Wednesday, December 22, 2010

can you say sassy?

yes as you can see mahlet has long curly hair now, 5 and a half hours later.... oh geez, she loves it and theoretically we don't have to do anything for 3 months, hmmmm, she looks 15 is that a problem? YES! sending christmas wishes to all our bloggy friends, PEACE JOY and LOVE

Friday, December 10, 2010

merry christmas and all we want for christmas are 2 more kiddos

january 18th is our court date for a little 6 yr old girl and a 1 yr old boy, would love prayer over all the details, clearly looking at these photos we are, shall i say, a bit out of the ordinary, and we love it that way! oh and wondering what name you guys like better, "johnny " or "mac"

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Thank you bloggy friends, would love prayer for direction! And peace! And wisdom! Will share all the details soon :)))

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Court date Jan 18

We are in Christmas mode, have been busy turning 42 ugh, 22 yrs of marriage, yeah! Our court date is Jan 18 in Ethiopia , praying all goes well and we might be bringing home 2.......

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dossier being translated!

Can't believe it but the paperwork is over, yay, now waiting for a court date and fingerprints ect........ Saw video of our little girl today, she is of course beautiful and very smart her special mother said, and loves to help with cooking, we all love to cook over here, she's 6 yrs old and we can't wait to meet her, we feel so blessed!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

learning about life through my 5 yr old

i am so amazed at how my african daughter lives life so well, she puts me to shame, she is able to move forward in life with so much joy, yet she has had so much trauma, so young, she wakes up happy, showering everyone with her affection, never complaining, enjoying every new experience, fully, happy, happy, happy, today she was riding a horse, so comfortable, and joyful, actually letting go of the reins...really, this is true, adapting so well to everything as i grip to my horse worrying that something " might" happen, and every once in a while she will share about her life in ethiopia, tonight she did again, it's on her mind, we are adopting a sister from ethiopia, she is worried for us," there are mean mommies and daddies, they will hurt you, they take you away to a bad place, please be safe and call me everyday, especially you mom, don't ride in the small cars" it goes on and on, " the water is bad and so is the food" ect.... this breaks my heart, watching her is humbling, there are not words that can express how thankful i am for her, she has taught me how to live and live well no matter what has happened, watching her go to sleep and her trust in us is amazing, how much MORE should we trust our Father in heaven

Friday, October 1, 2010

big hair and my highschool senior

mahlet's hair also looks like this :)))))) and her brother harry, who's a senior in highschool"80's day" scare me some more!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy Fall

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yep, this is the family all home for the weekend... hopefully in spring we will have our daughter home from ethiopia, we are thankful, happy fall

Monday, September 6, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Had a perfect doctors appointment with the neurologist, all is well! What could be better? Thank you for all the prayers !

Monday, August 23, 2010

"The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."

the harvest, daughter 16, 2nd one to college, friends we met adopting in ethiopia, and we are adopting again, a 6 yr old waiting daughter from ethiopia, maybe in about 6 months through celebrate children international, we are sooo excited!!!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A year later...

Tennessee was beautiful, we were blessed to meet in person so many bloggy friends! Mahlet is doing well, still doing the hand thing -sometimes, doctors appointment is soon, will update when we have new info, it's almost been a year for her to be home with us, she is a joy, she has shared many stories about Africa, her most recent one last night about how the children of Africa are crying, she's right , she has shared " she had a bad family, and now she has a good family and she is happy " thank you Jesus for blessing us with unsurpassed joy in a little ethiopian girl

Thursday, July 29, 2010


mahlet is doing sooooo much better!!!! thank you for all the prayers, we will see the neurologist the end of august, he said because we can bring her out of these "episodes " he does not think these are seizures and could just be from being tired, therefore we will be heading to the AGCI weekend to meet all of our bloggy friends, hurray, can't wait to meet everyone, mahlet just wants to meet hannah montana, she is screaming "i'm going to tennesseee" and praying to meet her, funny girl, see you all soon!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Prayer please

Mahlet has been having weird hand and arm tremors( arm twisting like a snake) the last 2 weeks along with staring into space please pray that she is healthy and just over tired, I am calling the neurologist Monday morning, very stressful!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

we love these boots!!!

these are handme downs from our friends who have a western store Will Wyatt's too cute

Thursday, June 24, 2010

still here

we have been busy- my mom's birthday with her sister, soccer, cheer, gardening, riding her pony kayla, farmstead's, even though we live on one, growing 6 inches since she came home last august, re-adoption, and hearing about her stories from ethiopia, these are not happy one's, she does not want to go back, let's just say she was mistreated by her family and teachers, however, she is extremely happy and tells me everyday how she loves us so, her joy is remarkable, God is GREAT and we are so thankful for her!!!!! by the way justin bieber is her favorite, oh geez

Sunday, May 2, 2010

kansas state cheerleader!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my second son just made the cheer team at k-state, we are so excited!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010