Saturday, November 29, 2008


We made it home finally! I will post more later, but wanted to get something up for you guys. Ethiopia was amazing. The people are so friendly and we had a great timemeeting fellow adoptive families as well. Here are a few pictures of the first meeting day. Enjoy!

The babies are huge (ok, in comparison to where they began they are giants!) Unfortunately, they are both sick. We are heading to the doctor on Monday to get everything figured out. They ate yogurt today and loved it :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Today's the Day!!

Word arrived in our email this morning that we are good to go for teh embassy! They finally received our paperwork. Praise the Lord and Hallelujah! We leave today for DC and Friday we leave for Ethiopia. We will not have a chance to post while in Ethiopia, but we will be sure to let you all know when we arrive home and will post pictures of the adventure as well. thank you all for joining us on our adventure of a lifetime! We can't wait to share our family with you!

Packing is almost done - sleeping is a distant memory (Noelle woke up around 6:30 this morning - wow.) Mom wil have updates just in case of emergency.

Chat later friends!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We get to go!!!

Our paperwork has finally found its way to Ethiopia! This means we do get to go get the kids and have a fantastic Thanksgiving! We are so excited that sleep is really not an option :)

Baby shower this past Saturday was awesome! We got to see so many friends that we hadn't seen in a while and ate great food. Eli and Ruthie have many new toys to play with and some darling outfits as well.

2 days to go - we can barely stand it!


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Chubby Cheeks

You won't believe that these are the same kids from the referral photos! Thanks to friends from AA for the pics - they were over this past week. I seriously thought they had sent us the wrong photos! Check out the kids! The one with all the personality is RUTHIE!! Yes, that is her with the puffy cheeks and double chin! Oh, I can't wait to see them less than a week from today!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Baby update time!

We received an update today - medical only though - no pictures. The kids are getting so big and ELi can sit without support! My big boy!! Ruthie on the other hand likes to put her feet in her mouth :)

Ruthie is up to 14.7 lbs. Eli has gained another two pounds as well, moving him up to 17! I can't wait to go see them NEXT WEEK!!!!!! I am repacking and getting rid of the small diapers and tiny clothes that we had originally packed for the big baby clothes and diapers! This is so exciting!


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Tickets in Hand!

Such a reality! The plane tickets came yesterday - including the tickets for Ruth and Eli! We leave on the 20th and start flying home on Thanksgiving. This will be a very exciting holiday season! We can't wait! I wonder if we will get an update on the kids before we go? Wait and see. Soon we will be on a plane over water. Wow.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Tropical Tree Frog Costume GIVEAWAY!!!!

Getting ready for next year!
Tropical Tree Frog Costume GIVEAWAY!!!!

Introducing Eli and Ruthie!

We officially passed court! We leave in 18 days to go get the kids. It is amazing that this is all happening so fast. Yet again we say God is so good. Praise the Lord and Hallelujah! If you move the mouse over the picture it will tell you who it is and how old they are.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


We got the phone call to let us know that we wouldn't be getting "the phone call" until Monday. Stay tuned!