Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows what we know, and holds us responsible to act. Proverbs 24:12

Monday, November 30, 2009

Home for 6 Months

I got an email this evening from Heidi Garner, a very sweet friend who travelled to Ethiopia the same time we did to bring home her precious Hope. She reminded me that we have been home for 6 months with Hannah. (Thanks for the reminder, Heidi!! Miss you!)
Wow! It doesn't seem like it was 6 months ago that we were in Africa, but at the same time it feels like we've had our sweet Hannah with us forever!

I did it!!

I took the 30 day blogging challenge and somehow I accomplished blogging about something each day in November. Not sure if I'll manage it in December though. :)
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Can't believe tomorrow is December 1st and I haven't done any shopping. None at all!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Love this...


Once there were two women who never knew each other
One you do not remember, the other you call Mother
Two different lives shaped to make you one
One became your guiding star, the other became your sun.
The first one gave you life, and the second taught you to live it
The first gave you a need for love, the second was there to give it
One gave you a nationality, the other gave you a name
One gave you a talent, the other gave you aim
One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears
One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears
One made an adoption plan, that was all that she could do
The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you.
Now, which of these two women, Are you the product of?
Both, my darling, Both, Just two different types of love.


Saturday, November 28, 2009


Have you seen the movie Blindside? If not, you need to go! Right now. Best movie ever!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Hannah's 1st Thanksgiving

MaMa and PaPa's house

Grammy and Grampy's house

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

Have a very happy Thanksgiving!! We have so much to be thankful for this year. Last year we were dreaming about what Hannah would be like and wondering when we would we have her home. We are so thankful for our sweet Hannah and feel so blessed to have her in our family. Have a great day everyone!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hair Bows!!!

Does this sweet girl look like a little boy??? This was the outfit she was wearing when at least 3 people said "what a cute little boy". Okay...I know it's not pink but do boys wear fur on their jeans and sequin hearts on their shirts? :) Guess Hannah will be wearing hair bows from now on! :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dancing with the Stars, Anyone??

Okay...I am trying to do the 30 day blogging thing but I am struggling for topics on some days! So I really have nothing to post today but don't want to miss a day since I took the challenge. So...did anyone watch Dancing with the Stars?? I loved the finale! I was kind of hoping Kelly would win, but I love Donnie Osmond. Glad he took the prize!!
Tomorrow I will post some cute pics of Hannah or think of something wonderful to write. We will see...

Monday, November 23, 2009

10 Months!

Hannah is 10 months today!! She is crawling and pulling up on everything. She also loves to walk when we hold on to her hands. She wants to take off by herself so badly! She is doing great and we just adore her.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hannah is not adapting very well to Church

We were sitting in Sunday School and the pager started buzzing after only about 10 minutes. Hannah was not happy and wanted out of the nursery. She does so well with daycare, so we're not sure what is going on with her at Church. Luckily, she does really well sitting with us in class and Church. Guess next week will be another round.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Queen of Sheba

Had fun at the Queen of Sheba tonight! Ate good food and made some new friends!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hannah's Echocardiogram

We got good news this morning. Hannah's echocardiogram came back normal. Yeah!! We thought it probably would but it was good to hear "officially".
I'm looking forward to tomorrow night. We'll be going to the Queen of Sheba restaurant in Oklahoma City to eat Ethiopian food with a lot of other couples who have adopted from Ethiopia or who are in the process. I love going and I love the food!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Our Christmas Tree is Up!!!

Got our tree up the other night. I love putting it up early! Hannah loved the lights and the bead tinsel. She's still wondering about the Santa that sings while in the rocking chair. :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Check this out!!

Check out Amy Bottomly's blog! Love these necklaces! Hint hint Eddie...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What A Difference!!

Hannah at 4 months old...

Hannah at almost 10 months old!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hannah's Best Friend

Our dog, Izzie, and Hannah are becoming great friends. If Hannah is on the floor, Izzie likes to be as close to her as she can. So cute. Hannah likes to share food with her too. :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fall Fun!!

Hannah got to play in her first pile of leaves. She loved it. Of course she tried eating them too.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Kinda liked this pic of the three of us until I saw how dirty my mirror in the background is!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Hannah's echocardiogram

Thank you everyone for praying for Hannah. Her test went well. Although we won't have official results until Monday or Tuesday, the technician did tell me that she didn't see anything at all to worry about. And I made her say that twice!! So we are going with that! :)
Thanks again for your prayers!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Some Pics

I'm running out of things to post for this 30 day blogging. But pictures count, right??
Oh...Hannah does have her echocardiogram tomorrow. I am not worried about it but if you'd like to pray for her I would appreciate it! Thanks!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Adoption Shirts!

For all of you who have adopted or are in the process, here are some new tshirts! They are $20 (includes shipping) and all proceeds will go towards are adoption loan. These are front and back. The shirts are dark heather and the lettering is white. The Africa in the background is glossy, but very subtle. I will be setting up paypal. If you'd rather pay by check, just send me an email. Thanks!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Just For Fun

This is a fun tag.
1. Go to the 4th folder where you keep your pictures on your computer.
2. Post the 4th picture in the folder.
3. Explain the photo.
4. Tag 4 people.

My boys and their cousin Sydney dancing at Grandma's house several years ago!!

I tag Nicole Alston, Kasey Brenneis, Rebecca Winter, and Heidi Garner!