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

Sunday, May 31, 2009

We're Home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!











Here are a few pics. We'll post more after we catch our breath. Hannah is doing great...

Friday, May 22, 2009

All Packed and Ready to Go!!!



Here are pics of Hannah's room finally finished!













Leaving for Ethiopia Tomorrow!!!

WOW!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

We Leave This Saturday!!!

This Saturday is the day!! It's hard to believe it is finally here. We have been busy packing...well...I have been busy packing. Eddie has been busy finishing little projects around the house. I am hoping to finish all the packing tonight except last minute things I will have to add Saturday morning. I really hope I am not forgetting anything. It's been a while since I have packed for a baby! Lots of "stuff" to remember!!
Please keep us in your prayers as we prepare for our trip of a lifetime!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Africa in 5 days!!!

We are leaving in 5 days!!! I cannot believe it! I have been busy packing over the weekend. Hannah's bag is zipped up and ready to go. I still have to pack some clothes for the rest of us. :) I'm feeling pretty good about things...not too stressed out. I really do not want to be packing things last minute so I'm very glad I started early. I want to have time to get my house all cleaned before we go too. We will be having a "dogsitter" staying at our house while we are gone so hopefully the house will stay pretty clean. :)
We will be holding Hannah in our arms very soon!! Counting down the days...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hannah's Room



















Here are a few pics of Hannah's room. (Thanks for reminding me, Amy Bottomly:))We still have to hang some things on the walls (I want to put her name in wooden letters above her crib) and hang curtains and blinds. I also need a lamp for her dresser. But we're getting there! It's bright but I love it!!

Plane Tickets!!


We received our plane tickets yesterday! It's pretty cool seeing a one way ticket home for Hannah!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

11 Days!!!

11 Days until we leave for Ethiopia. It's really hard to believe that we are finally this close. There is so much to do before we leave and the days are just flying by, which is great of course! Hannah's room is almost finished. We still have another piece of trim to attach and Eddie still needs to put her crib together. I will post pics of her room as soon as we finish it. We've only been waiting on her since 2005...you'd think this would have been finished a long time ago. :)
I haven't even started making a list of what to pack yet. I think I will feel better once I do that. There is so much to think about the next few days...I'm trying not to let it overwhelm me.
Okay...I will stop rambling. Hopefully I can post nursery pics later tonight or tomorrow! :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Two Weeks!!

I can't believe we are leaving for Ethiopia in 2 weeks!!!! I'm trying to get my house in order, making lists of what to pack, getting things organized and caught up at work, and trying not to get stressed out. So far so good. I want these last two weeks to be fun for our family. Eddie and I want to spend some fun time with the boys before Hannah gets here and rocks our world! :) Please keep us in your prayers as we prepare to travel. Please pray for finances for travel expenses, safe travel, health while in Ethiopia, and Hannah bonding to us quickly. Thank you!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Africa T-Shirts

Eddie finished our Africa t-shirts tonight. I think they turned out great! We have charcoal, navy, and black. The Africa is a distressed silver with a red heart on Ethiopia. Let us know if you're interested. All $ will go towards our travel expenses! Also, for anyone adopting from a different country in Africa, the heart can be moved. :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Update on Hannah







We got an update from our agency today. Hannah is doing very well! Here are some new pics!! We are so in love!!