Tuesday, July 31, 2007


The link for 'From Axum to Here' originally did not work but I have fixed it. So, if you tried the link before and it did not work, try it again. ~Ellie~

Monday, July 30, 2007

Check it out!

You have to go check out From Axum to here .They got their referral! Their little boy is PRECIOUS!! I can not wait until we get a referral! Ellie

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Changes, changes, changes :)

I am in the process of putting new pics. up so if you see the picture of me changing you are not going crazy. I am :) I will be posting pictures of my newly repainted/redecorated room someday when it is presentable to the public, but today is not that day. There may come a day when my room is completely flawless and ready for the girls to come, but today is not that day. There may... oh well. Aragorn said it way better :) (Only I am not planning to fight anybody.)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Shots...Check! (Well, half of them at least.)

I got my Hepatitis A and Tetanus shots today. It did not hurt when I got it done but my arms are a tad bit sore now! I have to get the other shots (and pills) I need in about two weeks. We wanted to go ahead and get our shots so that we are ready to go when we get a referral. I can not wait!!!!!! That is all for today! Have a good day everyone! ~Ellie~

Friday, July 20, 2007

Praying and waiting, waiting and praying....

And so goes the international adoption! Please join us in praying that the little girls that the Lord chooses to place in our family will be found soon so we can get a referral and bring them home! Right now, most referrals for our agency are taking about three months but it could be sooner. (or longer.) We have been told by our agency that they are diligently looking for three little girls to place in our family. We are also praying that we will be able to travel to Ethiopia with our friends, The Martins, to get our babies together.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

We've been waitlisted!

We are officially on a waiting list for a referral! I can't wait!!!!!!!! Nothing new... besides this wonderful news! YAY!!! In case anyone was wondering what a refferal is, it is pics. and info on the children that the Ethiopian government will match to our family. Ellie

Monday, July 16, 2007

Here are my Grandparents! (and Sammie)

Sheesh! You never realize your family is kinda big until you try to post pics of all of them! I think I have pics. of everyone else in my family (as of now) except my grandparents.
Here are my lovely Grandparents. (And their precious puppy Samson.)

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Nothing really interesting today but since you're here, check out the videos that are on ' links I like' at the bottom of my page. There are two REALLY neat adoption videos and one really cute Ethiopian toddler dancing. (so cute!) Have a nice day ya'll!

Friday, July 13, 2007


We are completely done! We fedexed everything today and it should be with the Ethiopian government in about three weeks! Every thing is in DC getting authenticated this week and then it is off to Addis Ababa! HOORAY!!! So now we just need to be patient and wait! Which will probably be the hardest part. It went by sooo.. fast,(all the paperwork and everything) that it is hard for me to believe that we are done. It seems like we just started! I guess it was only about 4 months since we started the paperwork but still! Way faster then China huh! I am so excited!!!!!!!!! (In case you couldn't tell!)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

CIS finally came!

We finally got my mom's fingerprints back from CIS today!!! HOORAY!!! We are approved for three children 4 years old and under of either gender. I am so excited! We are now done with everything! We just send this to KBS Dossiers and they finish it up for us. It is really happening! I will probably have three Ethiopian siblings by Christmas of this year when in February of this year, I didn't even know where Ethiopia was on the map! oops! :) Crazy huh! It's amazing what God has waiting around the corner for us isn't it? Hopefully I will be posting pics. of my new siblings soon! Ellie

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Gotcha Day! 07-07-07

Today is our Gotcha Day for the twins! We have them for four years today! I can't believe it! For those of you who don't know, they were born at 27 weeks, they were supposed to be blind and deaf and have learning disabilities and James had a grade 2-3 brain bleed at birth so they told us he would probably have cerebral palsy . Today they are perfectly healthy and they are the sweetest little boys you ever did see. I cannot thank the Lord enough for putting these precious boys in my life; they bring such joy into our home. They are the best present I've ever gotten! Here is somewhat of a picture timeline of their lives so far.
Mom's first time holding them. Tiny boy! Mom and Papa and baby boys! Jimmy did it! Aren't we cute! Why are we on a rock Mom? Cuddle time! Our First Christmas! ~Melissa and Randy's wedding~

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

~Happy Independance Day!~ ~Here is Miss Ruby enjoying the flowers~ First we went to the children's parade in downtown WF.

Then we went to lunch at Chickfila.(yum) Then enjoyed a nice afternoon by the pool. ( Courtesy of our friends the T's) We also had a cook out at the house and went over to our friend's house for fire works but I forgot to bring the camera. Oops! I hope everyone else had a good day too! Happy July Fourth!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Orphanage info

If you are looking for the info on the orphanage drive, scroll down, they were some of my first posts. Thanks!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Another Picture!!!

Sorry, The family is never ending! Here are My Sister Melissa and my brother-in-law Randy.
I will probably post the other three family members tomorrow!
~ Randy and Mel~