We are so excited to share our Ethiopian adoption adventure, and our CRAZY lives with all of you! Our hope is that it will encourage you to step out in faith to do what God has called you to do! There are FIELDS of fatherless children waiting for someone to care for them, to love them, to tell them of JESUS' love for them...will YOU be the one??

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Bah Humbug!!

Throw up, clean up....throw up, clean up....throw up, clean up:(.... That's pretty much how we spent Christmas this year. My six year-old started getting sick on Wednesday with the stomach flu, and my two-year old got an ear infection... Christmas Eve, my six year-old is still sick...by Christmas morning, he was still throwing up..and so was our two-year old!! UGGGGHH!! So we missed every Christmas gathering we were planning on going to...including going to the grandparents...very sad...poor kids...

But, today they're better! Praise God! Mommy was about to lose it:\! I don't do well when my kids are sick, I feel very helpless..and I just want to make it better, you know?

And today, I cleaned like a mad woman!! Did I mention the snow all melted and it rained on Christmas Day!

Okay, adoption related...did you hear about the Northwest flight 253 incident? Did I mention we almost booked with Northwest from Detroit to Amsterdam? Yeah, great, now something else to worry about!!

We're also waiting for our FBI fingerprints to return so we can apostille them and take them with us on our first trip...yes we had to redo..they want new ones if it has been more than 8 months since you had them done...we were right at 8 months:(..also had to do new medicals to take with us also...so, here we are stalking the mailbox yet again!

We have made lists upon lists of things to take with us and I'm just ready to pack and go...but I'll spend the next 3 weeks getting my kids ready for us to go..they have NEVER been away from us at all and I'm worried....but, actually, they're probably looking forward to a little break from us:). I have to say, my hubby and I are looking forward to just being ALONE! We haven't even had a weekend to ourselves in about 10 years!! So, this is the "trip of a lifetime" in more ways than one!

Can't wait to hear about more referrals coming in! Hang on families!

Happy New Year!


  1. So happy your family is healthy again. You won't forget this Christmas for awhile :) Blessings

  2. Thanks Celeste...I think I DO want to forget this one though:). Praying for a sweet boy for your family this year!

  3. 3 WEEKS! I am so excited! I keep running through the packing list in my head!

    Our facilitator is picking up the current referrals for us on Monday and will send them to us. I look forward to knowing more about the girls, and seeing how they have grown in a years time. Hopefully it will help me be better prepared! I am PRAYING they will include a new picture, I can't help but see them as they were a year ago.

    Time will fly, hopefully. On a lighter note, my husband it quite nervous about being alone with all 7 kids! He commented that it will take him until March or April to recover and by that time I could be gone again. I called him a "Drama Queen". :)

  4. LOL... I was counting that today is Jan. 1 and we leave Jan. 16. .... so 16 days! But hey, I like 14 better! :)