Friday, April 30, 2010

Nursery Time

The nursery is done! Just in time too! Minus a few pics on the wall. A very big thank you to our family and friends who helped it all come together. We are so blessed that you were a part of getting sweet Bereket's room ready for his arrival. It is something we will treasure forever.

When I walk past this room and look inside I am completely filled with a new kind of warmth and joy. Knowing that this all comes from my Abba Father. A few years ago I didn't really know if we would ever have a nursery in our home and as we've been on this journey of adoption there have been moments, fleeting as they were, that I still felt unsure. Now that I see it there in all of it's wonderful blue, green, orange and brown glory, I can't help but feel so unbelievably thankful. We serve an amazing God who is who He says He is and does what He says He'll do! All praise and glory belongs to Him!

I can't wait to sit in the rocker with our boy, hold him and talk to him, tell him all about what Jesus has done for him. Oh the times we'll have!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Travel Update

The tickets are booked and our bags are packed. Well, almost packed. But we are ready to go! We leave next week on the 5th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We've still got some last miute things to get before we are completely packed but we are checking things off the list every day as we get closer and closer to heading out to meet and bring home Bereket. We can't believe the time has finally come and are so humbled and overwhlemed by God's faithfulness and love. He is so good!!!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fun Times at the Lake

One of our life group couples' family has a house on lake Granbury and they graciously allowed us all to come take it over for the weekend. We had a great time hanging out by the lake, fishing, riding the jet ski and playing games. It was very relaxing and much needed after our crazy week last week. Thanks again to the Nugent family!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Change of Plans

Turns out we will not be leaving this weekend after all. Our fingerprints have not been uploaded into the national database yet and we aren't able to leave until they are. Our flight would have left today. We are disappointed that we don't get to go now but are looking forward to two weeks from now. Our next opportunity to go is Mother's Day weekend! I'm so excited about getting to meet and hold my son for the first time on that special holiday. What an amazing first Mother's Day it will be!

We just need to continue to pray that our issue with our fingerprints gets taken care of before then so we don't have to push out trip back again. Please pray with us!!!!

Now that we do have a little more time to prepare and pack, instead of rushing like mad trying to get everything done, I do feel a bit more at ease. Now hopefully I won't forget to pack anything important!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Leaving This Weekend??!!

We heard from our agency that we could possibly leave THIS WEEKEND to go get our son!!!!!!!!!!! We are waiting to see if our fingerprints get uploaded into the database at the National Visa Center before we can go. If that doesn't get done before we would leave then we'll have to wait until the next scheduled trip, the weekend of May 8th. We are super excited at the possibility of meeting our son within the week and are praying that it works out so that we are able to do so. It's going to come down to the wire time wise but we are preparing and packing in the chance that we actually do get to go.
So much to do, so little time!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

March Update!

Our little guy is getting so big. He's able to pull himself up now and stand!
He's got four teeth and weights 19lbs.

He's a happy baby and laughs and babbles a lot. His nannies say his babbling sounds like a car engine trying to start! He loves rattles and can crawl around like nobodies business.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring Is In The Air

I love Spring. All of the plants and flowers budding and bringing wonderful color to life after the cold and bare winter. So many obvious comparisons, perfectly designed by God, between new plant life and the new lives we have in Christ. I took the camera out and snapped some signs of spring in the yard...

Recently I went to the Botanic Gardens butterfly exhibit with my family and got some really neat pics. I'd never been in their conservatory and was surprised by all of the beautiful tropical plants and flowers. It was a very cool place. When we arrived they had just released some butterflies so there was a flurry of activity and everyone was gathering around to see them fly out of the basket. The gardens had set up hanging plates of fruit for the butterflies to enjoy and they hoovered around those for a while before flying off to explore the plants and flowers.

While we were waiting to get in we walked around the gardens for a bit and took some pictures. It was a beautiful day!