Friday, November 30, 2007
Ahh as the time dwindles down and court rapidly approaches we are still trying to get the ground to steady under our feet! The house is nearing completion and so many things have to be picked out and picked up. I am working long days so that I can take time off from work for the trip and the time after the trip! Cortney has recovered from the appendectomy and we are trying so hard to get caught up before we leave. I am so hopeful that court goes well next week and Ian will be officially ours without a hitch. We are packing for so many different reasons that I can't find anything and maybe never will! All bags headed to Ethiopia are packed except the one for our clothes. We have 7 suitcases brimming over with donations and gifts. I agree with Renee that it isn't the space that has hindered us as much as the weight. We have lots of extra things to take since we will be in Ethiopia for 23 days. The diapers/formula/wipes alone take up 2 pieces of luggage! Needless to say we will be re-wearing many things while in Ethiopia!
I am trying to wrap my mind around the notion that (unless there is a disaster with the court date) I will be holding Ian in just a little over two weeks! Holding him, in my arms..kissing his sweet cheeks!! I am a little sad that we won't be with our families for Christmas and that they will not be spending Christmas with Ian. I wish that we could have all been home by then but my only comfort in this time of complete chaos is knowing that I will be snuggling him before I know it.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. Only 10 more days of work before we leave for Africa!!!!!
Friday, November 23, 2007
If meeting my son for the first time isn't enough...we will also be having Christmas with the Loeffens!!! I am so excited to meet Renee, Geert, Maryn and Keller in person!!!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
The diaper cake made by my mom!!!
Dorky hat but they tell me it is a shower must!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Our nursery furniture arrived today and is sitting in a boxes in the middle of the living room floor along with luggage for the trip and all the boxes for moving! AHH, it is a good thing I handle stress well or else today would have been the day that took me out!!
Have a good night and keep my pitiful patient in your prayers!!!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
We have some more we will send in a few days when we get home...wetook a ton of pics for alot of families and are trying to get off afew to everyone here from ethiopia....
FYI...you're little guy is doing very well...very alert and happy andhe says to tell you he can't wait to meet you. Carey says he looksbigger in person than in pics and he feels and looks very substantialand healthy...
P.s. He also told me he is a Lakers fan....just so you know:)
Also...he loves to flash the "number #1" sign over and over
Ian with his first gifts from Mommy and Daddy!!! We love you sweetie!!!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Proud daddy and Uncle David stuffing baby shower invites!!! Of course it was a race and of course David won!!! Thank guys!!!
Poppy, Ganny and Daddy putting the swing, jump-a-roo and high chair together! They just couldn't wait till the shower!! (Thank goodness for Poppy's expertise in putting stuff together!)
Cortney and my sister Jamie put this one together. Very little assembly required! Thank you to Nana and Papaw who also couldn't wait for the shower!!!
Can you tell how excited they are about what they got baby Ian??? He is so lucky to have the best cousins ever!!!
The final product...a little more assembly than the travel system!!!
Friday, November 2, 2007
Thank God that Renee and Geert received news of their court date today. Their children need them so much and I can't wait until they are all together.