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Monday, January 21, 2008

dallas/ft. worth area group

We had a wonderful time on Saturday night with our fellow DFW area families that are adopting from Ethiopia.  Two of the families, Lydick's and Frey's, leave on the 29th to pick up their precious babies. We are so happy for them and can't wait to see them in February.

We were discussing names for our little (but growing) group.  My sweet friend, Laurie, lives in sunny California and has the clever name of OCEAN (Orange County Ethiopia Adoption Network) for her crew.  A few posts back she gave our group a few ideas:

Texas Ethiopian Adopted Kids (TEAK)
Network for Ethiopian Adoption in Texas (NEAT)
Dallas Ethiopian Adoption Ring (DEAR)
Or my fave: Families Rich in Ethiopian Adopted Kids (FREAK!)

Vote for one of her suggestions or come up with your own! The winner will have the great satisfaction of winning the coveted "Naming Champion of the DFW Ethiopian adoption group!"  Who wouldn't want that sash to wear around their neck?  


Natalie Fournet said...

I vote for DEAR...the LORD has blessed us with the DEARest friends through this process. Beau and I are so thankful for the way the Lord has loved us through you all! Natalie

Thanks again for hosting Saturday!!!

steffany said...

First thing- I'm glad you posted something new. I had to wait way to long for a new post.
Second-I love F.R.E.A.K.

Anonymous said...

I've got it.


Texas Wonderparents of Ethiopian Adopted Kids Especially Really Smart-ones.

You're welcome.


Melissa said...

So glad ya'll had a great time! I'm going to need a little time and maybe wine to come up with a goodie!

Misty said...

freak group? haha! those are all pretty creative!

Annette said...

How about F.A.C.E

Families Adopting Children in Ethiopia

How wonderful that you have such a great support group!

Lori said...

They're all great - I really love Freak, but I supose the kids wouldn't appreciate when they're old enough to know what that word is! Looks like a ball, I was driving around in circles trying to find your house and never made it! Sorry, perhaps next time! ;)

xoxo Looks like a blast! Lor
ps. I didn't get this update until today - darn computer!

The Hausams said...

LOL, I'm famous! I'm so glad you all had a wonderful time together. OCEAN was together on Sunday night (I always forget to take enough pictures, though) and it is always such a precious time encouraging others and sharing our hearts. Em, when you get a chance email me your address, etc. I want to send you something when your good news call comes. :D

Anonymous said...

So awesome! I wanna come to the next one!!! :) Love u

Lori said...

Okay, so I'm back here looking for the "whiny post" after reading the Silvestri's blog.... How have I never seen them??!! Must continue stalking for new blood -

Kimberly Baggett said...

What a great group y'all have! You are truly blessed for having such a wonderful support group. Glad to find your blog! Hoping your referral comes soon! We are waiting for a sibling pair too! Many blessings!

Ellen said...

OK. Here goes nothin'.

H.A.V.E - hearts adopting via Ethiopia

T.A.K.E - Texans adopting kids in Ethiopia

S.O.F.A - society of friends adopting

and I was trying to do GOOF (group of adopting families) but then remembered that "adoption" starts with an 'A.' :) I do like FREAK and NEAT too!

TedTracie said...

I like FREAK! :-)

So... I lived in DFW for 8 years!!! 8 YEARS! WHY DIDN'T WE KNOW EACH OTHER!

SO FUN! Love that you guys have such a great group there!

Praying for Seth and Addie

Jana said...

We had such a great time.

I must say that I'm afraid FREAK might be misconstrued by Ethiopian-Americans--they might not get the humour. Just a thought.

I like DEAR, too. :)

Jana said...

We had such a great time.

I must say that I'm afraid FREAK might be misconstrued by Ethiopian-Americans--they might not get the humour. Just a thought.

I like DEAR, too. :)

Erica said...

Personally FREAK makes me laugh out loud. However I don't know that it would be well received by all. LOL!

Oh and I'm glad you posted again too. I was missing your posts. :)

Annette said...

I thought of another one:


Having Ethiopian adopting relationship together…or something like that. :)

Annette said... I am just proving I need to get a life! :)



Helping others parent Ethiopians

Chris & Lindsey Wheeler said...

I wish I had a group like that to go to....y'all look like so much fun!!! I wish I was creative....unfortunately I am not AT ALL!!!! I like Jamie's comment from fully operational....she cracks me up!!! Thanks for your constant encouragement Emily....I am praying for you....and for the referrals to get her already!!!

Love, Lindsey


love games like this ... will have to work on it in the wee hours of the morning while i am up with maggie ... can't wait till you join me on the "up all night" stuff ... we can have a txting match ... lol

Annette said...

Ugh...pick soon so my brain will quit! lol


Texas Ethiopian Adoption Mingle

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

I love your ideas! Our newly established group is LEAN (Loudoun Ethiopia Adoption Network.) So that we can LEAN on one another for support.
It is such a gift to get together with others on the same journey isn't it?
Have a blessed day! :o)

Anonymous said...

i vote freak! hilarious!!!!!!

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