Friday, January 30, 2009

Just for fun!

I know that I still have Part 3 left and also our welcome home pictures.
I will get to those as soon as I can.
Here are some pictures just for fun.
Seriously, this girl is beautiful.....inside and out!!!!
She has such an amazing personality!!

We are sick of the cold weather outside and tired of the snow.......
so we had a tropical party inside!
Here are my three kiddos ready for the "tropics!"

We have been home for a little over two months now. We are so in LOVE with our Ethiopian princess. She has been such a blessing to our lives. We feel so blessed that God brought us on the path of adoption. I will write more on that soon!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Ethiopia-Part 2 (meeting our baby)

This is right when we walked through the gate!!
We are at HH!!!!!!!

This is the first time we saw our baby girl.
I can't believe she isn't crying in this picture.....
she bawled right when she saw us.
This is my VERY FAVORITE picture of our whole trip!
Here is Mike holding our daughter for the first time.
She was so sad. His heart was broken for her.
He was teary eyed while he prayed over her.

Me feeding her a bottle...trying to get her to calm down:(

Look how sad she was.
My heart was breaking for her.

Trying to calm her down again.

Check out that laundry.....and that's not all of it!

She finally fell asleep in my arms.
(Can you see Jana and her little (BIG) guy...he is such a doll!! We miss you guys)

Time to lay her down for her nap.

We then went back to the hotel for lunch.

Here is our hotel.

After lunch we went back to HH
to get our baby and leave for our embassy appointment.
Here is the second time I saw her. She started crying (again) right after I took this photo.
Here we are on our way to the embassy.
Poor baby girl was so scared.