Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Oh how I love seeing my little Ethiopian beauty hold up an adorable (and delicious) Africa cut out cookie...we have been making these super cute treats a long time before Grace was with us. I ordered the cookie cutter months ago to make special cookies for our big fundraiser/gold party. Since that time, we have made many Africa cookies just for fun. This weekend we needed to have some special Africa cookies because our family was participating in The Africa Hope Run and I thought it would be a fun way to "carb up" before the big race :) (obviously I am not a big runner).
Here we are ready to start running/walking. Half of us ran and half walked. Grace got to ride in the stroller and kept insisting that she could walk. Maybe next year sweetie...the most precious part of the run was when we were about a block away from the finish line and I decided to let Grace get out of the stroller. She has never seen a race and had no way of understanding what we were supposed to be doing that day, but when her little feet hit the ground, she took off like a shot. Her little legs ran so fast and she did NOT look back once. She took off for the finish line. It was the cutest thing ever (keep in mind that this is the Africa Hope Run and she was probably one of about three African people there). It was like she was the little mascot running across the finish line. The crowd cheered her on like crazy and the pastors were all at the finish line giving her high fives. She had a blast! Who knows, maybe she has some of that awesome Ethiopian running skill in her! (did you know that Ethiopia, not Kenya, has been the most successful long distance running nation over the past ten years?)
Friday, October 22, 2010
I hope Grace will always love her hair!!!! I need to remind her of how cool it is every time we comb it...she is still not a fan of combs. Share this video with all of your AA/Ethiopian beauties!
(remember to pause the music at the bottom of the blog before watching the video)
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Easy. This century. I am way too much of a wimp to survive in another past century...
I started the blog to document our adoption journey. It is so wild to think that I started the blog less than a year ago - my first post was when our dossier was mailed. In less than a year's time our little girl has been brought home! AMAZING! We are so lucky. It is obvious that God's hand has been in every aspect of our journey...seriously, less than a year and we have our beautiful little girl home!
This is a tough one. I haven't really been watching too many movies lately. I love the 80's movies directed by John Hughes. I LOVED The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles (I even own a shirt that says "I heart Jake Ryan"), and Pretty in Pink. I am really excited for my 13 year old daughter to watch them with me some day soon (I think I need to watch them again to remember how appropriate they are...I know I loved them, but I don't really remember everything about them...).
I would like to live life remembering how lucky I am and not take so much for granted.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Thank you Cynthia for agreeing to model the black and white necklace for me. You look beautiful as always!
So...if you like this style, grab it quick. If there is a high demand for the black cord/ribbon necklaces, I will order more and make them available when they are ready. In the meantime, grab one of these with your order. Because I don't feel like making a special PayPal button for this design, just USE THE NOTE TO SELLER SECTION OF THE PAYPAL ORDER LINK TO INDICATE THAT YOU WANT TO PURCHASE THE BLACK RIBBON NECKLACE. So, first come, first serve on these six necklaces.
I also have a really cool version of the basic bottle cap necklaces that we have been selling...
Here is Brittney, my blog friend and fellow adoptive mom from Louisville, wearing another flattened bottle cap necklace. She choose to order the Africa Hope design on a flattened bottle cap for a more grown up look. Doesn't it look great on her??? The other difference with this necklace is that it is on an 18" chain instead of the standard 24" chain. If you would like to order a flattened bottle cap or have your necklace come on an 18 inch chain, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN THE NOTE TO SELLER SECTION OF THE PAYPAL ORDER FORM. All necklaces are made with 24" chains unless there is a note on the order form. The 24" necklaces are best for kids - they can slip them over their heads easily.
So, one load of laundry in and now it's time to clean...right? Right... Play doh instead. Then we saw the sun shining and the leaves calling our names. Why not just go outside for a little while to take a few cute pictures?
NECKLACE UPDATE...We have sold more than half of the number of necklaces to meet our initial goal. Please keep the orders coming. The necklaces and key chains really are cute. I promise to add another cool design later today or tomorrow...here's a hint - bottle cap necklaces aren't just for little girls...