Monday, May 31, 2010

happy day, sunshine!

May 6th marked the day we welcomed our "sunshine"
2nd born daughter into this world, twelve years ago!

She was born a little pudgey

with a tuft of blonde hair

big beautiful blue eyes

8# 12oz.

22" long

A sweet soul from the moment she arrived!

Sweet E. is a now a beautiful young lady,

who is loved by everyone she meets!

(E. 3 years old)

When asked to share some of her favorite things, here's what she had to say:

What do you want to be when you grow up?
An Artist

Favorite Color:


Are you a saver or a spender?

She wasn't sure
Mom thinks, she's a spender & a giver!

Favorite Candy?
Werthers Orginals & Rootbeer Barrels

Favorite Song / Musician?
Carrie Underwood

What do you like most about your family?
They are loving

Favorite Sport?

"What do you think?" ... Soccer it is!

How do you feel about turning 12?
Normal :)

(E. 12 years old)

(Celebrating her 12th birthday with friends)

Your friends are?


What makes you laugh?

Dad & Funny Sayings

What annoys you?

"When someone does something over & over, like clicking"

Something you want to get better at?


Happy Birthday Sweet E!!!!

We have been blessed since the moment you came into our lives, and continue to be!

May you always know how very loved you are!!!

You are beautiful from the inside out... a kind, smart, compassionate young woman

God created you to be

Love you Sunshine,

Momma & Dad

in a nutshell.

I'm certain if anyone was still checking in here from time to time,

they probably aren't any longer.
(Hey, thank you if your still stopping by... leave me a comment...
might be just the motivation I need to keep up on current posts :) )

We have been MIA for over a month now.

And there is so much to catch up on!

I do it now for my family

so one day we can look back at this God breathed journey

& remember it with the joy & hope it's been filled with!

Where do I begin????

We know,

Our family received the referral for our beautiful 3 year old daughter on April 14th!

I hand delivered our "official" acceptance paperwork (and add'l fee's) to our agency,

just a week later on April 21st.

We wait for word on if we will be traveling 1 time or 2...

All paperwork must submitted to Ethiopian court before May 9th

to only have to travel once - to bring our daughter home.

May 7, 2010

We receive a phone call from our SW.

She informs us, the required paperwork has been submitted to court!

*We will only travel ONCE!!!

God is so good!
*I couldn't ask for a better Mom's day gift - PTL!

May 17, 2010

We are informed our COURT DATE has been scheduled for

June 8, 2010

***Please keep us in your prayers!!!***

Praying we will pass & be invited to travel to bring our Ethiopian princess home

4-8 weeks after our sucessful court date.

Praying for peace & the many other details included in traveling around the world!

On May 19, 2010

We are "beyond words blessed" by a generous donation for some of our upcoming traveling expenses... Thank you is not near enough!!!!

We continue to wait, pray, & trust toward each next step in this amazing journey!!!

Our hearts are full!

And that's it in a "nutshell"

PS. Stay tuned for "other" long over due updates!

God Bless!!!