Monday, October 29, 2007



Sunday, October 28, 2007

No info on a court date yet, so that's sad! We had a really bad week, some family friends were killed in a car accident last Friday so please keep their two daughters in their thoughts.

Monday, October 22, 2007


Just got word that Fitty's papers were filed today! This means that we should have a definite court date by Wednesday! My little one is coming home!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Shimeliss wrote and said that he will probably be filing Fitty's paper's tomorrow! That means she will probably have her court date in around 17 days, which means I will have my sweet littlest sister home around the beginning of December! AHHHH!!~!~!!@ Now all we have to do is get working on Vivi's papers and the little Pruitt family shall be complete in no time!!!!

Let's have a picture of mom's true baby who is probably going to go crazy giving little Fitty kisses.

This is Layla who loves to: clean ears, bite the other dog's achilles, cuddle my mother, and play with any squeaky toy available. She is also absolutely, crazily obsessed with mango, she goes crazy when mom cuts one, more so then when she might be getting something like steak. Isn't she precious.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Fightin' Fitty!

Thanks to Amy, we have taken to calling Fitsum Fightin' Fitty! Thanks to Lisa, a very nice lady who is also adopting through Hope, we were able to see a very recent picture of Miss Fitsum. She looks so so much better. She is filling out, her cheeks are almost pinch able and are most definitely kissable. She even looks like she is almost smiling. Her skin rash looks like it is resolving, and she is just so darn cute. It was the first picture I have ever seen of her without a cap and her hair is almost straight! Who knew? We should know something Monday or Tuesday about a court date. I am ready to get moving. I am happy to have the peace of mind that she is thriving now. Thanks Lisa!

Monday, October 8, 2007

No court date!

No court date! I am so bummed out! I don't know exactly what the hold up is! I see other people getting court dates. I hear of others getting through the courts. Just not me. I think someone that needs to sign off on mine is on vacation or something. Get back to work!!

Sunday, October 7, 2007


This is Fitty's lovely crib!!!

And this is a picture of the most precious little glider we got for Vivi who doesn't have her bed yet because we aren't done cleaning the room out!!

The little fabric on the crib is a blanket for the crib, and we are going to order matching sets for both the girls! It is probably going to be the cutest room EVER!


Yay! Mom went and registered yesterday and it was so much fun! I am so glad they finally put in the babies r us here! We also bought the crib mattress and assembled the crib and it looks so cute! I will put pictures of it up later!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Possible Court Date!!

I just spoke with Shimeliss and he said that they were planning on presenting our case to the courts on Monday. He said that they tried today, but that they weren't giving out court dates yet. He said that they will try again Monday, but there may be a huge rush so wish us luck everyone!!! We are still proceeding with just Fitsum if Genevieve's papers are not ready, but they are working very hard to get the needed documentation so I can bring them both home in one trip.

I am still comforted knowing that Fitsum will be home soon. She just needs to hang in there a little while longer!! Lisa, who just got a referral through Hope is going to be in Addis Monday and Tuesday and will visit the same orphanage where Fitsum lives. She has promised to look in on her and give her lots of TLC!! Thanks Lisa!

Thursday, October 4, 2007


So today mom got an email that said that baby Fitsum is going home from the hospital. We are kind of worried but the doctor from the hospital is training someone at the orphanage on how to take care of her and make sure she eats properly. Shimeliss said that there will be someone taking care of her 24/7 and he will get definitive updates on her. This makes me happy because at least now someone will be there to hold and baby her so she doesn't feel so alone. Hopefully we will hear news about a court date soon so we can bring these girls home! Today in Italian Cinema we were watching a movie with a girl named Stella, which means star in Italian. I was thinking that it would be a great name for Fitsum because even through all the pain and suffering she has been through she has managed to still have a twinkle like a star in her eye! So I don't know we are just trying to come up with ideas, but everything we think of is either too common or doesn't fit her so here are our names so far. Elena, Aleena, Stella, and I like Owen but no one else seems to...

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

my sweet little sisters

we saw a picture today of Fitsum and it literally broke my heart. I want to go and just hold her SO bad! She looked so tiny but she had really bright eyes and an adorable little chin and cute button nose! It hurt to see her because she's so emaciated and miserable but Im happy to say she has got some twinkle in her eyes!!! Shimeliss said that he is going to work to get her home as quick as possible but there may be some trouble and we might have to go to ET twice, because all of Vivi's paperwork isn't ready. He did say that she is an outgoing, vivacious and really friendly little girl! I just wish we could bring them home now...