Monday, January 31, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I am NOT going to blog about the Packers any more (maybe on Super bowl Sunday), so I am going to get this out of my system.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
So...in addition to making necklaces, Grace and I decided to stay inside (it's freezing outside in Wisconsin) and make banana split cupcakes. They were AWESOME!!!! I have to give a shout out to Becky, a fellow blogger and adoptive mom, who has a love for Africa, adoption, and cupcakes! Becky also designs blogs and is super creative. Check out her blog if you need any help with your blog...she is the one who helped me jazz up my blog header. She posted this recipe a while back and I couldn't wait to try it. I have a major sweet tooth and am always looking for an excuse to make treats.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Did you know that it IS possible to find a little something personalized for your Ethiopian Valentine? You can...just check out these necklaces (and key chains and bracelets)...
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Meeting new friends (Grace's new friends already "knew" her from blog world, so it was fun for them to meet her in person - they hit it off beautifully).
Meeting another new friend :)
And, of course, we have been cheering on the Green Bay Packers!!!! I guess all our cheering helped them secure a spot in next week's division championship game. Go Pack Go!
Hope you have been enjoying winter, weekends, and family too. ***I'm also praying for some blog buddies of mine who will be traveling to Ethiopia this week to meet and/or bring their little ones home. Good luck to those of you who are traveling!!!! - I can't wait to hear all about your amazing journeys!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The whole time, I was planning on braids. I knew Grace would love them. What I DIDN'T plan on was beads! Sweet Jamel who was helping with Grace's hair said..."I'm going to see if I can find some beads..." I just laughed, because I knew Grace would LOVE it if she had beads in her hair. I was going to have to "get over it" and let her have beads- even if they don't match every outfit she wears!!!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
This shows Grace's hand petting our (crazy) dog. This is a really cool design, because I can personalize it to say ANY name...this makes me so happy because so many people have beautiful little ones with unique names! I can add an Ethiopian name, nickname, etc. to this design.
We came up with this new bracelet idea. It is the flattened bottle cap attached to a stretchy band with two jump rings. It is really stretchy- one size fits all type of thing. It looks a tiny big on Grace, but she is pretty small.
Here are two of my favorite girls sporting their new necklaces. Our sweet friend Kemily is wearing her new PERSONALIZED necklace. It is so fun to be able to give her a necklace with HER name on it - she is not usually able to find something with her own name on it!
(be sure to pause the music at the bottom of the blog before you watch the video)