Friday, November 20, 2009

Countdown to Ethiopia!

OUR DAY-first "family photo"as a family of five (notice Helen's picture!)

Baby Girl's pink paradise

Hope Helen likes pink!!

Happy Birthday, Nana!!

Picture from a sweet family who went to pick up their tiny baby boy!! Helen has a photo album we sent her in her hands!! We LOVE YOU SO MUCH, Helen!!

This week has been a blur. We have finished Helen's bedroom and made travel and lodging arrangements. Now, we have to pack...!!! Tomorrow we are going to shop for supplies for Helen's orphanage...thanks to many great friends and family, we are going to be able to take more than we originally thought! Thanks to everyone who donated baby supplies or gift cards or money (thank you notes will come...)

We are so honored to take pictures and/or packages to sweet children in Ethiopia waiting for their families. I have attempted to contact everyone who has left us a message. If for some reason, you have not heard from me, PLEASE try to contact me again!! I don't want to leave anyone out!!

Please pray for our safe travels-Two more weeks until we leave for Ethiopia!!!


  1. Hmmmmmm
    I see TWO beds in Helen's room! Do you have any mysterious plans that you aren't telling us???? :)

  2. Her room is so sweet and your excitement is jumping off the page!!

    Would you mind emailing me at I have something I want to ask you but I want to take it offline...


  3. LOVE the pink room! it looks so sweet! helen's going to feel like a total PRINCESS! So happy for you guys!

  4. How exciting! Thanks so much for taking three very special care packages to our blessings for us!

  5. Congratulations!! What a cutie! Thinking of you as you prepare to travel and be united. We just received our referral through Galdney last week for two beautiful girls. Wondering if you might be able to take any photos. Thanks so much! (in WI) thanks!

  6. Hi!
    We got our referral a coupla days ago! YAY! Was hoping to catch you b4 you left. Sent you an email with details of our little boy. Lemme know and hope yer trip is wonderful!!

  7. Thinking of you and hoping you have a wonderful trip!


  8. You leave so soon! I hope you have safe travels and I will see you soon!