Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Time To Start Shopping!

After receiving our referral, I've still held off shopping but it's been really hard. Being a semi pro at shopping (and getting decent deals, too), I have bought only four little ol' items for Ruby and Roman...well, one for Roman and three for Ruby. Little girl clothes are so precious. Little boy clothes can be too, but harder to find. Recently at Costco, I found these four little gems...and at a great cost, too! I just had to share pics of them. I'm not sure if these look small or big for the babies!

This little dress is actually a vibrant spring green color with sweet little bling bling all over it. My picture does not do it justice.
I am having a hard time visualizing the babies HERE and getting into the groove of things. On one hand, it's been so long since we've had a baby around. On the other hand, there is NOTHING I love more than a baby and can barely wait to get these little guys home.
Adoptive parents will always tell you, there is always something we're waiting on...so, now we're waiting to hear when our babies have their court day in Ethiopia.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I've Been Tagged

I believe I've been tagged before by my long time friend, Mom Of Boys!! But I couldn't figure out what I was supposed to do at that time. Drrrrrrrrr.
So, My Sproutling friend has done it again...here goes:

7 Random Things About Rebecca:

1) I totally, completely detest back tracking. If I can do all errands in one trip, it'll be done. Otherwise we'll just come home. Once I'm home, I'm there to stay.

2) I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ethnic foods (Esp. Persian and Thai)

3) Last Wednesday I had RNY (you can
http://www.goodsearch.com/ it)

4) I had a crush on my sexy husband for almost four years before we started dating

5) Ice Hockey & Barrel Racing are my favorite sports to watch

6) I love a clean, streamlined home...but I've somehow never achieved this

7) I adore nail polish. Any color! Green, black, pink...I'm pretty sure others would say I have a collection of the stuff. My personal fave? Pompeii Purple by OPI

Friday, October 17, 2008


I don't even know how to begin this post, we're a little in shock right now...but here goes!
Last Tuesday I posted two polls for our readers to guess when we'd get our referral as well as any guess at which child will be older...or possibly twins.
I keep saying that our God has an awesome sense of humor because He chose that very night for our agency to call us with our referral!!!!!! Plus, with me going into surgery, it calmed our fears of anything 'bad' happening to me. I feel that this was God's message that He won't let anything happen because I have an expanding family to care for!

YES, We now know who our babies are! Ruby Kalkidan is our precious 7 month old baby daughter, and Roman Abinet is our sweet baby son, 11 weeks old. Kalkidan and Abinet are their Ethiopian names and we will keep them as their middle names.I will not be able to post photo's of them here until we bring them home. It is a strict policy to not put children online unless they have passed through courts and legally become ours.
I apologize for not updating our blog until now. This week has been a bit crazy (I had surgery on Wednesday and am still in the hospital).
So, now the really exciting stuff comes! Shopping for another crib, baby clothes, diapers, formula, wipes, the list goes on!!!
We are over the moon! Now we just have to wait for a court date and travel arrangements will have to be made.
Please continue to keep our family in your prayers. For me to have a quick recovery as for Ruby and Roman to be healthy and happy children.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Go To The Polls

I've added two polls! Please vote for when you think we will receive our referral! My friend Tania thinks we'll get it Nov. 24!!! What do you think??? Also, vote on which gender will be older or if you think both children will be the same age! Please vote, even if it's just for our entertainment! We could use something to divert our attention from just waiting! =)


Monday, October 13, 2008

Dossier to ET = 6 weeks!

What more can I say? Dossier to Ethiopia has been six weeks! Almost two months! We'd still like to be able to travel in February so I guess I shouldn't get to impatient yet.
I sent an email to Dove asking if referrals have been coming in regularly. The answer was that after the backlog from the courts re-opening clears, the match process should start being more regular and consistant. Kind of a 'pat' answer, but I'm satisfied with it. It does make sense. And since we haven't been waiting t h a t long, I guess I have nothing to complain about.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Letter

I wrote you a letter
Things could be better
Full of promises, every hope and dream
Did you get it
Have you read it
Talks about you and me
And the future, you see
Something no one can do
Is take the place of you
Can't you see you’re....one of a kind
every thing’s too much
Like the deepest cut
You hurt to be touched
When you hear it
If you feel it
Don't let it have its way
I'm writing to say
Something no one can do
Is take the place of you
Oh can't you see you’re...one of a kind
I know it's hard to hear promises
When the blue has turned to grey
Nobody said it was easy
But I know you'll find your way

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

One complete month!

Well, today marks one full, entire month that our dossier has been in Addis Ababa. If you're counting from the first to the first of each month...otherwise, it has been in country for 4.5 weeks. I'm ready for our referral!!! In case anybody wondered...=)

Welcome to our site! We hope you enjoy the information we share during our adoption journey. As we document this wild ride to bringing home our Ethiopian children, we hope you'll fall in love with this beautiful country as we have.

Washington State, USA

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Africa