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Wednesday, March 30, 2011


All of the paperwork has been delivered to our lawyer in Uganda and will be filed in court in the next day or two! Within two weeks we should have a court date!!! I'm just a little bit pumped!!! Every day I see his face and I've determined he is the cutest little boy on the continent of Africa! Can't wait to meet the personality that goes with the face!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mwamba Children's Choir

The Mwamba Children's Choir is made of Ugandan orphans and children from extreme poverty. I love watching the way they worship! I had the opportunity to see another Ugandan group perform in a church in Katy while visiting my sister. They are filled with so much joy and thanksgiving regardless of circumstances they have experienced!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Our Fun and Crazy Week

Wow! What a week we've had! In the midst of me gathering and notarizing tons of paperwork, we spent lots of time with three of MK's cousins!

What started out as a simple painting project, became body art! This was really exciting (if you were one of the kids!) I love the middle picture because it shows just how much fun painting your entire body can be! They are such proud artists!

I needed to go to Enid to send off a package to Uganda, so we brought along the two oldest boys and visited Leonardo's, a children's museum. On the top left photo, you will see the cast of Star Wars--l to r, Darth Small, Princess Leah, and Luke (yes I am certain I've misspelled some.)

If you are interested in the plot of all 6 (yes all 6) Star Wars movies, you can get a detailed synopsis from Ev. I got it all in 4 hours, as well as finalized plans on what we will be next year for Halloween. I don't think we'll be introducing little "F" to Star Wars extremely soon. There's only so much Star Wars talk I can take!

And no trip to Grandma and Papa's would be complete without visiting the farm. We were able to get in horse rides, bone collecting (a grown tradition), tractor riding, and 4 wheeling! This is just a small sampling of the near 125 pictures I took. Thanks Uncle Blake for the horserides!

FedEx shows our paperwork is in Uganda. The lawyer informed me Friday that we should have a court date within two weeks!!! So we are BUSY getting ready for our little one! I can NOT wait to get my hands on him! Mary Katherine can't wait either. Today she was whining to me saying that she "needs" F to come home! I agreed and joined in with the whining

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

the overdue post

Thank you friends for all the encouraging words! It is so good to know that many of you have been praying for this little boy and our family. I am thankful beyond words for the friendships that I share with you!

The day we've been waiting on for almost a year is finally here! Yes! We have a referral. A precious 4 year old boy will soon be our little boy!

I'm not sure where to begin because the last month has been well... it's been a long and somewhat hard month. When we started the adoption process last May, (Yes, almost a year ago--sometimes it seems much longer than that!) I imagined babies. Through the last several months, I began to know in my heart we would be bringing home a young child (or children). A month ago, we came across someone advocating for a two year old boy, looking for someone paperwork ready in Uganda. You should have seen this precious boy's face. I don't think I'll forget it. Beautiful child! The sweet boy couldn't be ours, but it opened up a new avenue for us and helped us form new relationships. Two weeks ago, we were contacted by these people about another child that needed a family. With no hesitation, I knew he was ours. We are adopting privately rather than through the agency and will be able to serve in some capacity with a ministry during our time in Uganda. Because we had all of our paperwork ready, the process has been able to move fairly quickly. We've been approved by the home to have precious "F" and our paperwork has been reviewed and was sent off today. Our next step is to wait for our paperwork to arrive (guaranteed by April 1st) and be filed for a court date. We pray that this will happen within a one to two month period.

While this post so far has been somewhat non-emotional, you should know I'm an emotional basketcase and have been for the past month. My heart is so full of love for this child already! I can not wait to get to him, to love on him, and learn everything about him! We have so much to catch up on! Combined with all of these emotions, I have a to-do list that is forever long going through my mind!

Thanks for your cares, comments, and prayers! We will continue to need them!!

For those wondering, it does look like we'll only be adopting one child this time. But we'll be back... God has a plan and I pray that we get to do it again! I thank God every day that he has given me this desire and has allowed us to be a part of it!

" Sometimes I would like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world, when He could do something about it...but I am afraid He might ask me the same question." Anonymous


This oh so cute, little guy...

will be receiving this package soon!
Because he's our son!
More details to come later, because we're about to be on our way to Enid to send off very important paperwork (and the package).

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Betwixt the two of them, they licked the platter clean!

We finished our supper. Received word from Roger that he would be in later tonight. So, we decided it would be a great night for baking some brownies! Mary Katherine LOVES to bake with mom!
The kitchen island is the perfect level for the camera.

Isn't it funny how she's holding the spoon! We need to work on this!

Two spoons = Twice the batter

Bonus points if you know where my title came from!