Just in case no one saw the new pictures of the babies, they are in the slide show :) The Baby shower is this Sunday so I will be posting pictures of that on here. Thank you so much to Aunt Melissa and Aunt Renee! We got the shower gifts today! That was so sweet of you both!
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The Ethiopian courts have been delayed in reopening until next Monday :( Our caseworker told us that it should be only be a few weeks until we hear from them about our travel date though :) Maybe if I try not to think about it, the time will go by faster! P.S This is only my 60th post! It seems like I have posted way more than that!
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Sunday, September 23, 2007
These are pictures that another Gladney family took of the Kolfe Center (the orphanage for older boys) that we raised all the money for. You can see why they need it. (They are actually building a library and I will post the information about that later.)
Posted by Ellie at 11:52 PM
I am in the process of making a slide show of all the pictures we have of the kids (so far) for my blog, so check back in a few days for that! That is all for now...courts open day after tomorrow!!! We found out that we may not hear from them until the end of October or beginning of November , but we are praying that it will be alot sooner then that! Also, we are having our baby shower this Sunday! Thanks so much to the H's!! (I can't wait!)
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Friday, September 21, 2007
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The Daileaders are in Ethiopia right now and they have taken pictures of the girls for us. They did not get to meet Josiah because he was getting a haircut :( I can not wait to see the pictures! Thank you Daileaders!
Posted by Ellie at 9:27 PM
The charter school raised over $1000 for the Kolfe center in Ethiopia! (The Kolfe center is building a library and the school held a fundraiser for them) I am so excited and I pray that this money will be able to help them out wuth getting the library up and running. Thank You Franklin Academy!!! (6 more days!)
Posted by Ellie at 11:49 AM
Monday, September 17, 2007
Nothing really interesting going on here. Just school,school and more school! STILL waiting for the courts to open! (only a week from tomorrow!) Good luck to the Daileaders! They left for Ethiopia today to bring home Sophie. We are praying for you guys! I can't wait until it is our turn to leave! Actually, there is something new! A Charter school in our town held a fundraiser for the orphanage and we are going to leave in a minute to pick up the checks. We have no idea how much they are for but I am so grateful and hope that the money will be able to help the orphanage a lot! I will post again later once I know how much we raised. ~Ellie~
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Saturday, September 15, 2007
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We are still waiting for the courts! Only 10 days until they open now! We have a slight dilemma though. We are going to have to bring soooo... much stuff! Most people that are going to Ethiopia to adopt one child have a problem with having a lot of stuff to bring anyway but we have three people to pack for on the way there (plus humanitarian-aid stuff) and six people coming back! So that is going to be interesting :) Please pray that the kids will do well on the plane! We might quickly become the annoying passengers on a 16 hour flight, lets just hope we don't sit next to a child hating snob :)
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Thursday, September 13, 2007
If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? James 2:15-16. I bloglifted this :) (oops!)
Posted by Ellie at 4:35 PM
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
An encouraging verse for those of you in the process of adoption. Habakkuk 2:3 "For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come..." There is a light at the end of this long tunnel even though it may not seem like it sometimes!
Posted by Ellie at 10:11 PM
Staci is so nice:) She nominated me for the nice matters award! "This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who have a positive influence on our blogging world." (ha!) I am going to now nominate Susy Amanda and Nikki AND blog slothzs (whatever losers, I stink at thumb wars :)
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We got an update on the children and the twins are both 16 pounds and they said they are doing great! They are also doing well developmentally. Abel got the pictures of our family but they are not sure that he fully understands the whole thing (I can see why!)poor baby. I love them and can not wait to get them home!
Posted by Ellie at 12:01 PM
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Nothin else interesting going on really except my parents went out of town for a few days to NYC and while I am sitting here blogging they are seeing the broadway musical 'Les Miserables'! How unfair does it get?!! Oh well.. I am glad they are having fun...(sniffle) with out me :) My mom went along with my Dad on his business trip actually to have a little retreat before we get the babies (very glad she gets to do that!but wish I could go!). My sister and brother-in-law are staying with us to help out until they get back.
Posted by Ellie at 9:57 PM
So...we got a water slide this summer and the twins have had a blast on it! Here are some pictures. Only 14 days until the courts open! also I am too tired to figure out how to flip the pictures around so you are just gonna have to cock your head to the side :) I am not liable in any way for neck aches! :)
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Monday, September 10, 2007
Today is Josiah Abel's 3rd birthday! I wish we had him here with us so we could celebrate. It is also my Grandparents 54th wedding anniversary!
Posted by Ellie at 6:52 PM
The boy twins have their own blog! :) Check it out here Nothing new with the adoption...15 days until the courts open!
Posted by Ellie at 6:49 PM
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Congrats to Geert and Renee on their referral! They are getting two little cousins that are absolutely precious!!!
Posted by Ellie at 6:22 PM