Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Beach Vacay 2013!!!

Some fun pictures of our vacation in July 2013.....



First Day of School!

First Day of School 2013! Bella is in 7th, Drew is in 5th, Carmen is in 2nd, and Julia is in Pre-K.

                                         Julia's First (and long awaited) day of Dance!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

25 Months

It's hard to believe that 25 months have passed by on the waitlist. Our kids have grown and changed so much, so we did some re-evaluating and decided to change our age preference from a child less than 2 years old to less than 4 years old.  We are equally excited at the idea of an infant son or an older toddler!  Some days I begin to wonder if this will ever really happen, as major changes occur within Ethiopia and within our agency, but I know that God makes no mistakes and will bring our little man home on the day that He planned long ago.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

20 Months!

Today marks 20 months on the Waitlist!!! Keep on tickin'....

Number 20 Made Of Flowers - Royalty Free Clipart Picture

Friday, January 25, 2013


WOW! It was 2 years ago today that I held my breath and pushed the "send" button on our initial applcation to begin the adoption process. In many ways, the days waiting have been slow but the years have been fast.  That is a weird concept I am learning more and more about as I get older.
We are coming up on 18 months on Waitlist and I have no way to speculate how much longer it will be other than- ALOT.  In the meantime, our babies aren's babies anymore. Bella is 12, Drew is 10, Carmen is 7, and Julia is 3 1/2. I. Love. Them.

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Today marks 16 months on the Waitlist and about 22months since starting the adoption.  I would love to say that maybe we have made it to the halfway point, but who knows?

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Today marks one year on the waitlist and a little over 18 months since we started this crazy, God-led adoption process! The presence of one little Ethiopian boy grows larger in my mind and my heart even though we have a very long road ahead.  These lyrics continually run through my head as I think about how far we have to go and bring me great peace-

God I look to you
I won't be overwhelmed
Give me vision; to see things like you do
God I look to you
you're where my help comes from
Give me wisdom; you know just what to do

God I Look to You by Jenn Johnston