Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

First Fish!!!

I love fishing!!

And the ever popular mud baseball!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


We have no news, except that we have no new court date and it may be a long time before we get one. There are some problems with some of the cases and agencies in the country and so they have put a hold on everyone. We have been assured that ours is fine but they will not process any until they (the government) figure out exactly who is the problem and take care of it. Ours is fine but we are caught in this mess . . .and it is frustrating.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Waiting . . .

No word today. Maybe tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


On a much brighter note, today, Maya is one year old! Happy birthday little girl! We will have one big party when you get home!! Your brothers are ready to see you eat some cake! Hope you have a wonderful day!! Today, there are a lot of people praying just for you!

Not yet

The judge didn't hear our case today. The orphanage director has to go back tomorrow to find out when they will reschedule our court date. It's not looking like we will travel the first week of June like we had hoped. We'll just have to wait.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

One more day!

Well, no court in Africa today, it is a national holiday. Our agency called and they are going to hear our case tomorrow instead, hopefully!! Please continue to pray and hopefully tomorrow we will have good news. It would be great if we passed tomorrow and she legally became our daughter because tomorrow is her one year old birthday!!! What a great day that would be!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Maybe, maybe not . . .

Our agency just called and there's a holiday in our little girl's country tomorrow. The problem is that they don't know if they are or are NOT going to hold court?!?!?! We find out tomorrow whether or not they hold court and then if they don't, we should find out Wednesday when they will reschedule us. Who knows when that will be. SOOOO, please pray that court meets tomorrow, holiday or no holiday! Thanks!


It's here! I can't believe it! Tonight somewhere in Africa our case will go to court! Sometime between midnight and probably 3 a.m. they will hold court and a judge will look at all of our paperwork and decide if we can be her parents. If the judge approves us we will legally be her parents! Please pray that everything is in place, that they will have electricity, that everyone who needs to be there will be there, and pray that we pass! If we pass court, we will travel in about three weeks to bring her home! We will know something in the morning and when we do we will be able to post pictures and her full name! Please pray! We are so excited but cautiously optimistic because most people do not pass court until the second or third time. We are just praying it works! We will be up tonight praying so feel free to say a prayer when you go to sleep or if you are up in the middle of the night, pray some more!! Thank you and hopefully tomorrow we will be able to celebrate!!!

I have amazing friends!

Our friends gave us the most wonderful baby shower! Everything was perfect, down to the napkins!! We received some beautiful gifts and I can't wait to bring Maya home to see everything! She is going to love her new community and her new church family!

Carter and Dakota also received some great things!

Check out the shirts Mrs. Barbara Caraway had made for them!!