Thursday, October 30, 2008



We got an updated pic of our little guy today. Too adorable for words. we did get some sad news that he is just getting over the chicken pox. Poor little guy. He needs his mama.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Got court date?


WE DO! Dec. 4th 2008! Thats the day we hope we pass court so we can fly to get our little man some 4 to 6 weeks after! We're counting down the days!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

still waiting

Still no news of when we have our court date...........in the meantime, we have started a scrapbook for out little guy. We have been able to find a lot of photos of him in the snapfish program where parents who are at the orphanage picking up their children take the photos and post them so other waiting parents can get some nice updated pictures. I ordered a stack of them yesterday and picked them up at our local walgreens. We are also sending him off another little package with a first words book and some little toys. Ronda, who is going to pick up her little guy is graciously taking it for us!! She gets to meet our little sugar before us. I know she will shower him with lots of love. Her little guy and mine have been in the orphanage together since late June.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

weekends waiting





















The girls and I spent some time working on the little sugar's bedroom. Here are a few photos of our finished product. Above is the floor for the shower that Jeffrey worked on ......... the bathroom is coming along!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

no court date yet


We had our first fire in the fireplace last night! We love the cold evenings. We have to have a huge bombfire outside tonight to burn all the scraps from our bathroom renovation. I helped our old neighbor (our handyman) install a window in our bathroom yesterday. It looks really good and lets so much light in. We still have not gotten a court date. We are waiting patiently. Every day that goes by though makes it closer to impossible for getting him home for Christmas. Jeffrey and I got our shots on Wed. We each got 4 of them. We are still debating if we are going to get the yellow fever shot. For some reason Jeffrey has it in his mind that he wants to go on some Safari or something. I just want to stay in Addis Ababa where there are no mosquitos because the elevation is too high. We'll see.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

another step

Yesterday we were assigned a group which means that sometime soon we will be assigned a court date and all the members of this group (group A) will have their cases submitted to court on the same day. For those who pass, many will travel at the same time and have their embassy dates at the same time. So, we have gotten another step closer to our little man. We got some new pictures of him again yesterday. The girls are really excited to be big sisters and give him lots of love. Tomorrow the walls in his bedroom are going to be painted by Jacklyn and Jaymie and Gramma. Jeffrey and I are also getting our shots tomorrow evening. That should be fun. Well, not really, but it will be nice to chalk that off the list.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

He knows what we look like

This week we received a photo of our little guy wearing the shirt we sent him and holding the ball in one hand and the little photo album in the other hand. The page was opened up to a pic. of me. Yikes, he knows he has a family now. I'm not sure how much of this he comprehends, but I hope he feels happy. Now at least when Jeffrey and I get to the orphanage he will have a thought that he has seen us before...Can I just say that it is getting very hard to wait..........but it is a test of patience, and we will pass, and hopefully soon he will be in our arms. It would be wonderful if it happened before the new year.

Friday, October 3, 2008

It's on its Way


The director of our international agency left yesterday with our welcome bag for our little man. So this weekend, half way across the world, he should be looking at pictures of us and playing with his new toys and sportin his new sunglasses and shirt. I hope he can feel the love :)

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One of our favorite photos of Will when he first got home

One of our favorite photos of Will when he first got home

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