Saturday, June 30, 2007

Is this cute or what?

Would you guess they were adopted?
I sure wouldn't! Aren't they precious?!
Thank You Jesus for my precious baby boys!
By the way... left to right, James, Papa,
Jeremiah (AKA: Bebo)


Hello everyone! I am getting quite impatient. I don't want to be , I just am. It is so hard to wait on the Lord's timing sometimes even though His timing is ALWAYS best, I should know that by now! My Mom got her second CIS fingerprints done on June 6th and we still have not heard anything from them. Last time I think it only took about a week and a half before we got the prints back. That is the last thing we need and we will be done with our dossier! Almost there! So everyday the twins and I run to the mailbox to see if there is anything from CIS and nothing so far. But it will come when the Lord sees fit to send it. I think He is trying to teach me a thing or two about being patient and boy do I need to learn about that! Oh! My parents went to an Ethiopian restaraunt today and they loved it! They even brought home some food for us to try. Let's just say I am not a fan of the Injera! Also I found this adorable picture of Jeremiah today and thought I would post it. ~ A bit of silliness~

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

nothing new, but there is a picture of my princess...

Hello All! I am sorry I have not posted in so long but I have been very busy. I don't really have anything new with the drive but so far lots of people want to help and I have bought lots of clothes! Ellie P.S I have figured out how to post pictures on here and so I think I shall be posting a picture everyday! Here Is my Princess! ~Ms. Ruby~

Friday, June 22, 2007


The orphanage REALLY needs the diapers and formula soon! If you order the them on there is no tax and no shipping. Please donate! Please send orders to: Gladney Center for Adoption 6300 John Ryan Drive Fort Worth, Texas 76132 Thank You!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Ethiopia facts

Ethiopia’s Information and Facts: Ethiopia has approximately 4.7 million orphans and that is on the rise. This is about 7 % of the entire population. Nearly 2/3rds of children that are school age are not in school. Only 43% of Ethiopians can read and write. The average lifespan from birth is around 50 years old. Just over 80 % of Ethiopia’s people live on less than $2.00 a day and just over 25% live on less than $1.00 a day. This is a sign of complete and utter poverty. The average African nations have a budget of approximately $10.00 year per person for Health Care Expenses (which is well below where it should be). Ethiopia spends approximately $2.00 per person on Health Care Expenses per year. Seventy five percent of the Ethiopian people lack clean water. The UN Human Poverty Index evaluated 103 Nations and Ethiopia ranked in at 99 (2005). One in Six children do not live past the age of five. Diarrhea kills 250,000 children a year. Please pray for these children and this country! Ellie

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

it's working!!!

So far, I have lots of people who are willing to help! My project is working!I just found out today that the orphanage is in DESPERATE need of the following items:Please help us provide much needed new infant and toddler clothes, pacifiers, teething rings, crib mobiles , diapers, wipes A+D ointment and formula (formula is not as available as usual in many stores right now in Addis Ababa because a new taxing system has caused a shortage.) for the orphanage in Ethiopia that we are adopting from. Here are some links for discounts on bulk sized diapers. If you are in Wake Forest, please bring all donations to Homelight Books. Thank You soooo much for your help!!

a. Huggies Baby Shaped Diapers Club Case – Size 1 – 2 and Size 3; $34.99 each (no tax or shipping on Use Referral Code: THCE5959 and get $2.00 off the order. Even though diapers are readily available in Addis Ababa ( The capital city) , it is more expensive to purchase them there and they tend to leak.

b.Nestle Good Start Essentials; 25.7 oz. can (case of 6 cans) $77.96 per case (no tax or shipping on

c. Pamper baby fresh wipes 616 count $18.99 (no tax or shipping on

Thank You For Caring For The Orphan!

James 1:27


Monday, June 18, 2007

my theory

OK, Here is my theory. If I tell ten people about the clothing drive for the orphanage, and those ten people each give one outfit,that is ten outfits right there. If those ten people tell ten people and if each of those people gave ten outfits, that is ONE HUNDRED outfits!!!!! See it adds up quick! Just think if each of those people gave more than one outfit or a crib mobile( what the hay throw in a binky or two!) we will be blessing that orphanage tremendously!!!! So please please help and tell your ten people this week!! P.S Remember, you don't have to go all out. Just an outfit or two and a pacifier or a teething ring and maybe even a crib mobile and you will be blessing an African orphan! Thank You and please pray that we will get lots and lots of people to help!!! Ellie

another note about orphanage stuff

I just wanted to make sure that everybody knows that the teething rings, crib mobiles and pacifiers MUST be new. I know I had said before that they could be used but the reason the crib mobiles must be new is because everything must be shipped to Ethiopia so It needs to be in the box still. The pacifiers and teething rings needing to be new are common sense but I just wanted to clarify. Also, the baby clothes should be new or gently used. ( As in no stains whatsoever.) I know crib Mobiles can be a little more expensive than outfits but the babies spend so much time in their cribs because there are too many babies for all of the caretakers to be holding all the time. It would just be very nice for them to have something to look at and play with while in their cribs. Thank You so much for your help! Ellie

Sunday, June 17, 2007

wannna help?

I am starting a drive for clothes, crib mobiles, teething rings etc. for the orphanage in Ethiopia. I need to get about 13 crib mobiles lots of teething rings and LOTS of new or GENTLY used infant and toddler clothes,( We need more boy clothes than girl clothes I think but girl clothes will still be VERY useful.) We could also use pacifiers. So If you AND someone you know could donate a few things I would be most grateful. PLEASE spread the word. Ethiopian orphans need your help! And if you are interested in adopting an Ethiopian orphan visit for more information.(heehee) Please do! There are 4.7 million orphans in a country a little over twice the size of Texas. If you are interested in helping with my "Clothe the Ethiopian Orphan Project" please write to me, or send me donations at: Ethiopian orphan project PO box 1862 Wake Forest,NC 27588 I appreciate your prayers and support! Ellie

now , to sit back and wait!

In case you do not yet know, my family is adopting from Ethiopia. We have almost all of our paper work done and it will be sent to the Ethiopian government pretty soon to be processed. After that we just wait for them to find our angels and match them with us. We have asked for a sibling group,preferably three girls but it could be only one or two. After we recieve a referral which is pictures of the children we are to get, we can travel within a few weeks.The Ethiopian government shuts down for the summer though because of the rainy season.Therefore we are expecting to go to Africa in October or November Lord willing. Now comes the hard part, to sit back and wait! Ellie