Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Fun while waiting

We are about 5 weeks in the official waiting period...having so much fun with these kiddos and prayerfully and excitedly waiting to celebrate life with our new kiddos soon (hopefully very soon)

This is our sweet ballerina above....playing in a mud puddle one day with her brother and friends. Caleb stayed clean:)

Hannah got some time recently with our newest family member...she LOVES babies!!!

Hannah also loves animals...anything she can be a "Mommy" for.

We also went to another pumpkin patch...I love fall! It was a beautiful sunny cool day!!

We were so thankful today for the pretty weather, the fun animals, time with friends, and each other. God has been so good to us...."Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." Eph 5:19-20 Even more we are thankful for the GIFT that surpasses pretty days and awesome kids.... "And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!" 2 Cor 14ish

Monday, October 15, 2007


I have been tagged by Jana....not sure I am as culturally mature as she is....but here goes....And Beau wants to contribute his thoughts too:)

Jobs I've had:

Grocery store clerk
LSU charge of pens
Camp counselor
Recruiting at Bain

Gopher at Doctors Office
Summer construction job
Hedge Fund

Places we've both lived:

New Orleans, LA
Baton Rouge, LA
Houston, TX
Cambridge, MA

Places I'd rather be:

Vacation anywhere with my family...well anywhere I can get to without getting on a small plane
Weekend away with Beau
Weekend away with girlfriends

Hunting blind
Tiger Stadium

Foods I love:

Chopped Salad at Maggiano's, really any salad anywhere
Teamonade at CityCafe
Mexican food and a good Coke

Anything cajun and spicy
Buffalo Wings

TV Shows I love:

Reruns of Seinfeld and Everybody loves Raymond

The Unit
Criminal Minds

Movies I love:

Natalie: all old movies
Roman Holiday
Dr Zhivago
Cheaper by the Dozen
Imitation of Life

Beau: all bad movies
Bourne Identity

Books I love:

Anything by Francine Rivers
There Is No Me Without You

Catcher in the Rye
Confederacy of Dunces
Pursuit of God

Sunday, October 14, 2007

New friends

I almost forgot to mention what I wanted to post about...

On Friday night we had the awesome opportunity to meet and get to know some new friends over dinner. We spent time with 3 other couples who are also in the adoption process for Ethiopia. It was such a joy to hear their stories and get to know them. Here are 2 of their blogs: and It is going to be so fun to have others with other children born in Ethiopia!

3 weeks

We feel INSPIRED to finally post something....

In the blogging world, it has been a long time since we posted. We have been appropriately harassed for not updating recently....but the last 3 weeks are like a blur to me. Just looking at the calendar to see how long we have been officially "waiting"....I was actually surprised it has been over 3 weeks. It seems like yesterday that we got our final paper work done... While we have had some sickness over the last few weeks in our house....we have also been busy doing lots of fun things too. See our pictures....why posting on blog is hard to do:)
LSU lost last night...with Caleb sooo sad and Hannah cheering "Go Tucky" to tease her Daddy. They all still love their purple and gold!
We also went to a very fun pumpkin patch with awesome friends!

A fall season is not complete without a trip to the State Fair! This year was our most fun time there...hitting four shows, riding lots of rides, and winning a couple of games. The kids had so much fun....we stayed all day!