Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Great day!

Today we had our court date to "re-adopt" Maya in the states. This happens basically so we can get a U.S. birth certificate, change her name, etc. Everything went great and this nice judge granted our petition! We now have a new Ethiopian-Texan ?! It was nice having everyone there to see it happen. The boys have been such a great part of all this journey and they loved being there with Maya and standing in front of the judge to make it "official."

Friday, November 20, 2009

Congratulations are in order!

What a great day!! Today one of Maya's little friends from the baby home passed court and got a new family!!! Congrats to the Raines and to Baraket!! We can't wait to see you all together!

Now, who's next?! Which one of you is ready to open your heart and family to a little one who needs you? There are more children waiting . . . possibly waiting for you. Faith, hope and love are all you need.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Six years ago one of the most amazing kids was born! I could not love this little guy more if I tried! He is kind and funny, smart and creative. He is determined to be the best at whatever comes his way and he loves to help and take care of people. I love you Dakota and can't wait to see what this next year holds!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! We had a cowboy a baby cow and a SWAT team member visit us this year!!


Carter has had an awesome soccer season! He has played hard and done excellent!

Lady in Red!