Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Its been awhile since I posted anything to this blog I just couldn't make myself write about the feelings I had. Seeing pictures of these kids and not having them home with us has been hard to say the least. We got our court date back in October of November 8 and December 8. So we leave in the morning. I WILL GET TO SEE MY BABIES ON SATURDAY!! I know there are some people who aren't as excited as us or me but I don't mind. I love these babies as much as I love the three I gave birth to, the only difference is I carried 3 with me from day one and the 3 in Ethiopia I have carried in my heart for months. Long before I seen their faces I loved them. I can't even think about coming home right now. I will try to update while I'm gone but no promises.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


It seems like it took forever and a day to receive our courtdate. I had waited for three months to hear when I would get to see my boys. On October 7 I had to fly to Dallas to meet the boys international DR. We were told for two weeks we should hear tomorrow about courtdates so by this point I was just tired of hearing maybe tomorrow. I got on the plane that morning and was so emotional I couldn't figure out what was going on. People on the plane probably thought I was crazy. Soon as the plane landed I turned my phone on and checked my email. THERE IT WAS...COURTDATE the email said NOV 5 and DE

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Getting closer

So there is 8 days till courts open we are so close. We should know that week when our courtdate will be. Our file was opened last week. I'm so sick of people asking when we will bring the boys home it's a reminder that while others have their babies home we have to wait for court to get ours home. Hope once they are home this is something silly I felt but for now it kills me to know the boys are half way round the world.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Have you ever loved someone so much that when you see there picture it knots your stomach? I don't know if its because my boys are halfway around the world but everytime I turn my phone on and see their picture it just knots my stomach up. I can't wait to see them and to get them home. 32 days until court opens back up these days do not fly by, by any means. I can't do enough to make time fly, these boys are on my mind night and day. I wish they wouldn't close courts for so long it kills the parents waiting.....=(

Friday, August 13, 2010

Garage Sale

Well another weekend of garage sale. I hate doing garage sales... but I will do anything to raise the money to get my boys home. Almost there one more garage sale to go after this one. So far today I made 600.00 not bad for one day but that is nothing compared to my other garage sales. At least I don't need as much as I did when I did the other garage sales. We are getting there baby boys...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I got another report from a mom who is in Addis at this time. Seems like all good reports so far. Yohannes has a bad cold at this time as does the other children in the orphanage. Just wish we were there to get him already. Menja is a little harder for people to check on for some reason. I have only got two reports on him from families who have been there. Both said the same thing about his orphanage, that they were over crowded. The one mother said I should consider staying until time to bring them home but sometimes that's unreasonable. Though that could all change with one look at how they are doing. This is such a hard time in the process.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Signing papers never felt so good!

So after three long weeks we were finally able to sign papers for Yohannes. YAY!! He is so adorable the kids love his eyes and his mouth. His mouth is continually open in his pictures. The kids say its like his mouth is too heavy. Now on to waiting some 49 days for court to open... not that we are counting or anything. Our boys will be glued to me for awhile especially considering I have been paper pregnant with them for 22 months by the time they are home. WOW that's a long time.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


On July 16 we got pictures of Yohannes. It has been a long three weeks waiting to be able to sign papers
for Yohannes. We have been a bit worried about him but we are constantly told he's in good hands. All we
can do is hope that's the case. We hear he's a tiny little boy, but we could see that was the case on
his monthly update, there is 2 lbs difference between Menja and Yohannes and 4inches. We can't wait
for court to open back up. Only 50 days to wait in adoption language equals FOREVER.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

One of the best day of my LIFE!!

On June 18,2010 I received a phone call this was no ordinary phone call. This was the phone call I waited for, for 9months. The longest wait EVER!!! i was started to go crazy. Nine months ago we thought we wanted a baby girl young as possible and little boy under five years, its funny how a phone call will change your thinking and life. We got a referral for a 2month old little boy who by the way is ADORABLE. We had waited so long that hearing that it was a boy made both of us so happy we forgot about wanting the youngest to be a girl. we ask our agency about a little girl they tell us none available at this moment. We plan to be happy with whatever comes our way whether it be a girl, boy, or just the one perfect little boy we already received. Well less than a week later we receive another call. ITS A BOY!! 1yr old I can't beleive it. A BOY SERIOUSLY!! But with a little time to think about it we are happy it happened this way 2 boys should be interesting........

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Its been a long time.....

I have been doing my best to hang in here and take things one day at a time. We have been waiting since November with no referral. This wait is the hardest thing in the world to do just not knowing who our babies are, what they look like its killing us. There has been some orphanage closures and some changes in the way things operate in Ethiopia in the process. We have made changes in our request and we are hoping this will speed things along. I guess we will have to see....until next time.