Wednesday, June 22, 2011

He's almost here!

All this room needs to make it complete is one little boy. Tomorrow, we're on our way to bring him home.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Some summer fun

Things have gone all crazy around here as we get ready to leave for Ethiopia in just a few days, but we are still managing to get in some summer fun. Midweek, Tom and I surprised the twins by waking them up for a "secret adventure". They didn't know where we were going until we pulled into the parking area at Worlds of Fun amusement park in Kansas City.

Relaxing in the Shade at Planet Snoopy

Girls like monster trucks, too.

Yesterday I bought the girls their very own Barbie Princess fishing rods. They have already learned how to cast from their Daddy, so they were ready to start reeling them in. They can't wait to get Thomas started with his Spiderman rod.



Thursday, June 16, 2011

Embassy appointment!

We have our appointment! June 28! In just eleven days, we will be looking at our little Thomas' face, and he will greet us as his parents. Can't wait. :)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

June weddings

June is the traditional month for weddings, and we just got to enjoy one! I traveled to Indianapolis with oldest daughter Emily for my niece Shawna's wedding to longtime boyfriend Kyle.

It seems like only yesterday, but also during this past week, this happy couple celebrated 25 years of marriage...

I hope Shawna and Kyle are as lucky in their marriage as we have been in ours!

p.s. ADOPTION UPDATE: Our case has been submitted to the Embassy, and they requested the correction of a discrepancy of the birth father's name which appeared in the documents. We are still waiting to hear if this has been resolved... very, very impatiently.

Friday, June 3, 2011

And the winner is...


I used a random line picker application to choose the winner. Emily, email me your address and I will send the book to you ASAP! You are going to love it!