Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Two Years!

Two years ago today we took Luke home from the orphanage forever. So, so, so thankful for him.

THEN
NOW

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Samuel!!

Yesterday we had the joy of celebrating Samuel's birthday with him for the first time! It was so much fun. In the time he's been home with us, he's watched all of his siblings have a birthday, so he knew what was coming and he was pretty excited about it.

Layla enjoyed her cupcake too :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

5x7 Folded Card

Lovely Branches Green 5x7 folded card
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Luke!

We celebrated Luke's second birthday last week! He is such a joy to our family and it was great to celebrate His life and God's goodness to us in letting him be part of our family. We are so thankful for him!

He started his day with a birthday morning muffin!

Samuel and Luke loved the balloons.Who wouldn't want these three at their party?? :)
Luke loves cars, so I made him a car cake.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Home!

I haven't been keeping the blog updated over the last few months, but an update is definitely in order as we have had some huge changes in our family recently! We returned home from Uganda on January 22 with one handsome 2 year old boy and one beautiful baby girl who we are blessed to call our children! Here are...

Samuel Jeffrey

and Layla Faith
First family picture

Hopefully more to come, if I can find the time!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Adoption News!!

It has been a long time since we have posted any kind of update on our Ugandan adoption. There hasn't been much to report. But that changed last Thursday morning!!

We woke up Thursday morning to an e-mail from our orphanage that included a referral for TWO adorable children!! We are going to be a family of SIX! We will be adopting a little BOY who just turned two years old and a little GIRL who is not quite two months old!! We could not be more excited!

The kids have the same birth mom, so the orphanage staff was really hoping to keep them together. They had thought about asking us if we wanted to adopt them, but had decided to give us a referral of just the little girl because there was some question as to whether the boy was free to be adopted. But the e-mail had not been sent. Meanwhile, God has been working on our hearts in the last few months (and especially in the last couple of weeks) and has been giving us an increasing desire to open our home to two more children. We e-mailed the orphanage director early last week and expressed this desire to her. We were a little nervous about it, but decided to step out in faith and see what God did. After getting our e-mail, they decided to give us the referral for both children! We were thrilled and said we'd love to adopt them both, and the orphanage has since been able to confirm that the little boy is free to be adopted!! I love the way God was working in our hearts and the hearts of the staff at the orphanage to take care of both of these children. It is an illustration for me of how much God loves the orphans of this world.

"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18

Our next step is to send more paperwork to our lawyer in Uganda, and then wait for a court date. It will probably be at least a few months before we can get a court date and bring them home. I'm sure the wait ahead of us will be a hard at times, but today we are just REJOICING in these two blessings!

We can't post any pictures of them until they are legally ours, but if you are someone who sees us on a regular basis, we'll be carrying pictures with us that we would love to show you! They are super cute and we think they will just fit perfectly into our family!