Monday, November 30, 2009

We have been so busy around here preparing our trip to bring home Zek along with everything else that has brought business into our life's. Adam started a new job recently, so lots of changes going on around here! I feel like I have been neglecting the blog!

Here are some things that we have been doing lately...

This is our 3rd annual "Decorate a Gingerbread House" Thanksgiving morning. The girls had lots of fun decorating and eating. :)

Here are the girls playing in the leaves. After 6 1/2 years the trees finally make enough leaves to play in!

A few weeks back my mom and Adams mom threw a shower for me. It was a wonderful time! We are so blessed to have such great family and friends! Zek got lots of new stuff. I think he has a different outfit to wear everyday for a long time!
Adam was at the shower too, but he was behind the camera the whole time :)
Friends...Erin and Berkley, Kristen, (me), Maggie, Laura...and the top of Hazels head

My little brother Brandon, Dad, and little sister Brianna

Adams grandma, my grandma, Joe, my mom, my sister -Miranda and Ashton

The church gang. Patricia, April, Stacey and Olivia, Tabitha, Ashley, Lynda, and Katie

Adams mom doing a great job with the shower games. Everyone seemed to really enjoy it. I think the games were great!

Zeks new bouncer. Our referral pictures of Zek are of him laying in this same chair. So, it means alot. And we can put him in it when we get home and compare his pictures to him in it. We can see how much he has grown.

This shirt says it all. We do and cant wait to love on him in 13 days!

We, of course, need lots and lots of these!

That is a little of whats been going on around here. We have been packing and going over lists, and packing and going over lists. I am waiting to pack our stuff. There is alot of stuff to pack for a 3 month old! We received a package from our travel agent today with our tickets and stuff! It is beginning to be a little bit more real, but still not totally "real". We will be in Ethiopia so soon picking up our baby boy!!!!! Wow!!!!!
Please everyone pray for us as we are feeling anxiety about leaving the girls. I know it's only 7 days, but we have only left them overnight once! It will be good for us and good for the girls. They get to spend lots of quality time with there grandma and granny. We have presents for them to open everyday and a little note to let them know what mommy and daddy will be doing that day. Their first day they will be opening Build a Bear gift cards. I know that they will enjoy that!
I am also feeling a little anxiety about flying. I have no idea why. I have flown before, but not often. I have never been on a plane for 15 hours straight. I think that is what I am a little scared about.
I know that God will ease my anxieties and we will have peace throughout this trip.
We leave in 11 days!!!!!!!!!!! Soon we will get to kiss on those adorable cheeks, hear his coos and cries, and hug him and never let go.


  1. What a wonderful shower! Looks like so much fun.

    I'm nervous about leaving R, too. I know it is going to be hard on all of us. One thing I thought of doing is getting one of those books from Hallmark that you can record your voice reading the story. They're expensive, but I think it would be good for R!

    Take care-- the next 11 days are going to fly by!

  2. YAY for loving family and friends!!!! We bought the same bouncie chair on Saturday!! It wasn't the one he sits in, though that's a great idea!! He sits in the forst creature at Target and also another blue striped rocker at Babies R Us. :) Its amazing the comfort those little chairs have brought me. We were also given the same Mommy and Daddy Love Me onesie (in a slightly larger size- 9 months, but I'm not sure our 6 month rolly polly will fit in it. haha. Plus, the boys share their daddy's name!!
    SO excited to travel with you!!!! See you in Ethiopia!!!

  3. Just got caught up on blogs. Love all the new pictures. And--can you believe it--you are meeting your son this month!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. YAY!!! I have been thinking about you lots. Sounds like you are on top of things. I would love to be at the airport when you get home... can you send me your return flight info or just post it on here? Thanks!

  5. We just did our 2nd year of Ginger bread houses! How cool! Can't wait to share this experience with you guys. Hey can you look over our list while you are at it? LOL
    Chris and Sarah Steward

  6. AHHH so excited for you guys!! I hear ya about the anxiety of leaving the will rip my heart out to leave our little boy! Hopefully we will know who our new boy will be VERY SOON!! I can't help but wish I was going in your travel group...lots of wonderful people!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!!!