Sunday, September 28, 2008

Little Sunday Hike

This was the first Sunday in a very long time that we did not have Volleyball to stop us from doing anything on a Sunday afternoon. I had a Softball game at 12:00 and then after that we decided to go for a hike. The temperature was perfect and the boys just love being outside so it made for a perfect afternoon as you can see :O)

Saturday, September 27, 2008


We have now officially stopped discussing her first name! We have put it on the wall in her room so it will be HASINA (means Beauty in Amharic)! The middle name is going to remain open until we know if her birth mother has named her something that means something special to her. The courts open this Friday so we are hoping to hear something very soon. Our friends Andrea and Ryan have a court date for Friday to make it official in Ethiopia that Noah and Naomi are theirs. They have had their referrals since May and did not make it through court before the closure so this has been a very long few months for them. I am keeping everything crossed that everything goes smoothly from here on out!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Baby Room

We have been trying to distract ourselves with little projects, so the boys and I decided to get the baby's room ready. My mom bought her this adorable bedding set with pinks and greens and lots of flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, and lady bugs. I decided with my Mom's help to use two shades of green and Jon put a brown chair rail up in the room. Then after setting everything up I decided to add some flowers to the wall free hand so don't look to close (ha ha)! Jon is also cutting out lady bugs , and the other shapes to put up in the room and the boys and I are painting them to match. Now all we need is our little girl here to make it complete! FYI the courts open October 3 rd and last week CHI had 5 referrals four boys and one 6year old girl. Our Congrats to the happy families!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Happy b-day Jay!

This past weekend we went camping to celebrate our friend Jay's b-day, the adults got to stay up late play games and sit around the fire to talk religion politics and whatever else Jon decided to say from atop his soapbox :o)

The boys had fun too cooking out, hiking and freezing their butts off!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Jon's box for Nana

Nana wanted to be cremated, so Jon decided to make her the box for her final resting place next to Papa Pete. I think it turned out perfect, and I am sure she loves it :O)

Lewis Twins

Lewis Twins are here!!!!!!!!!! Kera and Molly were born Friday Sept. 5th check out these cuties, P.S. Nothing new on the adoption front but keep those fingers crossed that soon:o)