While waiting for Maggie, we are picking up her brother in Africa!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

July update on Eli!!!

We got our July update on Eli today! The closer it gets to going to get him, the more I ache to hold him. We think he's just beautiful. They said that he is 62 cm long (I think that is around 24 inches. I'll need to check my math!) and weighs 12 lbs. He's a little guy, for 5 months old. He looks healthy though. They reported that he is a happy, content, and quiet baby who hardly ever cries. He drinks 7 - 5oz bottles a day, with 2 of the feedings in the night. Those night feedings will be an adjustment! :) They report that his development is good. It looks like his chicken pox are getting better. We just can't wait to have him in our arms!! Only 2 more weeks until we head that way!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

We Passed Court!!!!!

Introducing Elijah James Yabetse Corderman!!!!
He is officially ours!!!
For this child I prayed. I Samuel 1:27
3 months old - referral pictures

4 1/2 months - poor little guy had chicken pox, but doesn't he look healthy and happy!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Prayers needed!!

We are so in prayer that MOWA (Ministry of Women and Children's Affairs) in Ethiopia will reopen as planned tomorrow. Ethiopia is 8 hours ahead of us, so possibly while we are sleeping tonight, they could be writing our letter of recommendation. This letter is what is needed in order for us to pass court on Monday. We are hoping to get mass prayers going!! :) Our hearts yearn more everyday to get to our son. Please help us to pray our baby home!! Thank you!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Colorado Trip 2009

This was a gorgeous double rainbow after a short shower one day. I took the picture from our campsite looking at mom and dad's campsite.
A dew dotted wildflower

This butterfly was in a mound with about 4 or 5 others like it. It was beautiful!

We had a super time in Colorado! It was so nice to get away from everything. We needed a break from the computer, TV, news, etc.

There were many of these little fellows around our campsite. We kept them fed with bread. We went on many 4 wheel drive excursions this year and was lucky enough to see a bear on one of them!

We stayed at this location (in our camper though) the night before we left for home. We always dry camp when we're in Colorado which means we don't have electricity, we have to haul water, and we have to dump our septic on the way home at an RV dump site. We decided this year, to stay at a place that had electricity, water and dump hookups on the night before we left. We thought since we were going to have a late night watching the fireworks in the mountains, that it would be easier on us. It was, and it saved us time on our way home the next morning because we didn't have to dump!

4th of July parade in Creede.........What a blast!

I took a lot of scenery and flower pictures this year. The wildflowers were extra beautiful and plentiful this year because of all the rain Colorado's gotten.

Baylee and I continued our tradition of rock painting this year!

We went on several hikes this year too! This was the hike that I fell on a rock on a mountain side! Wow! It bruised and knotted my leg nicely! Guess I need to quit being so cocky trying to run up the mountain!

Brian acted like he was going to dive right in!

This is Crystal Lake where we hiked to! It was beautiful!

This is North Clear Creek Falls near where we camp.

Baylee and I in the camper.

Engineers Pass..........very high..........Baylee was scared the whole drive up! She covered her head half the time!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Court Date!

We have a new court date on July 27th. Our agency is very hopeful that we will pass this time. MOWA (Ministry of Women and Childrens Affairs) will open again on July 24th and they feel that they will have our letter of recommendation ready for court on the 27th. Oh please join us in prayer that we will pass this time so that we can go get our sweet baby boy. Adoption is such an emotional roller coaster!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Not yet

We did not pass court today. They were missing 1 document on our baby's end. It will be at least a few more weeks before we know anything. So sad, but yet rejoicing in the knowledge that he is ours and God will not let him stay in Ehiopia one day longer than he is supposed to. I know he has a nanny that takes good care of him........I just long for it to be me.