Friday, December 14, 2007

Martin Referral!

Yeaaa! I am so excited to be a part of these precious, God fearing families life and their journey. They received their referral today for a little girl...go take a look! Martin's we are praising God for His wonderful goodness to us! Can't wait to hear the whole story.

Friday, December 7, 2007


Well, I broke down and bought Isaac his first NEW article of clothing. We have an abundance of clothing from Micah, so there is no NEED for new clothes, but now that I know an age and size how could I resist this piece.
Then, I took Micah over to the Bear Mill Workshop and let him build Isaac and animal for us to send to him for Christmas. He chose a Tiger and named him Stripes. We got him a t-shirt that says Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas. We had so much fun doing this. He is so excited to be sending his baby brother something that he made. He proudly carried Stripes around all day through the mall. Here he is in the little backpack bag they gave us.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Adoption and the Gospel

This is a wonderful article about adoption and God's adoption of us.  Amazing!  Please read.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Gift Giving

So, we have trying to think of what to take to Ethiopia with us.  I have read various things on blogs, but I can't remember where I read them.  So, I need your help.

Ideas please:

Gift for Isaac's family? 
Gifts for Ryan and Abby(do we bring their children something too)?
Gifts for caregivers?
Gifts for older kids orphanages?

Is there anyone else we need to plan for?  

I am so excited about the trip and meeting our precious Isaac.  I was reading Drew & Carey's blog and they have a lot of helpful advice for the trip and it flooded me with memories of Russia.  Nearly everything she mentioned we experienced there.  The heat, scabies, guest house vs. hotel, etc.  You should read if you are traveling soon.  This would go for any foreign country. We have been to China, Mexico and Russia, they are pretty similar. I can't wait to be in Ethiopia holding our little man.