Wednesday, October 31, 2007

an ethiopian adoption


Belay told Mary the wrong date, It is tomorrow!! Nov. 1st. This is just funny now :) I mean, who else would this happen to except us??!! Lord, PLEASE help it to work out tomorrow!! Talk about learning patience! :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I want :)

This is the most recent picture we have of Josiah. Isn't he precious??? I can not wait until tomorrow! Also, David and Robin have left for Ethiopia to bring home their precious baby girl!

Court date is ACTUALLY tomorrow!! :)

We had the date wrong, it is actually tomorrow, Oct. 31st, so keep on praying! More news to come.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Court date tomorrow

PLEASE pray that everything will go well tomorrow at court!! It is hard not knowing for sure that the babies are ours!!! I hope that the third time is a charm and that we will not have to reschedule our flights again because that gets pretty spensive :) We appreciate your prayers. I will post as soon as we hear!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

SCC Concert

My mom actually made this slide show, I made all the other ones of the babies but she made this one :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

New pictures of the twinettes

Congratulations to the Clevingers!!! They got a referral for a precious 5 month old baby boy! ~Keren~ ~Keziah~ Are they cute or what??? We are still waiting for new pictures of Josiah. We got all the pictures back from the concert but the video is probably lost :( I will post the slideshow of those sometime soon. P.S. It is already on my parent's blog.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Steven Curtis Chapman Concert

Well, yesterday was a blast! We had lunch with SCC, his lovely wife, Mrs. Chapman, and about 40-50 other people. My parents gave our adoption story and Mr. Chapman spoke about adoption and how Shaohannah's Hope came about. Afterwords, we went to the concert (which was wonderful!) and got to see them again backstage. They are so nice! My mom will tell the story way better than me though so check out her blog. I also got to meet Rob Mitchell, author of 'Castaway Kid', who was at the luncheon. We had tons of pictures and video from yesterday but guess what?? They all got deleted!! :( We have not taken any pictures on that card since then, so we were told that we can probably restore them. Once we get them back, I will post them!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

No court today after all

The Ethiopian Court decided to put some new laws in effect and they need the birth mother to be there with three witnesses from now on. So our court date has been rescheduled yet again. It is Oct. 31st. Our travel is only one week after what we had before though. We leave the 18th of November and come home on 27th. We will be getting them the week of Thanksgiving! How appropriate is that? Hopefully everything will go well this time around and this will be the last rescheduling :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Court date tomorrow!!

Please pray that everything goes smoothly tommorow at court. We booked our flights and our hotel yesterday! We leave November 7th and come home on the 16th. I can't wait! Usually you wait until after court to book the tickets but the travel agent said that for the price that she found we had to book them yesterday and our caseworker said that it would be fine for us to arrive then as long as everything went well on Thursday. So please pray everything goes smoothly! We have an exciting weekend ahead of us and I can't wait for that either!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Glorious fall

We have no fall colors yet so here is the picture of the sky :) It is so much easier to see God's glory when the weather is like it is today! The sun is shining, the breeze is blowing and the high today is only 74! It should get pretty chilly tonight though as the low is 43. Today is also opening day for gun season. My Dad, brother and cousin went hunting this morning with no success but are hoping things will be better tonight :) Our Court date is in 5 days! (Ethiopia is a day ahead of us.) So next Thursday, Mary said she would call us with the details and we will book our flights and hotel. I can't wait! Let's just pray that everything goes smoothly and they approve us right away! Sorry if this is kind of hard to read, I had it perfectly lined out with paragraphs and it looked so nice! And when I hit publish... It all got smashed together! :( P.S.- I took this picture :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Court date rescheduled :(

Our court date has been rescheduled because of some holiday in Ethiopia. It is next Friday instead of this Friday now. Oh well,It works out better this way because of issues we were having with mandatory business trips for my dad and brother-in-law right around when we were supposed to go. We are now leaving the 8th of November and coming back on the 15th. It is only 30 days! I would have liked 15 days better but God's timing is always perfect. (We have more time to get ready now!)We also got a surprise email from Mary with two new pictures! here they are. (we are expecting some of Josiah but we don't have them yet.) Keren "I know I'm cute" Keziah "Peace dude"

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


We will most likely be traveling on the 25th but we will find out for sure this Friday after court. I am hoping to post from Ethiopia if the internet works but otherwise I will email the posts to my sister and have her do it :) We have Josiah and the twins suitcases all packed and I will wait until next week to start packing. (I always have to pack days before) We washed all the cute little clothes and baby toys and just about everything is ready for them! I can not wait!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 8, 2007

WE HAVE A COURT DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND it is this friday!!!!!!!!!!!!! We leave October 25th! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Renee, I hope you guys got yours too! I am jumping up and down screaming and I will probably be doing so until we leave :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I decided to make another one!

I decided to make another slideshow but this one is for the baby shower. I hope you like it!


We just got a call from 'Shaohannah's Hope' saying that we have a grant for $5,000!!! God is so good!!! Just thought that I would share the great news!!! Also, as far as I know, the courts opened on Monday so hopefully we will get a court date with in the next couple of weeks! P.S There is a baby shower post coming soon with lots of pictures :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Another video! :)

Here is a really cool video that my 'blog friend' Staci made about adoption.(these are some seriously cute kids in this video!)

Monday, October 1, 2007

Video of the girls!