Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Embassy-December 1st

We just got the call!  We will be Ethiopia bound on Saturday!  Woo hoo!!!  I am thrilled beyond words.  In just one week, Yonas and Yosef will be in our arms, and we will be ready to bring them home.  After I got off the phone with Lesley (from our agency), I had a good cry.  It felt so good to be crying tears of joy:)  If that makes any sense.  God worked in this process because Lesley said normally after passing embassy, you wouldn't normally travel for 2-3 weeks.  They allowed us to have the December 1st date partly because we already have our flights booked.  Isn't God amazing!

We will be coming home Friday, December 3rd at 6:25pm  if anyone is interested in coming to the airport.  We would love to see you!

Thank you for your prayers!


We still have not heard a confirmation that we will be traveling Saturday.  Today should be the day!  I am praying that it all works out, but I also trust that God's timing is perfect.  The hardest part is knowing that Yonas and Yosef are waiting for us.  Praying that God would prepare them and help them to understand the wait.  Our West Sands host, Woudneh has been wonderful.  He told us that they are doing great.  They have asked about us and when we would be there to get them.  It made me so happy to know they were anticipating our arrival. 

Our pancake breakfast was a huge success!  Thank you for supporting us.  It was such a fun time.  Thank you to those of you who helped us that morning.  You know who you are!  We couldn't have done it without you.  Vince and I loved seeing so many family and friends in one place and catching up with friends we haven't seen for years.  God has truly blessed us with so much love and encouragement.  It brings me to tears when I stop to think about it.

Below are some school pictures.  I am a little late in posting but enjoy!

Abby & Gracie's "Gallon Girl"

Field trip to Gallrein Farms

Look at those nice pumpkins and of course cute kiddos!

Feeding the animals

The whole gang 

Completed the corn maze

Abby's wig for our Moses play

Working hard

Nature Walk at Cherokee Park

The best of friends

Thinking a lot about these little guys.  Can't wait for us all to be together. Very soon...

I'll update later today when I find out anything.


"Do not be anxious about anything, but in prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:6-7

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I have been in a little bit of a blogging rut for the past week or two.  I don't know what is wrong with me.  I have so much I could be writing about but can't seem to get my thoughts down.  Since I have a little bit of new info on our next trip, I thought today would be a good time to try to get out of my slump. 

Yesterday I got a call from our agency.  It looks like our tentative embassy date is December 1st.  Tentative being the key word.  We should know by next week if that date is a sure thing.  We decided to go ahead and book our plane tickets because of the holidays.   The travel agent said the domestic flights fill up fast, and she advised us to go ahead and get them reserved.  We're praying that this all works out.  We will be leaving Saturday, the 27th out of Cincinnati and will return in Louisville December 3rd.  We are thrilled in knowing that Yonas and Yosef will be home very soon, maybe even by this time next month!

This month is Adoption Awareness Month.  I have been wanting to write a little about my feelings on adoption and the call of Christians to reach out and help the orphans of the world.  Not everyone is called to adopt, but everyone can do something.  This year has definitely changed my heart and given me a desire to do more.  More than just adopt two beautiful boys.  My friend Natalie has written some awesome posts about this topic.  I encourage you to head on over to her blog to read more . 

This Saturday is our Pancake Breakfast.  It is our last official fundraiser, and we are excited about seeing all of our family and friends.  It is not too late to come.  You can get your tickets at the door.  We are humbled by your support and encouragement.