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Married twenty-five years to my wonderful husband and best friend. We have 3 "home-grown" kids and 1 hand-picked by God from Africa. Our life is blessed. We are a close knit family with strong Christian beliefs. Come along with us on our journey…you might have a great laugh or two.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

We finally made it home and look who we brought back!!!!

We just got back from Ethiopia yesterday morning and allow me to introduce to you our newest family member...

...weighing in at only 14 pounds and only 11 months old, he is a tiny thing but one of the happiest children I've ever seen.

We'll update more about our trip in a day or so (we are in deep need of some sleep and some type of normal "baby" routine). For now, we couldn't be more happy with our new little boy.


  1. He is sooooo cute!!!!

    Congratulations on your new little boy, I bet your other children are so excited to finally meet him too!

    How old is he?....Lol I know you will probably tell us all about him but I am just so happy for you!

    Merry Christmas! You just got your best Christmas present you could have asked for.

  2. Merry Christmas! Enjoy your very special first week having your little boy home with you!

  3. Wow! Congratulations. I've been stalking your blog waiting to see that you arrived safely and to see photos of your son. :)
    You were right when you said he was the cutest baby in the orphanage. He is quite likely the cutest baby in all of Iowa!! My heart is melting just looking at the photo, so all of you must be just overcome with God's goodness. I hope we get to meet him in person someday. Until then (after you get some needed rest!), keep the photos coming!

  4. Yeah! Congratulations! I can't wait to see him in person. He is ADORABLE!!!!! Merry, merry Christmas!

  5. He's a handsome little one and he looks very happy. Congratulations.