Thursday, November 29, 2007


So I have been unbelievably stressed out with tests, planning for the shower and an Italian presentation that I have due tomorrow. I did find this really cute picture of me and mom though and I wanted everybody to see it! Maybe tomorrow I will be able to post a picture of Leni if everything goes okay with court!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


So today, Miss Aleena's court date did not go through. The Ministry of Women's Affairs forgot to send a certain letter so they rescheduled the date for Friday the 30th. Everyone please keep us in your thoughts so that we can maybe bring this baby home soon!!!

Monday, November 26, 2007


If anyone is planning on buying us Christmas gifts this year we would like to suggest going to this website and purchasing a gift for good! It's a pretty cool idea, you choose a gift like a sheep or a goat to donate to a family and they will send a gift card to the recipient telling them about it. Its all I want for Christmas--except Genevieve and Aleena home!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


It's my 2nd most favorite holiday and mom's birthday!!! YAY!!
here is her thanksgiving pumpkin pie/ birthday cake

I am thankful for:
The people (and dogs) who love me
Seeing my sister's pictures this year
Having an extraordinary and loving mom!
Having a warm bed and good food
Being able to afford a great education
Meeting people who care as much about Ethiopia as we do
Hope Adoption Agency and everyone signed with it!!
Have a wonderful thanksgiving!!!!

Oh yeah I am also thankful for: turkey bacon sandwiches and nutella!!!!


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Free Rice

This is a fun and addictive game that benefits the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).

Happy 4 day weekend!!

I am so ready for this 4 day weekend!! Isn't this first day just the best? I have 4 days where I do not have to think, I can sleep late, and just lay around if I choose to. They are predicting it to be very cold and maybe even snow starting tomorrow, I am so excited about having a nice fire and just cuddling up.

So, now it is less than 6 days until little Aleena's court date! I really hope that we make it through on that first try! I have given up hope of having her home before Christmas, but would love to travel the week after Christmas. Good news on Genevieve's case--they are just about ready to file her papers. Maybe in the next week!! YEA!!! I will still have to make 2 trips, but that is ok, I just want to get my girls home!!

Monday, November 19, 2007


So I am getting pretty excited for turkey day which is also my mommy's BIRTHDAY!!! yay she's 29 AGAIN!!! My grandma is coming down for 3 days which should be fun... if not a bit tiring and we are going to do all of the traditional stuff!!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

I just realized it's only 15 days till Aleena's court date! Yay!


So it has been a long time since the last post, but that is because we have been super busy trying to get everything ready. We have started packing up the donations we have already and Aleena's clothes that we plan to take with us to ET. I am also very busy planning the BAAAABBBY SHOWER, which is on the 1st! yay! I am so excited. I am pretty sure it is going to be the bestest baby shower ever! Of course I planned it for right during finals so I am super stressed but it keeps me busy. So we have been extreme cleaning the house (bleh) and I have been trying to catch up on homework (double bleh). I tried to post a picture of the invitation that I worked on so hard but it won't work! Hopefully we have a lot of fun friends, good food, presents and donations for the orphanage.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Miss Aleena's Crib

So Im pretty sure that Aleena has the prettiest crib ever. Sorry if the pictures are kind of blurry, one of the dogs attacked my camera and now it doesn't take that great of pictures.

and here is one of Annabelle who loves the girls room .

and finally a close up of the crib with the doll we are taking Vivi.