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Monday, February 20, 2012

Time fly's and High Fives

Time sure fly's by when your having fun. I wish I had more time to post on this blog about our daily adventures but... you know. We have been so busy already this year. Big D is playing upward basketball and loving it! Delaney changed from dance to gymnastics and she is having a ball! Desi is going everywhere and into everything. We have gone bowling, to the movies, and takin a few trips to the Zoo. Fun, fun! Desi did have a case of Moluskum on her lip and just above her lip area. We visited the dermatologist and they recommended that we leave it alone and wait for it to go away on its own. After 3 months of waiting and watching it grow larger. I called an experienced ET adoption Momma who had experience with Moluskum. I took her advice and within a week they were gone. Just look how pretty this little princess is!
Here is the high five!


Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

We have had a wonderful time being home with our new daughter. She laughs all the time, began walking at 10 months and gets into everything. My other two children just adore her. We have learned that we cannot set any gifts out under the tree early or she will open them. Christmas morning is going to be so much FUN!

Here is a video of some new words we have been working on.

Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Update and Video

We have been home together as a family of five for one month and two weeks. Desi is bonding very well with us. Her brother and sister are so proud and always want to play with her. Her checkup at the doctor went well, but she did have Giardia. We had to give her medication that she didn't like and we didn't like giving her. We will collect samples this week and send them to be tested to see if she is rid of the little parasite. fingers crossed!

She is eating and sleeping like a champ!

Here is the video of our journey!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

We're Home!!!!

We had to make a fast trip to ET, but it was well worth the trip. Desirae Genet is now home with us forever. Here are a few pictures to help you picture our jouney.

Last picture as a family of four.

Ethiopian airlines non-stop from Dulles.

Leaving HH with our new little Desirae!!

Cloud Nine!

First picture as a family of five.

All three kids together. Got to LOVE it!!!


Friday, August 12, 2011

MOWA & Embassy

My head is swimming to say the least. I started my first golf season as the head coach. My boys are playing very well and I am excited for the rest of the season. On July 29 we got our MOWA letter submitted to our file and then they forwarded our file on to the embassy. Well, on Aug 11th we recieved an e-mail from the US embassy and we have been CLEARED to pick up our daughter. Our embassy date is Aug 16th... Can you say CRAZY??? We have been packing, buying, planning and packing some more.

Here we come Baby Girl!!! On Sunday you will be in our arms forever!

Our Family of 4 is now a Family of 5.

Can't wait for you all to meet our sweet little girl.


Friday, July 29, 2011

Boat Trip!!

Ok, the afternoon outing was a trip to Lake Awassa to see Hippo’s. Carrie was so excited and couldn’t wait to snap some photos of the large river horses. We only had to drive about ten minutes south of Sheshamene to the lake town of Hawassa. When we arrived to the lake our leader talked to the tour boat company and booked a boat trip for us to see the Hippo’s up close.

The boats were very small and water seeped between the wooden boards that is was made from.
There was a small motor that pushed us through the water at about ten mph. It took us about thirty minutes to arrive at the place the Hippo’s where hanging out at. The boat driver was inching us closer to the animals than I felt comfortable being. See I could remember something from watching “Jack Hannah’s Into The Wild” Hippo’s kill more people in Africa than any other animal. They are very territorial, have a bad temper and can move very fast, even in water.

I was relieved when the driver started the engine and turned us back toward the dock. We arrived back at shore just as the sun disappeared behind the mountain tops.

The next morning we woke early and joined three of the ESL teachers on their road trip back to Addis.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Country side homes

Here are a few more pictures that we took while out in the country side.