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!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Happy 6 months home, sweet girl!!

Right before I chased her all over the putt putt course. Everytime we went over a "bridge" I had to sing the Grumpy old troll song from Dora.

Wesley riding the waves.

Helen's first summer trip to the ocean-she loved it!!

Love this picture of my oldest baby!

Will and Helen on the boat at the lake. She woke up at 5:30 am put on her life jacket over her pajamas and said, "I ready go ride boat!"

Today, Helen has been home for six months. Time certainly does fly! We have had a great 1/2 year as a family of five. I have never been more tired in my life but so very happy!!

Helen has flourished in the six months that she has been a Britt. She is so smart-and I wish I could take credit for it but she wants to learn-her favorite saying is "What's this?" She is a fish, too! She loves the lake, ocean and pool-(she did not get her love of water from me or Will...we tolerate it.) Yesterday, she started blowing bubbles under water, and kicking her legs while I pulled her along. Helen knows that she is from Ethiopia and can even point to the continent of Africa on a globe. I am amazed every day by her!!

It is hard to believe that we began this journey almost two years ago. I am so glad that we followed our hearts because now we have such a precious daughter. Many people tell us how lucky Helen is, but I think we all are. She has been such a blessing in our lives!
Happy 6 months home, Helen Gonder Britt. We love you so much!!