"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day." Habakkuk 2:3

Monday, July 25, 2011

Seble's Baby Dedication

Today we had Seble's Baby Dedication at our church, Salem Evangelical.  It went really well, although for a second before we walked up, she was getting a little tired of waiting and I was praying she didn't have a melt down. :-)
Pastor Randy Butler dedicated her for us.  Here are some pictures for you guys-

Sunday, July 24, 2011

One Year ago this week......

One year ago this week, July 19th to be exact, we got the call of a lifetime, one which we had waited for a year and a half....
"....We have a baby girl we would like to talk to you about....."
There just are not words for that moment, but when I look back over our blog and see how faithful the Lord was and still is to us, I simply stand in awe.
All the fears and doubts over all those months of waiting...what will she be like, how old will she be, what is her story?  Gone the minute we saw her face, just like that peace filled my heart.  She was a beautiful newborn - "God is so good" was all that kept going through my head over and over.  I couldn't believe it-I couldn't believe that that precious little baby girl on the screen that I couldn't take my eyes off of was OUR baby.
This was our first glimpse of our baby......

I am so thankful that we have you sweet Seble, I simply couldn't imagine life without you - you were made for us and our family and you are the perfect match- the perfect referral for us!  Daddy and Mommy love you bunches!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Our Summer is moving along-----

This summer has been busy and we have been doing many things-wanted to share a few.  We are all doing good.  Seble is doing great as are the other kids-and it has been nice to be getting back into a routine again......
We went to hear Sammy who is a man that grew up in the Korah dump speak-it was really good.  He grew up in the dump and now works with PROJECT 61 to get children out of the dump and into school-it is an awesome organization-check it out here:
We got to catch up with lots of adoptive families -here Seble is reuniting with her buddy from Hannah's Hope-we traveled around the same time and it was great to see them again.

This is the "famous" :-) baby Judah who is here staying with the Cornish Family on a medical visa from Ethiopia-as he gets medical care and has life saving surgery over the past several months-it is an amazing story-check it out here:

This is Sammy speaking-
Seble is showing off all her new teeth-they are coming in regularly!

Seble meets Aunt Ashli (Adam's sister) for the first time!
Cool Cat- :-)

We have a tradition with each of our nieces and nephews-when they get their drivers license on their 16th BD-we give them a choice of getting $100 then or waiting and getting $500 if they go a year without a ticket and find a car to buy-so far they have picked the latter.  Adam, being a police reserve is REALLY big on safety and feels that this is a motivator for safe driving for at least a year to develop good driving habits in that year.....we save up the year before each of them has their BD and so far, it has lead to one Niece getting the $500 at the end of the year-here we are with her sister-Tessa letting her make the choice to try and be safe for a year-good luck girl-you CAN do it!! :-)
 We used the groupon and for Jacob's 13th BD took the twins, Jacob and Noah to painball....it was really fun for them.

Here is the bruise-which they all had all over their bodies when they were done-OUCH!

Seble has a NEW trick-she now can take off her shirt-and likes to do it regularly! LOL-here is how we found her in her high chair this week :-)
 And again on the floor later!!!


Seble and her Ethiopian Baby doll

 Jacob got to go and fly R/C planes with an R/C plane club here in Mt.Angel-he loved it and our neighbors gave us one, so he may start getting more involved in that in the future....here he is with a long time flyer who is giving him tips-he did good!

Cat Nap-have a great summer everyone!!!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Seble's Story Book

My sister Kelly, who is also adopted (from the US) made this wonderful book for Seble for her first birthday. It was the best gift ever and she put SO much work and detail into it-it is absolutely beautiful! It is taken from the wonderful story of Ruth & Naomi in the Bible and of REDEMPTION and ties it into adoption. My sister is actually going to be making these books and selling them on Etsy for adoptive families-she will change paper color based on adoptive child's nationality and customize the story as much as possible for each child's story. If you are interested, you can contact her at this email:

Our Airport Homecoming for our 2nd Adoption~

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Our Journey up to our Referral

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Seble's Referral Video

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"Although it may not always be obvious to us, there seems to be one distinct moment when God begins a new story in each of our lives. He writes words on our hearts that long to be spoken and strain to be lived out. Then with His own great hand, He begins to write the script. Experience by experience through seemingly ordinary days, He supernaturally orders our lives. Only when we look back and reflect on what appeared to have been the ordinary events of life does it become clear what a miracle the Lord has performed." Jan Beazely

LUCY LANE-AGCI-ADOPTION VIDEO! This inspired us to follow our dream!


What Adoption is About! What a Testimony! Lundy's Adoption

We Love this family and this video is inspiring!