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Thursday, June 18, 2009

waitlist, Cali, and daddy is coming home!!

The kids and I just got back from a quick trip to California to visit the Thornes. As always, they were incredibly gracious and hospitable.  It was dreamy getting away from the Texas heat.  We had the honor of attending King's adoption finalization, and were bummed we didn't get to see all of our California buddies-- it was a quick trip though, next time. :)

I took this from Pam's blog and it was one of several- I didn't cut her out like it appears. :)

We officially went on the wait list last week for a boy, 1- 3 years old.  It could be quick as according to the unofficial list-- we are at the top of that gender and age.  We just pray for His perfect timing and trust in Him.

Moody should be heading to the airport right about now to hop on a plane headed this way. He gets home tomorrow late afternoon, and we couldn't be more excited to see him.  The Lord has done some amazing things on this trip and we are so thankful for that.

Moody and Brett
working on the kids at Gladney
teaching the dental students

He has supernaturally sustained me as I haven't had a moment of wondering why I agreed to this trip! :)  Thank you to those that prayed, it certainly worked!!


Holli said...

WHAT FUN!!! So EXCITING Officially Waiting, CA (always fun) and Moody coming home!

What did the judge think of all of you?!

Jen said...

Yahoo! Waitlist! I am so happy for you! I noticed the other day that you are the only one, also...You amaze me...Hopping on a plane with all the kids...I need to be more like you in more ways than one :)

Heather said...

Congratulations on getting on the wait list!! What wonderful news! Wish we could have seen you all out here in Cali.. next time for sure! I look forward to hearing about Moody's trip too.

Jillienne said...

Waitlist, Yeah! Hope your husband has a safe trip home!

Cheryl said...

Congrats on getting on the list!

Can't wait to hear all about Moody's trip!

my goodness... Abe looks so big in the pictures! I think you need to post a few more pics of that precious face! ;)

Blog Shmog said...

I don't know what it is but that last picture had me a little teary. It's so neat to see your husband volunteering his amazing skills in a place where health care is so poor. Congrats on the waitlist!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! How cool is that? Y'all are about to have another baby boy it sounds like! (Well, technically not a baby, I guess. More like a toddler - ) I have told so many people about your adoption from Ethiopia. Your whole family is amazing to me - the way you have all worked together in helping Abe learn and grow strong. The love all of the older kids have for him is heartwarming!!! Ok - and I just have to ask - does having a teenager make you feel older? My kids are 14 and 20. I say all the time that it is not my birthdays that make me feel older - it is theirs that make me feel older! It doesn't seem that long ago that I was their age. How can I have kids that are in high school and college when I have barely graduated myself?!?! Enjoy your weekend catching up on all the news with your hubby.

Bunty said...

Great report on both trips. He!
He! Can't wait. Looks like Hillboo enjoyed his trip.
Praying for Moody's safe trip home.
Love, Dad

The Albertsons said...

i need to tell you that i sat zach down last night to look at this post. he started to cry. you see, i can finally reveal publically that God has shifted our lives dramatically over the past year. We have been called to dental school, for specifically what Moody is doing in Ethiopia. this will take time, cost us everything. but it's well worth it, because it's a call. i've shared this with Pam and now you. I'm about to blog about it when i find the right words. but you and moody are so inspiring to us, and zach would really love to be connected with him soon. he's taking pre-req's now while working full time (this is why i'm going nuts) and we will apply to schools during the summer of 2010, in order to start school in the fall of 2011 (if he gets in somewhere). we don't know how we're going to make it but God will provide! we covet your prayers for this!!!
thanks friend

A Team said...

I haven't checked your blog in a while. So good to see you guys!


Nikki said...

I didn't realize it was YOUR husband that was seeing the Gladney kids this week. Mary said that the kids didn't go to school on Wednesday because a dentist/orthodontist was coming! How cool is that!

Can't wait to hear the good news that you received your referral!

Have a great weekend!

Amy Jo said...

Wow - beautiful pics! Glad your man is coming home! Sweet blessings, Amy

Kelly, Mom to the Putty's said...

Enjoyed seeing Moody on the wild was that? That trip was amazing. I'm excited to hear your news of another. God works in unbelievable ways. Take care.

Kim said...

Officially on the waiting list! Congratulations! Cannot wait to hear more about Moody & Brett's trip! Love & Blessings, Kim

Lori said...

All awesome, I can't even keep up with the Adventures of Team Alexander! So much! God Bless you!

xoxo Lor

Rebecca said...

Congrats on being on the waitlist!! I hope it goes quickly this time. I'm dying to start the process again, but Ben wants to wait until the end of the year. Hopefully we will be starting soon!

By the way, I'm so jealous that you know someone who knows Dierks!! I guess now I can say I know someone who knows someone who knows Dierks. :) He's my fave.

Troy said...

So just getting caught up on things ... but we were able to meet Moody in Addis on our flight home! Amazing. Your gotcha video was instrumental in our adoption journey and to meet Moody at the airport in bringing home our boy was totally a God thing. CONGRATS on your referral!!!

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