Category: Adoption

Family Day – June 2013

It is hard to believe we celebrated our 4th family day on June 8 this year! It’s even harder to believe we didn’t get a picture on that day. On our family day the boys and I arrived at the airport from Oklahoma in the evening. We were exhausted and just never got around to…




DNA

When we started the adoption process we wanted to adopt siblings, we wanted them to have someone that looked like them and shared their dna. It was something that was important to us. We had the boys dna tested though 23 & me to help fill in their medical history. It is nice having the…




Family Day 2012

Wow three years together! It has been one awesome adventure so far. These two have added so much to our lives. We love you so much Noah and Ezra! June 8, 2010



Citizens!

Last November we finished up the rest of the paperwork required for the boys to receive Certificate of Citizenships. Yesterday we drove up to Phoenix for our last immigration appointment ever! They gave us a window of time to show up, of course nap-time and the boys fell asleep on the way up. We were…




Family day 2011

Can you believe it’s been 2 years? We cant. Sometimes it feels like just last week we were in Ethiopia meeting these amazing boys, and some days it feels like it was forever ago. Want to see some exhausted parents who just traveled around the world to meet their sons? Last years Family day Post




Certificate of Citizenship

Thanks to the government for a deadline! Without it I would have put off applying for the COC forever. For those of you not in the know the filing fee for the COC is going up next week by $120 and since we had to file two that would have been an extra $240. I…



Raffle for Canvas on Demand

Friends of ours are having a raffle for a $100 Canvas on Demand Gift Certificate. The raffle ends at noon Arizona time so head on over here to enter.



Family Day

Today is our Family Day.  Exactly one year ago today, we became a family.  It has been a wonderful year, challenging, life changing, but absolutely amazing.  I cannot believe it has already been an entire year, it flew by so quickly. We celebrated with Ethiopian food tonight, my first try at cooking it. One dish…



Making Injera

Tomorrow is our Family Day and I am making Ethiopian food for the first time (hope it turns out!). I am looking forward to adding Ethiopian food to our meal rotation, we all love it, plus it is easy to make vegetarian or vegan. Tonight we made the injera (a spongy bread made from teff…



Officially Done

We are done with the adoption process.  As part of the process we were required to have three post placement visits by our social worker.  (Technically we still have to send yearly report to Ethiopia, but I am not counting those as part of the process.)  We had our last visit last Friday and the…



One Year Ago – 04.14.2009

Funny I’ve been seeing a lot of the same from Ez the last couple days.



One year ago – March 31, 2009

As our Family Day quickly approaches, I thought I would start a series of post celebrating the photos we were so lucky to receive as we waited to travel. Shortly after our referral our agency lifted the ban they had on traveling families taking photos of the children. We were so lucky to have many…



Referralversary

One year ago today we first laid eyes upon the two most precious baby boys.  We knew our lives were changed forever and were beyond excited for our future as a family as four.  We have enjoyed this past year so much and are looking for many more wonderful years together. Here they are as…



14 months!

14 months actually marks a big moment for us.  The boys have now officially been with us longer than without.  🙂 I am noticing I have not been taking as many pictures of them, I think it is due to the fact that I can no longer leave the camera in easy to grab places….