Halloween…Again.

It seems like we have one of these every year! So why do I seem to get more tired every year when it’s over? 🙂 We had fun last night. The boys were all pirates (all, yes, even the husband). Gabby was such a stealthy ninja people didn’t even recognize she was a ninja and […]

More of the same…

Other than a new living room floor, not much new is going on here. Kinda nice, kinda boring 🙂  The carpet was cheap and ugly and I never liked it. I just needed a good excuse to get rid of it. And since we have a new-ish puppy that liked to pee in one corner […]

Our Adoption Time Line

Here’s a time line of our adoption process. There were times it felt longer and others shorter, but I think it’s fairly decent. January 19, 2010—Decided to adopt January –Mailed out application to first agency March 10—Denied through agency (religious differences) March 12—New application to new agency (West Sands Adoptions) March 17—Began home study March […]

Ethiopia Trip, Part 2.

We got word about our second trip, the one where I actually go get our baby and bring her home. We are leaving in just a couple days and I’m such a bag of mixed emotions! Obviously I’m very excited. We’ve waited a long time for a little girl. I’m excited to have her home […]

Orphanages in Ethiopia.

The first day we arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was gorgeous. Honestly, every day was gorgeous, 70 degree weather. Much better than the 30 degree weather we left in. We got out of the airport and our driver took us to the guest house run by the adoption agency. I was surprised that everything is […]