Sunday, April 1, 2012

mine to love

This Dave Barnes' song is a new favorite. It sums up quite nicely how I feel about the two boys in my life. I was looking through pictures while listening tonight and decided to make a little slideshow to go along with it. I'm looking forward to enjoying it over and over again!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Our boy...

He is growing up! Just a few pictures from the last month...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Awesome adoption giveaway!

Take a look at this family's adoption blog. They are doing an awesome giveaway right now!

Monday, January 9, 2012

More about our trip... Day 4

Wednesday morning brought another visit with Miles Amanuel- though this day- he was OFFICIALLY our son! Having passed court the day prior, we were now his, and we were so ready to get our hands on him again. There was no fussing this day- all of the kids were outside in the sunshine when we arrived. We scooped him up and began another hour of the getting to know eachother game. He was still a bit sick, and his mouth was bright purple from the medicine he had just been given. We were able to play with the other kids in his room, too- it was so fun seeing all of their personalities! We stayed outside for a while and I managed to capture my favorite picture to date of my two boys.

We headed back inside where the little man proceeded to nod off in his Daddy's lap. One of the things you learn about toddler adoption is that they sometimes sleep to cope with what they feel may be a big change. We weren't sure if Miles was sleeping as a coping mechanism, or as a result of the medicine he was given for his fever, but we knew how unbelieveable grateful we were to be there holding him in our arms. We snuggled him up in his crib when it was time to go, knowing we had just one visit left.

After our visit we headed out for more delicious Ethiopian coffee with another family, this time, at Tomocca. It was crowded and we stood sipping macchiatos watching CNN. I remember we were seeing live footage of the Chilean miners as they were rescued. One of those moments you remember for a long time- especially memorable as a result of where we were that day.

We headed to Alert Hospital after that and were able to see the work of some amazingly talented people who have leprosy. They were hand weaving beautiful fabrics without any was truly remarkable. We were glad to bring back many things from the shop there. We had dinner that night at our guesthouse and prepared for the day full of sightseeing that was to follow.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012