Tuesday, February 16, 2010

An Adoption Miracle

One of the last pieces of paperwork we were waiting on was approval from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration. We were told it could take 60-90 days for them to process the paperwork. We were SO bummed about the 2-3 month delay. But, an adoption miracle happened - the government moved quickly! After only 16 days we were SHOCKED to find the paperwork in the mail! If that's not a miracle, we don't know what is!

Our paperwork is being processed by our adoption agency. Then, it will head to Washington, D.C. to get some important and expensive stamps and seals and then to ETHIOPIA! It finally feels like we're moving along!

Mardi Gras Fun!!

One thing many people outside of New Orleans don't realize is that Mardi Gras can be family friendly. The parade routes stretch for miles and miles and many places along the route are filled with families and little kiddos are the ones who catch the most "throws".

Maggie in her seat that's attached to a ladder -who wouldn't toss some beads to this cutie??

Uncle Jon getting in on the action

Catching beads is hard work - while Maggie was taking a nap someone tossed her a one-armed-bear...only in New Orleans...only at Mardi Gras....

Gma and baby Jack kickin' back watching the parade

Group Pic

Saints Super Bowl Parade - WHO DAT!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Couldn't Have Said It Better...

Click over (it won't take long, I promise) and read this blog...


I could really see this becoming my blogging habit - just linking you to something else....

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Hey folks!

Our trip to Ghana has been great so far. It has been quite an adventure and we've learned a lot. I've been able to meet with a missionary who is interested in working with the Songhai. And, Emily has gotten a lot of work done so that her organization can send medical supplies to a hospital in northwest Ghana this summer.

To learn more about the Songhai, check out this website - http://seekingthesonghai.net/

Sorry I haven't been able to post pictures. Internet here is really slow. But to give you an idea of our travels here's list of the vehicles we've utilized:

taxi - in capital city of Accra
big bus - 13 hours to get from Accra to Wa (town in the northwest)
back of a pickup truck - 2 hours on wooden benches w/ 15 other people!
a dugout canoe - ok, well, that was to see hippos on the Volta River between Ghana and Burkina Faso
15 passenger van - 2 hours, WAY more than 15 passengers and blaring African music

It's been quite an experience. Next time I'm here, I hope you'll join me!

...join us as we bring baby "Eli" home from Ethiopia and advocate for the 147 million orphans worldwide...