Friday, December 28, 2007

Praise God!

We just received news that the last family of the five who received referrals ("matches") in October had a successful court date. This means their children are officially theirs. Visit their blog. I got goosebumps reading their recent blog post. God willing, this will be us sometime in the next 6 months!

An Orphan's Ticket Home

Please visit this link: An Orphan's Ticket Home.

God bless you all!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tomatoes and Christmas Trees

Because we live in one of most amazing growing areas in the country, I am still getting tomatoes from my are some...

Also, the pictures on my good friend Erin's blog of their beautiful albeit small Christmas tree inspired to me to try and convince my husband that we should get our first Christmas tree. It took some convincing, especially since he was pretty sleep deprived, but we found our own little tree at Rite Aid for $13.99. After we released it from it's twine-induced bondage and decorated, we were quite proud of it. Chris commented for several days afterward that we probably had the most perfect tree around (or something to that affect).

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Good news!

We have been overcome by the generosity and kindness of so,so many people (family, friends, people we have never met before, anonymous saints). Through many, many generous gifts, we have enough money to fund our adoption. We are amazed at God's goodness!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Our Homestudy is finished!

This is very exciting...well, I know it may seem to the average person that we are always saying that we are still in the middle of paperwork, but trust me - this is huge! This means we are really almost done with paperwork. After we send our notarized homestudy to the USCIS, it is mostly a waiting game for the USCIS to send us the coveted 171H form which them completes our file to go to our adoption agency and then onto the Ethiopian government.


Praise God!