Trip Recap

Today is Christmas Eve. We got home yesterday.

Ethiopia is a beautiful country. The people are friendly and nice. Their way of life is very “live and let live” and they care about each other. They don’t sweat the small stuff like we do. Family is a way of life, not just something you have […]

Just a Few Days to Go!

Today is Tuesday; we leave for Ethiopia on Friday morning. It’s hard to imagine we’ll be leaving in just a few days. Very surreal; I can’t picture something I’ve never experienced.

I’m so excited to meet our new baby! Paul’s excited for the whole trip; he’s very adventurous as far as going to a country […]

Potty Training, Child #3

Oh, the dreaded potty-training. Visions of wet beds, poopy underwear and soggy bum prints in the car seat.

When we were training Pierce, it was a few months before Dean was born (he was a little over 2 1/2 yrs). And when Dean made his appearance and so much time and attention went to him […]

November is National Adoption Month.

I didn’t know there was a month dedicated to adoption, but there is. If you google it, there’s great information out there.

I must admit, I’m a little nervous about what people’s questions will be when we bring our little girl home, but I’m doing my best to find snarky appropriate answers to rude curious […]

Thanks for donations!

I have been amazed and humbled by the orphanage donations we’ve been given by our friends.

We have a big stack of clothes, books, toothpaste, toothbrushes and toys. We have a nice chunk of money.

I can’t wait to take it to those little kids!!

Today after church, I picked up a bunch of stuff […]

Going to Ethiopia!

Well, not right away…but sooner than we thought! Can I just scream “YAY!!” right now?

We got our call today…I was a little confused, because I was told, “We got your date for court. You can travel on December 17th, arriving on the 18th. And court is on the 21st, so you can catch a […]

Collecting Items for Orphanage….

I have decided to ask everyone to please take this opportunity to help out an orphanage in Ethiopia.

I’m going to take a suitcase (or more) of things for the orphanage our soon-to-be daughter is coming from. I asked our agency what they need and she gave me a list. I’m planning on taking over […]

Possible Timeline.

I emailed our agency today with a few questions, one of which was a possible time line.

She promptly wrote back (as she always does…love her!) and said the wait time is about 2 months! Then another couple months to the first travel dates and another 2 to the final/pick up date.

Of course, all […]

Bits of Good News.

Today, our dossier is on its way to D.C. & the Ethiopian Embassy!!

In 2 weeks, it should be in Ethiopia!!!

YAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

This basically means in 2 weeks, the official “wait” will begin. Wow…

Finished Book 2.

I actually finished a book with chapters!! I’m embarrassed to say it’s the first one since Dean was born. Yep, 2 years…I used to be an avid reader, but other things and fatigue usually change my time I once spent for reading.

Anyway, it was a good book. Upbeat, positive yet keeping a real perspective. […]