Monday, August 31, 2009

First day of school, sort of!

Well, another year! Carter is in third grade and Dakota started kindergarten!!! I can't believe how grown up they are now! The best thing is that they both love school and are doing very well!! This is Carter's first day of school picture, but it is Dakots'a second day of school picture! His first morning was a little rough so we took another picture! He was a little nervous but after the first thirty minuntes, he loved it, every bit of it!! I love these two boys and can't wait to see how they grow this year!

Friday, August 28, 2009

I think I'm going to throw up!

We leave in one week!! I am so excited, nervous, excited, nervous . . .AGH!! I can't believe it. I think we have done all we need to do and now we just need to pack and spend time with the boys! We are going to try and post something at least every other day but it will depend on the internet! It is spotty at best I've been told. We will do our best. I know the week will be amazing and sometimes difficult but I'm just ready to be there and to meet her and see her amazing country and meet the unbelieveable people who have been caring for her and nurturing her through this first year. We owe them so much. I just can't wait to see it all unfold and to see how God is working through all of this and in all of us. One week!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

New picture!

We just received a new picture of Sitota from our friends who are there picking up their son! She's the cutest!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Two Weeks!

Two weeks from today and we get on a plane for Africa!!! I can't believe it! Her room is ready, her family is ready, her bag is packed and we are just pulling the rest of what we need to take with us together. We still have a lot to do i nthe next two weeks, but I it will all get done! One of Maya's friends form the baby home is meeting his new parents this week! They are there and hopefully all is well! We can't wait to get updates on their trip and on Maya! If we get some new pictures we will post them! For now, here are some from the last year!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


We thought before Keith and I head to Africa we would take the boys on a little trip. Staying in a hotel is always a highlight. Swimming in the hotel pool, great. How about Cowboys Training Camp?!?!?!?! It was amazing! We got so close and it was really cool watching them do drills and then actually run plays! And did I mention, they look GOOD!!!!! Oh, we also went to the Alamo because Carter loved studying it in school. It was fun and really fun to see it through the boys eyes!

Remember the Alamo!!

Summer Music Camp!

Carter and Dakota had a blast this year at summer music camp at our church. Here are a few fun pics of my aspiring actors/singers!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

It's really happening!!

Well, we are officially traveling September 4th to go get little Ms. Maya Sitota!!! The tickets are purchased, guest home booked ( ), and packing started!! I can't believe it! We got updates on Sitota this week and her birth certificate and court documents. She is really our daughter! Funny story: Since we received our referral I have thought and talked about her birthday as being in May and that she was now 15 months old, well . . . . I forgot that in most of the world when you write dates you list the day first and then the month. Her birthday is really in June and she is only 14 months old!!!! We just gained an extra month with her!! I've lost my mind!!! What ever her birthday, she is beautiful and smiley and ready to be loved on by her family ( I hope she can handle all the love because it is going to be alot!!!).