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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

We had a wonderful Christmas at the Alexander house. We enjoyed time with friends and family- and we ate too much!

On Christmas Eve our little Charlie broke his leg and had to have emergency surgery! A gift that keeps on giving, that Charlie:) We are happy he is o.k and back home now. It will make for an interesting 4 weeks as we are suppose to keep him quiet and still. If anyone has any suggestions for how to keep a 7 month old puppy from running and jumping with four kids and two other dogs in the house-- please let me know.

Avery worked hard to make me a replica of Horizon House for Christmas. (the transistion home our kids will be in) I love it. It even had two little cardboard cutout kids inside the house waiting for me to discover. I'm amazed at her attention to details- she certainly didn't get that from me!

My friend, Bethany, received her referral. I am so excited for her!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and are gearing up for a great New Year. 2008 is going to be the year we bring our kiddos home! That is exciting.


Ellen said...

Glad ya'll had a merry Christmas! Little Seth and Addie will be home by next Christmas! Love you guys and hope Charlie Warlie gets better soon!

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo! Go Team Ethiopia!!! :)

Mrs. Baker said...

Dogs are so good at that arnt they! Lets see we have had one eat a eat a king size bag of chocolate...the thousands of dollars later...and they are right back into things!!!

The blogging excitement continues!!!

Lori said...

You guys look adorable! Avery is so sweet to do that for you - what a kind soul she is! And of course, we need to know how baby Charlie broke his leg! Was he snowboarding or did he fall off the trampoline again? These darn kids, I tell ya! ;) Lor

S. said...

I love what your daughter did for you! Thinking of you as you continue to wait...

Melissa said...

What a fun Christmas we had! Looking forward to next Christmas with two more. We might need an extra Monkey Bread.

steffany said...

2008 will be an awesome year!

Have you thought of a small crate to keep Charlie in while he's healing? We had to do the same thing, but with our kitten.

The Fournet Family said...

I love your daughter's gift...that was so creative and thoughtful. I hope you all get to celebrate a referral soon. Natalie

-Gurske Adoption- said...

Hey Emily!

I am soooo sorry to here about charlie....poor doggie. We love our animals sooo much don't we? Your kids are so amazing! I love that Horizon house! Thanks for the kind words :-) Its still really un-real! I can't wait for your family to be blessed with the call!


(okay and for the record you and lori need to get the calls NOW so we can all go........thats my heart DYING for you guys to recieve your referrals!!!!!)

The McKenzie Crew said...


I just found your blog -

what a beautiful family and amazing story -

I am praying that all goes well with you in this new adventrue and new year

God Bless Your family:)

Julia McKenzie

The Hausams said...

Wow, what a great gift from Avery! That's incredibly sweet! I'm glad you all had a fantastic Christmas and that poor Charlie got his owie fixed. :( Blessings, and what a wonderful 2008 the Lord has in store for the Alexanders!


love love love reading someone's blog when they receive their referral ... it just makes my heart jump out of my body ... the thought that God has woven together another family is just a miracle !!! love ya sister ... your children are being prepared by the Father as I type ...

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Laura said...

oh no! poor Charlie. I hope he gets better soon. We have a Maltipoo too. He's a big guy though. He was suppose to be little like yours but he grew and grew and GREW! :) He's about 10 pounds now!

Sorry, I deleted my comment earlier. I was gonna try to add a pic of Harley (our maltipoo) but you can't do that in a comment. :)

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