Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sweet Lucy

Here is our new addition, Miss Lucy. Will, Wesley and Helen are crazy about her-she is the perfect addition to our COMPLETE family :)!!
School is going well for the boys. Will loves middle school and Wesley is Vice President of his school! Helen goes to preschool five days a week and is the "assistant teacher!" Lucy and I hang out at home but hope that as she gets a little older we will be able to venture out-just hoping it is not a cold winter!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

62 days and a Broken Foot

Helen loved preschool!

I can't believe Wesley is 10!

Yes, we are now Duke fans-no, Will doesn't have a Duke blue room, yet. My brother is now working with the Duke football team so I will wear dark blue!

It sure has been a long time since I have blogged. I guess because right after my last post we received the shock of a lifetime-I am pregnant with our fourth child-a daughter-due in 62 days. Needless to say, it has been an interesting 2011-I also broke my foot 6 weeks ago at the beach (two days after the boys began their summer break.) I had surgery 2 weeks ago and still have 6-8 weeks to go before I can walk without the dreadful boot. So, basically, I will finally be boot free and then I will have a c-section, a brand new baby, and three other children. Good times, people!!

Helen is doing great-she is excited about her "pink baby" sister-she calls her this because she informed me not too long ago that pink was not her favorite color, the baby could have all of her pink things and she wanted a blue room. Yes, her room is now blue-she is the princess after all!

Will and Wesley are doing well. Will is going to middle school next year and is growing up so fast-Wesley will be in fourth grade and has been such a big help during my time of need-

It is hard to believe that we were in Ethiopia over a year and a half ago. We are so fortunate to have Helen home with us because there have been some major changes in the adoption process and a lot of families are having to wait for an extended period of time before receiving referrals, traveling (twice now), and bringing home their children. I think of these families and children constantly. It is just a heartbreaking situation.

Well, please say a prayer for me-it has been a LONG summer and I am ready to be back on my feet-I am in serious nesting mode and that is hard to do in my situation. Please also say a prayer for the children in Ethiopia and the families who long to be united with them.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas...from our house to yours!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Happy Gotcha Day dear Helen!!!

It is hard to believe that one year ago today we met Helen for the first time in Ethiopia. We cannot imagine our life without her. She has blessed us in so many ways. Thanks to everyone who supported us through the adoption process and over the last year. Happy Gotcha Day sweet baby girl.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I not sad anymore

Today, Helen brought a "book" over for me to read. It was a photo album that I kept with me while we were waiting for our court date and travel. She looked at the picture of her at the top of this blog and said, "Helen's sad- I not sad anymore." Those words say it all!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Goodbye sweet summer!!

Goodbye summer!!

Annual beach trip!

Lake days with our buddies (and new neighbors!!) Helen is sweet on little B.

Celebrating my aunts birthday-

Wes and Helen at Bible School.

Summer is nearly over. It has been a great summer and the Britt family stayed pretty busy-I cannot believe that Will is going in to 5th grade and Wesley is a 3rd grader! They both have great teachers and classmates and I know that the 2010-11 school year will be a wonderful experience. Helen is going to miss her brothers so much but she will be starting preschool in a few weeks-she is only going 2 days a week for 3 hours but it will be a good time for me to go to the grocery store-alone!!!! (and BTW, why oh why do grocery stores have to put candy right where little Helen can grab them...I have bought many packs of candy because she tears into them before I can get them out of her hands!!! She is addicted to sugar-just like her mama!)

A few weeks ago, while we were at the beach, we celebrated Helen's referral day. It is hard to believe that we first saw her sweet face a year ago on August 11th-It honestly feels like she has been a part of our family for so much longer-I guess because she was in our hearts!! We are so lucky that we were chosen to be her parents.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How cute is my new blog?

Our blog was in dire need of an overhaul! Becky Lee from is raising money for her next adoption! Check her out-it's a good cause and she does a great job! Thanks Becky Lee-you were great to work with!

Summer is flying by! The boys have already been to basketball camp, Will has been to scout camp and Wesley and Helen were in bible school. This week, we have taken it easy...we have been to the pool and that is about it! I am trying to do a little cleaning here and there-good grief 5 people can sure make a mess!!!

We are going to the lake for a few days over the holiday weekend. It is Helen's first 4th of July-hope she enjoys the fireworks-let me rephrase that-I hope she sits still long enough to enjoy the fireworks! She still loves the water and I spend the entire time at the lake and pool saying, "Don't drink the dirty water" and "Spit it out!!" She is a bird.

Have a great 4th of July!!