Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Family Pictures

Nothing related to our adoption. Nothing related to report. So to give you something I present pictures from our last photo session. Our friends the Roberts, who are also adopting from Ethiopia took our pictures last Saturday. Check out his website here. His photos are awesome!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Overdue Update

Well since it has been almost a MONTH since our last update I figured everyone is anxiously waiting an update as to what is going on in our lives, yeah right!

We found out this week we have a court date for November 26th. That is not what we were hoping for. We obviously wanted much earlier but this is what we have been given and we will take it and realize it's all in God's timing. This court date makes travel very tricky in the words of our adoption agency. Normally our agency travels people one month after court date. If we followed the typical timing that would mean we would be traveling over Christmas. While that's not ideal we do want to get our son as soon as possible and will take the quickest travel date they give us. With it being holidays though our agencies not sure when our travel will be. Normally they don't mind to have people traveling over the holidays but the normal embassy appointment day is Thursday. Christmas and New Years are both on Thursdays so they are in the process now of checking what is open and when it will be open. It's quite likely we could wind up not traveling until January! That again is not what we want but maybe learning patience through all of this is a good thing! We now will just pray for a speedy court process and somehow have a miracle on travel and get to travel very soon. Either way it is all in God's time and we'll go with that. It's also our agencies timing since we have NO control over when we go. They tell us and we say ok!

We got an update on Malachi and got new pictures last week. In looking at the pictures we noticed he looked rather "large" for his age. When we got his measurements we figured out why. He is HUGE. Hopefully we'll have a future MSU Bear in our family. We've nicknamed him the Ethiopian Giant. He is in the 90th percentile for height and head size and the 50-75th percentile for weight. We are very thankful that he appears to be very healthy. Drought and famine is going on Ethiopia right now and two families we know through the blog world have lost their referrals to pneumonia.

We finished the nursery a couple of weeks ago. I've attached some pictures for your viewing enjoyment.

We are in the process of moving our blog in the next couple of months so I'm not going to do much to change the appearance. I will try to do more regular updates but the format and such will remain the same. I do NOT like it but since we're moving blogs we'll deal with it.