a peanut!

All 5 of us together at last!! Praise God!

Lots of kisses for little sister:)

Big sister still loves to hold her all the time!!

I can honestly say, we are doing AMAZING! Having three children is definitely busy....really busy........but truly we feel so blessed. Our Ethiopian princess is so happy and is a ball of energy! We can't imagine life without her.

Monday, April 20, 2009

More Easter Pictures!

Easter morning!!
Here are the kiddos ready for the egg hunt.
Can you see any eggs??

Our little lady finding her yellow eggs.Our 6 year old finding her pink eggs.

Eggs on the light.....I had to help them get those down:)
All her pink eggs!

All his blue eggs!!

I told the kids to close their eyes and I would bring them their presents.
Our oldest two kiddos closed their eyes and our baby copied cute!!

Little miss with her much wanted umbrella:)

And if big sister wants an umbrella, so does our little man:)

Time to go to church!!

It was a wonderful Easter!
Thank you Father in heaven for sending your Son to take the penalty for OUR sins and give us eternal life with YOU!!!!
He is the King of kings!!!!