Friday, April 24, 2009

Family pics

I always seem too tired to write up much, but pictures are better anyway! Here are a few that my very talented sister-in-law took...check her out at

Oh, and there are no solo shots of Nursun because he was one tired little boy that day!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

1st trip to the family beach house!

Last weekend we went with some friends to our family beach house. The boys had a great time and of course Brandon was there to capture tons of are a few of my favorites...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

We are alive, I promise!

I know, it has been forever since I posted, but I have come to find out that twin 16 month-olds take a little bit of time and effort :) I am working on a few longer posts about the boys, Ethiopia, etc., but until then, here are a few of my favorite pics of the boys...

As you can tell, loving these 2 little guys comes so easy!!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Homecoming slide show!!!!!

Being a photographer, my husband has many great connections...perhaps the most rewarding is the amazing photographer, Emily G, who photographed our airport arrival and the many family and friends who greeted us. She has put together a slide show that still brings tears to my eyes every time I watch it (and I keep watching it over and over).

You can view it here, and please ignore how tired and old I look :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

We are home!

We are home safe and sound, and the twins, Abdur & Nursun, are sleeping safe and sound! The trip, the people, everything was AMAZING! I cried all the way to the airport :(

We haven't even starting to think about downloading pics yet, but here is one of our referral pics, taken last August of the boys...I told you it would make you smile!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

We leave in 3 days!!!!

I cannot express how excited we are to soon be meeting our boys!!! I am hesitant to post pics until we return home, but I promise that as soon as I recover from jetlag and new mommyhood (so maybe 18 years or so...) that I will post pics of the world's most adorable twin boys!!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

We have our embassy appointment!

We need to be in Ethiopia between Feb 5th and Feb 12. We plan on going over early to explore, travel, etc.

That means....we may be leaving in like, less than 2 weeks.

That means....I had better get busy!


Tuesday, January 13, 2009


I am so exhausted from all of my living room dancing!

Ourcase was approved today and we are now the proud parents of Abdurhamen and Nursun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Melkam Genna Everyone!

We had an amazing (early) Genna celebration with some great friends on Sunday. I'll try and post pics soon!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Really? Seriously?

We just found out that our court date was incorrectly reported and our case was not heard January 1st. Our court date is now (and I guess has always been) set for January 13th. This hurts, obviously, as we have been on pins and needles for the past few days, but I guess it could have been worse...We are just trying to stay positive and hope for the best.

So....start crossing things for the 13th!