Tuesday, November 27, 2007

saida esme

hilina frances

we're parents! we got through court today and are officially mom and dad to saida and hilina. wooo-hoooo! looks like we'll leave new york on christmas eve and travel home on the 8th of january! so excited i could just die! man. did i mention i'm excited???!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

happy thanksgiving and yay!

we got more pictures of the girls and they are even more beautiful than last month. i have so much to say but am about to get in the car for the long drive back to new york from the mountains of virginia. it's been a whirlwind of a few weeks and will have pictures and so much to share come the next few days. court on tuesday - pray that everything goes well please, God.
just so you know, the most amazing thing that's ever happened to me happened last friday when i got to be with my super duper friends as they welcomed their third child into the world. here we are just an hour after Asher was born. welcome to the world, buddy, and thanks for waiting for me to get there, grace...

Saturday, November 10, 2007

saturday nap (while we still can)

they're both actually asleep in this picture. what you can't see is that the hound is actually laying on my legs. he's really going to take it hard when we get back from Ethiopia, poor guy -- he's so spoiled.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Sad News

it looks like we've had our first stroke of bad luck. Our court date was wrong. Our court date is actually the 27th. It's not that big of a deal except that this pushes our travel back potentially into the first week in January. There are many families trying to get travel dates in the last week in December - to be there for Christmas which would be just amazing. i had so wanted a Christmas with our girls. New York is simply the best place to be at Christmas, and I was just positively giddy with the day-dreaming. but- bad luck is relative since nothing has happened to our daughters and everyone is healthy. That's assuming the Embassy holds to their word of only closing on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. If we don't get there before the second week in January, then we run into Epiphany (12th Night) which means that everything will close for another few weeks. That means we wouldn't get to travel until the end of January.

i mean it's just reality that there are no guarantees in adoption. i let myself get lulled into thinking we were almost there. and now, another few months.

keep praying that we somehow get to travel before the end of the year.

off to eat chocolate and cry.