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??

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Just the Facts...

I've been terrible at keeping up the blogging in Bulgaria! Sorry...so here are just the facts...

1. Embassy medical was a breeze..no crying:).
2. Embassy interview was also a breeze...no crying:).
3. Bedtime has gotten better, but she is definitely a "flopper"!
4. Has stopped eating anything other than pudding and pretzel sticks...oh well...
5. Hates baths
6. Hairdryers scare her to death!
7. She has decided Daddy is NOT an option for holding her right now...feeding is fine.
8. She likes the baby sling.
9. Likes walks and isn't afraid of the mall, stray dogs, or cats....
10. Seems pretty content...
11. Knows her name is Ava and calls herself that.
12. Is not potty trained as stated in medical...but who cares!
13. Can scream like a banshee! Suicide inducing screams!(this is without a doubt the toughest thing, because it DOESN'T make me want to cuddle her...it makes me want to run from the room!

What else? This is harder than I thought it would be....emotionally..but I'll talk about that later.

Oh yes, Bulgaria...we have seen nothing but the mall for four days...we're bored...but I'm NOT putting my child in a taxi here if I don't have to...they're totally insane!

There are stray dogs everywhere..and cats...but they leave you alone, and most are friendly...

Please feel free to email me any questions you may have...I know I'm not hitting everything you want to know, but I'd be glad to email you personally:)!

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One more day, then HOME....ahhhh, that sounds soooo good!


  1. Hope the trip home is nice and uneventful for you! So glad things have gone smoothly for you while there. Praying for the screaming and transitions - for her and you.

  2. Thanks so much for the update...I'm just hanging on your every word. She really is beautiful. Happy that you are coming home soon and praying for you.

  3. I'm sorry that you're having a hard time right now. Hang in there. It DOES get better. I'll say a prayer that the flight home is calm...and for no screaming!

  4. Adjustment, attachment and bonding all take time. It will get better.

    Ava is absolutely adorable and it's nice to see her smiling in some of the pictures.

  5. I am so glad that you are home with Eva! Let it happen on her time.